If you're a survivor, I just want to acknowledge that you are a pioneer, brave beyond words, and I would like to encourage you to recognize this and be extremely kind to yourself, because you are walking this path not just for you today, but for the future of humanity. -- Anneke Lucas
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS HELP...
Rescue for Sex Trafficking: Polaris Project National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree 233733 to speak with an Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate who can get help.
Support for Survivors of Satanic Ritual Abuse: Contact me on the Wire app and find me at anneke@2ndgalaxy to let me know you wish to be part of this support group. We will be messaging before I will add you. Allow for up to one week for my response.
Support for Survivors of sexual trauma in Yoga and Spiritual Communities: Secret Facebook Peer Support Group, Request to join. I am the moderator of this group.
Getting Help in any Crisis: Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
Domestic Violence: National Domestic Violence Hotline, 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Sexual Abuse: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
Suicide: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Dating Violence: National Dating Abuse Helpline, 24 hour Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
Child Abuse: Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline. 24 hour Hotline: (1.800.422.4453)
Adult Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse Support: SIA Meeting and Group Directory , (1.410.877.1779)
Runaway and Homeless Youth: National Runaway Safeline, 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
Missing Children and Child Pornography: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)
Sexual Assault: National Sexual Assault Hotline 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
National Crime Victims Bar Association (202.467.8753): For assistance pursuing civil justice for crime victims.
Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) (1.888.729.2089): supports servicewomen and female veterans of all eras.
Women’s Internet Safety Guide: The Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women: Resources to protect and fight online harassment and threats.
New York City:
New York State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline (800-942-6909)
Safe Horizon Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline (212-227-3000)
Crime Victims/Stalking Hotline: 866.689.4357
Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.621.4673 (English/Spanish)
TDD Assistance: 866.604.5350
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault 212.514.7233
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Referrals and confidential counseling provided.
New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault 1.800.942.6906
New York State Hotline for victims of Sexual Assault and domestic violence. Includes a guide to NYSCASA sponsored rape crisis programs throughout New York State.
LGBTQ Violence: NYC Anti-Violence Project (212.714.1141): 24 hour hotline.
NYC District Attorney’s Crime/Special Victims Bureau 212.335.9373
Manhattan (child sexual abuse) 212.335.4300 | Brooklyn (sex crimes bureau) 718.250.3170 | Brooklyn (counseling) 718.250.3820 | Bronx 718.590.2115 | Queens 718.286.6505 | Staten Island 718.556.7125
New York Police Department Sex Crimes Report Line (212.267.7273): Provides info on legal process, police investigations, and counseling referrals. All female staff.
NYS Crime Victims Board (800.247.8035): Legal help and information provided by the New York State Office of Victim Services.
New York-Presbyterian (212.305.9060): DOVE specializes in the treatment of trauma-related symptoms following rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, intimate partner violence and family violence. All services are confidential, within the confines of the law, and free of charge.