RAINN’s Top Resources Now Available for Spanish-Speaking Survivors

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Critical information about safety planning, rape kits and trauma recovery is now available in Spanish on rainn.org, providing important information about sexual violence to the 37.6 million people in the United States who primarily speak Spanish. These new resources follow the launch of RAINN’s 24/7 Spanish-language support services via the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org/es.

Until recently, this top content on RAINN’s website was available exclusively in English. “With the expanded Spanish-language hotline services, RAINN saw the need to provide this important information to Spanish speaking survivors and their loved ones,” said Jennifer Marsh, RAINN’s vice president of victim services. RAINN’s bilingual support specialists can now point Spanish-speaking survivors and their loved ones to more in-depth reading material during chats on the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline.

“We know that survivors who speak Spanish may have a preferred language for speaking, reading, and writing,” said Candice Lopez, director of the National Sexual Assault Hotline. “We want to meet them where they are — by giving them the choice to access information in the language they prefer.”

Here are some highlights of the new Spanish-language content:

Marsh added, “We hope that even more survivors will feel comfortable reaching out for help because they have resources available in two different languages.”

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, it’s not your fault. You are not alone. Help is available 24/7 through the National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE and online.rainn.org.

Para obtener ayuda en español, visite rainn.org/es.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,000 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. In 2015, the Online Hotline expanded to offer services in Spanish at rainn.org/es. The hotlines have helped more than two million people since 1994. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. For more information about RAINN, please visit rainn.org.

This product was produced by RAINN under #2014-XV-BX-K005, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this press release are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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