National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 or RAINN.org
SNAP is the "largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious and institutional authorities (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, coaches, teachers, and others)." They have compiled a collection of Resources for Survivors that includes information about local SNAP chapters and events, guidance on reporting abuse to law enforcement, access to state-level victims assistance, help with selecting a mental health care provider, and additional resources.
Helping Survivors provides information and guidance to survivors or sexual abuse and assault, including those who have survived abuse by Catholic priests.
Child USA is the national think tank for child protection and are providing the evidence-base for the national movement to reform statutes of limitations, which set a "deadline for pressing criminal charges or filing a civil lawsuit for child abuse." Statutes of limitations serve as obstacles to justice for most victims, who miss these deadlines because trauma causes them to disclose the abuse much later in life. According to Child USA, research shows that average age child abuse victim discloses they were abused when they are 52.
Darkness 2 Light is working toward a world free of child sexual abuse where adults have the courage to protect kids. Help them to achieve their goal by getting trained, getting involved, and supporting their work.
Keep Kids Safe has created the U.S. National Blueprint to End Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents, outlining the steps the federal government should take to both prevent sexual violence against children and adolescents AND ensure those who have experienced sexual violence have access to the healing and justice they deserve.
How can you help? 1. Read the blueprint. 2. Endorse the blueprint. 3. Share the blueprint.