Happy Birthday RAINN!
Celebrate RAINN’s 17th birthday this month with a gift of $17 or more. Your support will ensure that RAINN can continue to help victims through the National Sexual Assault Hotline, which has already helped more than 1.5 million people since 1994.
17 Years of Milestones
It all started backstage at a Tori Amos concert in Baltimore. As the media watched, Amos, standing next to RAINN founder Scott Berkowitz, made the ceremonial first call to the new National Sexual Assault Hotline.
Seventeen years, 1.5 million calls, and thousands of volunteers later, RAINN has grown to become the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. Its victim service programs expanded to include the Online Hotline and, this year, the DoD Safe Helpline for members of the U.S. military. At the launch, 347 community sexual assault service providers partnered with RAINN to operate the national hotline; now 1,100 local partners help keep the hotline running 24/7.