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Victims Services

Reaching out for help is often the first step toward healing. RAINN provides support for sexual assault victims and their loved ones through two hotlines at 800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org. Whether you are more comfortable on the telephone or online, RAINN has services that can guide you in your recovery.


The National Sexual Assault Hotline
At any given moment, more than 1,100 trained volunteers are on duty and available to help victims at RAINN-affiliated crisis centers across the country. If you need support, call 800.656.HOPE, and you will be directed to a rape crisis center near your area.


The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline
The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline is the first secure web-based crisis hotline providing live and anonymous support through an interface as intuitive as instant messaging. If you would like to learn more about this innovative service and watch our informational video, You're Not Alone, please visit RAINN’s Online Hotline page.

To learn how your local rape crisis center can become an affiliate of the National Sexual Assault Hotline, visit our Rape Crisis Center Information page or email candicel@rainn.org.


DoD Safe Helpline
Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one advice, support, and information to the worldwide DoD community. The service is anonymous, secure, and available 24/7 — providing victims with the help they need, anytime, anywhere.

Safe Helpline services (Online, Telephone and SMS text message), are provided by RAINN through a contract with the DoD's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) — however, your information will remain confidential. RAINN will not share your name or any other personally identifying information with SAPRO or your chain of command.


National Sexual Assault Hotline | 1.800.656.HOPE(4673) | Free. Confidential. 24/7.

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