The mission of the Black Sexual Abuse Survivors (BSAS) Web site is to serve as an online support group for black, adult women and men who were sexually abused as children. BSAS is a non-professional, not-for-profit resource, where its participants provide support to each other online with their recovery from sexual abuse.
Generation Five is a movement to end child sexual abuse within five generations through survivor leadership, community organization and public action. They work to interrupt and mend the intergenerational impact of child sexual abuse on individuals, families, and communities through survivor and bystander leadership development, community prevention and intervention, public action, and cross-movement building.
It Happened to Alexa Foundation is a resource for victims of sexual assault to receive money to ease the burden of attending a criminal trial. The foundation assists rape victims’ families with travel expenses during the litigation process. This is the only organization of its kind in the United States.
NOW is unique in its approach to the issue of violence against women, emphasizing that there are many interrelated aspects to the issue -- domestic violence; sexual assault; sexual harassment; violence at abortion clinics; hate crimes across lines of gender, sexuality and race; the gender bias in our judicial system that further victimizes survivors of violence; and the violence of poverty emphasized by the radical right's attacks on poor women and children -- all of which result from society's attitudes toward women and efforts to "keep women in their place."
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No Silence No Violence works tirelessly to educate employers about how domestic violence affects work environments, and educates staff about reporting obligations, workplace safety, and caring for co-workers and employees that we suspect may be dealing with abuse at home.
RAIIN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization and touches the lives of more than 250,000 affected by crime and abuse each year. Safe Horizon takes action by providing practical services like a new lock, 24-hour hotlines, safe shelter, and food as well as supportive services like mental health counseling.
Sidran is a nonprofit organization of international scope that helps people understand, recover from and treat traumatic stress and dissociative disorders by providing education, resources, professional collaboration, publications on trauma and recovery and community. They also are the parent organization of Risking Connection, that teaches a relational framework and skills for working with survivors of traumatic experiences.
The Silver Braid Provides helpful information to those who have been victims of sexual exploitation, sexual violence, trafficking, prostitution, child pornography, survivors of harassment, religious abuse.
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others). They are an independent and confidential organization, with no connections with the church or church officials.
Survivors Anonymous empowers those who have survived childhood sexual abuse (who are not abusing any child), who want to become survivors and thrivers by:
- offering referrals to SIA, self-help, support groups
- providing information to start SIA groups, intergroups, and national service offices
- creating and distributing SIA information tools (literature, newsletter, electronic media)
- offering a speakers’ bureau
- guiding SIA’s public information efforts worldwide
The Surviving Spirit is a newsletter that promotes Hope, Healing and Help for those impacted by trauma, abuse or mental health concerns through the use of the creative arts, a speakers’ bureau, newsletter, website, brochure, retail gallery, coffeehouse, media center and more.
Women's Verse is a safe women’s accommodation directory of emergency shelters, transitional housing, domestic violence shelters and family shelters that all cater to women in need of safe accommodation.