Sexual assault is terrifying and traumatic. It is difficult enough to process—knowing what to do next is also a struggle. If you’ve experience sexual assault, know that you should trust your instincts and do what makes you feel safe and secure. If you know someone who has experienced sexual assault, tell them you believe them, help connect them with the resources below and offer to accompany and support them.

These are organizations that help guide survivors:

Sexual Assault Hotline – 1-800-656-HOPE

American Association of University Women
Black Women’s Blueprint
Born This Way Foundation
Break The Cycle
California Women’s Law Center
Carry That Weight
The Clery Center
Culture of Respect
End Rape on Campus (EROC)
Feminist Majority Foundation
Futures Without Violence
It’s On US
Know Your IX
Man Up
Men Can Stop Rape
Ms. Foundation for Women
National Alliance Ending Sexual Violence
National Organization for Women
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
National Women’s Law Center
NO MORE campaign
Peace Over Violence
Sexual Assault Hotline – 1-800-656-HOPE
Women’s Law Project