Survivors

If you or someone you know has been exploited, abused or in other ways victimized, here are some places to find support and help.

It is never justifiable to sexually abuse or exploit someone, no matter their age, race, or sex.

National Human Trafficking HotlineCall 1-888-373-7888 ( TTY: 711) | Text 233733
A safe, confidential service that will connect you to a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

HOW DO I REPORT SEXUAL ASSAULT TO POLICE?

  • Call 911. If you are in immediate danger, dial 911. Help will come to you, wherever you are.
  • Contact the local police department. Call the direct line of your local police station or visit the station in person. If you are on a college campus you may also be able to contact campus-based law enforcement.
  • Visit a medical center. If you are being treated for injuries resulting from physical and/or sexual assault, tell a medical professional that you wish to report the crime. You can also choose to have a sexual assault forensic exam.

Get Help

While may be tempting to think of treatment for youth who commit offenses as totally separate from treatment for those victimized, some families have both those who did the harm and those harmed. Imagine the added challenges for parents and caregivers when attempting to understand and to meet the needs of both.

  • ATSA (Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers) treatment of people who are at risk to sexually offend as well as those who have sexually offended. Juvenile program includes work with children who display sexual behavior problems and adolescents who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior, or other sexual behavior problems.

 

  • Florida Action Committee Reforming Sex Offender laws– The purpose is to educate the media, our legislators and the public with the facts surrounding Sex Offender Issues. Our concern is for every citizen of Florida to enjoy a safer environment, particularly our children.

 

 

 

  • Abuse Lawsuit Provides legal support and advocacy for survivors of institutionalized sexual abuse.

 

  • Child Justice, Inc. A non-profit oganization that advocates for children’ rights when the courts fail to protect them from abuse and domestic violence including CSA.

 

  • King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (King County, Washington) Legal Advocates for victims of sexual assault and their family members, including minors. Legal advocates will be available to answer questions, provide with information, and help navigate the legal system.

 

  • Legal Services for Children, Development of ARC (Advocacy, Relationship, Coordination), California (from website) For children who are victims of abuse and exploitation. Legal Services for Children (LSC) provides free legal and social services to children and youth in need. Each year, LSC serves over 2,500 children and provides comprehensive representation to approximately 600 youth. World Childhood Foundation supports the development of ARC (Advocacy, Relationship, Coordination) to enhance agency response to child trauma and part of establishing services at the Center for Youth Wellness.

 

 

  • Victims Right Center The center provides legal supports and serves as a catalyst for justice for every victim of any type of sexual violence.
  • Nationwide Counselor Finder First searchable directory of therapists which allows individuals to search for a professional by location, expertise, language spoken, gender, HMO or PPO, and more.

 

 

  • The Christian Care Network (CCN) A national referral network of state licensed, certified, and/or properly credentialed Christian counselors offering care that is distinctively Christian and clinically excellent.

 

  • Catholic Therapist Finder CatholicTherapists.com offers a referral base of qualified Catholic therapists who faithfully adhere to church teaching. They also offer helpful articles, books and audio.

 

 

 

  • Muslim Family Services A resource for the American Muslim community to find counselors with an Islamic perspective.

 

  • Addo Recovery Offers online addiction therapy programs, as well as individual online and in-person therapy. Specializes in betrayal trauma.

 

  • LifeStar Through an innovative and proven three phase treatment program, this intensive outpatient group therapy approach gives participants the resources, support, and structure needed to experience a successful recovery from the damaging effects of pornography and sexually compulsive behaviors.

 

  • New Life Ministries Individual Christian counselors working for New Life Ministries are located throughout America, and are available as a resource for those struggling with pornography and for the partners or spouses of those struggling with pornography. New Life Ministries also runs intensive workshops including:
    • Every Man’s Battle – This three-day workshop is designed to help men who have engaged in pornography, sexual addiction or adultery and help them to get back their sexual integrity.
    • Intimacy in Marriage – If you want something better than the marriage you have and are ready to experience an astounding richness in your relationship, New Life has designed a life changing weekend to give you the tools to develop a healthy, healing intimacy.
    • Restore This workshop is designed to help women who have experienced sexual betrayal and have been hurt in relationships with men who are or have been involved in pornography, sexual addiction, physical and/or emotional affairs.

National Human Trafficking Hotline: Call 1-888-373-7888 ( TTY: 711)|Text 233733

  • FBI – Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task Force

 

 

  • Resources for Individuals in the Sex Trade – This website hosts a list of resources may be able to help individuals with short-term solutions and a range of emergency services that may be able to help adults involved in the sex trade.

 

  • National Human Trafficking Referral Directory – The online National Human Trafficking Referral Directory is designed to provide access to critical emergency, transitional, and long-term social services for victims and survivors of human trafficking. The directory also connects individuals with training, technical assistance, and opportunities to get involved in their communities.

 

  • Polaris ProjectThe Polaris Project serves victims and survivors through the National Human Trafficking Hotline. They also provide information useful for recognizing human trafficking and victims.

 

  • International Justice Mission – IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, regarding slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM prosecutes perpetrators, and ensures that public justice systems – police, courts and laws – effectively protect the poor.

 

  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.

 

  • Covenant House – Covenant House crisis shelters are open 24 hours a day with the promise of a hot meal, a warm bed and the chance to rebuild your life. With locations all over the US, Canada and parts of Latin America, Covenant House works in collaboration with the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) – a crisis care hotline that can provide you with assistance 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

 

 

  • Shared Hope International – Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children.

 

  • Love146 – Love146 works toward the abolition of child trafficking and exploitation through prevention and aftercare solutions while contributing to a growing abolition movement.

 

  • Global Centurion – The Global Centurion fights modern day slavery and human trafficking by trying to reduce demand

 

  • Children of the Night – Children of the Night provides a nationwide resource where individuals can reach a skilled case worker 24/7 who knows how to rescue and relocate a child or young person from a dangerous condition without being arrested by the police. Their 24/7 nationwide toll-free case management services are comprehensive and able to help anyone trapped on the streets of the US.

 

  • Cherished – Cherished is a nonprofit organization run by survivors, which provides support, residential, employment, and transition programs.

 

  • The Samaritan Woman – A faith-based organization providing transitional, residential, and mentorship programs to women recovering from sex trafficking.

National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE

National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE

National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-25ABUSE

  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) – RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. Their National Sexual Assault Online Hotline (Open 24/7) provides free, confidential, help for sexual assault victims, and their friends and families. They can also help victims find local Crisis and Counseling Centers.

 

 

  • Male SurvivorMaleSurvivor offers support forums and chats, webinars, support groups, an empowerment blog, and helps victims get in touch with therapists, while also providing resources to family and friends of victims.

 

  • Survivors of Incest Anonymous – Suvivors of Incest Anonymous maintains a world-wide directory of SIA, self-help, support ​groups (meetings) information to start SIA groups, ​intergroups, and national service ​offices, which create and distribute SIA ​information tools.

 

  • Support For Partners – Support for Partners is helps provide support for partners of those who have been sexually abused as children, resources to develop skills that help partners in their relationships, and information about abuse and its effects.

 

  • Love is Respect – Love is Respect helps individuals recognize abusive relationships, and the warning signs of one. They also help create a safety plan, and provide advocates who can discuss relationships and available options

 

  • Child Help – Child Help provides prevention, intervention, and treatment programs for abused children.

 

National Human Trafficking HotlineCall 1-888-373-7888 ( TTY: 711)|Text 233733

  • Resources for Individuals in the Sex Trade – This website hosts a list of resources may be able to help individuals with short-term solutions and a range of emergency services that may be able to help adults involved in the sex trade ie: prostitution, stripping, escorting, pornography, etc.

 

  • CyberTip Line – Official place to file complaints with the Federal Government about child pornography and suspected child sexual exploitation. Directed by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in connection with the FBI.

 

  • National Human Trafficking Referral Directory – The online National Human Trafficking Referral Directory is designed to provide access to critical emergency, transitional, and long-term social services for victims and survivors of human trafficking. The directory also connects individuals with training and technical assistance and opportunities to get involved in their communities.

 

  • Beauty From Ashes – Beauty From Ashes provides supportive and restoritive programs for women who work in the sex industry. You can also contact their helpline: 1-877-4BFA-SOS

 

  • Victoria’s Friends – Victoria’s Friends reaches out to hurting women, offering a better way of life by providing an environment where they can feel free and be made whole. The organization helps women through participation in small groups, mentorship programs and training classes.

 

  • Treasures – Treasures is a survivor-led, trauma-informed organization. They provide holistic recovery opportunities and an authentic, supportive community of women.

 

  • GEMS – Girls Educational and Mentoring Services’ (GEMS) mission is to empower girls and young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.

 

  • Hookers For Jesus – Hookers For Jesus is a faith-based organization that addresses the realities of human sex trafficking, sexual violence, and exploitation linked to pornography and the sex industry. They are committed to reaching out to children/teens/women that need assistance/escape from sex slavery.

 

  • The Dream Catcher Foundation – The Dream Catcher Foundation seeks to improve the lives of Chicago’s most disadvantaged and disenfranchised young women through education, empowerment and prevention of sexual exploitation.

 

  • Strip Church – Strip Church trains leaders to reach out to strip clubs in their home cities. They do this training through an online-workshop portal with our top leaders and an annual Alumni event in San Diego.

 

  • 4Sarah – Faith-based nonprofit that empowers change in the life direction of women and girls who are adult entertainers, prostitutes, escorts or victims of sexual exploitation by offering a holistic approach as well as an educational, emotional, physical and spiritual support system

 

  • New Friends, New Life – New Friends New Life provides access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health and spiritual support, to help women and their children overcome backgrounds of abuse, addiction, poverty and limited opportunities.

Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs

 

 

  • Child Help – ChildHelp Speak up be safe increases children’s ability to recognize unsafe situations or abusive behaviors and builds resistance skills, lessons focus on helping children build a responsive safety network with peers and adults that the child identifies as safe.

 

 

  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.

 

  • UNICEF – “UNICEF has established Millennium goals, which aim to improve children’s health, through protecting against abuse, exploitation and violence.”

 

 

  • RAINN Speakers Bureau – The RAINN Speakers Bureau is made up of more than 4,000 survivors of sexual violence who volunteer to share their stories.

 

  • Educate and Empower Kids – Educate and Empower Kids (EEK) provides resources to parents and educators as they guide their children in the digital age.

 

  • Good Pictures, Bad Pictures – Good Pictures Bad Pictures is a read-aloud story about what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and how to reject it. Featuring easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this internationally-acclaimed book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.

 

  • Enough is Enough – EIE has led the effort to confront online pornography, child pornography, child stalking and sexual predation with innovative initiatives and effective communications.

 

  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.

 

  • Know Your IX – Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led project of Advocates for Youth that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools.

 

  • Surviving Parents Coalition – The Surviving Parents Coalition is a parent-driven organization which lobbies for funding and legislation because they are essential to effective change

 

  • California Protective Parents Association – California Protective Parents Association (CPPA) was formed to ensure there would be an end to abuse in our family courts and children could be safe at home.

 

 

 

 

  • Porn Harms Research – NCOSE’s archives offer the most comprehensive look at available research on pornography, with an easy to search database.

 

  • National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Talking Points Webpage – Find summarized talking points backed by credible research and surveys, along with video presentations led by experts, on the topics of pornography and addiction, marriage, brain science, impact to children, links to sex trafficking and prostitution, increased violence and more.

 

  • Fight the New Drug – This organization targets teens and young adults and provides clear education, tools, and resources to avoid and overcome pornography addiction.

 

  • Your Brain on Porn – This site will help you understand exactly how today’s extreme Internet porn can alter the brain. In our view, porn use isn’t a moral issue. This site grew out of a decade of research analysis on the effects of sex on the brain, and six years of listening to recovering porn addicts.

 

  • Pink Cross Foundation – This web site contains large doses of truth about the sex industry for purposes of education… Men and women addicted to porn need to hear it straight from the women who were there.

 

  • Covenant Eyes – This website has resources about the consequences of pornography and it regularly updates its blog to help provide understanding on latest information and dangers.

 

  • Internet Safety 101 from Enough Is Enough – Provides updates and help to adults for protecting children online. Site exists to educate you about the dangers; to empower you with the ability to recognize the warning signs and with helpful ways to discuss Internet safety with your kids; and to equip you with the safety resources you need.

 

  • Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation – A loose-knit coalition of multi-disciplinary NGOs and advocates collaborating and sharing information to end sexual abuse and exploitation.

 

  • Reboot Nation – Reboot Nation provides a community for those who struggle with porn addiction and/or porn-induced sexual dysfunctions.

 

  • National Center on Sexual Exploitation – Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. NCSE works to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.
  • malesurvivor.org – Male Survivor provides examples of how men have learned to cope with and even overcome the effects of tramua. They also provide access to therapists, support groups and other resources.

 

 

  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) – RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. Their National Sexual Assault Online Hotline (Open 24/7) provides free, confidential, help for sexual assault victims, and their friends and families. They can also help victims find local Crisis and Counseling Centers.

 

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