Rape Crisis Information pathfinder- rape crisis centers and hotlines
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Rape Crisis Centers, Hotlines and Resources
Informative Online Resources
The two leading resources are RAINN and Hope for Healing. RAINN was founded by Tori Amos and runs the national sexual assault hotline. Hope for healing is a faith based non-profit which is affiliated with a number of message boards on healing from sexual assault.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. RAINN also publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. This site is the most well known national rape crisis hotline available today. It was founded by Tori Amos. Local rape crisis centers can be found at this location. The information is reliable and scholarly.
The premier source of information and support to survivors on the internet serving nearly 1 million hits yearly through it's page and message views in the chat rooms, forums and of course, the main site itself. The resources are more informal yet the ease of navigation and scope of information is excellent.
An Abuse, Rape & Domestic Violence Aid & Resource Collection Web site, which provides statistics and current events as well as other useful information about sexual assault.
This site has great links and is an excellent supplement for research or presentations on rape crisis resources.
This site is a good source of
perspective on a national level. V-Day's mission is to end violence against
women and girls worldwide.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs: Improving the Community Response to Sexual Assault Victims
Medline provides a menu of information including definitions for rape, statistics and a directories of government resources.
General information on what to do if you are raped. Scroll to the bottom to see government resources for rape victims.
State by state resources. These are not rape crisis centers. Rather they are the coalitions that help coordinate the rape crisis centers.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is a comprehensive collection and distribution center for information, statistics, and resources related to sexual violence.
Personal Rape Survivor Websites
The survivor community exists largely online in the form of personal sites and support message boards.
Welcome to Barbados is a Tori
Amos inspired site for rape and sexual abuse survivors. This site is particularly
visually appealing and well developed.
Welcome to Emergence is another attractive site adorned with Pre-Raphaelite art works. It is an homage to Tori Amos (founder of RAINN) as well.
"I hope that somehow, at
sometime, someone else finds a piece of their own strength and determination,
and sees in the mirror their own beautiful reflection.”
A rape and sexual abuse survivors site. This site was created by one of the founders of the message board pandora's aquarium.
"In Greek Mythology, Persephone is the goddess of spring. According to her story, she was abducted, raped and taken to the underworld by Hades, the lord of the underworld. When her mother, Demeter, found out what had happened to Persephone, she convinced Zeus to force Hades to release her. Before Persephone could leave, Hades made her eat a pomegranate, which meant that she would have to return to the underworld for one-third of the year. According to the legend, the time Persephone spends in the underworld is the time in which there is winter on the earth. Because Persephone made it out of the underworld, she can be called the first rape survivor. As rape survivors we can take comfort from the knowledge that although winter is hard, there is always spring around the corner."
A site for survivors of partner abuse.
An upbeat site for survivors of sexual assault. This is a site for female and male survivors of sexual violence, including rape, attempted rape, sexual abuse and incest as well as the people who support them. In these pages, you will find my story and the stories of other rape and sexual assault survivors who have chosen to share theirs, as well as information, including pages on healing, medical and legal information for rape and sexual assault survivors, and sections for child sexual abuse and male survivors.
A well organized site with research as well as crisis information on victim's services oriented around child sexual assault.
Find a rape crisis center near you
You can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline,
operated by RAINN, 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), or you can
search for your local rape crisis center. This site provides a search
engine to find rape crisis centers in your town. You just need to type
in your zip code.
This is on of the best sites for rape victims.
One of it's functions is to find rape crisis centers near you by state.
The links section supplies the official website
of each state. The first thing to do is click on the state you live in
and then click on the word search and type in rape. It can help you find
resources available to you locally. Also see the legal section of the
online pathfinder resources.
International Rape crisis information
A world wide directory of abuse help lines.
Canadian resources primarily.
Find International hotlines
World wide / International abuse and crisis help lines -
Rainn international hotlines
International directory of crisis
hotlines in wonderful threads in pandys. In order to search this thread
please use this
Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham, N.C.
Rape crisis hotlines:
This is the best rape crisis center
in orange county. They have a hot line and the counselors are very nice.
You can have a volunteer assigned to you permanently who calls you on
a weekly basis. There are also support groups to join. 1 866-welisten.
You can call 24 hours a day and a counselor on call will contact you.
Rape crisis centers in North Carolina
NC Rape Crisis Centers by county
A second version of the NC Rape Crisis Centers by county database.
The mission of the Carolina Women's
Center is to promote an equitable and empowering environment through education,
support, advocacy and diversity. We celebrate women as shapers of the
world. This site has a thorough list of links to resources for rape crisis
in the area.
NC Division of Victims Compensation
Emergency Services and Hotlines in Chapel Hill
Rape Crisis Centers in North Carolina
This site lists support groups
This site lists Stand Alone rape
Sexual offender registry - You
can search this site by zip code or name for sexual offenders.
North Carolina Victim Assistance
University information for Rape
Chapel Hill, NC Sexual assault information
Rape crisis information from CAPS
at UNC Chapel Hill.
What to do at UNC Chapel Hill
-Virtual library resources
Advocates for Sexual Assault Prevention
at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is a student
group that organizes womens week activities and runs a listserv.
Raleigh, NC Sexual assault information
24 Hour Rape and Sexual Assault
Durham, NC sexual assault information
Rape Crisis of Durham Support Groups
How to help rape victims
How to help a friend
How to help a friend- basic information
" Two main styles of emotion
were shown by the victims within the first few hours after the rape: expressed
and controlled. In the expressed style. the victim demonstrated such feelings
as anger, fear and anxiety. They were restless during the interview, becoming
tense when certain questions were asked, crying or sobbing when describing
specific acts of the assailant, smiling in an anxious manner when certain
issues were stated. In the controlled style, the feelings of the victim
were masked or hidden, and a calm, composed or subdued affect could be
What can you expect after a person
has been raped?
How to help rape victims and the
stages of trauma.
RAINN how to help rape victims. How can I help a friend who has been sexually assaulted?
What not to say to a rape victim.
End Abuse Campaigns: Reaching
Audio for endabuse adds to train
boys not to abuse women.
Program on rape education on middle and high schools
Suicide hotlines and support. You
are not alone.
If you're feeling depressed or
suicidal now and need to talk to someone, we're here to listen.
For gay and lesbian information
on suicide counseling
To find suicide support groups in the US.
Samaritans' mission Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
For more information on suicide prevention and rape survivors try this google search.
Louisiana Rape Crisis Centers
Please scroll down
for Louisiana rape crisis hotlines.
not your fault.
New Orleans, Louisiana rape crisis
Rape Crisis hotline: 1 (504) 486-0377 / 1 (504) 483-8888 collect calls
accepted. or (504)482-9922.
Offices also in Gretna, Slidell, Covington and Chalmette.
What they offer:
This crisis center offers legal and medical referrals as well as weekly support groups for victims and their loved ones. Individual and family therapy sessions are available by appointment. For therapy information call 1 (504) 482-9922, 1 (985) 643-9922 or 1 (504) 368-8375. All services are free and confidential and are available regardless of the survivor's decision to report that crime to the police.
Stop Rape Crisis Center (225)383-7273
Family Crisis (225)647-9231
Crisis Line (318)323-4112
Turning Point Shelter Help Line
Rape Investigations (504)-826-1523
Battered Women's Program (225)644-4916
Battered Women's Program-Ywca (504)486-0377
Rape Crisis Intervention YWCA (504)643-9922
Rape Crisis LINE-YWCA (318)222-0556
Sexual Assault Prevention &
Rape crisis centers and hotlines.
Louisiana counseling resources
Louisiana mental health and rape
Louisiana Domestic Violence Crisis
& Support Services.
Louisiana foundation against sexual
assault. This site contains Louisiana State Rape Statutes.
Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic
Young Women’s Christian
Tulane Men Against Rape
UNO women's center
Louisiana sex offender registry
More information on Rape Crisis and Louisiana
Try this google search for local hospital, rape crisis center and taxi cab phone numbers.
If you are a student free counseling is probably available through your University. For rape crisis information for your school try this google search. Please enter the name of your University. Example : Rape and LSU and Counseling
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