Sexual Assault Hotline

Reaching out for help is often the first step toward healing. RAINN provides support for sexual assault victims and their loved ones through two hotlines at 800.656.HOPE Whether you are more comfortable on the telephone or online, RAINN has services that can guide you in your recovery.

The National Sexual Assault Hotline
At any given moment, more than 1,100 trained volunteers are on duty and available to help victims at RAINN-affiliated crisis centers across the country. If you need support, call 800.656.HOPE, and you will be directed to a rape crisis center near your area.

The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline
The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline is the first secure web-based crisis hotline providing live and anonymous support through an interface as intuitive as instant messaging. If you would like to learn more about this innovative service and watch our informational video, You’re Not Alone, please visit RAINN’s Online Hotline page.


Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
1220 L Street, NW
Suite 505
Washington, DC 20005

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