SA. won’t say anymore than that. I just need info on hotlines, websites, etc to report (anonymously preferably). I live in the US btw. Any tips will be helpful as well. Thx :))
- We’re so sorry to hear that you, or someone you may know, may even need this information, and we hope the person needing it is now safe.
- For reporting a sexual assault, the first point of contact outside of the supports you may have turned to in the immediate situation, should be the police. It does not allow for anonymity, but it does start a process that can protect the victim(s) and prevent the perpetrators from walking away from the incident unscathed, or even doing it again.
- If you can’t or won’t contact the police, there are some other more anonymous contacts that you can use:
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Supports victims of sexual assault, LGBT-inclusive
1-800-656-HOPE 24/7 or
Online Counseling at www.rainn.org
- You can also use the link here to a website that provides multiple different hotlines as well as resources, including a list of actions to take if you are a victim of sexual assault.
- While you/they decide what actions to take, or while waiting after contacting someone, please consider taking other steps for care:
- Are you/they physically safe? If the answer is no, call the police or find somewhere to stay that is safe.
- Do you have the support you/they need in the interim? Who can you talk to safely?
- Consider talking to a mental health professional to work through and support you/them with the feelings, thoughts and decisions that have to be made.
- Remember- reaching out for help is such a sign of strength, whether for yourself or someone you care about. Always keep that in the back of your mind. We wish you the best as you/they navigate this situation.