April 16, 2021
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Award winning filmmaker Tanya Selvaratnam shared multiple organizations to support and or utilize in her book Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
Break the Cycle
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“Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people 12–24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. We are a culturally affirming organization that centers young people, caring adults, and communities in our prevention and intervention efforts.”
Casa de Esperanza
National hotline: 1-800-799-7233
“Casa de Esperanza is a leader in the domestic violence movement and a national resource center for organizations working with Latin@s in the United States.”
National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline
StrongHearts Native Helpline
Hotline: 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483)
“StrongHearts Native Helpline is a safe domestic violence and dating violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. Anonymous and confidential. Callers reaching out after hours may connect with the National Domestic Violence Hotline by selecting option one. StrongHearts is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.”
“Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 503(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis—for the trans community, by the trans community."
Ujima: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community