Hello! This has been a rather serious week (between this and this and a whole host of other stories) and I thought it might not be a bad idea to plug resources and services for people who have experienced sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence.
RAINN (the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org).
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.
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center does great work for a particularly underserved community.
A.A.R.D.V.A.R.C. supports victims of sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence in LGBT relationships (it happens! It happens more than you might think) — it can be additionally difficult to report or just find support when you’re also concerned about outing yourself or subjecting your relationship to anti-LGBT scrutiny.
If there’s another service you think merits support, please feel free to chime in below in the comments.
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.