Experiencing and healing from sexual violence can affect our health, well-being, home life, work life, relationships and school life. You are not alone and help is available. The following resources are available 24/7 for survivors of sexual violence and their friends and families. The trained advocates who answer the hotlines are able to provide support, options, safety planning, and connections to local resources. All are anonymous, free, and multilingual


Sexual Assault Hotlines:

RAINN:(Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.           1-800-656-4673

National Domestic Violence Hotline: The Hotline® is the only 24/7 center in the nation that has access to service providers and shelters across the U.S. Today, The Hotline continues to grow and explore new avenues of service.                                                                                                            800-799-7233

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress            1-800-273-8255


The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV) designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.  http://www.ncdsv.org/

San Diego

Center for Community Solutions: Our mission at Center for Community Solutions is to end
relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice.

Women’s Resource Center: WRC is dedicated to providing the highest quality supportive services, counseling, shelter and education to North San Diego County women, children and men involved in or threatened by domestic violence or sexual assault.                                                  Hotline: (760)757-3500

Becky’s House® Domestic Violence Programs: Our gender-inclusive Becky’s House domestic violence programs encompass a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal support, and integrated services.                                                                                        619-234-3164

Documentaries/Films about Rape:

I Am Evidence: exposes the shocking number of untested rape kits in the United States today,
estimated to be in the hundreds of thousand.

Unbelievable: based on a true story about a young woman named Marie who was sexually assaulted and pressured by the police into recanting her story. Based on reporting from ProPublica and the Marshall Project.

Tarana Burke:  Founder of #meToo movement.  Ted Talk:  https://www.ted.com/talks/tarana_burke_me_too_is_a_movement_not_a_moment?language=en

The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV)  Videos / DVDs / Films  http://www.ncdsv.org/ncd_linksvideos.html

Other Resources:

Healing Honestly: The truth about healing from child sex abuse and living with PTSD.  https://healinghonestly.com/  Blog on healing from PTSD from sexual violence.

Voices and Faces:The Voices and Faces Project is an award-winning non-profit storytelling initiative created to bring the names, faces, and testimonies of survivors of gender-based violence to the attention of the public.  https://voicesandfaces.org/

Futures Without Violence: offers resources, training, and technical assistance for health care providers, educators, sports coaches, employers, and more to better support survivors and prevent violence. https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/


She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey. https://www.amazon.com/She-Said-Breaking-Harassment-Movement/dp/0525560343/ref=sr_1_1?crid=R1XOS34ENHXF&keywords=she+said&qid=1577390162&s=books&sprefix=she+said%2Caps%2C209&sr=1-1

The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma Bessel van der Kolk M.D. https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0143127748/ref=sr_1_3?crid=197YBYF8VTN3N&keywords=the+body+keeps+the+score&qid=1577390197&s=books&sprefix=the+body+kee%2Cstripbooks%2C211&sr=1-3

Parenting with PTSD: the impact of childhood abuse on parenting, Dawn Daum https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-PTSD-impact-childhood-parenting/dp/1976420261/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=parenting+with+PTSD&qid=1577390237&s=books&sr=1-3

Know my Name: Chanel Miller https://www.amazon.com/Know-My-Name-Chanel-Miller/dp/073522370X/ref=sr_1_2?crid=37E6BW6TOVZF2&keywords=know+my+name+chanel+miller&qid=1577390278&s=books&sprefix=know+my+name%2Cstripbooks%2C223&sr=1-2

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, Ronan Farrow https://www.amazon.com/Catch-Kill-Conspiracy-Protect-Predators/dp/B07WTF24ZC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=NWD9HHZLR19J&keywords=catch+and+kill+ronan+farrow&qid=1577390319&s=books&sprefix=catch+and+kill%2Cstripbooks%2C201&sr=1-1

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis https://www.amazon.com/Courage-Heal-Survivors-Sexual-Anniversary/dp/0061284335/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=