If you are in immediate danger, CALL 911
Safety Alert: Please try to use a safe computer that someone abusive does not have direct access to, or even remote (hacking) access to, such as a computer in a public library, at a trusted friend's house, or at an Internet Cafe. Also, traditional "corded" phones are more private than cellular phones or cordless phones.
Statistically, one in three girls and one in six
boys will be sexually assaulted by the time they reach the age of 18.
If someone you know tells you that they have been a victim of sexual assault, it is important that they are listened to and believed. Offering to help them find a safe, confidential counselor who can give them information and options can be the first step to healing.
- If you are being abused, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) or visit www.ndvh.org
- If you are a teen being abused call the National Teen Dating Helpline at
1-866-331-9474 or visit www.loveisrespect.org
- If you have been raped or experienced sexual violence, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or visit www.rainn.org