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

 

  • SexTradeSurvivorResources.com – 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 and technical assistance and opportunities to get involved in their communities.

 

 

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

 

 

  • Covenant House – 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. Their 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.

 

 

 

  • B.E.S.T. – Outreach Center directly services women by providing pro bono attorneys, and Certified Life Coaches in Anti-Trafficking; it also provides doctors, psychologists, medical testing and pharmacy services and clothing. The Lifestyle Center provides skill training to get women the much needed day to day life skill trainings and college bound training and job interview and other training.

 

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

 

 

 

  • Cherished – Cherished is a nonprofit organization, comprised of a residential program and social enterprise that is run by survivors of commercialized sexual exploitation, human trafficking, addictions and life on the streets.

 

  • The Samaritan Woman – A faith-based organization operating transitional and restorative residential 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

 

 

  • Male SurvivorOvercoming sexual victimization of men and boys

 

 

 

 

  • Sexual Abuse – Resources and links to other recovery helps

 

 

  • Love is Respect – For any questions about dating in general or a specific relationship, or if you are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, you deserve support and resources to help you with your situation. You are not alone; their peer advocates are here for you 24/7.

 

  • Child Help – Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse

 

  • National Organization for Victim’s Assistance
    • Call 1-800-TRY-NOVA 9am-5pm Eastern Time, Monday-Friday
    • Whether you are a survivor of violent crime or dealing with financial crime victimization, we recognize that all victims experience loss.  While there are different kinds of loss, each can be profound, depending upon the perspective of victims and survivors. No one has to right to judge the impact of any given loss in your life.

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

  • SexTradeSurvivorResources.com – We care about the safety and well-being of those in the sex trade, ie: prostitution, stripping, escorting, pornography, etc. 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.

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

  • Treasures – Faith-based outreach and support group for women in the sex industry

 

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

 

  • 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 – XXXChurch’s outreach ministry to those in the sex industry

 

  • 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 – Faith-based organization located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that enables women to leave the degradation of the sex industry and to build new lives for themselves and their children.

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 – Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • TAALK’s Resource Directory – The resources in this directory have not been audited, verified or certified by TAALK in any way. We are providing this directory as a means of easy access to resources directly related to child sexual abuse.

 

  • Surviving Parents Coalition – The Surviving Parents Coalition is a parent-driven, 501c4 organization committed to saving lives.  Our coalition’s founding demonstrates the power of survival and how suffering can motivate people to accomplish extraordinary things. We must defend the innocent.   Child safety programs and the agencies involved need resources.  We lobby for funding and legislation because they are essential to effective change. Our goal is to ensure young people mature naturally without abuse and emotional turmoil. The SPC is determined to grow and spread out nationally one family at a time. United together we become a mighty force for reform.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Porn Harms Research – These archives, managed by National Center on Sexual Exploitation, offer the most comprehensive look at peer-reviewed research on pornography available today. Hundreds of articles are available and summarized for easy understanding and they are divided by more than 20 specific categories.

 

  • 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 is an accountability and filtering software company, but has really great resources about the consequences of pornography and they regularly update their blog to help you understand 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 – We are a community of people who have discovered the negative effects of pornography. If you or loved ones struggle with porn addiction and/or porn-induced sexual dysfunctions, this place is for you!

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

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