If you encounter problems contacting any resources below, please search the Internet for these organizations by name.


Contact your local domestic violence program, shelter, or rape crisis center to learn about free cell phone donation programs.


Remember that “corded” phones are more private and less interceptable than cordless phones or analog cell phones.


Be aware you may not be able to reach 911 using an Internet phone or Internet-based phone service, so you may need to be prepared to use another phone to call 911.


24/7 Teen Dating Violence and Domestic Violence Hotlines—Info and Referral Services


U.S. National Teen Dating Violence Hotline



24/7 Online Chat with Peers or Call (866) 331-9474



Domestic Violence National Hotline/

Linea Nacional Sobre La Violencia Domestica


English Website:

Spanish Website:

Multilingual: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

TTY for the Deaf: (800) 787-3224

TTY Para Los Sordos: (800) 787-3224



24/7 Sexual Assault Hotlines


RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

English Website:

Spanish Website:

24/7 Online Chat or Call to Find Counseling


2000 L Street, NW Suite 406

Washington, DC 20036

(800) 656-HOPE (4673)


24/7 Online Helpline for Men & Anonymous Online Groups


1 in 6 (Researchers' Statistical Estimate for Men)


Info and resources also available for loved ones and care providers



U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs



24/7 Online Chat or Call to Find Counseling


Washington, DC Regional Office

1722 I Street NW

Washington, DC 20421

(800) 273-TALK (8255)



Other Victim Assistance Resources

Know Your IX



When encountering sexual harassment, Know Your IX provides helpful information for US college students about their rights under Title IX.  It’s not just about sports.



SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests)



P.O. Box 6416

Chicago, IL 60680-6416

Call to Find Counseling

(877) SNAPHEALS (877) 762-7432


SNAP is the nation's largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures of all faiths (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others).


They are an independent and confidential organization with no connections to any organized religion or religious hierarchy.



U.S. Crime Victims’ Compensation Overview



U.S. Office for Victims of Crime



U.S. Resource Map of Crime Victims Services and Information



U.S. Department of Justice

810 Seventh Street, NW, Eighth Floor

Washington, DC 20531

Phone: (202) 307-5983

Fax: (202) 514-6383



Latest Medical Research


National Institute of Mental Health


Mailing address: Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch

6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663

Bethesda, MD 20892-9663

Local: (301) 443-4513 / Toll-free: (866) 615-6464

TTY: (301) 443-8431 / TTY Toll-Free: (866) 415-8051