Looking for support?
Here are some places that can help
All of the groups below can help you no matter what happened to you, and whether it happened recently, a long time ago, or it is happening now.
All can refer you to other resources if they don’t have what you need. All helplines are open 24-7 unless otherwise noted.
Online chat and support groups for male survivors of sexual violence.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
To report an incident of hate or police misconduct, go to the ACLU site and find the chapter nearest you. ACLU’s site has info on all the know your rights areas, for everything from LGBT high school students to dealing with TSA, from sexual assault in detention, to immigration, to what to do if your rights are violated at a demonstration, and more.
Supports South Asian women who have faced partner abuse and their children.
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Has resources, including know your rights, as well as links to chapters around the country. Can report an incident and they may take legal action on your behalf.
Resources, as well as a place to report a hate incident.
Love is Respect/National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
Help in dealing with unhealthy relationships for you, a friend, or your teen if you’re a parent. 1-866-331-9474
Text: LOVEIS to 22522
Information for men on supporting survivors and on healthy masculinity.
Muslims for Progressive Values
Has an extensive list of resources.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
If you (think you might) have a mental illness or if you have a friend or family member who does.
text NAMI to 741741
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
Working to end violence and its effects on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected people. Referrals to local organizations and more.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Resources, referrals, and counseling in dozens of languages. Can refer to local groups anywhere in the country.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline
1-888-373-7888 or TTY 711
Text “BeFree” to 233733
National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)
Phone and online support and referrals to groups in your area.
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or chat
National Street Harassment Hotline
Free, 24-7, English y Español. You can reach out if you’ve been harassed in any public space.
Hotline for LGBT folks, as well as those in SM/kink and polyamorous communities, who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. In English and Español.
Sexual Health Counseling and Referral Hotline
Info and support on birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy options, sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS, and other aspects of reproductive health.
877-686-5772 x 3
Sex Workers Outreach Project USA
Call for general support, advice, someone to talk to, crisis counseling, referrals, and info about safety and legal rights.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Report a hate incident.
In addition to the helpline, the site has many resources for Native American and Alaska Native people experiencing abuse.
1−844-762-8483, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central time
Works to protect immigrant women and girls seeking fleeing violence, including forced marriage, trafficking, and genital mutilation. Has groups in many cities, including DC.
571-282-6161, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
Staffed by transgender people for transgender people.
Phone, chat, and text-based helpline for all victims of crime (including stalking) that provides support, information, and referrals. Services in more than 200 languages.
Phone, text: 1-855-484-2846, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday
Services to survivors in many languages.
Services + advocacy, including free counseling, for LGBTQ+/nonbinary people experiencing hate crimes or partner abuse.
You can call even if the incident happened decades ago and even if you’re not sure it was rape.
For people who have been the victim of any kind of crime in DC. Can connect you with Victim Compensation if you need expenses or losses covered.
Working to end sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking in the Deaf community. Extensive services for survivors.
firstname.lastname@example.org 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
202-559-5366 24-hour video phone
Helps Black women in DC who are being abused, especially those in Wards 7 and 8, with legal needs, housing, and support groups.
Accompaniment to ICE check-ins, immigration hearings, and other contacts with the system. The Rapid Response Team shows up when ICE is conducting raids or other enforcement activity.