The following organizations are just some of the many offering support and resources for those who have experienced sexual violence and rape -- or know someone who has:
PAVE: Promoting Awareness | Victim Empowerment: The organization founded by survivor Angela Rose uses education and action to shatter the silence of sexual violence through targeted social, educational and legislative tactics.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center: The NSVRC's Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.
SurvJustice: Decreases the prevalence of sexual violence by assisting survivors, empowering activists, and supporting institutions.
RAINN The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization.
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. Both are free, available 24/7, and anonymous.
Darkness to Light works to prevent child sexual abuse by raising awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.