PeerGalaxy Calendar

Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring over 82,000 monthly offerings of FREE telephone- and online-accessible peer support, recovery support + wellness activities!

Over 30+ warmlines plus webinars, workshops, job postings, special events, consumer input opportunities and more.

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Training Opportunities in July 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
Click here to download PDF Format, 16 pages

How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: Disaster Hotline & Oregon Safe + Strong Helpline.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

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01 – Helpline – SHNHL – StrongHearts – StrongHearts Native Helpline – (844)-7NATIVE (762-8483) – Chat – 24/7 @ Hotline
Jun 26 all-day

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Domestic and Sexual Violence Is Never Okay

StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.

 

Our Services

StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans. StrongHearts advocates offer the following services at no cost:

  • Peer support and advocacy
  • Information and education about domestic violence and sexual violence
  • Personalized safety planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to Native-centered domestic violence and sexual violence service providers
  • Basic information about health options
  • Support finding a local health facility or crisis center that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams
  • General information about jurisdiction and legal advocacy referrals

 

AM – All Month – Sexual Assault Action Month – Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon
Jun 26 all-day
AM - All Month - Sexual Assault Action Month - Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

 

Sexual Assault Action Month

 

Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

Oregon State Proclamation of Sexual Assault Action Month from the Office of Governor Brown

Presidential Proclamation of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

VALOR 2022 SAAM Toolkit
“ValorUS (VALOR) leads with prevention of sexual violence. For 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we have released this free toolkit to empower you to lead your own community. With the theme of “Collective Action for Equity,” these resources support you to spread the message of prevention of sexual violence.”
Download in English and Spanish here

Caja De Herramientas Yo Soy SAAM 2022– A collection of 39 original and curated resources for bililngual advocates from ALAS members and allies

Reclaim/Reclama 2022 – SARC’s annual art magazine, highlighting the art of those who have been impacted by sexual violence, will be shared digitally this year at sarcoregon.org and on social media (Facebook and Instagram) through the month of April at @sarcoregon.

Events

Domestic Violence for Mental Health Providers

The first three sessions, Understanding, Screening for, and Intervening in Domestic Violence is available right now to view on demand, the recording of our fourth session will be on our YouTube channel Thursday April 21st.

Open House and Art Gallery at the Family Justice Center 

Take a tour of the Family Justice Center in Washington County (FJC) and meet the other organizations co-located at FJC supporting folks who have experienced violence. View art created by people impacted by violence, collected through the Sexual Assault Resource Center’s Reclaim/Reclama Magazine. Join us on April 24th, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 735 SW 158th Ave Suite 100 Beaverton, OR 97006. Reading of the Proclamations and some speaking from survivors of violence will start at 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public!

Yo Soy SAAM Webinarios offered by Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual

Talking Healthy Relationships: A Conversation Guide for Parents & Caregivers

Victim Rights Law Center When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The intersection of Rape and Abortion    

Virtual April 27th at 3pm PST

Hosted by the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), “When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The Intersection of Sexual Violence and Abortion,” will examine the intersection of abortion laws and rape and bring together a diversity of speakers in the medical, legal, legislative, and academic fields. Listen to experts share their insights on this complex issue, and learn how you can support survivors who become pregnant resulting from an assault.  100% of proceeds will go towards supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. Visit our website to learn more about our panelists and the event.

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

April 28th at 3pm EST (12pm PST)

What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Events

Rose Haven Open House Event

Virtual Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday April 26th at 9am PST

Offered by Lines for Life, mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.

Register here

Exploring the Incidence and Impact of Economic Abuse Among Teens

Tuesday, April 26th at 11am PST

Offered by Futures Without Violence. Despite the potential lifetime impacts, economic abuse has been long overlooked among teen dating partnerships. Knowing what is at stake, Futures Without Violence in partnership with The Allstate Foundation and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center surveyed nearly 3,000 teens to explore how economic abuse – from disrupting education to interfering with employment to financial control – shows up in their relationships. The findings are eye-opening.

Register here

Interrupting Anti-Blackness Workshop

Tuesday, April 26th & Wednesday, April 27th at 2:30pm PST

This two-part workshop series with Washington Nonprofits is a case study centered workshop for Community leaders, Accountants, Front line workers, Middle Management Professionals, Executive Directors, Nonprofit Professionals, Educators, Board Members and co-conspirators who are committed to deepening their understanding of why Black liberation practices are crucial in interrupting anti-Black racism, macroaggressions, and white supremacist systems. This webinar will not be recorded.

Learn more here

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

Thursday, April 28th at 12pm PST
What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Register here

NNEDV Advocacy Days 

June 7th- June 8th 
Trainings June 1st & 2nd

Register here

 

 

Opportunities and things to know about

 

Oregon DOJ launched Sanctuary Promise Hotline

Today, Oregon Department of Justice launches our Sanctuary Promise Hotline!  This program is designed to receive reports from and provide support to individuals and families targeted in violation of Oregon’s longstanding sanctuary laws.  Victims, witnesses, concerned community members, and whistleblowers can report violations to these laws, access culturally responsive support, and request a DOJ investigation into any violations of the laws.

Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Grant Program

$1.5 Million in Funding for State Domestic Violence Coalitions Committed to Providing Financial Empowerment Services for Survivors
Over the past 16 years, The Allstate Foundation has invested more than $85 million to end relationship abuse. As part of this national effort, The Allstate Foundation is proud to continue the Moving Ahead Grant Program – a competitive grant program for U.S. state and territory domestic violence coalitions committed to the development, acceleration, and implementation of financial empowerment services for relationship abuse survivors.
This year, up to $1.5 million in Moving Ahead grants will support innovative financial empowerment programs that provide financial education services to survivors, through the implementation of The Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Curriculum and asset-building activities in at least one of the following categories: job readiness and job training; survivor matched savings programs; micro-loans; credit building and/or repair; and micro-enterprise programs.
Eligible state and territory domestic violence coalitions are invited to apply. Grant applications will be accepted March 28 – April 25, 2022. Visit the Moving Ahead Grant Program landing page to learn more about the funding opportunity and requirements, and to register for an informational webinar.

Learn about The Allstate Foundation’s mission and our 70-year history of improving communities across the country.

NNEDV and GNWS launches Lila.Help

Advocates around the world have been discussing the need for a vetted global directory for many years and the pandemic has made the need for online resources even more clear. As a founding member of the GNWS, NNEDV has worked with the Global Network of Women’s Shelters to bring together advocates from across the globe. Since Lila.Help was conceptualized in 2019, NNEDV has partnered in its development and worked closely with other regional and national networks to bring Lila.help to fruition. This directory is a great step toward ensuring survivors around the world are connected to help, including having NNEDV’s resources.

Learn more here

OVW Grants Solicitation Announcements

Check out some of these opportunities for OVW funding

Grants.gov Deadline: April 19
JustGrants Deadline: April 21

Grants.gov Deadline: April 21
JustGrants Deadline: April 26

Grants.gov Deadline: April 26
JustGrants Deadline: April 28th

Recent Job Openings

Sexual Assault Support Services
(Eugene) 
Resiliency Skills Coordinator

Shelter from the Storm
(LaGrande)
Executive Director

OASIS
(Gold Beach)
Program Manager
Systemic Navigator (Co-Located Advocate)

YWCA
(Portland)
Resident Services

Helping Hands Against Violence
(Hood River) 
Outreach Coordinator

Raphael House
(Portland) 
Primary Advocate (Bilingual)
View all available Raphael House positions

NAYA
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Click here to view all available NAYA positions

Clackamas Women’s Services
(Clackamas) 
Case Manager
Latina Counselor

Sexual Assault Task Force 
(Keizer)
Executive Director

Portland Community College
(Cascade)
Criminal Justice Faculty Instructor

Self Enhancement Inc.
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Domestic Violence Program Manager

Familias En Acción
(Portland + Salem Metro)
HIV/STI Program Coordinator

University of Oregon
(Eugene)
Staff Attorney, DV Clinic

Douglas County Task Force
(Douglas County) 
Family Violence Coordinator

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
(Ohio)
Administrative Coordinator

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
(California)
Director of Prevention Strategies
Spanish Language Interpreter/Translator Specialist
Lead Spanish Language Interpreter/ Translator Specialist

Futures without Violence
(San Francisco, CA) 
Program Specialist- Health and Workplace

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
(Utah)
Communications and Engagement Specialist

Violence Free Minnesota
(Minnesota) 
Technology Justice Project Program Manager

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(Illinois)
Administrative Assistant
Director of Fatality Review/ Fatality Review Coordinator
Strategic Partnerships Coordinator
Fiscal Technical Assistance Coordinator

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(North Carolina) 
Finance Director

NNEDV
(Washington D.C.)
Capacity Technical Assistance (CTA) Coordinator
Vice President of External Affairs
Transitional Housing and Positively Safe Coordinator

Is your organization hiring? Attach the job listing document in an email to Rowan@ocadsv.org to be sent along our listservs and to be in the next digest!

Submit Job Posting!

 

Our Work Groups and Caucuses

Advocates! Did you know that we have work groups and caucuses for you to connect with other advocates and get support for struggles you may be experiencing?

Click here to get involved!

NSVRC – National Sexual Violence Resource Center – Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Jun 26 all-day

 

Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

 

The following listing of survivor communities and hubs are intended to provide online support through the use of forums, chat rooms, self-help, and general resources to survivors of sexual violence. These resources are organized by the following: peer support, military service members and veterans, male survivors, culturally specific online support, and support for partners of sexual abuse survivors. Sexual Assault Programs should review these resources to become familiar with them before offering recommendations to survivors. Understanding the importance of internet safety and privacy will also help to educate and advocate for a safer virtual world as part of your program’s efforts to provide resources to survivors of sexual violence.

BIPOC Survivors seeking support may also find our Finding Mental Health Support for BIPOC Survivors page helpful.

 

PEER ONLINE SUPPORT

A Long Walk Home

A Long Walk Home (ALWH) uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women. ALWH features testimonies and art by survivors and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender-based violence.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) 

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. The ASCA program offers community-based self-help support groups, provider-based self-help support groups, web-based self-help support groups, and survivor to thriver workbooks.

Advocacy Center

The Advocacy Center offers online groups through the use of a secure platform. All groups are available to survivors of any gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, religion, ability, and immigration  status. Support groups have an expectation of strict confidentiality from both facilitators and participants.

After Silence 

After Silence seeks to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a website where victims can find answers and support about sexual violence. After Silence provides a free and moderated online support group, chat room, and message board with over 30 different forums ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery form rape and sexual violence to more general discussions and lighter topics. Survivors can connect with one another in real time, share their stories, and ask questions of each other. The After Silence website can also be viewed in Spanish.

Alexandra House

Alexandra House offer virtual support groups for survivors of domestic, sexual, and relationship  violence and elder abuse. These groups provide opportunities for survivors to   share personal experiences, discuss coping strategies, and find support.

Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)

ADAA’s anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group aims to be a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences.

End the Silence

End the Silence is an online forum for prose, poetry, and visual art dedicated to ending the silence surrounding sexual violence. Their mission is to promote communication about sexual violence by empowering survivors and their loved ones to use creative expressions as a tool to reclaim their voices.

Finding Hope

Finding Hope Support Groups are a safe place for survivors of child sexual abuse to connect with and heal alongside fellow survivors in their own communities. The groups are run by survivors, for survivors, and have three priorities: safety, community, and education.

Fort Refuge

Fort Refuge is a community of abuse survivors offering peer support through online chats and forums. Fort Refuge also offers a library with resources to help confront some of the difficult issues faced by abuse survivors, as well as the opportunity to give support to others.

Gift from Within

Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. The website develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources including trauma support resources and an email pen-pal support network.

Incest Resources, INC.

This non-profit organization is operated solely by survivors and volunteers. The website offers various educational resources to survivors and professionals by mail for a minimal charge.

ISurvive

A volunteer-driven organization and team composed of people from all around the world, the mission is to reach out and offer hope to child abuse survivors. Open and private forums and resources are available to adult survivors of child sexual abuse and their loved ones.

Meetup

Meetup offers several online group meetings for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood trauma, and more. Be sure to set the location to your local area to see what’s near you.

Our Wave

Our Wave is a space for survivors to share and tell their stories, as well as ask questions and connect with healing. Our Wave seeks to empower survivors, educate society, and strategize to develop smarter prevention methods.

Pandora’s Project 

Pandora’s Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through their online message board, chat room and blogs at Pandora’s Aquarium. The rape and sexual abuse online support group has specific forums for men and women, teens and older survivors, LGBTQ rape and sexual abuse survivors, and friends and family of survivors. Pandora’s Project also provides a resource list for International Crisis Centers and Hotlines.

Peace over Violence

Peace Over Violence provides a number of virtual resources, and  a safe place to connect with other  survivors who share similar experiences. Support groups are available for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and for men who have experience non-consensual sex, and also offer art therapies, trauma informed yoga, and resiliency strategies. All services are offered in English, Spanish, and ASL.

Safehouse

Safehouse offers support groups available via Zoom video and/or audio conference. Support groups include:

  • Sexual Assault Support Group – Mondays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Domestic Violence Support Group – Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Men’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Spanish-Speaking Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Black Women Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Safe Connections – a 10 week curriculum based program for allies against harmful or unhealthy relationships and survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence with I/DD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 pm Central
Support Groups Central

Support Groups Central hosts a selection of Virtual support group meetings including the  “Tattered Flower” group for survivors of sexual abuse, which can be found under the ‘Women’ group category.

Survivors Chat

Survivors Chat is a community providing a place where survivors can come together through chats, forums, resources and Tumblr to help support each other and in times of need.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

SIA is a global network of survivors of incest and their supporters who host groups and meetings for with other survivors to find mutual support.

Survivors Manual

Survivors Manual is an online space created by Angela Shelton, born from her years of traveling with the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton, and includes resources, a healing podcast, articles, videos, workbooks, mental health techniques, and more.

Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

SNAP is an independent network of survivors of religious sexual abuse and their supporters who connect with other survivors and work to create policies and practices to end sexual abuse.

The Lamplighter Movement 

The Lamplighter Movement is an international movement for incest and child sexual abuse recovery. Their website hosts a list of “The Repair Program” group chapters, book recommendations, resources, poetry, and more.

Trauma Survivors Network

The Trauma Survivors Network offers a list of online support groups which cover an array of intersectional positions and experiences which are potentially useful for survivors.

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, INC.  

Turningpoint hosts The Creative Healing Support Group (also known as the Sexual Assault Support Group) as well as other supportive networks for survivors.

The Voices and Faces Project 

The Voices and Faces Project is a documentary initiative created to bring the names, faces and stories of survivors of sexual violence and trafficking to the attention of the public. It offers a speakers bureau, additional websites for resources, sexual violence survivor story archive, and a series of documentary and creative projects—including the country’s first creative writing workshop for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and trafficking.

Voices of Courage (Free E-Book and audio book)

Voices of Courage include chapters written by 12 survivors sharing personal stories of their resiliency of surviving sexual violence.

Access the free book here:

7 Cups of Tea

7 Cups of Tea is an online emotional support service. By using  secure and technology, this anonymous service is available 24/7 to anyone worldwide by chat or phone. Connections to listeners are private, one-on-one conversations initiated on demand. Listeners only know what is disclosed to them by the person they are helping. Contact information used to connect the call or chat is kept strictly confidential.

 

MALE SURVIVORS

Male Survivor

Male Survivor provides resources and support for men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults.

Male Survivors Trust 

This website provides a web forum for male survivors of child sexual abuse or adult rape, and includes an alphabetized collection of terms and empowerment statements.

The Bristlecone Project 

This is a project of 1 in 6 that supports male survivors to provide their portraits, biographies and stories of healing.

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)

SAMSN runs groups for men who were sexually assaulted as young boys or adolescents. The groups run for eight weeks and are two hours in length. Any male who was  sexually assaulted during his childhood can contact  SAMSN about joining one of our groups, and there is no cost to attend.

1 in 6

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6 also provides information and support resources on the web and in the community for family members, friends, partners and professionals.

 

See also Safehouse in the above ‘Peer Support’ Section

 

 

MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS

Make the Connection

Make the Connection is an online resource for veterans to share experiences and obtain resources about sexual violence.

Safe HelpRoom

Safe HelpRoom allows sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with and support one another in a moderated and secure online group chat environment.

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

Service Women Action Network’s (SWAN) mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

 

CULTURALLY SPECIFIC

Arte Sana

Arte Sana provides bilingual training on sexual assault, cyber advocacy and survivor activism opportunities, and survivor empowerment through the arts.

Battered Women Support Services (BWSS)

BWSS provides a list of important resources for LGBTQ2S and non-binary survivors of violence including non-heteronormative centered approaches at violence and healing theory, safety planning, courses, and virtual outreach resources.

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) was founded to help address domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Their mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. Their site is offered in ten different languages.

Diversity Center Trans Program

The Diversity Center’s Trans Program offers ongoing Virtual Support Groups During COVID-19. The support and discussion group is for people (of any age) who identify on the spectrum of trans/nonbinary/agender/genderfluid and more.

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum hosts free online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members and adults. These groups provide an opportunity to connect with others on topics of gender, share experiences, and feel the comfort of a supportive community.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition’s provides online resources and additional links to helpful information. Their mission is to create awareness and build resources to influence social change and reclaim traditional values of Native women.

National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence  (NAPIESV)

The National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) provides support to local/community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities nationally and in the U.S. territories.

The Deaf Hotline

The Deaf hotline offers safe, confidential advocacy  services for Deaf survivors and service providers. We also provide resources and education about the need for Deaf abuse outreach programs. The NDVH has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) to provide advocacy for Deaf people through email, live chat, and video phone, and also offer an interactive safety plan.

The GLBT National Help Center

GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer- counseling, information, and local resources for LGBTQ callers throughout the U.S.

The Network/La Red

Support groups offered by The Network La Red gives LGBTQIA+ survivors the opportunity to express themselves, honor their experiences, and develop community connections with other survivors at their own pace. Their website has several other online resources in service to the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

LOVED ONES OF SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC)

MOSAC hosts  online discussions and support groups for mothers of sexually abused children, and has links to other talking groups on their website.

Support for Partners

Support for Partners provides support for partners of those who have been sexually abused as children. This website provides an online forum and a library of resources to develop skills that help partners in their relationships and provide information about abuse and its effects.

 

YOUTH AND HEALTHY SEXUALITY

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth works to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Answer

Answer is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexual education to young people and the adults who teach them.

Ask Trevor 

Ask Trevor offers TrevorChat — a free, “confidential and secure” online messaging service that provides live help through this website to LGTBQ youth. TrevorChat is only intended to assist those who are not at risk for suicide. The site also offers TrevorSpace (https://www.trevorspace.org/) a social networking site for LGTBQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.

I Wanna Know

Iwannaknow.org, by the American Social Health Association (ASHA), offers information on sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and healthy relationships for teens.

Power to Decide

PowerToDecide.org offers information on sex, relationships and contraception for teens.

Relationship Status

This online booklet by the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence uses comic book illustrations and activities to discuss healthy relationships and sexuality for teens.

Safer Society Foundation

Safer Society Foundation has two major initiatives: New Circle Mentoring and Safer Society Press. New Circle Mentoring helps at-risk children overcome unique obstacles in their paths to healthy adulthood. Safer Society Press provides free digital literature and “The New Circle” magazine for people who work with and care for at-risk children and teens.

Sex, Etc. 

Sex, Etc. is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults in their lives.

Starvista Crisis Center

Starvista holds  a Teen Crisis Services chat from Monday to Thursday 4:30-9:30pm PST. Support  is peer-to-peer under staff supervision.  The chat serves ages 13+ but will not turn away any youth on the basis of age.

The Line Campaign 

The Line Campaign empowers young leaders to create a world without sexual violence. This campaign creates dialogues around sexuality, relationships, consent and sexual violence by using film, social media, and community building.

Your Life Your Voice

Your Life Your Voice provides online forums, live chats, and hotline support for youth who have experienced sexual violence. The website also offers additional self-help and self-care resources.

 

COVID-19 SPECIFIC ONLINE RESOURCES

The Dinner Party 

The Dinner Party is building a worldwide community of 20- and 30-somethings who have each experienced the loss of a parent, partner, child, sibling, other close family member, or close friend. Members are invited to virtual dinners to share and support each other.

Mental Health Match

Mental Health Match provides a collection of virtual support groups which are specific to both COVID-19 and sexual violence.

The Global Healthy Living Foundation 

The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a non-profit  whose mission is to improve the quality of life by advocating for improved access to health care at  the community, state, and federal levels, and amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. The Global Healthy Living Foundation provides resources to help cope with mental health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  (NCADV) 

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) provides a treasure chest of online materials on COVID-19, including a Resource List, Virtual Education Events,  Legislative updates & Action Alerts, and more.

We are Body Politic 

The Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group is open to people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, COVID-19 survivors people recovering from COVID-19 or dealing with post-viral syndromes as a result of the virus people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and caretakers and immediate family of COVID-19  patients who are currently too sick to actively participate in the group.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN provides the national hotline for sexual violence survivors (1-800-656-HOPE) as well as provides a website with information on topics related to sexual assault. RAINN also provides confidential crisis counseling online for rape and sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. and internationally.

 

  • Facebook Groups:

(NSVRC does not endorse any of the following groups)

Abuse & Trauma Survivors Support Group for Women
Confessions of Abuse Survivors
Domestic Abuse Survivors
Domestic Violence Survivors
Empower Survivors- Closed Support Group for Adult Survivors of CSA
Feminist Voices (An Anthology for Justice Against Rape and Sexual Abuses)
Healing from Child Sexual Abuse (Women’s Support Group)
Healthy Healing for Female Abuse and Trauma Survivors
Rape Survivors
Sequoias: PTSD, Sexual Assault & Rape Support Group
Still I Stand Rape Victims Support Group
Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Survivors of Domestic Violence & Abuse
Support Group for Male Survivors of Abuse
TARape (Victims/Survivors Corner)
Warriors & Survivors of Abuse, Trauma, Sexual Assault, and Mental Illness
We are Survivors
We are Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence and Ending the Cycle

 

EN ESPAÑOL

After Silence

After Silence busca apoyar, empoderar, validar y educar a victimas de violación, abuso sexual y todo tipo de violencia sexual al proporcionar un sitio web donde las víctimas pueden encontrar respuestas y apoyo sobre la violencia sexual. After Silence ofrece un grupo de apoyo en línea gratuito y moderado, una sala de chat y un tablero de mensajes con más de 30 foros diferentes que van desde temas creados para discutir áreas específicas de curación y recuperación de la violación y la violencia sexual hasta discusiones más generales y temas más ligeros. Las víctimas pueden conectarse entre sí en tiempo real, compartir sus historias y hacerse preguntas entre ellos. El sitio web de After Silence también se puede ver en español

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum ofrece el Grupo de padres en Español Este grupo en el “Lounge,” de la comunidad en línea de Gender Spectrum, será de gran ayuda para adultos de habla hispana y que se encuentran lidiando con el constante desarrollo de la identidad de género de un menor o adolescente en sus vidas. Adicionalmente al grupo del Lounge, en el cual los padres pueden conocer a otros padres por medio de mensajes que escriban en línea, este grupo también cuenta con la posibilidad de unirse al grupo de apoyo vía telefónica de Gender Spectrum el cual, se lleva a cabo mediante una conferencia  telefónica en español una vez al mes. espanol@genderspectrum.org.

La Ventanilla de Attencion Integral Para la Mujer (VAIM)

La Ventanilla de Atención Integral para la Mujer (VAIM) ofrece este servicio a través de la aplicación Zoom  una vez por semana, ante el aumento de estos casos durante la pandemia del coronavirus. Las clases se ofrecen todos los martes, entre las 4 y 6 p.m. Los interesados deben enviar un correo a proteccionconlan3@sre.gob.mx para registrarse. Las sesiones son completamente gratuitas.

Mujeres Latinas en Accion

Para la recuperación y/o prevención en casos de violencia doméstica Mujeres Latinas en Acción ofrecen servicios de intervención  en crisis, una línea de ayuda disponible las 24 horas, proporcionamos consejería individual y de grupo, terapia para adultos y niños, asesoría legal, educación comunitaria, y capacitaciones para profesionales y voluntariado, y otros recursos de ayuda. Línea de Crisis de Violencia Domestica de 24 horas: 312-738-5358.

Peace over Violence 

Servicios ofrecidos de Peace Over Violence son para sobrevivientes de Violencia Doméstica, Abuso Sexual y Acoso, y apoyan con  problemas emocionales, información, acompañamientos, referencias, y abogacia las 24 horas ,7 dias a la semana.Los grupos de apoyo proveen un lugar seguro para conectarse con otros sobrevivientes, quienes comparten  experiencias similares. Consejeras entrenadas co-facilitan los grupos en un ambiente confortable.

Safehouse

Safehouse ofrece grupos de apoyo en español disponibles a través de video o audio conferencia de Zoom. ‘Esperanza y Empoderamiento’-  El grupo de habla hispana se reúne los miércoles de 6 a 7:30 p.m. Tambien tienen una Linea de Apoyo de 24 horas: 734-995-5444

Si tiene preguntas acerca del grupo o necesita mas información, envíenos un correo electrónico a supportgroups@safehousecenter.org o llame a Anna Chum al 734-973-0242 ext. 270.

RAINN

RAINN ofrece apoyo gratuito las 24 horas al día, 7 días por semana para los sobrevivientes de la violencia sexual y sus seres queridos. Los recursos incluyen una Línea de Ayuda Nacional Online de Asalto Sexual y una opción de chat en vivo que es gratis, confidencial y segura.

The Hotline

La línea directa ofrece chat en línea y apoyo para  víctimas de violencia y abuso doméstico.

The Network/ La Red

The Network/La Red es una organización de justicia social dirigida por sobrevivientes que trabaja para eliminar el abuso de pareja en las comunidades lesbianas, gay, bisexuales, transgénero, SM, poliamorosas  y cuir. Ofrecen muchos recursos al servicio de la  comunidad de habla hispana.

Woman, INC. 

El Programa Latina de Woman Inc.  ofrece manejo de casos a profundidad para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica de habla hispana y trabaja para apoyar sobrevivientes en un ambiente culturalmente apropiado.

 

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01 – Helpline – SHNHL – StrongHearts – StrongHearts Native Helpline – (844)-7NATIVE (762-8483) – Chat – 24/7 @ Hotline
Jun 27 all-day

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Domestic and Sexual Violence Is Never Okay

StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.

 

Our Services

StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans. StrongHearts advocates offer the following services at no cost:

  • Peer support and advocacy
  • Information and education about domestic violence and sexual violence
  • Personalized safety planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to Native-centered domestic violence and sexual violence service providers
  • Basic information about health options
  • Support finding a local health facility or crisis center that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams
  • General information about jurisdiction and legal advocacy referrals

 

AM – All Month – Sexual Assault Action Month – Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon
Jun 27 all-day
AM - All Month - Sexual Assault Action Month - Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

 

Sexual Assault Action Month

 

Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

Oregon State Proclamation of Sexual Assault Action Month from the Office of Governor Brown

Presidential Proclamation of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

VALOR 2022 SAAM Toolkit
“ValorUS (VALOR) leads with prevention of sexual violence. For 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we have released this free toolkit to empower you to lead your own community. With the theme of “Collective Action for Equity,” these resources support you to spread the message of prevention of sexual violence.”
Download in English and Spanish here

Caja De Herramientas Yo Soy SAAM 2022– A collection of 39 original and curated resources for bililngual advocates from ALAS members and allies

Reclaim/Reclama 2022 – SARC’s annual art magazine, highlighting the art of those who have been impacted by sexual violence, will be shared digitally this year at sarcoregon.org and on social media (Facebook and Instagram) through the month of April at @sarcoregon.

Events

Domestic Violence for Mental Health Providers

The first three sessions, Understanding, Screening for, and Intervening in Domestic Violence is available right now to view on demand, the recording of our fourth session will be on our YouTube channel Thursday April 21st.

Open House and Art Gallery at the Family Justice Center 

Take a tour of the Family Justice Center in Washington County (FJC) and meet the other organizations co-located at FJC supporting folks who have experienced violence. View art created by people impacted by violence, collected through the Sexual Assault Resource Center’s Reclaim/Reclama Magazine. Join us on April 24th, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 735 SW 158th Ave Suite 100 Beaverton, OR 97006. Reading of the Proclamations and some speaking from survivors of violence will start at 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public!

Yo Soy SAAM Webinarios offered by Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual

Talking Healthy Relationships: A Conversation Guide for Parents & Caregivers

Victim Rights Law Center When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The intersection of Rape and Abortion    

Virtual April 27th at 3pm PST

Hosted by the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), “When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The Intersection of Sexual Violence and Abortion,” will examine the intersection of abortion laws and rape and bring together a diversity of speakers in the medical, legal, legislative, and academic fields. Listen to experts share their insights on this complex issue, and learn how you can support survivors who become pregnant resulting from an assault.  100% of proceeds will go towards supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. Visit our website to learn more about our panelists and the event.

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

April 28th at 3pm EST (12pm PST)

What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Events

Rose Haven Open House Event

Virtual Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday April 26th at 9am PST

Offered by Lines for Life, mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.

Register here

Exploring the Incidence and Impact of Economic Abuse Among Teens

Tuesday, April 26th at 11am PST

Offered by Futures Without Violence. Despite the potential lifetime impacts, economic abuse has been long overlooked among teen dating partnerships. Knowing what is at stake, Futures Without Violence in partnership with The Allstate Foundation and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center surveyed nearly 3,000 teens to explore how economic abuse – from disrupting education to interfering with employment to financial control – shows up in their relationships. The findings are eye-opening.

Register here

Interrupting Anti-Blackness Workshop

Tuesday, April 26th & Wednesday, April 27th at 2:30pm PST

This two-part workshop series with Washington Nonprofits is a case study centered workshop for Community leaders, Accountants, Front line workers, Middle Management Professionals, Executive Directors, Nonprofit Professionals, Educators, Board Members and co-conspirators who are committed to deepening their understanding of why Black liberation practices are crucial in interrupting anti-Black racism, macroaggressions, and white supremacist systems. This webinar will not be recorded.

Learn more here

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

Thursday, April 28th at 12pm PST
What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Register here

NNEDV Advocacy Days 

June 7th- June 8th 
Trainings June 1st & 2nd

Register here

 

 

Opportunities and things to know about

 

Oregon DOJ launched Sanctuary Promise Hotline

Today, Oregon Department of Justice launches our Sanctuary Promise Hotline!  This program is designed to receive reports from and provide support to individuals and families targeted in violation of Oregon’s longstanding sanctuary laws.  Victims, witnesses, concerned community members, and whistleblowers can report violations to these laws, access culturally responsive support, and request a DOJ investigation into any violations of the laws.

Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Grant Program

$1.5 Million in Funding for State Domestic Violence Coalitions Committed to Providing Financial Empowerment Services for Survivors
Over the past 16 years, The Allstate Foundation has invested more than $85 million to end relationship abuse. As part of this national effort, The Allstate Foundation is proud to continue the Moving Ahead Grant Program – a competitive grant program for U.S. state and territory domestic violence coalitions committed to the development, acceleration, and implementation of financial empowerment services for relationship abuse survivors.
This year, up to $1.5 million in Moving Ahead grants will support innovative financial empowerment programs that provide financial education services to survivors, through the implementation of The Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Curriculum and asset-building activities in at least one of the following categories: job readiness and job training; survivor matched savings programs; micro-loans; credit building and/or repair; and micro-enterprise programs.
Eligible state and territory domestic violence coalitions are invited to apply. Grant applications will be accepted March 28 – April 25, 2022. Visit the Moving Ahead Grant Program landing page to learn more about the funding opportunity and requirements, and to register for an informational webinar.

Learn about The Allstate Foundation’s mission and our 70-year history of improving communities across the country.

NNEDV and GNWS launches Lila.Help

Advocates around the world have been discussing the need for a vetted global directory for many years and the pandemic has made the need for online resources even more clear. As a founding member of the GNWS, NNEDV has worked with the Global Network of Women’s Shelters to bring together advocates from across the globe. Since Lila.Help was conceptualized in 2019, NNEDV has partnered in its development and worked closely with other regional and national networks to bring Lila.help to fruition. This directory is a great step toward ensuring survivors around the world are connected to help, including having NNEDV’s resources.

Learn more here

OVW Grants Solicitation Announcements

Check out some of these opportunities for OVW funding

Grants.gov Deadline: April 19
JustGrants Deadline: April 21

Grants.gov Deadline: April 21
JustGrants Deadline: April 26

Grants.gov Deadline: April 26
JustGrants Deadline: April 28th

Recent Job Openings

Sexual Assault Support Services
(Eugene) 
Resiliency Skills Coordinator

Shelter from the Storm
(LaGrande)
Executive Director

OASIS
(Gold Beach)
Program Manager
Systemic Navigator (Co-Located Advocate)

YWCA
(Portland)
Resident Services

Helping Hands Against Violence
(Hood River) 
Outreach Coordinator

Raphael House
(Portland) 
Primary Advocate (Bilingual)
View all available Raphael House positions

NAYA
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Click here to view all available NAYA positions

Clackamas Women’s Services
(Clackamas) 
Case Manager
Latina Counselor

Sexual Assault Task Force 
(Keizer)
Executive Director

Portland Community College
(Cascade)
Criminal Justice Faculty Instructor

Self Enhancement Inc.
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Domestic Violence Program Manager

Familias En Acción
(Portland + Salem Metro)
HIV/STI Program Coordinator

University of Oregon
(Eugene)
Staff Attorney, DV Clinic

Douglas County Task Force
(Douglas County) 
Family Violence Coordinator

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
(Ohio)
Administrative Coordinator

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
(California)
Director of Prevention Strategies
Spanish Language Interpreter/Translator Specialist
Lead Spanish Language Interpreter/ Translator Specialist

Futures without Violence
(San Francisco, CA) 
Program Specialist- Health and Workplace

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
(Utah)
Communications and Engagement Specialist

Violence Free Minnesota
(Minnesota) 
Technology Justice Project Program Manager

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(Illinois)
Administrative Assistant
Director of Fatality Review/ Fatality Review Coordinator
Strategic Partnerships Coordinator
Fiscal Technical Assistance Coordinator

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(North Carolina) 
Finance Director

NNEDV
(Washington D.C.)
Capacity Technical Assistance (CTA) Coordinator
Vice President of External Affairs
Transitional Housing and Positively Safe Coordinator

Is your organization hiring? Attach the job listing document in an email to Rowan@ocadsv.org to be sent along our listservs and to be in the next digest!

Submit Job Posting!

 

Our Work Groups and Caucuses

Advocates! Did you know that we have work groups and caucuses for you to connect with other advocates and get support for struggles you may be experiencing?

Click here to get involved!

NSVRC – National Sexual Violence Resource Center – Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Jun 27 all-day

 

Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

 

The following listing of survivor communities and hubs are intended to provide online support through the use of forums, chat rooms, self-help, and general resources to survivors of sexual violence. These resources are organized by the following: peer support, military service members and veterans, male survivors, culturally specific online support, and support for partners of sexual abuse survivors. Sexual Assault Programs should review these resources to become familiar with them before offering recommendations to survivors. Understanding the importance of internet safety and privacy will also help to educate and advocate for a safer virtual world as part of your program’s efforts to provide resources to survivors of sexual violence.

BIPOC Survivors seeking support may also find our Finding Mental Health Support for BIPOC Survivors page helpful.

 

PEER ONLINE SUPPORT

A Long Walk Home

A Long Walk Home (ALWH) uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women. ALWH features testimonies and art by survivors and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender-based violence.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) 

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. The ASCA program offers community-based self-help support groups, provider-based self-help support groups, web-based self-help support groups, and survivor to thriver workbooks.

Advocacy Center

The Advocacy Center offers online groups through the use of a secure platform. All groups are available to survivors of any gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, religion, ability, and immigration  status. Support groups have an expectation of strict confidentiality from both facilitators and participants.

After Silence 

After Silence seeks to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a website where victims can find answers and support about sexual violence. After Silence provides a free and moderated online support group, chat room, and message board with over 30 different forums ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery form rape and sexual violence to more general discussions and lighter topics. Survivors can connect with one another in real time, share their stories, and ask questions of each other. The After Silence website can also be viewed in Spanish.

Alexandra House

Alexandra House offer virtual support groups for survivors of domestic, sexual, and relationship  violence and elder abuse. These groups provide opportunities for survivors to   share personal experiences, discuss coping strategies, and find support.

Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)

ADAA’s anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group aims to be a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences.

End the Silence

End the Silence is an online forum for prose, poetry, and visual art dedicated to ending the silence surrounding sexual violence. Their mission is to promote communication about sexual violence by empowering survivors and their loved ones to use creative expressions as a tool to reclaim their voices.

Finding Hope

Finding Hope Support Groups are a safe place for survivors of child sexual abuse to connect with and heal alongside fellow survivors in their own communities. The groups are run by survivors, for survivors, and have three priorities: safety, community, and education.

Fort Refuge

Fort Refuge is a community of abuse survivors offering peer support through online chats and forums. Fort Refuge also offers a library with resources to help confront some of the difficult issues faced by abuse survivors, as well as the opportunity to give support to others.

Gift from Within

Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. The website develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources including trauma support resources and an email pen-pal support network.

Incest Resources, INC.

This non-profit organization is operated solely by survivors and volunteers. The website offers various educational resources to survivors and professionals by mail for a minimal charge.

ISurvive

A volunteer-driven organization and team composed of people from all around the world, the mission is to reach out and offer hope to child abuse survivors. Open and private forums and resources are available to adult survivors of child sexual abuse and their loved ones.

Meetup

Meetup offers several online group meetings for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood trauma, and more. Be sure to set the location to your local area to see what’s near you.

Our Wave

Our Wave is a space for survivors to share and tell their stories, as well as ask questions and connect with healing. Our Wave seeks to empower survivors, educate society, and strategize to develop smarter prevention methods.

Pandora’s Project 

Pandora’s Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through their online message board, chat room and blogs at Pandora’s Aquarium. The rape and sexual abuse online support group has specific forums for men and women, teens and older survivors, LGBTQ rape and sexual abuse survivors, and friends and family of survivors. Pandora’s Project also provides a resource list for International Crisis Centers and Hotlines.

Peace over Violence

Peace Over Violence provides a number of virtual resources, and  a safe place to connect with other  survivors who share similar experiences. Support groups are available for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and for men who have experience non-consensual sex, and also offer art therapies, trauma informed yoga, and resiliency strategies. All services are offered in English, Spanish, and ASL.

Safehouse

Safehouse offers support groups available via Zoom video and/or audio conference. Support groups include:

  • Sexual Assault Support Group – Mondays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Domestic Violence Support Group – Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Men’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Spanish-Speaking Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Black Women Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Safe Connections – a 10 week curriculum based program for allies against harmful or unhealthy relationships and survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence with I/DD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 pm Central
Support Groups Central

Support Groups Central hosts a selection of Virtual support group meetings including the  “Tattered Flower” group for survivors of sexual abuse, which can be found under the ‘Women’ group category.

Survivors Chat

Survivors Chat is a community providing a place where survivors can come together through chats, forums, resources and Tumblr to help support each other and in times of need.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

SIA is a global network of survivors of incest and their supporters who host groups and meetings for with other survivors to find mutual support.

Survivors Manual

Survivors Manual is an online space created by Angela Shelton, born from her years of traveling with the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton, and includes resources, a healing podcast, articles, videos, workbooks, mental health techniques, and more.

Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

SNAP is an independent network of survivors of religious sexual abuse and their supporters who connect with other survivors and work to create policies and practices to end sexual abuse.

The Lamplighter Movement 

The Lamplighter Movement is an international movement for incest and child sexual abuse recovery. Their website hosts a list of “The Repair Program” group chapters, book recommendations, resources, poetry, and more.

Trauma Survivors Network

The Trauma Survivors Network offers a list of online support groups which cover an array of intersectional positions and experiences which are potentially useful for survivors.

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, INC.  

Turningpoint hosts The Creative Healing Support Group (also known as the Sexual Assault Support Group) as well as other supportive networks for survivors.

The Voices and Faces Project 

The Voices and Faces Project is a documentary initiative created to bring the names, faces and stories of survivors of sexual violence and trafficking to the attention of the public. It offers a speakers bureau, additional websites for resources, sexual violence survivor story archive, and a series of documentary and creative projects—including the country’s first creative writing workshop for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and trafficking.

Voices of Courage (Free E-Book and audio book)

Voices of Courage include chapters written by 12 survivors sharing personal stories of their resiliency of surviving sexual violence.

Access the free book here:

7 Cups of Tea

7 Cups of Tea is an online emotional support service. By using  secure and technology, this anonymous service is available 24/7 to anyone worldwide by chat or phone. Connections to listeners are private, one-on-one conversations initiated on demand. Listeners only know what is disclosed to them by the person they are helping. Contact information used to connect the call or chat is kept strictly confidential.

 

MALE SURVIVORS

Male Survivor

Male Survivor provides resources and support for men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults.

Male Survivors Trust 

This website provides a web forum for male survivors of child sexual abuse or adult rape, and includes an alphabetized collection of terms and empowerment statements.

The Bristlecone Project 

This is a project of 1 in 6 that supports male survivors to provide their portraits, biographies and stories of healing.

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)

SAMSN runs groups for men who were sexually assaulted as young boys or adolescents. The groups run for eight weeks and are two hours in length. Any male who was  sexually assaulted during his childhood can contact  SAMSN about joining one of our groups, and there is no cost to attend.

1 in 6

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6 also provides information and support resources on the web and in the community for family members, friends, partners and professionals.

 

See also Safehouse in the above ‘Peer Support’ Section

 

 

MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS

Make the Connection

Make the Connection is an online resource for veterans to share experiences and obtain resources about sexual violence.

Safe HelpRoom

Safe HelpRoom allows sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with and support one another in a moderated and secure online group chat environment.

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

Service Women Action Network’s (SWAN) mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

 

CULTURALLY SPECIFIC

Arte Sana

Arte Sana provides bilingual training on sexual assault, cyber advocacy and survivor activism opportunities, and survivor empowerment through the arts.

Battered Women Support Services (BWSS)

BWSS provides a list of important resources for LGBTQ2S and non-binary survivors of violence including non-heteronormative centered approaches at violence and healing theory, safety planning, courses, and virtual outreach resources.

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) was founded to help address domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Their mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. Their site is offered in ten different languages.

Diversity Center Trans Program

The Diversity Center’s Trans Program offers ongoing Virtual Support Groups During COVID-19. The support and discussion group is for people (of any age) who identify on the spectrum of trans/nonbinary/agender/genderfluid and more.

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum hosts free online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members and adults. These groups provide an opportunity to connect with others on topics of gender, share experiences, and feel the comfort of a supportive community.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition’s provides online resources and additional links to helpful information. Their mission is to create awareness and build resources to influence social change and reclaim traditional values of Native women.

National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence  (NAPIESV)

The National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) provides support to local/community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities nationally and in the U.S. territories.

The Deaf Hotline

The Deaf hotline offers safe, confidential advocacy  services for Deaf survivors and service providers. We also provide resources and education about the need for Deaf abuse outreach programs. The NDVH has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) to provide advocacy for Deaf people through email, live chat, and video phone, and also offer an interactive safety plan.

The GLBT National Help Center

GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer- counseling, information, and local resources for LGBTQ callers throughout the U.S.

The Network/La Red

Support groups offered by The Network La Red gives LGBTQIA+ survivors the opportunity to express themselves, honor their experiences, and develop community connections with other survivors at their own pace. Their website has several other online resources in service to the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

LOVED ONES OF SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC)

MOSAC hosts  online discussions and support groups for mothers of sexually abused children, and has links to other talking groups on their website.

Support for Partners

Support for Partners provides support for partners of those who have been sexually abused as children. This website provides an online forum and a library of resources to develop skills that help partners in their relationships and provide information about abuse and its effects.

 

YOUTH AND HEALTHY SEXUALITY

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth works to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Answer

Answer is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexual education to young people and the adults who teach them.

Ask Trevor 

Ask Trevor offers TrevorChat — a free, “confidential and secure” online messaging service that provides live help through this website to LGTBQ youth. TrevorChat is only intended to assist those who are not at risk for suicide. The site also offers TrevorSpace (https://www.trevorspace.org/) a social networking site for LGTBQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.

I Wanna Know

Iwannaknow.org, by the American Social Health Association (ASHA), offers information on sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and healthy relationships for teens.

Power to Decide

PowerToDecide.org offers information on sex, relationships and contraception for teens.

Relationship Status

This online booklet by the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence uses comic book illustrations and activities to discuss healthy relationships and sexuality for teens.

Safer Society Foundation

Safer Society Foundation has two major initiatives: New Circle Mentoring and Safer Society Press. New Circle Mentoring helps at-risk children overcome unique obstacles in their paths to healthy adulthood. Safer Society Press provides free digital literature and “The New Circle” magazine for people who work with and care for at-risk children and teens.

Sex, Etc. 

Sex, Etc. is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults in their lives.

Starvista Crisis Center

Starvista holds  a Teen Crisis Services chat from Monday to Thursday 4:30-9:30pm PST. Support  is peer-to-peer under staff supervision.  The chat serves ages 13+ but will not turn away any youth on the basis of age.

The Line Campaign 

The Line Campaign empowers young leaders to create a world without sexual violence. This campaign creates dialogues around sexuality, relationships, consent and sexual violence by using film, social media, and community building.

Your Life Your Voice

Your Life Your Voice provides online forums, live chats, and hotline support for youth who have experienced sexual violence. The website also offers additional self-help and self-care resources.

 

COVID-19 SPECIFIC ONLINE RESOURCES

The Dinner Party 

The Dinner Party is building a worldwide community of 20- and 30-somethings who have each experienced the loss of a parent, partner, child, sibling, other close family member, or close friend. Members are invited to virtual dinners to share and support each other.

Mental Health Match

Mental Health Match provides a collection of virtual support groups which are specific to both COVID-19 and sexual violence.

The Global Healthy Living Foundation 

The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a non-profit  whose mission is to improve the quality of life by advocating for improved access to health care at  the community, state, and federal levels, and amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. The Global Healthy Living Foundation provides resources to help cope with mental health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  (NCADV) 

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) provides a treasure chest of online materials on COVID-19, including a Resource List, Virtual Education Events,  Legislative updates & Action Alerts, and more.

We are Body Politic 

The Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group is open to people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, COVID-19 survivors people recovering from COVID-19 or dealing with post-viral syndromes as a result of the virus people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and caretakers and immediate family of COVID-19  patients who are currently too sick to actively participate in the group.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN provides the national hotline for sexual violence survivors (1-800-656-HOPE) as well as provides a website with information on topics related to sexual assault. RAINN also provides confidential crisis counseling online for rape and sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. and internationally.

 

  • Facebook Groups:

(NSVRC does not endorse any of the following groups)

Abuse & Trauma Survivors Support Group for Women
Confessions of Abuse Survivors
Domestic Abuse Survivors
Domestic Violence Survivors
Empower Survivors- Closed Support Group for Adult Survivors of CSA
Feminist Voices (An Anthology for Justice Against Rape and Sexual Abuses)
Healing from Child Sexual Abuse (Women’s Support Group)
Healthy Healing for Female Abuse and Trauma Survivors
Rape Survivors
Sequoias: PTSD, Sexual Assault & Rape Support Group
Still I Stand Rape Victims Support Group
Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Survivors of Domestic Violence & Abuse
Support Group for Male Survivors of Abuse
TARape (Victims/Survivors Corner)
Warriors & Survivors of Abuse, Trauma, Sexual Assault, and Mental Illness
We are Survivors
We are Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence and Ending the Cycle

 

EN ESPAÑOL

After Silence

After Silence busca apoyar, empoderar, validar y educar a victimas de violación, abuso sexual y todo tipo de violencia sexual al proporcionar un sitio web donde las víctimas pueden encontrar respuestas y apoyo sobre la violencia sexual. After Silence ofrece un grupo de apoyo en línea gratuito y moderado, una sala de chat y un tablero de mensajes con más de 30 foros diferentes que van desde temas creados para discutir áreas específicas de curación y recuperación de la violación y la violencia sexual hasta discusiones más generales y temas más ligeros. Las víctimas pueden conectarse entre sí en tiempo real, compartir sus historias y hacerse preguntas entre ellos. El sitio web de After Silence también se puede ver en español

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum ofrece el Grupo de padres en Español Este grupo en el “Lounge,” de la comunidad en línea de Gender Spectrum, será de gran ayuda para adultos de habla hispana y que se encuentran lidiando con el constante desarrollo de la identidad de género de un menor o adolescente en sus vidas. Adicionalmente al grupo del Lounge, en el cual los padres pueden conocer a otros padres por medio de mensajes que escriban en línea, este grupo también cuenta con la posibilidad de unirse al grupo de apoyo vía telefónica de Gender Spectrum el cual, se lleva a cabo mediante una conferencia  telefónica en español una vez al mes. espanol@genderspectrum.org.

La Ventanilla de Attencion Integral Para la Mujer (VAIM)

La Ventanilla de Atención Integral para la Mujer (VAIM) ofrece este servicio a través de la aplicación Zoom  una vez por semana, ante el aumento de estos casos durante la pandemia del coronavirus. Las clases se ofrecen todos los martes, entre las 4 y 6 p.m. Los interesados deben enviar un correo a proteccionconlan3@sre.gob.mx para registrarse. Las sesiones son completamente gratuitas.

Mujeres Latinas en Accion

Para la recuperación y/o prevención en casos de violencia doméstica Mujeres Latinas en Acción ofrecen servicios de intervención  en crisis, una línea de ayuda disponible las 24 horas, proporcionamos consejería individual y de grupo, terapia para adultos y niños, asesoría legal, educación comunitaria, y capacitaciones para profesionales y voluntariado, y otros recursos de ayuda. Línea de Crisis de Violencia Domestica de 24 horas: 312-738-5358.

Peace over Violence 

Servicios ofrecidos de Peace Over Violence son para sobrevivientes de Violencia Doméstica, Abuso Sexual y Acoso, y apoyan con  problemas emocionales, información, acompañamientos, referencias, y abogacia las 24 horas ,7 dias a la semana.Los grupos de apoyo proveen un lugar seguro para conectarse con otros sobrevivientes, quienes comparten  experiencias similares. Consejeras entrenadas co-facilitan los grupos en un ambiente confortable.

Safehouse

Safehouse ofrece grupos de apoyo en español disponibles a través de video o audio conferencia de Zoom. ‘Esperanza y Empoderamiento’-  El grupo de habla hispana se reúne los miércoles de 6 a 7:30 p.m. Tambien tienen una Linea de Apoyo de 24 horas: 734-995-5444

Si tiene preguntas acerca del grupo o necesita mas información, envíenos un correo electrónico a supportgroups@safehousecenter.org o llame a Anna Chum al 734-973-0242 ext. 270.

RAINN

RAINN ofrece apoyo gratuito las 24 horas al día, 7 días por semana para los sobrevivientes de la violencia sexual y sus seres queridos. Los recursos incluyen una Línea de Ayuda Nacional Online de Asalto Sexual y una opción de chat en vivo que es gratis, confidencial y segura.

The Hotline

La línea directa ofrece chat en línea y apoyo para  víctimas de violencia y abuso doméstico.

The Network/ La Red

The Network/La Red es una organización de justicia social dirigida por sobrevivientes que trabaja para eliminar el abuso de pareja en las comunidades lesbianas, gay, bisexuales, transgénero, SM, poliamorosas  y cuir. Ofrecen muchos recursos al servicio de la  comunidad de habla hispana.

Woman, INC. 

El Programa Latina de Woman Inc.  ofrece manejo de casos a profundidad para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica de habla hispana y trabaja para apoyar sobrevivientes en un ambiente culturalmente apropiado.

 

Jun
28
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01 – Helpline – SHNHL – StrongHearts – StrongHearts Native Helpline – (844)-7NATIVE (762-8483) – Chat – 24/7 @ Hotline
Jun 28 all-day

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Domestic and Sexual Violence Is Never Okay

StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.

 

Our Services

StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans. StrongHearts advocates offer the following services at no cost:

  • Peer support and advocacy
  • Information and education about domestic violence and sexual violence
  • Personalized safety planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to Native-centered domestic violence and sexual violence service providers
  • Basic information about health options
  • Support finding a local health facility or crisis center that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams
  • General information about jurisdiction and legal advocacy referrals

 

AM – All Month – Sexual Assault Action Month – Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon
Jun 28 all-day
AM - All Month - Sexual Assault Action Month - Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

 

Sexual Assault Action Month

 

Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

Oregon State Proclamation of Sexual Assault Action Month from the Office of Governor Brown

Presidential Proclamation of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

VALOR 2022 SAAM Toolkit
“ValorUS (VALOR) leads with prevention of sexual violence. For 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we have released this free toolkit to empower you to lead your own community. With the theme of “Collective Action for Equity,” these resources support you to spread the message of prevention of sexual violence.”
Download in English and Spanish here

Caja De Herramientas Yo Soy SAAM 2022– A collection of 39 original and curated resources for bililngual advocates from ALAS members and allies

Reclaim/Reclama 2022 – SARC’s annual art magazine, highlighting the art of those who have been impacted by sexual violence, will be shared digitally this year at sarcoregon.org and on social media (Facebook and Instagram) through the month of April at @sarcoregon.

Events

Domestic Violence for Mental Health Providers

The first three sessions, Understanding, Screening for, and Intervening in Domestic Violence is available right now to view on demand, the recording of our fourth session will be on our YouTube channel Thursday April 21st.

Open House and Art Gallery at the Family Justice Center 

Take a tour of the Family Justice Center in Washington County (FJC) and meet the other organizations co-located at FJC supporting folks who have experienced violence. View art created by people impacted by violence, collected through the Sexual Assault Resource Center’s Reclaim/Reclama Magazine. Join us on April 24th, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 735 SW 158th Ave Suite 100 Beaverton, OR 97006. Reading of the Proclamations and some speaking from survivors of violence will start at 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public!

Yo Soy SAAM Webinarios offered by Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual

Talking Healthy Relationships: A Conversation Guide for Parents & Caregivers

Victim Rights Law Center When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The intersection of Rape and Abortion    

Virtual April 27th at 3pm PST

Hosted by the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), “When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The Intersection of Sexual Violence and Abortion,” will examine the intersection of abortion laws and rape and bring together a diversity of speakers in the medical, legal, legislative, and academic fields. Listen to experts share their insights on this complex issue, and learn how you can support survivors who become pregnant resulting from an assault.  100% of proceeds will go towards supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. Visit our website to learn more about our panelists and the event.

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

April 28th at 3pm EST (12pm PST)

What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Events

Rose Haven Open House Event

Virtual Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday April 26th at 9am PST

Offered by Lines for Life, mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.

Register here

Exploring the Incidence and Impact of Economic Abuse Among Teens

Tuesday, April 26th at 11am PST

Offered by Futures Without Violence. Despite the potential lifetime impacts, economic abuse has been long overlooked among teen dating partnerships. Knowing what is at stake, Futures Without Violence in partnership with The Allstate Foundation and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center surveyed nearly 3,000 teens to explore how economic abuse – from disrupting education to interfering with employment to financial control – shows up in their relationships. The findings are eye-opening.

Register here

Interrupting Anti-Blackness Workshop

Tuesday, April 26th & Wednesday, April 27th at 2:30pm PST

This two-part workshop series with Washington Nonprofits is a case study centered workshop for Community leaders, Accountants, Front line workers, Middle Management Professionals, Executive Directors, Nonprofit Professionals, Educators, Board Members and co-conspirators who are committed to deepening their understanding of why Black liberation practices are crucial in interrupting anti-Black racism, macroaggressions, and white supremacist systems. This webinar will not be recorded.

Learn more here

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

Thursday, April 28th at 12pm PST
What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Register here

NNEDV Advocacy Days 

June 7th- June 8th 
Trainings June 1st & 2nd

Register here

 

 

Opportunities and things to know about

 

Oregon DOJ launched Sanctuary Promise Hotline

Today, Oregon Department of Justice launches our Sanctuary Promise Hotline!  This program is designed to receive reports from and provide support to individuals and families targeted in violation of Oregon’s longstanding sanctuary laws.  Victims, witnesses, concerned community members, and whistleblowers can report violations to these laws, access culturally responsive support, and request a DOJ investigation into any violations of the laws.

Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Grant Program

$1.5 Million in Funding for State Domestic Violence Coalitions Committed to Providing Financial Empowerment Services for Survivors
Over the past 16 years, The Allstate Foundation has invested more than $85 million to end relationship abuse. As part of this national effort, The Allstate Foundation is proud to continue the Moving Ahead Grant Program – a competitive grant program for U.S. state and territory domestic violence coalitions committed to the development, acceleration, and implementation of financial empowerment services for relationship abuse survivors.
This year, up to $1.5 million in Moving Ahead grants will support innovative financial empowerment programs that provide financial education services to survivors, through the implementation of The Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Curriculum and asset-building activities in at least one of the following categories: job readiness and job training; survivor matched savings programs; micro-loans; credit building and/or repair; and micro-enterprise programs.
Eligible state and territory domestic violence coalitions are invited to apply. Grant applications will be accepted March 28 – April 25, 2022. Visit the Moving Ahead Grant Program landing page to learn more about the funding opportunity and requirements, and to register for an informational webinar.

Learn about The Allstate Foundation’s mission and our 70-year history of improving communities across the country.

NNEDV and GNWS launches Lila.Help

Advocates around the world have been discussing the need for a vetted global directory for many years and the pandemic has made the need for online resources even more clear. As a founding member of the GNWS, NNEDV has worked with the Global Network of Women’s Shelters to bring together advocates from across the globe. Since Lila.Help was conceptualized in 2019, NNEDV has partnered in its development and worked closely with other regional and national networks to bring Lila.help to fruition. This directory is a great step toward ensuring survivors around the world are connected to help, including having NNEDV’s resources.

Learn more here

OVW Grants Solicitation Announcements

Check out some of these opportunities for OVW funding

Grants.gov Deadline: April 19
JustGrants Deadline: April 21

Grants.gov Deadline: April 21
JustGrants Deadline: April 26

Grants.gov Deadline: April 26
JustGrants Deadline: April 28th

Recent Job Openings

Sexual Assault Support Services
(Eugene) 
Resiliency Skills Coordinator

Shelter from the Storm
(LaGrande)
Executive Director

OASIS
(Gold Beach)
Program Manager
Systemic Navigator (Co-Located Advocate)

YWCA
(Portland)
Resident Services

Helping Hands Against Violence
(Hood River) 
Outreach Coordinator

Raphael House
(Portland) 
Primary Advocate (Bilingual)
View all available Raphael House positions

NAYA
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Click here to view all available NAYA positions

Clackamas Women’s Services
(Clackamas) 
Case Manager
Latina Counselor

Sexual Assault Task Force 
(Keizer)
Executive Director

Portland Community College
(Cascade)
Criminal Justice Faculty Instructor

Self Enhancement Inc.
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Domestic Violence Program Manager

Familias En Acción
(Portland + Salem Metro)
HIV/STI Program Coordinator

University of Oregon
(Eugene)
Staff Attorney, DV Clinic

Douglas County Task Force
(Douglas County) 
Family Violence Coordinator

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
(Ohio)
Administrative Coordinator

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
(California)
Director of Prevention Strategies
Spanish Language Interpreter/Translator Specialist
Lead Spanish Language Interpreter/ Translator Specialist

Futures without Violence
(San Francisco, CA) 
Program Specialist- Health and Workplace

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
(Utah)
Communications and Engagement Specialist

Violence Free Minnesota
(Minnesota) 
Technology Justice Project Program Manager

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(Illinois)
Administrative Assistant
Director of Fatality Review/ Fatality Review Coordinator
Strategic Partnerships Coordinator
Fiscal Technical Assistance Coordinator

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(North Carolina) 
Finance Director

NNEDV
(Washington D.C.)
Capacity Technical Assistance (CTA) Coordinator
Vice President of External Affairs
Transitional Housing and Positively Safe Coordinator

Is your organization hiring? Attach the job listing document in an email to Rowan@ocadsv.org to be sent along our listservs and to be in the next digest!

Submit Job Posting!

 

Our Work Groups and Caucuses

Advocates! Did you know that we have work groups and caucuses for you to connect with other advocates and get support for struggles you may be experiencing?

Click here to get involved!

NSVRC – National Sexual Violence Resource Center – Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Jun 28 all-day

 

Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

 

The following listing of survivor communities and hubs are intended to provide online support through the use of forums, chat rooms, self-help, and general resources to survivors of sexual violence. These resources are organized by the following: peer support, military service members and veterans, male survivors, culturally specific online support, and support for partners of sexual abuse survivors. Sexual Assault Programs should review these resources to become familiar with them before offering recommendations to survivors. Understanding the importance of internet safety and privacy will also help to educate and advocate for a safer virtual world as part of your program’s efforts to provide resources to survivors of sexual violence.

BIPOC Survivors seeking support may also find our Finding Mental Health Support for BIPOC Survivors page helpful.

 

PEER ONLINE SUPPORT

A Long Walk Home

A Long Walk Home (ALWH) uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women. ALWH features testimonies and art by survivors and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender-based violence.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) 

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. The ASCA program offers community-based self-help support groups, provider-based self-help support groups, web-based self-help support groups, and survivor to thriver workbooks.

Advocacy Center

The Advocacy Center offers online groups through the use of a secure platform. All groups are available to survivors of any gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, religion, ability, and immigration  status. Support groups have an expectation of strict confidentiality from both facilitators and participants.

After Silence 

After Silence seeks to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a website where victims can find answers and support about sexual violence. After Silence provides a free and moderated online support group, chat room, and message board with over 30 different forums ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery form rape and sexual violence to more general discussions and lighter topics. Survivors can connect with one another in real time, share their stories, and ask questions of each other. The After Silence website can also be viewed in Spanish.

Alexandra House

Alexandra House offer virtual support groups for survivors of domestic, sexual, and relationship  violence and elder abuse. These groups provide opportunities for survivors to   share personal experiences, discuss coping strategies, and find support.

Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)

ADAA’s anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group aims to be a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences.

End the Silence

End the Silence is an online forum for prose, poetry, and visual art dedicated to ending the silence surrounding sexual violence. Their mission is to promote communication about sexual violence by empowering survivors and their loved ones to use creative expressions as a tool to reclaim their voices.

Finding Hope

Finding Hope Support Groups are a safe place for survivors of child sexual abuse to connect with and heal alongside fellow survivors in their own communities. The groups are run by survivors, for survivors, and have three priorities: safety, community, and education.

Fort Refuge

Fort Refuge is a community of abuse survivors offering peer support through online chats and forums. Fort Refuge also offers a library with resources to help confront some of the difficult issues faced by abuse survivors, as well as the opportunity to give support to others.

Gift from Within

Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. The website develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources including trauma support resources and an email pen-pal support network.

Incest Resources, INC.

This non-profit organization is operated solely by survivors and volunteers. The website offers various educational resources to survivors and professionals by mail for a minimal charge.

ISurvive

A volunteer-driven organization and team composed of people from all around the world, the mission is to reach out and offer hope to child abuse survivors. Open and private forums and resources are available to adult survivors of child sexual abuse and their loved ones.

Meetup

Meetup offers several online group meetings for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood trauma, and more. Be sure to set the location to your local area to see what’s near you.

Our Wave

Our Wave is a space for survivors to share and tell their stories, as well as ask questions and connect with healing. Our Wave seeks to empower survivors, educate society, and strategize to develop smarter prevention methods.

Pandora’s Project 

Pandora’s Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through their online message board, chat room and blogs at Pandora’s Aquarium. The rape and sexual abuse online support group has specific forums for men and women, teens and older survivors, LGBTQ rape and sexual abuse survivors, and friends and family of survivors. Pandora’s Project also provides a resource list for International Crisis Centers and Hotlines.

Peace over Violence

Peace Over Violence provides a number of virtual resources, and  a safe place to connect with other  survivors who share similar experiences. Support groups are available for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and for men who have experience non-consensual sex, and also offer art therapies, trauma informed yoga, and resiliency strategies. All services are offered in English, Spanish, and ASL.

Safehouse

Safehouse offers support groups available via Zoom video and/or audio conference. Support groups include:

  • Sexual Assault Support Group – Mondays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Domestic Violence Support Group – Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Men’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Spanish-Speaking Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Black Women Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Safe Connections – a 10 week curriculum based program for allies against harmful or unhealthy relationships and survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence with I/DD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 pm Central
Support Groups Central

Support Groups Central hosts a selection of Virtual support group meetings including the  “Tattered Flower” group for survivors of sexual abuse, which can be found under the ‘Women’ group category.

Survivors Chat

Survivors Chat is a community providing a place where survivors can come together through chats, forums, resources and Tumblr to help support each other and in times of need.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

SIA is a global network of survivors of incest and their supporters who host groups and meetings for with other survivors to find mutual support.

Survivors Manual

Survivors Manual is an online space created by Angela Shelton, born from her years of traveling with the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton, and includes resources, a healing podcast, articles, videos, workbooks, mental health techniques, and more.

Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

SNAP is an independent network of survivors of religious sexual abuse and their supporters who connect with other survivors and work to create policies and practices to end sexual abuse.

The Lamplighter Movement 

The Lamplighter Movement is an international movement for incest and child sexual abuse recovery. Their website hosts a list of “The Repair Program” group chapters, book recommendations, resources, poetry, and more.

Trauma Survivors Network

The Trauma Survivors Network offers a list of online support groups which cover an array of intersectional positions and experiences which are potentially useful for survivors.

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, INC.  

Turningpoint hosts The Creative Healing Support Group (also known as the Sexual Assault Support Group) as well as other supportive networks for survivors.

The Voices and Faces Project 

The Voices and Faces Project is a documentary initiative created to bring the names, faces and stories of survivors of sexual violence and trafficking to the attention of the public. It offers a speakers bureau, additional websites for resources, sexual violence survivor story archive, and a series of documentary and creative projects—including the country’s first creative writing workshop for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and trafficking.

Voices of Courage (Free E-Book and audio book)

Voices of Courage include chapters written by 12 survivors sharing personal stories of their resiliency of surviving sexual violence.

Access the free book here:

7 Cups of Tea

7 Cups of Tea is an online emotional support service. By using  secure and technology, this anonymous service is available 24/7 to anyone worldwide by chat or phone. Connections to listeners are private, one-on-one conversations initiated on demand. Listeners only know what is disclosed to them by the person they are helping. Contact information used to connect the call or chat is kept strictly confidential.

 

MALE SURVIVORS

Male Survivor

Male Survivor provides resources and support for men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults.

Male Survivors Trust 

This website provides a web forum for male survivors of child sexual abuse or adult rape, and includes an alphabetized collection of terms and empowerment statements.

The Bristlecone Project 

This is a project of 1 in 6 that supports male survivors to provide their portraits, biographies and stories of healing.

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)

SAMSN runs groups for men who were sexually assaulted as young boys or adolescents. The groups run for eight weeks and are two hours in length. Any male who was  sexually assaulted during his childhood can contact  SAMSN about joining one of our groups, and there is no cost to attend.

1 in 6

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6 also provides information and support resources on the web and in the community for family members, friends, partners and professionals.

 

See also Safehouse in the above ‘Peer Support’ Section

 

 

MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS

Make the Connection

Make the Connection is an online resource for veterans to share experiences and obtain resources about sexual violence.

Safe HelpRoom

Safe HelpRoom allows sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with and support one another in a moderated and secure online group chat environment.

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

Service Women Action Network’s (SWAN) mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

 

CULTURALLY SPECIFIC

Arte Sana

Arte Sana provides bilingual training on sexual assault, cyber advocacy and survivor activism opportunities, and survivor empowerment through the arts.

Battered Women Support Services (BWSS)

BWSS provides a list of important resources for LGBTQ2S and non-binary survivors of violence including non-heteronormative centered approaches at violence and healing theory, safety planning, courses, and virtual outreach resources.

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) was founded to help address domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Their mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. Their site is offered in ten different languages.

Diversity Center Trans Program

The Diversity Center’s Trans Program offers ongoing Virtual Support Groups During COVID-19. The support and discussion group is for people (of any age) who identify on the spectrum of trans/nonbinary/agender/genderfluid and more.

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum hosts free online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members and adults. These groups provide an opportunity to connect with others on topics of gender, share experiences, and feel the comfort of a supportive community.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition’s provides online resources and additional links to helpful information. Their mission is to create awareness and build resources to influence social change and reclaim traditional values of Native women.

National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence  (NAPIESV)

The National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) provides support to local/community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities nationally and in the U.S. territories.

The Deaf Hotline

The Deaf hotline offers safe, confidential advocacy  services for Deaf survivors and service providers. We also provide resources and education about the need for Deaf abuse outreach programs. The NDVH has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) to provide advocacy for Deaf people through email, live chat, and video phone, and also offer an interactive safety plan.

The GLBT National Help Center

GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer- counseling, information, and local resources for LGBTQ callers throughout the U.S.

The Network/La Red

Support groups offered by The Network La Red gives LGBTQIA+ survivors the opportunity to express themselves, honor their experiences, and develop community connections with other survivors at their own pace. Their website has several other online resources in service to the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

LOVED ONES OF SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC)

MOSAC hosts  online discussions and support groups for mothers of sexually abused children, and has links to other talking groups on their website.

Support for Partners

Support for Partners provides support for partners of those who have been sexually abused as children. This website provides an online forum and a library of resources to develop skills that help partners in their relationships and provide information about abuse and its effects.

 

YOUTH AND HEALTHY SEXUALITY

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth works to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Answer

Answer is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexual education to young people and the adults who teach them.

Ask Trevor 

Ask Trevor offers TrevorChat — a free, “confidential and secure” online messaging service that provides live help through this website to LGTBQ youth. TrevorChat is only intended to assist those who are not at risk for suicide. The site also offers TrevorSpace (https://www.trevorspace.org/) a social networking site for LGTBQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.

I Wanna Know

Iwannaknow.org, by the American Social Health Association (ASHA), offers information on sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and healthy relationships for teens.

Power to Decide

PowerToDecide.org offers information on sex, relationships and contraception for teens.

Relationship Status

This online booklet by the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence uses comic book illustrations and activities to discuss healthy relationships and sexuality for teens.

Safer Society Foundation

Safer Society Foundation has two major initiatives: New Circle Mentoring and Safer Society Press. New Circle Mentoring helps at-risk children overcome unique obstacles in their paths to healthy adulthood. Safer Society Press provides free digital literature and “The New Circle” magazine for people who work with and care for at-risk children and teens.

Sex, Etc. 

Sex, Etc. is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults in their lives.

Starvista Crisis Center

Starvista holds  a Teen Crisis Services chat from Monday to Thursday 4:30-9:30pm PST. Support  is peer-to-peer under staff supervision.  The chat serves ages 13+ but will not turn away any youth on the basis of age.

The Line Campaign 

The Line Campaign empowers young leaders to create a world without sexual violence. This campaign creates dialogues around sexuality, relationships, consent and sexual violence by using film, social media, and community building.

Your Life Your Voice

Your Life Your Voice provides online forums, live chats, and hotline support for youth who have experienced sexual violence. The website also offers additional self-help and self-care resources.

 

COVID-19 SPECIFIC ONLINE RESOURCES

The Dinner Party 

The Dinner Party is building a worldwide community of 20- and 30-somethings who have each experienced the loss of a parent, partner, child, sibling, other close family member, or close friend. Members are invited to virtual dinners to share and support each other.

Mental Health Match

Mental Health Match provides a collection of virtual support groups which are specific to both COVID-19 and sexual violence.

The Global Healthy Living Foundation 

The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a non-profit  whose mission is to improve the quality of life by advocating for improved access to health care at  the community, state, and federal levels, and amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. The Global Healthy Living Foundation provides resources to help cope with mental health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  (NCADV) 

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) provides a treasure chest of online materials on COVID-19, including a Resource List, Virtual Education Events,  Legislative updates & Action Alerts, and more.

We are Body Politic 

The Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group is open to people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, COVID-19 survivors people recovering from COVID-19 or dealing with post-viral syndromes as a result of the virus people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and caretakers and immediate family of COVID-19  patients who are currently too sick to actively participate in the group.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN provides the national hotline for sexual violence survivors (1-800-656-HOPE) as well as provides a website with information on topics related to sexual assault. RAINN also provides confidential crisis counseling online for rape and sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. and internationally.

 

  • Facebook Groups:

(NSVRC does not endorse any of the following groups)

Abuse & Trauma Survivors Support Group for Women
Confessions of Abuse Survivors
Domestic Abuse Survivors
Domestic Violence Survivors
Empower Survivors- Closed Support Group for Adult Survivors of CSA
Feminist Voices (An Anthology for Justice Against Rape and Sexual Abuses)
Healing from Child Sexual Abuse (Women’s Support Group)
Healthy Healing for Female Abuse and Trauma Survivors
Rape Survivors
Sequoias: PTSD, Sexual Assault & Rape Support Group
Still I Stand Rape Victims Support Group
Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Survivors of Domestic Violence & Abuse
Support Group for Male Survivors of Abuse
TARape (Victims/Survivors Corner)
Warriors & Survivors of Abuse, Trauma, Sexual Assault, and Mental Illness
We are Survivors
We are Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence and Ending the Cycle

 

EN ESPAÑOL

After Silence

After Silence busca apoyar, empoderar, validar y educar a victimas de violación, abuso sexual y todo tipo de violencia sexual al proporcionar un sitio web donde las víctimas pueden encontrar respuestas y apoyo sobre la violencia sexual. After Silence ofrece un grupo de apoyo en línea gratuito y moderado, una sala de chat y un tablero de mensajes con más de 30 foros diferentes que van desde temas creados para discutir áreas específicas de curación y recuperación de la violación y la violencia sexual hasta discusiones más generales y temas más ligeros. Las víctimas pueden conectarse entre sí en tiempo real, compartir sus historias y hacerse preguntas entre ellos. El sitio web de After Silence también se puede ver en español

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum ofrece el Grupo de padres en Español Este grupo en el “Lounge,” de la comunidad en línea de Gender Spectrum, será de gran ayuda para adultos de habla hispana y que se encuentran lidiando con el constante desarrollo de la identidad de género de un menor o adolescente en sus vidas. Adicionalmente al grupo del Lounge, en el cual los padres pueden conocer a otros padres por medio de mensajes que escriban en línea, este grupo también cuenta con la posibilidad de unirse al grupo de apoyo vía telefónica de Gender Spectrum el cual, se lleva a cabo mediante una conferencia  telefónica en español una vez al mes. espanol@genderspectrum.org.

La Ventanilla de Attencion Integral Para la Mujer (VAIM)

La Ventanilla de Atención Integral para la Mujer (VAIM) ofrece este servicio a través de la aplicación Zoom  una vez por semana, ante el aumento de estos casos durante la pandemia del coronavirus. Las clases se ofrecen todos los martes, entre las 4 y 6 p.m. Los interesados deben enviar un correo a proteccionconlan3@sre.gob.mx para registrarse. Las sesiones son completamente gratuitas.

Mujeres Latinas en Accion

Para la recuperación y/o prevención en casos de violencia doméstica Mujeres Latinas en Acción ofrecen servicios de intervención  en crisis, una línea de ayuda disponible las 24 horas, proporcionamos consejería individual y de grupo, terapia para adultos y niños, asesoría legal, educación comunitaria, y capacitaciones para profesionales y voluntariado, y otros recursos de ayuda. Línea de Crisis de Violencia Domestica de 24 horas: 312-738-5358.

Peace over Violence 

Servicios ofrecidos de Peace Over Violence son para sobrevivientes de Violencia Doméstica, Abuso Sexual y Acoso, y apoyan con  problemas emocionales, información, acompañamientos, referencias, y abogacia las 24 horas ,7 dias a la semana.Los grupos de apoyo proveen un lugar seguro para conectarse con otros sobrevivientes, quienes comparten  experiencias similares. Consejeras entrenadas co-facilitan los grupos en un ambiente confortable.

Safehouse

Safehouse ofrece grupos de apoyo en español disponibles a través de video o audio conferencia de Zoom. ‘Esperanza y Empoderamiento’-  El grupo de habla hispana se reúne los miércoles de 6 a 7:30 p.m. Tambien tienen una Linea de Apoyo de 24 horas: 734-995-5444

Si tiene preguntas acerca del grupo o necesita mas información, envíenos un correo electrónico a supportgroups@safehousecenter.org o llame a Anna Chum al 734-973-0242 ext. 270.

RAINN

RAINN ofrece apoyo gratuito las 24 horas al día, 7 días por semana para los sobrevivientes de la violencia sexual y sus seres queridos. Los recursos incluyen una Línea de Ayuda Nacional Online de Asalto Sexual y una opción de chat en vivo que es gratis, confidencial y segura.

The Hotline

La línea directa ofrece chat en línea y apoyo para  víctimas de violencia y abuso doméstico.

The Network/ La Red

The Network/La Red es una organización de justicia social dirigida por sobrevivientes que trabaja para eliminar el abuso de pareja en las comunidades lesbianas, gay, bisexuales, transgénero, SM, poliamorosas  y cuir. Ofrecen muchos recursos al servicio de la  comunidad de habla hispana.

Woman, INC. 

El Programa Latina de Woman Inc.  ofrece manejo de casos a profundidad para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica de habla hispana y trabaja para apoyar sobrevivientes en un ambiente culturalmente apropiado.

 

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01 – Helpline – SHNHL – StrongHearts – StrongHearts Native Helpline – (844)-7NATIVE (762-8483) – Chat – 24/7 @ Hotline
Jun 29 all-day

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Domestic and Sexual Violence Is Never Okay

StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.

 

Our Services

StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans. StrongHearts advocates offer the following services at no cost:

  • Peer support and advocacy
  • Information and education about domestic violence and sexual violence
  • Personalized safety planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to Native-centered domestic violence and sexual violence service providers
  • Basic information about health options
  • Support finding a local health facility or crisis center that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams
  • General information about jurisdiction and legal advocacy referrals

 

AM – All Month – Sexual Assault Action Month – Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon
Jun 29 all-day
AM - All Month - Sexual Assault Action Month - Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

 

Sexual Assault Action Month

 

Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

Oregon State Proclamation of Sexual Assault Action Month from the Office of Governor Brown

Presidential Proclamation of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

VALOR 2022 SAAM Toolkit
“ValorUS (VALOR) leads with prevention of sexual violence. For 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we have released this free toolkit to empower you to lead your own community. With the theme of “Collective Action for Equity,” these resources support you to spread the message of prevention of sexual violence.”
Download in English and Spanish here

Caja De Herramientas Yo Soy SAAM 2022– A collection of 39 original and curated resources for bililngual advocates from ALAS members and allies

Reclaim/Reclama 2022 – SARC’s annual art magazine, highlighting the art of those who have been impacted by sexual violence, will be shared digitally this year at sarcoregon.org and on social media (Facebook and Instagram) through the month of April at @sarcoregon.

Events

Domestic Violence for Mental Health Providers

The first three sessions, Understanding, Screening for, and Intervening in Domestic Violence is available right now to view on demand, the recording of our fourth session will be on our YouTube channel Thursday April 21st.

Open House and Art Gallery at the Family Justice Center 

Take a tour of the Family Justice Center in Washington County (FJC) and meet the other organizations co-located at FJC supporting folks who have experienced violence. View art created by people impacted by violence, collected through the Sexual Assault Resource Center’s Reclaim/Reclama Magazine. Join us on April 24th, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 735 SW 158th Ave Suite 100 Beaverton, OR 97006. Reading of the Proclamations and some speaking from survivors of violence will start at 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public!

Yo Soy SAAM Webinarios offered by Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual

Talking Healthy Relationships: A Conversation Guide for Parents & Caregivers

Victim Rights Law Center When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The intersection of Rape and Abortion    

Virtual April 27th at 3pm PST

Hosted by the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), “When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The Intersection of Sexual Violence and Abortion,” will examine the intersection of abortion laws and rape and bring together a diversity of speakers in the medical, legal, legislative, and academic fields. Listen to experts share their insights on this complex issue, and learn how you can support survivors who become pregnant resulting from an assault.  100% of proceeds will go towards supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. Visit our website to learn more about our panelists and the event.

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

April 28th at 3pm EST (12pm PST)

What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Events

Rose Haven Open House Event

Virtual Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday April 26th at 9am PST

Offered by Lines for Life, mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.

Register here

Exploring the Incidence and Impact of Economic Abuse Among Teens

Tuesday, April 26th at 11am PST

Offered by Futures Without Violence. Despite the potential lifetime impacts, economic abuse has been long overlooked among teen dating partnerships. Knowing what is at stake, Futures Without Violence in partnership with The Allstate Foundation and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center surveyed nearly 3,000 teens to explore how economic abuse – from disrupting education to interfering with employment to financial control – shows up in their relationships. The findings are eye-opening.

Register here

Interrupting Anti-Blackness Workshop

Tuesday, April 26th & Wednesday, April 27th at 2:30pm PST

This two-part workshop series with Washington Nonprofits is a case study centered workshop for Community leaders, Accountants, Front line workers, Middle Management Professionals, Executive Directors, Nonprofit Professionals, Educators, Board Members and co-conspirators who are committed to deepening their understanding of why Black liberation practices are crucial in interrupting anti-Black racism, macroaggressions, and white supremacist systems. This webinar will not be recorded.

Learn more here

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

Thursday, April 28th at 12pm PST
What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Register here

NNEDV Advocacy Days 

June 7th- June 8th 
Trainings June 1st & 2nd

Register here

 

 

Opportunities and things to know about

 

Oregon DOJ launched Sanctuary Promise Hotline

Today, Oregon Department of Justice launches our Sanctuary Promise Hotline!  This program is designed to receive reports from and provide support to individuals and families targeted in violation of Oregon’s longstanding sanctuary laws.  Victims, witnesses, concerned community members, and whistleblowers can report violations to these laws, access culturally responsive support, and request a DOJ investigation into any violations of the laws.

Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Grant Program

$1.5 Million in Funding for State Domestic Violence Coalitions Committed to Providing Financial Empowerment Services for Survivors
Over the past 16 years, The Allstate Foundation has invested more than $85 million to end relationship abuse. As part of this national effort, The Allstate Foundation is proud to continue the Moving Ahead Grant Program – a competitive grant program for U.S. state and territory domestic violence coalitions committed to the development, acceleration, and implementation of financial empowerment services for relationship abuse survivors.
This year, up to $1.5 million in Moving Ahead grants will support innovative financial empowerment programs that provide financial education services to survivors, through the implementation of The Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Curriculum and asset-building activities in at least one of the following categories: job readiness and job training; survivor matched savings programs; micro-loans; credit building and/or repair; and micro-enterprise programs.
Eligible state and territory domestic violence coalitions are invited to apply. Grant applications will be accepted March 28 – April 25, 2022. Visit the Moving Ahead Grant Program landing page to learn more about the funding opportunity and requirements, and to register for an informational webinar.

Learn about The Allstate Foundation’s mission and our 70-year history of improving communities across the country.

NNEDV and GNWS launches Lila.Help

Advocates around the world have been discussing the need for a vetted global directory for many years and the pandemic has made the need for online resources even more clear. As a founding member of the GNWS, NNEDV has worked with the Global Network of Women’s Shelters to bring together advocates from across the globe. Since Lila.Help was conceptualized in 2019, NNEDV has partnered in its development and worked closely with other regional and national networks to bring Lila.help to fruition. This directory is a great step toward ensuring survivors around the world are connected to help, including having NNEDV’s resources.

Learn more here

OVW Grants Solicitation Announcements

Check out some of these opportunities for OVW funding

Grants.gov Deadline: April 19
JustGrants Deadline: April 21

Grants.gov Deadline: April 21
JustGrants Deadline: April 26

Grants.gov Deadline: April 26
JustGrants Deadline: April 28th

Recent Job Openings

Sexual Assault Support Services
(Eugene) 
Resiliency Skills Coordinator

Shelter from the Storm
(LaGrande)
Executive Director

OASIS
(Gold Beach)
Program Manager
Systemic Navigator (Co-Located Advocate)

YWCA
(Portland)
Resident Services

Helping Hands Against Violence
(Hood River) 
Outreach Coordinator

Raphael House
(Portland) 
Primary Advocate (Bilingual)
View all available Raphael House positions

NAYA
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Click here to view all available NAYA positions

Clackamas Women’s Services
(Clackamas) 
Case Manager
Latina Counselor

Sexual Assault Task Force 
(Keizer)
Executive Director

Portland Community College
(Cascade)
Criminal Justice Faculty Instructor

Self Enhancement Inc.
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Domestic Violence Program Manager

Familias En Acción
(Portland + Salem Metro)
HIV/STI Program Coordinator

University of Oregon
(Eugene)
Staff Attorney, DV Clinic

Douglas County Task Force
(Douglas County) 
Family Violence Coordinator

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
(Ohio)
Administrative Coordinator

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
(California)
Director of Prevention Strategies
Spanish Language Interpreter/Translator Specialist
Lead Spanish Language Interpreter/ Translator Specialist

Futures without Violence
(San Francisco, CA) 
Program Specialist- Health and Workplace

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
(Utah)
Communications and Engagement Specialist

Violence Free Minnesota
(Minnesota) 
Technology Justice Project Program Manager

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(Illinois)
Administrative Assistant
Director of Fatality Review/ Fatality Review Coordinator
Strategic Partnerships Coordinator
Fiscal Technical Assistance Coordinator

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(North Carolina) 
Finance Director

NNEDV
(Washington D.C.)
Capacity Technical Assistance (CTA) Coordinator
Vice President of External Affairs
Transitional Housing and Positively Safe Coordinator

Is your organization hiring? Attach the job listing document in an email to Rowan@ocadsv.org to be sent along our listservs and to be in the next digest!

Submit Job Posting!

 

Our Work Groups and Caucuses

Advocates! Did you know that we have work groups and caucuses for you to connect with other advocates and get support for struggles you may be experiencing?

Click here to get involved!

NSVRC – National Sexual Violence Resource Center – Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Jun 29 all-day

 

Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

 

The following listing of survivor communities and hubs are intended to provide online support through the use of forums, chat rooms, self-help, and general resources to survivors of sexual violence. These resources are organized by the following: peer support, military service members and veterans, male survivors, culturally specific online support, and support for partners of sexual abuse survivors. Sexual Assault Programs should review these resources to become familiar with them before offering recommendations to survivors. Understanding the importance of internet safety and privacy will also help to educate and advocate for a safer virtual world as part of your program’s efforts to provide resources to survivors of sexual violence.

BIPOC Survivors seeking support may also find our Finding Mental Health Support for BIPOC Survivors page helpful.

 

PEER ONLINE SUPPORT

A Long Walk Home

A Long Walk Home (ALWH) uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women. ALWH features testimonies and art by survivors and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender-based violence.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) 

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. The ASCA program offers community-based self-help support groups, provider-based self-help support groups, web-based self-help support groups, and survivor to thriver workbooks.

Advocacy Center

The Advocacy Center offers online groups through the use of a secure platform. All groups are available to survivors of any gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, religion, ability, and immigration  status. Support groups have an expectation of strict confidentiality from both facilitators and participants.

After Silence 

After Silence seeks to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a website where victims can find answers and support about sexual violence. After Silence provides a free and moderated online support group, chat room, and message board with over 30 different forums ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery form rape and sexual violence to more general discussions and lighter topics. Survivors can connect with one another in real time, share their stories, and ask questions of each other. The After Silence website can also be viewed in Spanish.

Alexandra House

Alexandra House offer virtual support groups for survivors of domestic, sexual, and relationship  violence and elder abuse. These groups provide opportunities for survivors to   share personal experiences, discuss coping strategies, and find support.

Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)

ADAA’s anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group aims to be a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences.

End the Silence

End the Silence is an online forum for prose, poetry, and visual art dedicated to ending the silence surrounding sexual violence. Their mission is to promote communication about sexual violence by empowering survivors and their loved ones to use creative expressions as a tool to reclaim their voices.

Finding Hope

Finding Hope Support Groups are a safe place for survivors of child sexual abuse to connect with and heal alongside fellow survivors in their own communities. The groups are run by survivors, for survivors, and have three priorities: safety, community, and education.

Fort Refuge

Fort Refuge is a community of abuse survivors offering peer support through online chats and forums. Fort Refuge also offers a library with resources to help confront some of the difficult issues faced by abuse survivors, as well as the opportunity to give support to others.

Gift from Within

Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. The website develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources including trauma support resources and an email pen-pal support network.

Incest Resources, INC.

This non-profit organization is operated solely by survivors and volunteers. The website offers various educational resources to survivors and professionals by mail for a minimal charge.

ISurvive

A volunteer-driven organization and team composed of people from all around the world, the mission is to reach out and offer hope to child abuse survivors. Open and private forums and resources are available to adult survivors of child sexual abuse and their loved ones.

Meetup

Meetup offers several online group meetings for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood trauma, and more. Be sure to set the location to your local area to see what’s near you.

Our Wave

Our Wave is a space for survivors to share and tell their stories, as well as ask questions and connect with healing. Our Wave seeks to empower survivors, educate society, and strategize to develop smarter prevention methods.

Pandora’s Project 

Pandora’s Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through their online message board, chat room and blogs at Pandora’s Aquarium. The rape and sexual abuse online support group has specific forums for men and women, teens and older survivors, LGBTQ rape and sexual abuse survivors, and friends and family of survivors. Pandora’s Project also provides a resource list for International Crisis Centers and Hotlines.

Peace over Violence

Peace Over Violence provides a number of virtual resources, and  a safe place to connect with other  survivors who share similar experiences. Support groups are available for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and for men who have experience non-consensual sex, and also offer art therapies, trauma informed yoga, and resiliency strategies. All services are offered in English, Spanish, and ASL.

Safehouse

Safehouse offers support groups available via Zoom video and/or audio conference. Support groups include:

  • Sexual Assault Support Group – Mondays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Domestic Violence Support Group – Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Men’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Spanish-Speaking Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Black Women Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Safe Connections – a 10 week curriculum based program for allies against harmful or unhealthy relationships and survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence with I/DD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 pm Central
Support Groups Central

Support Groups Central hosts a selection of Virtual support group meetings including the  “Tattered Flower” group for survivors of sexual abuse, which can be found under the ‘Women’ group category.

Survivors Chat

Survivors Chat is a community providing a place where survivors can come together through chats, forums, resources and Tumblr to help support each other and in times of need.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

SIA is a global network of survivors of incest and their supporters who host groups and meetings for with other survivors to find mutual support.

Survivors Manual

Survivors Manual is an online space created by Angela Shelton, born from her years of traveling with the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton, and includes resources, a healing podcast, articles, videos, workbooks, mental health techniques, and more.

Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

SNAP is an independent network of survivors of religious sexual abuse and their supporters who connect with other survivors and work to create policies and practices to end sexual abuse.

The Lamplighter Movement 

The Lamplighter Movement is an international movement for incest and child sexual abuse recovery. Their website hosts a list of “The Repair Program” group chapters, book recommendations, resources, poetry, and more.

Trauma Survivors Network

The Trauma Survivors Network offers a list of online support groups which cover an array of intersectional positions and experiences which are potentially useful for survivors.

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, INC.  

Turningpoint hosts The Creative Healing Support Group (also known as the Sexual Assault Support Group) as well as other supportive networks for survivors.

The Voices and Faces Project 

The Voices and Faces Project is a documentary initiative created to bring the names, faces and stories of survivors of sexual violence and trafficking to the attention of the public. It offers a speakers bureau, additional websites for resources, sexual violence survivor story archive, and a series of documentary and creative projects—including the country’s first creative writing workshop for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and trafficking.

Voices of Courage (Free E-Book and audio book)

Voices of Courage include chapters written by 12 survivors sharing personal stories of their resiliency of surviving sexual violence.

Access the free book here:

7 Cups of Tea

7 Cups of Tea is an online emotional support service. By using  secure and technology, this anonymous service is available 24/7 to anyone worldwide by chat or phone. Connections to listeners are private, one-on-one conversations initiated on demand. Listeners only know what is disclosed to them by the person they are helping. Contact information used to connect the call or chat is kept strictly confidential.

 

MALE SURVIVORS

Male Survivor

Male Survivor provides resources and support for men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults.

Male Survivors Trust 

This website provides a web forum for male survivors of child sexual abuse or adult rape, and includes an alphabetized collection of terms and empowerment statements.

The Bristlecone Project 

This is a project of 1 in 6 that supports male survivors to provide their portraits, biographies and stories of healing.

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)

SAMSN runs groups for men who were sexually assaulted as young boys or adolescents. The groups run for eight weeks and are two hours in length. Any male who was  sexually assaulted during his childhood can contact  SAMSN about joining one of our groups, and there is no cost to attend.

1 in 6

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6 also provides information and support resources on the web and in the community for family members, friends, partners and professionals.

 

See also Safehouse in the above ‘Peer Support’ Section

 

 

MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS

Make the Connection

Make the Connection is an online resource for veterans to share experiences and obtain resources about sexual violence.

Safe HelpRoom

Safe HelpRoom allows sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with and support one another in a moderated and secure online group chat environment.

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

Service Women Action Network’s (SWAN) mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

 

CULTURALLY SPECIFIC

Arte Sana

Arte Sana provides bilingual training on sexual assault, cyber advocacy and survivor activism opportunities, and survivor empowerment through the arts.

Battered Women Support Services (BWSS)

BWSS provides a list of important resources for LGBTQ2S and non-binary survivors of violence including non-heteronormative centered approaches at violence and healing theory, safety planning, courses, and virtual outreach resources.

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) was founded to help address domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Their mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. Their site is offered in ten different languages.

Diversity Center Trans Program

The Diversity Center’s Trans Program offers ongoing Virtual Support Groups During COVID-19. The support and discussion group is for people (of any age) who identify on the spectrum of trans/nonbinary/agender/genderfluid and more.

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum hosts free online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members and adults. These groups provide an opportunity to connect with others on topics of gender, share experiences, and feel the comfort of a supportive community.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition’s provides online resources and additional links to helpful information. Their mission is to create awareness and build resources to influence social change and reclaim traditional values of Native women.

National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence  (NAPIESV)

The National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) provides support to local/community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities nationally and in the U.S. territories.

The Deaf Hotline

The Deaf hotline offers safe, confidential advocacy  services for Deaf survivors and service providers. We also provide resources and education about the need for Deaf abuse outreach programs. The NDVH has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) to provide advocacy for Deaf people through email, live chat, and video phone, and also offer an interactive safety plan.

The GLBT National Help Center

GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer- counseling, information, and local resources for LGBTQ callers throughout the U.S.

The Network/La Red

Support groups offered by The Network La Red gives LGBTQIA+ survivors the opportunity to express themselves, honor their experiences, and develop community connections with other survivors at their own pace. Their website has several other online resources in service to the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

LOVED ONES OF SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC)

MOSAC hosts  online discussions and support groups for mothers of sexually abused children, and has links to other talking groups on their website.

Support for Partners

Support for Partners provides support for partners of those who have been sexually abused as children. This website provides an online forum and a library of resources to develop skills that help partners in their relationships and provide information about abuse and its effects.

 

YOUTH AND HEALTHY SEXUALITY

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth works to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Answer

Answer is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexual education to young people and the adults who teach them.

Ask Trevor 

Ask Trevor offers TrevorChat — a free, “confidential and secure” online messaging service that provides live help through this website to LGTBQ youth. TrevorChat is only intended to assist those who are not at risk for suicide. The site also offers TrevorSpace (https://www.trevorspace.org/) a social networking site for LGTBQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.

I Wanna Know

Iwannaknow.org, by the American Social Health Association (ASHA), offers information on sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and healthy relationships for teens.

Power to Decide

PowerToDecide.org offers information on sex, relationships and contraception for teens.

Relationship Status

This online booklet by the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence uses comic book illustrations and activities to discuss healthy relationships and sexuality for teens.

Safer Society Foundation

Safer Society Foundation has two major initiatives: New Circle Mentoring and Safer Society Press. New Circle Mentoring helps at-risk children overcome unique obstacles in their paths to healthy adulthood. Safer Society Press provides free digital literature and “The New Circle” magazine for people who work with and care for at-risk children and teens.

Sex, Etc. 

Sex, Etc. is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults in their lives.

Starvista Crisis Center

Starvista holds  a Teen Crisis Services chat from Monday to Thursday 4:30-9:30pm PST. Support  is peer-to-peer under staff supervision.  The chat serves ages 13+ but will not turn away any youth on the basis of age.

The Line Campaign 

The Line Campaign empowers young leaders to create a world without sexual violence. This campaign creates dialogues around sexuality, relationships, consent and sexual violence by using film, social media, and community building.

Your Life Your Voice

Your Life Your Voice provides online forums, live chats, and hotline support for youth who have experienced sexual violence. The website also offers additional self-help and self-care resources.

 

COVID-19 SPECIFIC ONLINE RESOURCES

The Dinner Party 

The Dinner Party is building a worldwide community of 20- and 30-somethings who have each experienced the loss of a parent, partner, child, sibling, other close family member, or close friend. Members are invited to virtual dinners to share and support each other.

Mental Health Match

Mental Health Match provides a collection of virtual support groups which are specific to both COVID-19 and sexual violence.

The Global Healthy Living Foundation 

The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a non-profit  whose mission is to improve the quality of life by advocating for improved access to health care at  the community, state, and federal levels, and amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. The Global Healthy Living Foundation provides resources to help cope with mental health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  (NCADV) 

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) provides a treasure chest of online materials on COVID-19, including a Resource List, Virtual Education Events,  Legislative updates & Action Alerts, and more.

We are Body Politic 

The Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group is open to people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, COVID-19 survivors people recovering from COVID-19 or dealing with post-viral syndromes as a result of the virus people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and caretakers and immediate family of COVID-19  patients who are currently too sick to actively participate in the group.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN provides the national hotline for sexual violence survivors (1-800-656-HOPE) as well as provides a website with information on topics related to sexual assault. RAINN also provides confidential crisis counseling online for rape and sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. and internationally.

 

  • Facebook Groups:

(NSVRC does not endorse any of the following groups)

Abuse & Trauma Survivors Support Group for Women
Confessions of Abuse Survivors
Domestic Abuse Survivors
Domestic Violence Survivors
Empower Survivors- Closed Support Group for Adult Survivors of CSA
Feminist Voices (An Anthology for Justice Against Rape and Sexual Abuses)
Healing from Child Sexual Abuse (Women’s Support Group)
Healthy Healing for Female Abuse and Trauma Survivors
Rape Survivors
Sequoias: PTSD, Sexual Assault & Rape Support Group
Still I Stand Rape Victims Support Group
Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Survivors of Domestic Violence & Abuse
Support Group for Male Survivors of Abuse
TARape (Victims/Survivors Corner)
Warriors & Survivors of Abuse, Trauma, Sexual Assault, and Mental Illness
We are Survivors
We are Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence and Ending the Cycle

 

EN ESPAÑOL

After Silence

After Silence busca apoyar, empoderar, validar y educar a victimas de violación, abuso sexual y todo tipo de violencia sexual al proporcionar un sitio web donde las víctimas pueden encontrar respuestas y apoyo sobre la violencia sexual. After Silence ofrece un grupo de apoyo en línea gratuito y moderado, una sala de chat y un tablero de mensajes con más de 30 foros diferentes que van desde temas creados para discutir áreas específicas de curación y recuperación de la violación y la violencia sexual hasta discusiones más generales y temas más ligeros. Las víctimas pueden conectarse entre sí en tiempo real, compartir sus historias y hacerse preguntas entre ellos. El sitio web de After Silence también se puede ver en español

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum ofrece el Grupo de padres en Español Este grupo en el “Lounge,” de la comunidad en línea de Gender Spectrum, será de gran ayuda para adultos de habla hispana y que se encuentran lidiando con el constante desarrollo de la identidad de género de un menor o adolescente en sus vidas. Adicionalmente al grupo del Lounge, en el cual los padres pueden conocer a otros padres por medio de mensajes que escriban en línea, este grupo también cuenta con la posibilidad de unirse al grupo de apoyo vía telefónica de Gender Spectrum el cual, se lleva a cabo mediante una conferencia  telefónica en español una vez al mes. espanol@genderspectrum.org.

La Ventanilla de Attencion Integral Para la Mujer (VAIM)

La Ventanilla de Atención Integral para la Mujer (VAIM) ofrece este servicio a través de la aplicación Zoom  una vez por semana, ante el aumento de estos casos durante la pandemia del coronavirus. Las clases se ofrecen todos los martes, entre las 4 y 6 p.m. Los interesados deben enviar un correo a proteccionconlan3@sre.gob.mx para registrarse. Las sesiones son completamente gratuitas.

Mujeres Latinas en Accion

Para la recuperación y/o prevención en casos de violencia doméstica Mujeres Latinas en Acción ofrecen servicios de intervención  en crisis, una línea de ayuda disponible las 24 horas, proporcionamos consejería individual y de grupo, terapia para adultos y niños, asesoría legal, educación comunitaria, y capacitaciones para profesionales y voluntariado, y otros recursos de ayuda. Línea de Crisis de Violencia Domestica de 24 horas: 312-738-5358.

Peace over Violence 

Servicios ofrecidos de Peace Over Violence son para sobrevivientes de Violencia Doméstica, Abuso Sexual y Acoso, y apoyan con  problemas emocionales, información, acompañamientos, referencias, y abogacia las 24 horas ,7 dias a la semana.Los grupos de apoyo proveen un lugar seguro para conectarse con otros sobrevivientes, quienes comparten  experiencias similares. Consejeras entrenadas co-facilitan los grupos en un ambiente confortable.

Safehouse

Safehouse ofrece grupos de apoyo en español disponibles a través de video o audio conferencia de Zoom. ‘Esperanza y Empoderamiento’-  El grupo de habla hispana se reúne los miércoles de 6 a 7:30 p.m. Tambien tienen una Linea de Apoyo de 24 horas: 734-995-5444

Si tiene preguntas acerca del grupo o necesita mas información, envíenos un correo electrónico a supportgroups@safehousecenter.org o llame a Anna Chum al 734-973-0242 ext. 270.

RAINN

RAINN ofrece apoyo gratuito las 24 horas al día, 7 días por semana para los sobrevivientes de la violencia sexual y sus seres queridos. Los recursos incluyen una Línea de Ayuda Nacional Online de Asalto Sexual y una opción de chat en vivo que es gratis, confidencial y segura.

The Hotline

La línea directa ofrece chat en línea y apoyo para  víctimas de violencia y abuso doméstico.

The Network/ La Red

The Network/La Red es una organización de justicia social dirigida por sobrevivientes que trabaja para eliminar el abuso de pareja en las comunidades lesbianas, gay, bisexuales, transgénero, SM, poliamorosas  y cuir. Ofrecen muchos recursos al servicio de la  comunidad de habla hispana.

Woman, INC. 

El Programa Latina de Woman Inc.  ofrece manejo de casos a profundidad para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica de habla hispana y trabaja para apoyar sobrevivientes en un ambiente culturalmente apropiado.

 

Jun
30
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01 – Helpline – SHNHL – StrongHearts – StrongHearts Native Helpline – (844)-7NATIVE (762-8483) – Chat – 24/7 @ Hotline
Jun 30 all-day

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Domestic and Sexual Violence Is Never Okay

StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.

 

Our Services

StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans. StrongHearts advocates offer the following services at no cost:

  • Peer support and advocacy
  • Information and education about domestic violence and sexual violence
  • Personalized safety planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to Native-centered domestic violence and sexual violence service providers
  • Basic information about health options
  • Support finding a local health facility or crisis center that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams
  • General information about jurisdiction and legal advocacy referrals

 

AM – All Month – Sexual Assault Action Month – Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon
Jun 30 all-day
AM - All Month - Sexual Assault Action Month - Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

 

Sexual Assault Action Month

 

Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

Oregon State Proclamation of Sexual Assault Action Month from the Office of Governor Brown

Presidential Proclamation of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

VALOR 2022 SAAM Toolkit
“ValorUS (VALOR) leads with prevention of sexual violence. For 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we have released this free toolkit to empower you to lead your own community. With the theme of “Collective Action for Equity,” these resources support you to spread the message of prevention of sexual violence.”
Download in English and Spanish here

Caja De Herramientas Yo Soy SAAM 2022– A collection of 39 original and curated resources for bililngual advocates from ALAS members and allies

Reclaim/Reclama 2022 – SARC’s annual art magazine, highlighting the art of those who have been impacted by sexual violence, will be shared digitally this year at sarcoregon.org and on social media (Facebook and Instagram) through the month of April at @sarcoregon.

Events

Domestic Violence for Mental Health Providers

The first three sessions, Understanding, Screening for, and Intervening in Domestic Violence is available right now to view on demand, the recording of our fourth session will be on our YouTube channel Thursday April 21st.

Open House and Art Gallery at the Family Justice Center 

Take a tour of the Family Justice Center in Washington County (FJC) and meet the other organizations co-located at FJC supporting folks who have experienced violence. View art created by people impacted by violence, collected through the Sexual Assault Resource Center’s Reclaim/Reclama Magazine. Join us on April 24th, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 735 SW 158th Ave Suite 100 Beaverton, OR 97006. Reading of the Proclamations and some speaking from survivors of violence will start at 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public!

Yo Soy SAAM Webinarios offered by Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual

Talking Healthy Relationships: A Conversation Guide for Parents & Caregivers

Victim Rights Law Center When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The intersection of Rape and Abortion    

Virtual April 27th at 3pm PST

Hosted by the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), “When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The Intersection of Sexual Violence and Abortion,” will examine the intersection of abortion laws and rape and bring together a diversity of speakers in the medical, legal, legislative, and academic fields. Listen to experts share their insights on this complex issue, and learn how you can support survivors who become pregnant resulting from an assault.  100% of proceeds will go towards supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. Visit our website to learn more about our panelists and the event.

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

April 28th at 3pm EST (12pm PST)

What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Events

Rose Haven Open House Event

Virtual Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday April 26th at 9am PST

Offered by Lines for Life, mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.

Register here

Exploring the Incidence and Impact of Economic Abuse Among Teens

Tuesday, April 26th at 11am PST

Offered by Futures Without Violence. Despite the potential lifetime impacts, economic abuse has been long overlooked among teen dating partnerships. Knowing what is at stake, Futures Without Violence in partnership with The Allstate Foundation and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center surveyed nearly 3,000 teens to explore how economic abuse – from disrupting education to interfering with employment to financial control – shows up in their relationships. The findings are eye-opening.

Register here

Interrupting Anti-Blackness Workshop

Tuesday, April 26th & Wednesday, April 27th at 2:30pm PST

This two-part workshop series with Washington Nonprofits is a case study centered workshop for Community leaders, Accountants, Front line workers, Middle Management Professionals, Executive Directors, Nonprofit Professionals, Educators, Board Members and co-conspirators who are committed to deepening their understanding of why Black liberation practices are crucial in interrupting anti-Black racism, macroaggressions, and white supremacist systems. This webinar will not be recorded.

Learn more here

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

Thursday, April 28th at 12pm PST
What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Register here

NNEDV Advocacy Days 

June 7th- June 8th 
Trainings June 1st & 2nd

Register here

 

 

Opportunities and things to know about

 

Oregon DOJ launched Sanctuary Promise Hotline

Today, Oregon Department of Justice launches our Sanctuary Promise Hotline!  This program is designed to receive reports from and provide support to individuals and families targeted in violation of Oregon’s longstanding sanctuary laws.  Victims, witnesses, concerned community members, and whistleblowers can report violations to these laws, access culturally responsive support, and request a DOJ investigation into any violations of the laws.

Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Grant Program

$1.5 Million in Funding for State Domestic Violence Coalitions Committed to Providing Financial Empowerment Services for Survivors
Over the past 16 years, The Allstate Foundation has invested more than $85 million to end relationship abuse. As part of this national effort, The Allstate Foundation is proud to continue the Moving Ahead Grant Program – a competitive grant program for U.S. state and territory domestic violence coalitions committed to the development, acceleration, and implementation of financial empowerment services for relationship abuse survivors.
This year, up to $1.5 million in Moving Ahead grants will support innovative financial empowerment programs that provide financial education services to survivors, through the implementation of The Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Curriculum and asset-building activities in at least one of the following categories: job readiness and job training; survivor matched savings programs; micro-loans; credit building and/or repair; and micro-enterprise programs.
Eligible state and territory domestic violence coalitions are invited to apply. Grant applications will be accepted March 28 – April 25, 2022. Visit the Moving Ahead Grant Program landing page to learn more about the funding opportunity and requirements, and to register for an informational webinar.

Learn about The Allstate Foundation’s mission and our 70-year history of improving communities across the country.

NNEDV and GNWS launches Lila.Help

Advocates around the world have been discussing the need for a vetted global directory for many years and the pandemic has made the need for online resources even more clear. As a founding member of the GNWS, NNEDV has worked with the Global Network of Women’s Shelters to bring together advocates from across the globe. Since Lila.Help was conceptualized in 2019, NNEDV has partnered in its development and worked closely with other regional and national networks to bring Lila.help to fruition. This directory is a great step toward ensuring survivors around the world are connected to help, including having NNEDV’s resources.

Learn more here

OVW Grants Solicitation Announcements

Check out some of these opportunities for OVW funding

Grants.gov Deadline: April 19
JustGrants Deadline: April 21

Grants.gov Deadline: April 21
JustGrants Deadline: April 26

Grants.gov Deadline: April 26
JustGrants Deadline: April 28th

Recent Job Openings

Sexual Assault Support Services
(Eugene) 
Resiliency Skills Coordinator

Shelter from the Storm
(LaGrande)
Executive Director

OASIS
(Gold Beach)
Program Manager
Systemic Navigator (Co-Located Advocate)

YWCA
(Portland)
Resident Services

Helping Hands Against Violence
(Hood River) 
Outreach Coordinator

Raphael House
(Portland) 
Primary Advocate (Bilingual)
View all available Raphael House positions

NAYA
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Click here to view all available NAYA positions

Clackamas Women’s Services
(Clackamas) 
Case Manager
Latina Counselor

Sexual Assault Task Force 
(Keizer)
Executive Director

Portland Community College
(Cascade)
Criminal Justice Faculty Instructor

Self Enhancement Inc.
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Domestic Violence Program Manager

Familias En Acción
(Portland + Salem Metro)
HIV/STI Program Coordinator

University of Oregon
(Eugene)
Staff Attorney, DV Clinic

Douglas County Task Force
(Douglas County) 
Family Violence Coordinator

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
(Ohio)
Administrative Coordinator

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
(California)
Director of Prevention Strategies
Spanish Language Interpreter/Translator Specialist
Lead Spanish Language Interpreter/ Translator Specialist

Futures without Violence
(San Francisco, CA) 
Program Specialist- Health and Workplace

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
(Utah)
Communications and Engagement Specialist

Violence Free Minnesota
(Minnesota) 
Technology Justice Project Program Manager

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(Illinois)
Administrative Assistant
Director of Fatality Review/ Fatality Review Coordinator
Strategic Partnerships Coordinator
Fiscal Technical Assistance Coordinator

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(North Carolina) 
Finance Director

NNEDV
(Washington D.C.)
Capacity Technical Assistance (CTA) Coordinator
Vice President of External Affairs
Transitional Housing and Positively Safe Coordinator

Is your organization hiring? Attach the job listing document in an email to Rowan@ocadsv.org to be sent along our listservs and to be in the next digest!

Submit Job Posting!

 

Our Work Groups and Caucuses

Advocates! Did you know that we have work groups and caucuses for you to connect with other advocates and get support for struggles you may be experiencing?

Click here to get involved!

NSVRC – National Sexual Violence Resource Center – Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Jun 30 all-day

 

Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

 

The following listing of survivor communities and hubs are intended to provide online support through the use of forums, chat rooms, self-help, and general resources to survivors of sexual violence. These resources are organized by the following: peer support, military service members and veterans, male survivors, culturally specific online support, and support for partners of sexual abuse survivors. Sexual Assault Programs should review these resources to become familiar with them before offering recommendations to survivors. Understanding the importance of internet safety and privacy will also help to educate and advocate for a safer virtual world as part of your program’s efforts to provide resources to survivors of sexual violence.

BIPOC Survivors seeking support may also find our Finding Mental Health Support for BIPOC Survivors page helpful.

 

PEER ONLINE SUPPORT

A Long Walk Home

A Long Walk Home (ALWH) uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women. ALWH features testimonies and art by survivors and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender-based violence.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) 

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. The ASCA program offers community-based self-help support groups, provider-based self-help support groups, web-based self-help support groups, and survivor to thriver workbooks.

Advocacy Center

The Advocacy Center offers online groups through the use of a secure platform. All groups are available to survivors of any gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, religion, ability, and immigration  status. Support groups have an expectation of strict confidentiality from both facilitators and participants.

After Silence 

After Silence seeks to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a website where victims can find answers and support about sexual violence. After Silence provides a free and moderated online support group, chat room, and message board with over 30 different forums ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery form rape and sexual violence to more general discussions and lighter topics. Survivors can connect with one another in real time, share their stories, and ask questions of each other. The After Silence website can also be viewed in Spanish.

Alexandra House

Alexandra House offer virtual support groups for survivors of domestic, sexual, and relationship  violence and elder abuse. These groups provide opportunities for survivors to   share personal experiences, discuss coping strategies, and find support.

Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)

ADAA’s anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group aims to be a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences.

End the Silence

End the Silence is an online forum for prose, poetry, and visual art dedicated to ending the silence surrounding sexual violence. Their mission is to promote communication about sexual violence by empowering survivors and their loved ones to use creative expressions as a tool to reclaim their voices.

Finding Hope

Finding Hope Support Groups are a safe place for survivors of child sexual abuse to connect with and heal alongside fellow survivors in their own communities. The groups are run by survivors, for survivors, and have three priorities: safety, community, and education.

Fort Refuge

Fort Refuge is a community of abuse survivors offering peer support through online chats and forums. Fort Refuge also offers a library with resources to help confront some of the difficult issues faced by abuse survivors, as well as the opportunity to give support to others.

Gift from Within

Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. The website develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources including trauma support resources and an email pen-pal support network.

Incest Resources, INC.

This non-profit organization is operated solely by survivors and volunteers. The website offers various educational resources to survivors and professionals by mail for a minimal charge.

ISurvive

A volunteer-driven organization and team composed of people from all around the world, the mission is to reach out and offer hope to child abuse survivors. Open and private forums and resources are available to adult survivors of child sexual abuse and their loved ones.

Meetup

Meetup offers several online group meetings for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood trauma, and more. Be sure to set the location to your local area to see what’s near you.

Our Wave

Our Wave is a space for survivors to share and tell their stories, as well as ask questions and connect with healing. Our Wave seeks to empower survivors, educate society, and strategize to develop smarter prevention methods.

Pandora’s Project 

Pandora’s Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through their online message board, chat room and blogs at Pandora’s Aquarium. The rape and sexual abuse online support group has specific forums for men and women, teens and older survivors, LGBTQ rape and sexual abuse survivors, and friends and family of survivors. Pandora’s Project also provides a resource list for International Crisis Centers and Hotlines.

Peace over Violence

Peace Over Violence provides a number of virtual resources, and  a safe place to connect with other  survivors who share similar experiences. Support groups are available for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and for men who have experience non-consensual sex, and also offer art therapies, trauma informed yoga, and resiliency strategies. All services are offered in English, Spanish, and ASL.

Safehouse

Safehouse offers support groups available via Zoom video and/or audio conference. Support groups include:

  • Sexual Assault Support Group – Mondays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Domestic Violence Support Group – Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Men’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Spanish-Speaking Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Black Women Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Safe Connections – a 10 week curriculum based program for allies against harmful or unhealthy relationships and survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence with I/DD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 pm Central
Support Groups Central

Support Groups Central hosts a selection of Virtual support group meetings including the  “Tattered Flower” group for survivors of sexual abuse, which can be found under the ‘Women’ group category.

Survivors Chat

Survivors Chat is a community providing a place where survivors can come together through chats, forums, resources and Tumblr to help support each other and in times of need.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

SIA is a global network of survivors of incest and their supporters who host groups and meetings for with other survivors to find mutual support.

Survivors Manual

Survivors Manual is an online space created by Angela Shelton, born from her years of traveling with the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton, and includes resources, a healing podcast, articles, videos, workbooks, mental health techniques, and more.

Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

SNAP is an independent network of survivors of religious sexual abuse and their supporters who connect with other survivors and work to create policies and practices to end sexual abuse.

The Lamplighter Movement 

The Lamplighter Movement is an international movement for incest and child sexual abuse recovery. Their website hosts a list of “The Repair Program” group chapters, book recommendations, resources, poetry, and more.

Trauma Survivors Network

The Trauma Survivors Network offers a list of online support groups which cover an array of intersectional positions and experiences which are potentially useful for survivors.

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, INC.  

Turningpoint hosts The Creative Healing Support Group (also known as the Sexual Assault Support Group) as well as other supportive networks for survivors.

The Voices and Faces Project 

The Voices and Faces Project is a documentary initiative created to bring the names, faces and stories of survivors of sexual violence and trafficking to the attention of the public. It offers a speakers bureau, additional websites for resources, sexual violence survivor story archive, and a series of documentary and creative projects—including the country’s first creative writing workshop for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and trafficking.

Voices of Courage (Free E-Book and audio book)

Voices of Courage include chapters written by 12 survivors sharing personal stories of their resiliency of surviving sexual violence.

Access the free book here:

7 Cups of Tea

7 Cups of Tea is an online emotional support service. By using  secure and technology, this anonymous service is available 24/7 to anyone worldwide by chat or phone. Connections to listeners are private, one-on-one conversations initiated on demand. Listeners only know what is disclosed to them by the person they are helping. Contact information used to connect the call or chat is kept strictly confidential.

 

MALE SURVIVORS

Male Survivor

Male Survivor provides resources and support for men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults.

Male Survivors Trust 

This website provides a web forum for male survivors of child sexual abuse or adult rape, and includes an alphabetized collection of terms and empowerment statements.

The Bristlecone Project 

This is a project of 1 in 6 that supports male survivors to provide their portraits, biographies and stories of healing.

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)

SAMSN runs groups for men who were sexually assaulted as young boys or adolescents. The groups run for eight weeks and are two hours in length. Any male who was  sexually assaulted during his childhood can contact  SAMSN about joining one of our groups, and there is no cost to attend.

1 in 6

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6 also provides information and support resources on the web and in the community for family members, friends, partners and professionals.

 

See also Safehouse in the above ‘Peer Support’ Section

 

 

MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS

Make the Connection

Make the Connection is an online resource for veterans to share experiences and obtain resources about sexual violence.

Safe HelpRoom

Safe HelpRoom allows sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with and support one another in a moderated and secure online group chat environment.

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

Service Women Action Network’s (SWAN) mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

 

CULTURALLY SPECIFIC

Arte Sana

Arte Sana provides bilingual training on sexual assault, cyber advocacy and survivor activism opportunities, and survivor empowerment through the arts.

Battered Women Support Services (BWSS)

BWSS provides a list of important resources for LGBTQ2S and non-binary survivors of violence including non-heteronormative centered approaches at violence and healing theory, safety planning, courses, and virtual outreach resources.

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) was founded to help address domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Their mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. Their site is offered in ten different languages.

Diversity Center Trans Program

The Diversity Center’s Trans Program offers ongoing Virtual Support Groups During COVID-19. The support and discussion group is for people (of any age) who identify on the spectrum of trans/nonbinary/agender/genderfluid and more.

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum hosts free online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members and adults. These groups provide an opportunity to connect with others on topics of gender, share experiences, and feel the comfort of a supportive community.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition’s provides online resources and additional links to helpful information. Their mission is to create awareness and build resources to influence social change and reclaim traditional values of Native women.

National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence  (NAPIESV)

The National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) provides support to local/community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities nationally and in the U.S. territories.

The Deaf Hotline

The Deaf hotline offers safe, confidential advocacy  services for Deaf survivors and service providers. We also provide resources and education about the need for Deaf abuse outreach programs. The NDVH has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) to provide advocacy for Deaf people through email, live chat, and video phone, and also offer an interactive safety plan.

The GLBT National Help Center

GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer- counseling, information, and local resources for LGBTQ callers throughout the U.S.

The Network/La Red

Support groups offered by The Network La Red gives LGBTQIA+ survivors the opportunity to express themselves, honor their experiences, and develop community connections with other survivors at their own pace. Their website has several other online resources in service to the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

LOVED ONES OF SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC)

MOSAC hosts  online discussions and support groups for mothers of sexually abused children, and has links to other talking groups on their website.

Support for Partners

Support for Partners provides support for partners of those who have been sexually abused as children. This website provides an online forum and a library of resources to develop skills that help partners in their relationships and provide information about abuse and its effects.

 

YOUTH AND HEALTHY SEXUALITY

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth works to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Answer

Answer is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexual education to young people and the adults who teach them.

Ask Trevor 

Ask Trevor offers TrevorChat — a free, “confidential and secure” online messaging service that provides live help through this website to LGTBQ youth. TrevorChat is only intended to assist those who are not at risk for suicide. The site also offers TrevorSpace (https://www.trevorspace.org/) a social networking site for LGTBQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.

I Wanna Know

Iwannaknow.org, by the American Social Health Association (ASHA), offers information on sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and healthy relationships for teens.

Power to Decide

PowerToDecide.org offers information on sex, relationships and contraception for teens.

Relationship Status

This online booklet by the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence uses comic book illustrations and activities to discuss healthy relationships and sexuality for teens.

Safer Society Foundation

Safer Society Foundation has two major initiatives: New Circle Mentoring and Safer Society Press. New Circle Mentoring helps at-risk children overcome unique obstacles in their paths to healthy adulthood. Safer Society Press provides free digital literature and “The New Circle” magazine for people who work with and care for at-risk children and teens.

Sex, Etc. 

Sex, Etc. is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults in their lives.

Starvista Crisis Center

Starvista holds  a Teen Crisis Services chat from Monday to Thursday 4:30-9:30pm PST. Support  is peer-to-peer under staff supervision.  The chat serves ages 13+ but will not turn away any youth on the basis of age.

The Line Campaign 

The Line Campaign empowers young leaders to create a world without sexual violence. This campaign creates dialogues around sexuality, relationships, consent and sexual violence by using film, social media, and community building.

Your Life Your Voice

Your Life Your Voice provides online forums, live chats, and hotline support for youth who have experienced sexual violence. The website also offers additional self-help and self-care resources.

 

COVID-19 SPECIFIC ONLINE RESOURCES

The Dinner Party 

The Dinner Party is building a worldwide community of 20- and 30-somethings who have each experienced the loss of a parent, partner, child, sibling, other close family member, or close friend. Members are invited to virtual dinners to share and support each other.

Mental Health Match

Mental Health Match provides a collection of virtual support groups which are specific to both COVID-19 and sexual violence.

The Global Healthy Living Foundation 

The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a non-profit  whose mission is to improve the quality of life by advocating for improved access to health care at  the community, state, and federal levels, and amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. The Global Healthy Living Foundation provides resources to help cope with mental health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  (NCADV) 

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) provides a treasure chest of online materials on COVID-19, including a Resource List, Virtual Education Events,  Legislative updates & Action Alerts, and more.

We are Body Politic 

The Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group is open to people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, COVID-19 survivors people recovering from COVID-19 or dealing with post-viral syndromes as a result of the virus people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and caretakers and immediate family of COVID-19  patients who are currently too sick to actively participate in the group.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN provides the national hotline for sexual violence survivors (1-800-656-HOPE) as well as provides a website with information on topics related to sexual assault. RAINN also provides confidential crisis counseling online for rape and sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. and internationally.

 

  • Facebook Groups:

(NSVRC does not endorse any of the following groups)

Abuse & Trauma Survivors Support Group for Women
Confessions of Abuse Survivors
Domestic Abuse Survivors
Domestic Violence Survivors
Empower Survivors- Closed Support Group for Adult Survivors of CSA
Feminist Voices (An Anthology for Justice Against Rape and Sexual Abuses)
Healing from Child Sexual Abuse (Women’s Support Group)
Healthy Healing for Female Abuse and Trauma Survivors
Rape Survivors
Sequoias: PTSD, Sexual Assault & Rape Support Group
Still I Stand Rape Victims Support Group
Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Survivors of Domestic Violence & Abuse
Support Group for Male Survivors of Abuse
TARape (Victims/Survivors Corner)
Warriors & Survivors of Abuse, Trauma, Sexual Assault, and Mental Illness
We are Survivors
We are Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence and Ending the Cycle

 

EN ESPAÑOL

After Silence

After Silence busca apoyar, empoderar, validar y educar a victimas de violación, abuso sexual y todo tipo de violencia sexual al proporcionar un sitio web donde las víctimas pueden encontrar respuestas y apoyo sobre la violencia sexual. After Silence ofrece un grupo de apoyo en línea gratuito y moderado, una sala de chat y un tablero de mensajes con más de 30 foros diferentes que van desde temas creados para discutir áreas específicas de curación y recuperación de la violación y la violencia sexual hasta discusiones más generales y temas más ligeros. Las víctimas pueden conectarse entre sí en tiempo real, compartir sus historias y hacerse preguntas entre ellos. El sitio web de After Silence también se puede ver en español

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum ofrece el Grupo de padres en Español Este grupo en el “Lounge,” de la comunidad en línea de Gender Spectrum, será de gran ayuda para adultos de habla hispana y que se encuentran lidiando con el constante desarrollo de la identidad de género de un menor o adolescente en sus vidas. Adicionalmente al grupo del Lounge, en el cual los padres pueden conocer a otros padres por medio de mensajes que escriban en línea, este grupo también cuenta con la posibilidad de unirse al grupo de apoyo vía telefónica de Gender Spectrum el cual, se lleva a cabo mediante una conferencia  telefónica en español una vez al mes. espanol@genderspectrum.org.

La Ventanilla de Attencion Integral Para la Mujer (VAIM)

La Ventanilla de Atención Integral para la Mujer (VAIM) ofrece este servicio a través de la aplicación Zoom  una vez por semana, ante el aumento de estos casos durante la pandemia del coronavirus. Las clases se ofrecen todos los martes, entre las 4 y 6 p.m. Los interesados deben enviar un correo a proteccionconlan3@sre.gob.mx para registrarse. Las sesiones son completamente gratuitas.

Mujeres Latinas en Accion

Para la recuperación y/o prevención en casos de violencia doméstica Mujeres Latinas en Acción ofrecen servicios de intervención  en crisis, una línea de ayuda disponible las 24 horas, proporcionamos consejería individual y de grupo, terapia para adultos y niños, asesoría legal, educación comunitaria, y capacitaciones para profesionales y voluntariado, y otros recursos de ayuda. Línea de Crisis de Violencia Domestica de 24 horas: 312-738-5358.

Peace over Violence 

Servicios ofrecidos de Peace Over Violence son para sobrevivientes de Violencia Doméstica, Abuso Sexual y Acoso, y apoyan con  problemas emocionales, información, acompañamientos, referencias, y abogacia las 24 horas ,7 dias a la semana.Los grupos de apoyo proveen un lugar seguro para conectarse con otros sobrevivientes, quienes comparten  experiencias similares. Consejeras entrenadas co-facilitan los grupos en un ambiente confortable.

Safehouse

Safehouse ofrece grupos de apoyo en español disponibles a través de video o audio conferencia de Zoom. ‘Esperanza y Empoderamiento’-  El grupo de habla hispana se reúne los miércoles de 6 a 7:30 p.m. Tambien tienen una Linea de Apoyo de 24 horas: 734-995-5444

Si tiene preguntas acerca del grupo o necesita mas información, envíenos un correo electrónico a supportgroups@safehousecenter.org o llame a Anna Chum al 734-973-0242 ext. 270.

RAINN

RAINN ofrece apoyo gratuito las 24 horas al día, 7 días por semana para los sobrevivientes de la violencia sexual y sus seres queridos. Los recursos incluyen una Línea de Ayuda Nacional Online de Asalto Sexual y una opción de chat en vivo que es gratis, confidencial y segura.

The Hotline

La línea directa ofrece chat en línea y apoyo para  víctimas de violencia y abuso doméstico.

The Network/ La Red

The Network/La Red es una organización de justicia social dirigida por sobrevivientes que trabaja para eliminar el abuso de pareja en las comunidades lesbianas, gay, bisexuales, transgénero, SM, poliamorosas  y cuir. Ofrecen muchos recursos al servicio de la  comunidad de habla hispana.

Woman, INC. 

El Programa Latina de Woman Inc.  ofrece manejo de casos a profundidad para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica de habla hispana y trabaja para apoyar sobrevivientes en un ambiente culturalmente apropiado.

 

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Domestic and Sexual Violence Is Never Okay

StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.

 

Our Services

StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans. StrongHearts advocates offer the following services at no cost:

  • Peer support and advocacy
  • Information and education about domestic violence and sexual violence
  • Personalized safety planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to Native-centered domestic violence and sexual violence service providers
  • Basic information about health options
  • Support finding a local health facility or crisis center that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams
  • General information about jurisdiction and legal advocacy referrals

 

AM – All Month – Sexual Assault Action Month – Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon
Jul 1 all-day
AM - All Month - Sexual Assault Action Month - Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

 

Sexual Assault Action Month

 

Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

Oregon State Proclamation of Sexual Assault Action Month from the Office of Governor Brown

Presidential Proclamation of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

VALOR 2022 SAAM Toolkit
“ValorUS (VALOR) leads with prevention of sexual violence. For 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we have released this free toolkit to empower you to lead your own community. With the theme of “Collective Action for Equity,” these resources support you to spread the message of prevention of sexual violence.”
Download in English and Spanish here

Caja De Herramientas Yo Soy SAAM 2022– A collection of 39 original and curated resources for bililngual advocates from ALAS members and allies

Reclaim/Reclama 2022 – SARC’s annual art magazine, highlighting the art of those who have been impacted by sexual violence, will be shared digitally this year at sarcoregon.org and on social media (Facebook and Instagram) through the month of April at @sarcoregon.

Events

Domestic Violence for Mental Health Providers

The first three sessions, Understanding, Screening for, and Intervening in Domestic Violence is available right now to view on demand, the recording of our fourth session will be on our YouTube channel Thursday April 21st.

Open House and Art Gallery at the Family Justice Center 

Take a tour of the Family Justice Center in Washington County (FJC) and meet the other organizations co-located at FJC supporting folks who have experienced violence. View art created by people impacted by violence, collected through the Sexual Assault Resource Center’s Reclaim/Reclama Magazine. Join us on April 24th, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 735 SW 158th Ave Suite 100 Beaverton, OR 97006. Reading of the Proclamations and some speaking from survivors of violence will start at 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public!

Yo Soy SAAM Webinarios offered by Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual

Talking Healthy Relationships: A Conversation Guide for Parents & Caregivers

Victim Rights Law Center When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The intersection of Rape and Abortion    

Virtual April 27th at 3pm PST

Hosted by the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), “When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The Intersection of Sexual Violence and Abortion,” will examine the intersection of abortion laws and rape and bring together a diversity of speakers in the medical, legal, legislative, and academic fields. Listen to experts share their insights on this complex issue, and learn how you can support survivors who become pregnant resulting from an assault.  100% of proceeds will go towards supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. Visit our website to learn more about our panelists and the event.

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

April 28th at 3pm EST (12pm PST)

What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Events

Rose Haven Open House Event

Virtual Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday April 26th at 9am PST

Offered by Lines for Life, mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.

Register here

Exploring the Incidence and Impact of Economic Abuse Among Teens

Tuesday, April 26th at 11am PST

Offered by Futures Without Violence. Despite the potential lifetime impacts, economic abuse has been long overlooked among teen dating partnerships. Knowing what is at stake, Futures Without Violence in partnership with The Allstate Foundation and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center surveyed nearly 3,000 teens to explore how economic abuse – from disrupting education to interfering with employment to financial control – shows up in their relationships. The findings are eye-opening.

Register here

Interrupting Anti-Blackness Workshop

Tuesday, April 26th & Wednesday, April 27th at 2:30pm PST

This two-part workshop series with Washington Nonprofits is a case study centered workshop for Community leaders, Accountants, Front line workers, Middle Management Professionals, Executive Directors, Nonprofit Professionals, Educators, Board Members and co-conspirators who are committed to deepening their understanding of why Black liberation practices are crucial in interrupting anti-Black racism, macroaggressions, and white supremacist systems. This webinar will not be recorded.

Learn more here

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

Thursday, April 28th at 12pm PST
What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Register here

NNEDV Advocacy Days 

June 7th- June 8th 
Trainings June 1st & 2nd

Register here

 

 

Opportunities and things to know about

 

Oregon DOJ launched Sanctuary Promise Hotline

Today, Oregon Department of Justice launches our Sanctuary Promise Hotline!  This program is designed to receive reports from and provide support to individuals and families targeted in violation of Oregon’s longstanding sanctuary laws.  Victims, witnesses, concerned community members, and whistleblowers can report violations to these laws, access culturally responsive support, and request a DOJ investigation into any violations of the laws.

Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Grant Program

$1.5 Million in Funding for State Domestic Violence Coalitions Committed to Providing Financial Empowerment Services for Survivors
Over the past 16 years, The Allstate Foundation has invested more than $85 million to end relationship abuse. As part of this national effort, The Allstate Foundation is proud to continue the Moving Ahead Grant Program – a competitive grant program for U.S. state and territory domestic violence coalitions committed to the development, acceleration, and implementation of financial empowerment services for relationship abuse survivors.
This year, up to $1.5 million in Moving Ahead grants will support innovative financial empowerment programs that provide financial education services to survivors, through the implementation of The Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Curriculum and asset-building activities in at least one of the following categories: job readiness and job training; survivor matched savings programs; micro-loans; credit building and/or repair; and micro-enterprise programs.
Eligible state and territory domestic violence coalitions are invited to apply. Grant applications will be accepted March 28 – April 25, 2022. Visit the Moving Ahead Grant Program landing page to learn more about the funding opportunity and requirements, and to register for an informational webinar.

Learn about The Allstate Foundation’s mission and our 70-year history of improving communities across the country.

NNEDV and GNWS launches Lila.Help

Advocates around the world have been discussing the need for a vetted global directory for many years and the pandemic has made the need for online resources even more clear. As a founding member of the GNWS, NNEDV has worked with the Global Network of Women’s Shelters to bring together advocates from across the globe. Since Lila.Help was conceptualized in 2019, NNEDV has partnered in its development and worked closely with other regional and national networks to bring Lila.help to fruition. This directory is a great step toward ensuring survivors around the world are connected to help, including having NNEDV’s resources.

Learn more here

OVW Grants Solicitation Announcements

Check out some of these opportunities for OVW funding

Grants.gov Deadline: April 19
JustGrants Deadline: April 21

Grants.gov Deadline: April 21
JustGrants Deadline: April 26

Grants.gov Deadline: April 26
JustGrants Deadline: April 28th

Recent Job Openings

Sexual Assault Support Services
(Eugene) 
Resiliency Skills Coordinator

Shelter from the Storm
(LaGrande)
Executive Director

OASIS
(Gold Beach)
Program Manager
Systemic Navigator (Co-Located Advocate)

YWCA
(Portland)
Resident Services

Helping Hands Against Violence
(Hood River) 
Outreach Coordinator

Raphael House
(Portland) 
Primary Advocate (Bilingual)
View all available Raphael House positions

NAYA
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Click here to view all available NAYA positions

Clackamas Women’s Services
(Clackamas) 
Case Manager
Latina Counselor

Sexual Assault Task Force 
(Keizer)
Executive Director

Portland Community College
(Cascade)
Criminal Justice Faculty Instructor

Self Enhancement Inc.
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Domestic Violence Program Manager

Familias En Acción
(Portland + Salem Metro)
HIV/STI Program Coordinator

University of Oregon
(Eugene)
Staff Attorney, DV Clinic

Douglas County Task Force
(Douglas County) 
Family Violence Coordinator

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
(Ohio)
Administrative Coordinator

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
(California)
Director of Prevention Strategies
Spanish Language Interpreter/Translator Specialist
Lead Spanish Language Interpreter/ Translator Specialist

Futures without Violence
(San Francisco, CA) 
Program Specialist- Health and Workplace

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
(Utah)
Communications and Engagement Specialist

Violence Free Minnesota
(Minnesota) 
Technology Justice Project Program Manager

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(Illinois)
Administrative Assistant
Director of Fatality Review/ Fatality Review Coordinator
Strategic Partnerships Coordinator
Fiscal Technical Assistance Coordinator

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(North Carolina) 
Finance Director

NNEDV
(Washington D.C.)
Capacity Technical Assistance (CTA) Coordinator
Vice President of External Affairs
Transitional Housing and Positively Safe Coordinator

Is your organization hiring? Attach the job listing document in an email to Rowan@ocadsv.org to be sent along our listservs and to be in the next digest!

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Our Work Groups and Caucuses

Advocates! Did you know that we have work groups and caucuses for you to connect with other advocates and get support for struggles you may be experiencing?

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NSVRC – National Sexual Violence Resource Center – Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Jul 1 all-day

 

Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

 

The following listing of survivor communities and hubs are intended to provide online support through the use of forums, chat rooms, self-help, and general resources to survivors of sexual violence. These resources are organized by the following: peer support, military service members and veterans, male survivors, culturally specific online support, and support for partners of sexual abuse survivors. Sexual Assault Programs should review these resources to become familiar with them before offering recommendations to survivors. Understanding the importance of internet safety and privacy will also help to educate and advocate for a safer virtual world as part of your program’s efforts to provide resources to survivors of sexual violence.

BIPOC Survivors seeking support may also find our Finding Mental Health Support for BIPOC Survivors page helpful.

 

PEER ONLINE SUPPORT

A Long Walk Home

A Long Walk Home (ALWH) uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women. ALWH features testimonies and art by survivors and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender-based violence.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) 

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. The ASCA program offers community-based self-help support groups, provider-based self-help support groups, web-based self-help support groups, and survivor to thriver workbooks.

Advocacy Center

The Advocacy Center offers online groups through the use of a secure platform. All groups are available to survivors of any gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, religion, ability, and immigration  status. Support groups have an expectation of strict confidentiality from both facilitators and participants.

After Silence 

After Silence seeks to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a website where victims can find answers and support about sexual violence. After Silence provides a free and moderated online support group, chat room, and message board with over 30 different forums ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery form rape and sexual violence to more general discussions and lighter topics. Survivors can connect with one another in real time, share their stories, and ask questions of each other. The After Silence website can also be viewed in Spanish.

Alexandra House

Alexandra House offer virtual support groups for survivors of domestic, sexual, and relationship  violence and elder abuse. These groups provide opportunities for survivors to   share personal experiences, discuss coping strategies, and find support.

Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)

ADAA’s anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group aims to be a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences.

End the Silence

End the Silence is an online forum for prose, poetry, and visual art dedicated to ending the silence surrounding sexual violence. Their mission is to promote communication about sexual violence by empowering survivors and their loved ones to use creative expressions as a tool to reclaim their voices.

Finding Hope

Finding Hope Support Groups are a safe place for survivors of child sexual abuse to connect with and heal alongside fellow survivors in their own communities. The groups are run by survivors, for survivors, and have three priorities: safety, community, and education.

Fort Refuge

Fort Refuge is a community of abuse survivors offering peer support through online chats and forums. Fort Refuge also offers a library with resources to help confront some of the difficult issues faced by abuse survivors, as well as the opportunity to give support to others.

Gift from Within

Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. The website develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources including trauma support resources and an email pen-pal support network.

Incest Resources, INC.

This non-profit organization is operated solely by survivors and volunteers. The website offers various educational resources to survivors and professionals by mail for a minimal charge.

ISurvive

A volunteer-driven organization and team composed of people from all around the world, the mission is to reach out and offer hope to child abuse survivors. Open and private forums and resources are available to adult survivors of child sexual abuse and their loved ones.

Meetup

Meetup offers several online group meetings for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood trauma, and more. Be sure to set the location to your local area to see what’s near you.

Our Wave

Our Wave is a space for survivors to share and tell their stories, as well as ask questions and connect with healing. Our Wave seeks to empower survivors, educate society, and strategize to develop smarter prevention methods.

Pandora’s Project 

Pandora’s Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through their online message board, chat room and blogs at Pandora’s Aquarium. The rape and sexual abuse online support group has specific forums for men and women, teens and older survivors, LGBTQ rape and sexual abuse survivors, and friends and family of survivors. Pandora’s Project also provides a resource list for International Crisis Centers and Hotlines.

Peace over Violence

Peace Over Violence provides a number of virtual resources, and  a safe place to connect with other  survivors who share similar experiences. Support groups are available for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and for men who have experience non-consensual sex, and also offer art therapies, trauma informed yoga, and resiliency strategies. All services are offered in English, Spanish, and ASL.

Safehouse

Safehouse offers support groups available via Zoom video and/or audio conference. Support groups include:

  • Sexual Assault Support Group – Mondays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Domestic Violence Support Group – Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Men’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Spanish-Speaking Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Black Women Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Safe Connections – a 10 week curriculum based program for allies against harmful or unhealthy relationships and survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence with I/DD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 pm Central
Support Groups Central

Support Groups Central hosts a selection of Virtual support group meetings including the  “Tattered Flower” group for survivors of sexual abuse, which can be found under the ‘Women’ group category.

Survivors Chat

Survivors Chat is a community providing a place where survivors can come together through chats, forums, resources and Tumblr to help support each other and in times of need.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

SIA is a global network of survivors of incest and their supporters who host groups and meetings for with other survivors to find mutual support.

Survivors Manual

Survivors Manual is an online space created by Angela Shelton, born from her years of traveling with the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton, and includes resources, a healing podcast, articles, videos, workbooks, mental health techniques, and more.

Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

SNAP is an independent network of survivors of religious sexual abuse and their supporters who connect with other survivors and work to create policies and practices to end sexual abuse.

The Lamplighter Movement 

The Lamplighter Movement is an international movement for incest and child sexual abuse recovery. Their website hosts a list of “The Repair Program” group chapters, book recommendations, resources, poetry, and more.

Trauma Survivors Network

The Trauma Survivors Network offers a list of online support groups which cover an array of intersectional positions and experiences which are potentially useful for survivors.

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, INC.  

Turningpoint hosts The Creative Healing Support Group (also known as the Sexual Assault Support Group) as well as other supportive networks for survivors.

The Voices and Faces Project 

The Voices and Faces Project is a documentary initiative created to bring the names, faces and stories of survivors of sexual violence and trafficking to the attention of the public. It offers a speakers bureau, additional websites for resources, sexual violence survivor story archive, and a series of documentary and creative projects—including the country’s first creative writing workshop for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and trafficking.

Voices of Courage (Free E-Book and audio book)

Voices of Courage include chapters written by 12 survivors sharing personal stories of their resiliency of surviving sexual violence.

Access the free book here:

7 Cups of Tea

7 Cups of Tea is an online emotional support service. By using  secure and technology, this anonymous service is available 24/7 to anyone worldwide by chat or phone. Connections to listeners are private, one-on-one conversations initiated on demand. Listeners only know what is disclosed to them by the person they are helping. Contact information used to connect the call or chat is kept strictly confidential.

 

MALE SURVIVORS

Male Survivor

Male Survivor provides resources and support for men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults.

Male Survivors Trust 

This website provides a web forum for male survivors of child sexual abuse or adult rape, and includes an alphabetized collection of terms and empowerment statements.

The Bristlecone Project 

This is a project of 1 in 6 that supports male survivors to provide their portraits, biographies and stories of healing.

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)

SAMSN runs groups for men who were sexually assaulted as young boys or adolescents. The groups run for eight weeks and are two hours in length. Any male who was  sexually assaulted during his childhood can contact  SAMSN about joining one of our groups, and there is no cost to attend.

1 in 6

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6 also provides information and support resources on the web and in the community for family members, friends, partners and professionals.

 

See also Safehouse in the above ‘Peer Support’ Section

 

 

MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS

Make the Connection

Make the Connection is an online resource for veterans to share experiences and obtain resources about sexual violence.

Safe HelpRoom

Safe HelpRoom allows sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with and support one another in a moderated and secure online group chat environment.

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

Service Women Action Network’s (SWAN) mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

 

CULTURALLY SPECIFIC

Arte Sana

Arte Sana provides bilingual training on sexual assault, cyber advocacy and survivor activism opportunities, and survivor empowerment through the arts.

Battered Women Support Services (BWSS)

BWSS provides a list of important resources for LGBTQ2S and non-binary survivors of violence including non-heteronormative centered approaches at violence and healing theory, safety planning, courses, and virtual outreach resources.

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) was founded to help address domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Their mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. Their site is offered in ten different languages.

Diversity Center Trans Program

The Diversity Center’s Trans Program offers ongoing Virtual Support Groups During COVID-19. The support and discussion group is for people (of any age) who identify on the spectrum of trans/nonbinary/agender/genderfluid and more.

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum hosts free online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members and adults. These groups provide an opportunity to connect with others on topics of gender, share experiences, and feel the comfort of a supportive community.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition’s provides online resources and additional links to helpful information. Their mission is to create awareness and build resources to influence social change and reclaim traditional values of Native women.

National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence  (NAPIESV)

The National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) provides support to local/community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities nationally and in the U.S. territories.

The Deaf Hotline

The Deaf hotline offers safe, confidential advocacy  services for Deaf survivors and service providers. We also provide resources and education about the need for Deaf abuse outreach programs. The NDVH has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) to provide advocacy for Deaf people through email, live chat, and video phone, and also offer an interactive safety plan.

The GLBT National Help Center

GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer- counseling, information, and local resources for LGBTQ callers throughout the U.S.

The Network/La Red

Support groups offered by The Network La Red gives LGBTQIA+ survivors the opportunity to express themselves, honor their experiences, and develop community connections with other survivors at their own pace. Their website has several other online resources in service to the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

LOVED ONES OF SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC)

MOSAC hosts  online discussions and support groups for mothers of sexually abused children, and has links to other talking groups on their website.

Support for Partners

Support for Partners provides support for partners of those who have been sexually abused as children. This website provides an online forum and a library of resources to develop skills that help partners in their relationships and provide information about abuse and its effects.

 

YOUTH AND HEALTHY SEXUALITY

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth works to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Answer

Answer is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexual education to young people and the adults who teach them.

Ask Trevor 

Ask Trevor offers TrevorChat — a free, “confidential and secure” online messaging service that provides live help through this website to LGTBQ youth. TrevorChat is only intended to assist those who are not at risk for suicide. The site also offers TrevorSpace (https://www.trevorspace.org/) a social networking site for LGTBQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.

I Wanna Know

Iwannaknow.org, by the American Social Health Association (ASHA), offers information on sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and healthy relationships for teens.

Power to Decide

PowerToDecide.org offers information on sex, relationships and contraception for teens.

Relationship Status

This online booklet by the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence uses comic book illustrations and activities to discuss healthy relationships and sexuality for teens.

Safer Society Foundation

Safer Society Foundation has two major initiatives: New Circle Mentoring and Safer Society Press. New Circle Mentoring helps at-risk children overcome unique obstacles in their paths to healthy adulthood. Safer Society Press provides free digital literature and “The New Circle” magazine for people who work with and care for at-risk children and teens.

Sex, Etc. 

Sex, Etc. is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults in their lives.

Starvista Crisis Center

Starvista holds  a Teen Crisis Services chat from Monday to Thursday 4:30-9:30pm PST. Support  is peer-to-peer under staff supervision.  The chat serves ages 13+ but will not turn away any youth on the basis of age.

The Line Campaign 

The Line Campaign empowers young leaders to create a world without sexual violence. This campaign creates dialogues around sexuality, relationships, consent and sexual violence by using film, social media, and community building.

Your Life Your Voice

Your Life Your Voice provides online forums, live chats, and hotline support for youth who have experienced sexual violence. The website also offers additional self-help and self-care resources.

 

COVID-19 SPECIFIC ONLINE RESOURCES

The Dinner Party 

The Dinner Party is building a worldwide community of 20- and 30-somethings who have each experienced the loss of a parent, partner, child, sibling, other close family member, or close friend. Members are invited to virtual dinners to share and support each other.

Mental Health Match

Mental Health Match provides a collection of virtual support groups which are specific to both COVID-19 and sexual violence.

The Global Healthy Living Foundation 

The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a non-profit  whose mission is to improve the quality of life by advocating for improved access to health care at  the community, state, and federal levels, and amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. The Global Healthy Living Foundation provides resources to help cope with mental health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  (NCADV) 

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) provides a treasure chest of online materials on COVID-19, including a Resource List, Virtual Education Events,  Legislative updates & Action Alerts, and more.

We are Body Politic 

The Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group is open to people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, COVID-19 survivors people recovering from COVID-19 or dealing with post-viral syndromes as a result of the virus people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and caretakers and immediate family of COVID-19  patients who are currently too sick to actively participate in the group.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN provides the national hotline for sexual violence survivors (1-800-656-HOPE) as well as provides a website with information on topics related to sexual assault. RAINN also provides confidential crisis counseling online for rape and sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. and internationally.

 

  • Facebook Groups:

(NSVRC does not endorse any of the following groups)

Abuse & Trauma Survivors Support Group for Women
Confessions of Abuse Survivors
Domestic Abuse Survivors
Domestic Violence Survivors
Empower Survivors- Closed Support Group for Adult Survivors of CSA
Feminist Voices (An Anthology for Justice Against Rape and Sexual Abuses)
Healing from Child Sexual Abuse (Women’s Support Group)
Healthy Healing for Female Abuse and Trauma Survivors
Rape Survivors
Sequoias: PTSD, Sexual Assault & Rape Support Group
Still I Stand Rape Victims Support Group
Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Survivors of Domestic Violence & Abuse
Support Group for Male Survivors of Abuse
TARape (Victims/Survivors Corner)
Warriors & Survivors of Abuse, Trauma, Sexual Assault, and Mental Illness
We are Survivors
We are Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence and Ending the Cycle

 

EN ESPAÑOL

After Silence

After Silence busca apoyar, empoderar, validar y educar a victimas de violación, abuso sexual y todo tipo de violencia sexual al proporcionar un sitio web donde las víctimas pueden encontrar respuestas y apoyo sobre la violencia sexual. After Silence ofrece un grupo de apoyo en línea gratuito y moderado, una sala de chat y un tablero de mensajes con más de 30 foros diferentes que van desde temas creados para discutir áreas específicas de curación y recuperación de la violación y la violencia sexual hasta discusiones más generales y temas más ligeros. Las víctimas pueden conectarse entre sí en tiempo real, compartir sus historias y hacerse preguntas entre ellos. El sitio web de After Silence también se puede ver en español

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum ofrece el Grupo de padres en Español Este grupo en el “Lounge,” de la comunidad en línea de Gender Spectrum, será de gran ayuda para adultos de habla hispana y que se encuentran lidiando con el constante desarrollo de la identidad de género de un menor o adolescente en sus vidas. Adicionalmente al grupo del Lounge, en el cual los padres pueden conocer a otros padres por medio de mensajes que escriban en línea, este grupo también cuenta con la posibilidad de unirse al grupo de apoyo vía telefónica de Gender Spectrum el cual, se lleva a cabo mediante una conferencia  telefónica en español una vez al mes. espanol@genderspectrum.org.

La Ventanilla de Attencion Integral Para la Mujer (VAIM)

La Ventanilla de Atención Integral para la Mujer (VAIM) ofrece este servicio a través de la aplicación Zoom  una vez por semana, ante el aumento de estos casos durante la pandemia del coronavirus. Las clases se ofrecen todos los martes, entre las 4 y 6 p.m. Los interesados deben enviar un correo a proteccionconlan3@sre.gob.mx para registrarse. Las sesiones son completamente gratuitas.

Mujeres Latinas en Accion

Para la recuperación y/o prevención en casos de violencia doméstica Mujeres Latinas en Acción ofrecen servicios de intervención  en crisis, una línea de ayuda disponible las 24 horas, proporcionamos consejería individual y de grupo, terapia para adultos y niños, asesoría legal, educación comunitaria, y capacitaciones para profesionales y voluntariado, y otros recursos de ayuda. Línea de Crisis de Violencia Domestica de 24 horas: 312-738-5358.

Peace over Violence 

Servicios ofrecidos de Peace Over Violence son para sobrevivientes de Violencia Doméstica, Abuso Sexual y Acoso, y apoyan con  problemas emocionales, información, acompañamientos, referencias, y abogacia las 24 horas ,7 dias a la semana.Los grupos de apoyo proveen un lugar seguro para conectarse con otros sobrevivientes, quienes comparten  experiencias similares. Consejeras entrenadas co-facilitan los grupos en un ambiente confortable.

Safehouse

Safehouse ofrece grupos de apoyo en español disponibles a través de video o audio conferencia de Zoom. ‘Esperanza y Empoderamiento’-  El grupo de habla hispana se reúne los miércoles de 6 a 7:30 p.m. Tambien tienen una Linea de Apoyo de 24 horas: 734-995-5444

Si tiene preguntas acerca del grupo o necesita mas información, envíenos un correo electrónico a supportgroups@safehousecenter.org o llame a Anna Chum al 734-973-0242 ext. 270.

RAINN

RAINN ofrece apoyo gratuito las 24 horas al día, 7 días por semana para los sobrevivientes de la violencia sexual y sus seres queridos. Los recursos incluyen una Línea de Ayuda Nacional Online de Asalto Sexual y una opción de chat en vivo que es gratis, confidencial y segura.

The Hotline

La línea directa ofrece chat en línea y apoyo para  víctimas de violencia y abuso doméstico.

The Network/ La Red

The Network/La Red es una organización de justicia social dirigida por sobrevivientes que trabaja para eliminar el abuso de pareja en las comunidades lesbianas, gay, bisexuales, transgénero, SM, poliamorosas  y cuir. Ofrecen muchos recursos al servicio de la  comunidad de habla hispana.

Woman, INC. 

El Programa Latina de Woman Inc.  ofrece manejo de casos a profundidad para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica de habla hispana y trabaja para apoyar sobrevivientes en un ambiente culturalmente apropiado.

 

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Jul 2 all-day

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Domestic and Sexual Violence Is Never Okay

StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.

 

Our Services

StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans. StrongHearts advocates offer the following services at no cost:

  • Peer support and advocacy
  • Information and education about domestic violence and sexual violence
  • Personalized safety planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to Native-centered domestic violence and sexual violence service providers
  • Basic information about health options
  • Support finding a local health facility or crisis center that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams
  • General information about jurisdiction and legal advocacy referrals

 

AM – All Month – Sexual Assault Action Month – Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon
Jul 2 all-day
AM - All Month - Sexual Assault Action Month - Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

 

Sexual Assault Action Month

 

Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

Oregon State Proclamation of Sexual Assault Action Month from the Office of Governor Brown

Presidential Proclamation of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

VALOR 2022 SAAM Toolkit
“ValorUS (VALOR) leads with prevention of sexual violence. For 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we have released this free toolkit to empower you to lead your own community. With the theme of “Collective Action for Equity,” these resources support you to spread the message of prevention of sexual violence.”
Download in English and Spanish here

Caja De Herramientas Yo Soy SAAM 2022– A collection of 39 original and curated resources for bililngual advocates from ALAS members and allies

Reclaim/Reclama 2022 – SARC’s annual art magazine, highlighting the art of those who have been impacted by sexual violence, will be shared digitally this year at sarcoregon.org and on social media (Facebook and Instagram) through the month of April at @sarcoregon.

Events

Domestic Violence for Mental Health Providers

The first three sessions, Understanding, Screening for, and Intervening in Domestic Violence is available right now to view on demand, the recording of our fourth session will be on our YouTube channel Thursday April 21st.

Open House and Art Gallery at the Family Justice Center 

Take a tour of the Family Justice Center in Washington County (FJC) and meet the other organizations co-located at FJC supporting folks who have experienced violence. View art created by people impacted by violence, collected through the Sexual Assault Resource Center’s Reclaim/Reclama Magazine. Join us on April 24th, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 735 SW 158th Ave Suite 100 Beaverton, OR 97006. Reading of the Proclamations and some speaking from survivors of violence will start at 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public!

Yo Soy SAAM Webinarios offered by Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual

Talking Healthy Relationships: A Conversation Guide for Parents & Caregivers

Victim Rights Law Center When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The intersection of Rape and Abortion    

Virtual April 27th at 3pm PST

Hosted by the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), “When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The Intersection of Sexual Violence and Abortion,” will examine the intersection of abortion laws and rape and bring together a diversity of speakers in the medical, legal, legislative, and academic fields. Listen to experts share their insights on this complex issue, and learn how you can support survivors who become pregnant resulting from an assault.  100% of proceeds will go towards supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. Visit our website to learn more about our panelists and the event.

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

April 28th at 3pm EST (12pm PST)

What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Events

Rose Haven Open House Event

Virtual Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday April 26th at 9am PST

Offered by Lines for Life, mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.

Register here

Exploring the Incidence and Impact of Economic Abuse Among Teens

Tuesday, April 26th at 11am PST

Offered by Futures Without Violence. Despite the potential lifetime impacts, economic abuse has been long overlooked among teen dating partnerships. Knowing what is at stake, Futures Without Violence in partnership with The Allstate Foundation and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center surveyed nearly 3,000 teens to explore how economic abuse – from disrupting education to interfering with employment to financial control – shows up in their relationships. The findings are eye-opening.

Register here

Interrupting Anti-Blackness Workshop

Tuesday, April 26th & Wednesday, April 27th at 2:30pm PST

This two-part workshop series with Washington Nonprofits is a case study centered workshop for Community leaders, Accountants, Front line workers, Middle Management Professionals, Executive Directors, Nonprofit Professionals, Educators, Board Members and co-conspirators who are committed to deepening their understanding of why Black liberation practices are crucial in interrupting anti-Black racism, macroaggressions, and white supremacist systems. This webinar will not be recorded.

Learn more here

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

Thursday, April 28th at 12pm PST
What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Register here

NNEDV Advocacy Days 

June 7th- June 8th 
Trainings June 1st & 2nd

Register here

 

 

Opportunities and things to know about

 

Oregon DOJ launched Sanctuary Promise Hotline

Today, Oregon Department of Justice launches our Sanctuary Promise Hotline!  This program is designed to receive reports from and provide support to individuals and families targeted in violation of Oregon’s longstanding sanctuary laws.  Victims, witnesses, concerned community members, and whistleblowers can report violations to these laws, access culturally responsive support, and request a DOJ investigation into any violations of the laws.

Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Grant Program

$1.5 Million in Funding for State Domestic Violence Coalitions Committed to Providing Financial Empowerment Services for Survivors
Over the past 16 years, The Allstate Foundation has invested more than $85 million to end relationship abuse. As part of this national effort, The Allstate Foundation is proud to continue the Moving Ahead Grant Program – a competitive grant program for U.S. state and territory domestic violence coalitions committed to the development, acceleration, and implementation of financial empowerment services for relationship abuse survivors.
This year, up to $1.5 million in Moving Ahead grants will support innovative financial empowerment programs that provide financial education services to survivors, through the implementation of The Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Curriculum and asset-building activities in at least one of the following categories: job readiness and job training; survivor matched savings programs; micro-loans; credit building and/or repair; and micro-enterprise programs.
Eligible state and territory domestic violence coalitions are invited to apply. Grant applications will be accepted March 28 – April 25, 2022. Visit the Moving Ahead Grant Program landing page to learn more about the funding opportunity and requirements, and to register for an informational webinar.

Learn about The Allstate Foundation’s mission and our 70-year history of improving communities across the country.

NNEDV and GNWS launches Lila.Help

Advocates around the world have been discussing the need for a vetted global directory for many years and the pandemic has made the need for online resources even more clear. As a founding member of the GNWS, NNEDV has worked with the Global Network of Women’s Shelters to bring together advocates from across the globe. Since Lila.Help was conceptualized in 2019, NNEDV has partnered in its development and worked closely with other regional and national networks to bring Lila.help to fruition. This directory is a great step toward ensuring survivors around the world are connected to help, including having NNEDV’s resources.

Learn more here

OVW Grants Solicitation Announcements

Check out some of these opportunities for OVW funding

Grants.gov Deadline: April 19
JustGrants Deadline: April 21

Grants.gov Deadline: April 21
JustGrants Deadline: April 26

Grants.gov Deadline: April 26
JustGrants Deadline: April 28th

Recent Job Openings

Sexual Assault Support Services
(Eugene) 
Resiliency Skills Coordinator

Shelter from the Storm
(LaGrande)
Executive Director

OASIS
(Gold Beach)
Program Manager
Systemic Navigator (Co-Located Advocate)

YWCA
(Portland)
Resident Services

Helping Hands Against Violence
(Hood River) 
Outreach Coordinator

Raphael House
(Portland) 
Primary Advocate (Bilingual)
View all available Raphael House positions

NAYA
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Click here to view all available NAYA positions

Clackamas Women’s Services
(Clackamas) 
Case Manager
Latina Counselor

Sexual Assault Task Force 
(Keizer)
Executive Director

Portland Community College
(Cascade)
Criminal Justice Faculty Instructor

Self Enhancement Inc.
(Portland)
Domestic Violence Advocate
Domestic Violence Program Manager

Familias En Acción
(Portland + Salem Metro)
HIV/STI Program Coordinator

University of Oregon
(Eugene)
Staff Attorney, DV Clinic

Douglas County Task Force
(Douglas County) 
Family Violence Coordinator

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
(Ohio)
Administrative Coordinator

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
(California)
Director of Prevention Strategies
Spanish Language Interpreter/Translator Specialist
Lead Spanish Language Interpreter/ Translator Specialist

Futures without Violence
(San Francisco, CA) 
Program Specialist- Health and Workplace

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
(Utah)
Communications and Engagement Specialist

Violence Free Minnesota
(Minnesota) 
Technology Justice Project Program Manager

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(Illinois)
Administrative Assistant
Director of Fatality Review/ Fatality Review Coordinator
Strategic Partnerships Coordinator
Fiscal Technical Assistance Coordinator

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(North Carolina) 
Finance Director

NNEDV
(Washington D.C.)
Capacity Technical Assistance (CTA) Coordinator
Vice President of External Affairs
Transitional Housing and Positively Safe Coordinator

Is your organization hiring? Attach the job listing document in an email to Rowan@ocadsv.org to be sent along our listservs and to be in the next digest!

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Our Work Groups and Caucuses

Advocates! Did you know that we have work groups and caucuses for you to connect with other advocates and get support for struggles you may be experiencing?

Click here to get involved!

NSVRC – National Sexual Violence Resource Center – Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Jul 2 all-day

 

Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

 

The following listing of survivor communities and hubs are intended to provide online support through the use of forums, chat rooms, self-help, and general resources to survivors of sexual violence. These resources are organized by the following: peer support, military service members and veterans, male survivors, culturally specific online support, and support for partners of sexual abuse survivors. Sexual Assault Programs should review these resources to become familiar with them before offering recommendations to survivors. Understanding the importance of internet safety and privacy will also help to educate and advocate for a safer virtual world as part of your program’s efforts to provide resources to survivors of sexual violence.

BIPOC Survivors seeking support may also find our Finding Mental Health Support for BIPOC Survivors page helpful.

 

PEER ONLINE SUPPORT

A Long Walk Home

A Long Walk Home (ALWH) uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women. ALWH features testimonies and art by survivors and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender-based violence.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) 

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. The ASCA program offers community-based self-help support groups, provider-based self-help support groups, web-based self-help support groups, and survivor to thriver workbooks.

Advocacy Center

The Advocacy Center offers online groups through the use of a secure platform. All groups are available to survivors of any gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, religion, ability, and immigration  status. Support groups have an expectation of strict confidentiality from both facilitators and participants.

After Silence 

After Silence seeks to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a website where victims can find answers and support about sexual violence. After Silence provides a free and moderated online support group, chat room, and message board with over 30 different forums ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery form rape and sexual violence to more general discussions and lighter topics. Survivors can connect with one another in real time, share their stories, and ask questions of each other. The After Silence website can also be viewed in Spanish.

Alexandra House

Alexandra House offer virtual support groups for survivors of domestic, sexual, and relationship  violence and elder abuse. These groups provide opportunities for survivors to   share personal experiences, discuss coping strategies, and find support.

Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)

ADAA’s anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group aims to be a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences.

End the Silence

End the Silence is an online forum for prose, poetry, and visual art dedicated to ending the silence surrounding sexual violence. Their mission is to promote communication about sexual violence by empowering survivors and their loved ones to use creative expressions as a tool to reclaim their voices.

Finding Hope

Finding Hope Support Groups are a safe place for survivors of child sexual abuse to connect with and heal alongside fellow survivors in their own communities. The groups are run by survivors, for survivors, and have three priorities: safety, community, and education.

Fort Refuge

Fort Refuge is a community of abuse survivors offering peer support through online chats and forums. Fort Refuge also offers a library with resources to help confront some of the difficult issues faced by abuse survivors, as well as the opportunity to give support to others.

Gift from Within

Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. The website develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources including trauma support resources and an email pen-pal support network.

Incest Resources, INC.

This non-profit organization is operated solely by survivors and volunteers. The website offers various educational resources to survivors and professionals by mail for a minimal charge.

ISurvive

A volunteer-driven organization and team composed of people from all around the world, the mission is to reach out and offer hope to child abuse survivors. Open and private forums and resources are available to adult survivors of child sexual abuse and their loved ones.

Meetup

Meetup offers several online group meetings for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood trauma, and more. Be sure to set the location to your local area to see what’s near you.

Our Wave

Our Wave is a space for survivors to share and tell their stories, as well as ask questions and connect with healing. Our Wave seeks to empower survivors, educate society, and strategize to develop smarter prevention methods.

Pandora’s Project 

Pandora’s Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through their online message board, chat room and blogs at Pandora’s Aquarium. The rape and sexual abuse online support group has specific forums for men and women, teens and older survivors, LGBTQ rape and sexual abuse survivors, and friends and family of survivors. Pandora’s Project also provides a resource list for International Crisis Centers and Hotlines.

Peace over Violence

Peace Over Violence provides a number of virtual resources, and  a safe place to connect with other  survivors who share similar experiences. Support groups are available for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and for men who have experience non-consensual sex, and also offer art therapies, trauma informed yoga, and resiliency strategies. All services are offered in English, Spanish, and ASL.

Safehouse

Safehouse offers support groups available via Zoom video and/or audio conference. Support groups include:

  • Sexual Assault Support Group – Mondays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Domestic Violence Support Group – Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Men’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Spanish-Speaking Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Black Women Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Safe Connections – a 10 week curriculum based program for allies against harmful or unhealthy relationships and survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence with I/DD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 pm Central
Support Groups Central

Support Groups Central hosts a selection of Virtual support group meetings including the  “Tattered Flower” group for survivors of sexual abuse, which can be found under the ‘Women’ group category.

Survivors Chat

Survivors Chat is a community providing a place where survivors can come together through chats, forums, resources and Tumblr to help support each other and in times of need.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

SIA is a global network of survivors of incest and their supporters who host groups and meetings for with other survivors to find mutual support.

Survivors Manual

Survivors Manual is an online space created by Angela Shelton, born from her years of traveling with the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton, and includes resources, a healing podcast, articles, videos, workbooks, mental health techniques, and more.

Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

SNAP is an independent network of survivors of religious sexual abuse and their supporters who connect with other survivors and work to create policies and practices to end sexual abuse.

The Lamplighter Movement 

The Lamplighter Movement is an international movement for incest and child sexual abuse recovery. Their website hosts a list of “The Repair Program” group chapters, book recommendations, resources, poetry, and more.

Trauma Survivors Network

The Trauma Survivors Network offers a list of online support groups which cover an array of intersectional positions and experiences which are potentially useful for survivors.

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, INC.  

Turningpoint hosts The Creative Healing Support Group (also known as the Sexual Assault Support Group) as well as other supportive networks for survivors.

The Voices and Faces Project 

The Voices and Faces Project is a documentary initiative created to bring the names, faces and stories of survivors of sexual violence and trafficking to the attention of the public. It offers a speakers bureau, additional websites for resources, sexual violence survivor story archive, and a series of documentary and creative projects—including the country’s first creative writing workshop for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and trafficking.

Voices of Courage (Free E-Book and audio book)

Voices of Courage include chapters written by 12 survivors sharing personal stories of their resiliency of surviving sexual violence.

Access the free book here:

7 Cups of Tea

7 Cups of Tea is an online emotional support service. By using  secure and technology, this anonymous service is available 24/7 to anyone worldwide by chat or phone. Connections to listeners are private, one-on-one conversations initiated on demand. Listeners only know what is disclosed to them by the person they are helping. Contact information used to connect the call or chat is kept strictly confidential.

 

MALE SURVIVORS

Male Survivor

Male Survivor provides resources and support for men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults.

Male Survivors Trust 

This website provides a web forum for male survivors of child sexual abuse or adult rape, and includes an alphabetized collection of terms and empowerment statements.

The Bristlecone Project 

This is a project of 1 in 6 that supports male survivors to provide their portraits, biographies and stories of healing.

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)

SAMSN runs groups for men who were sexually assaulted as young boys or adolescents. The groups run for eight weeks and are two hours in length. Any male who was  sexually assaulted during his childhood can contact  SAMSN about joining one of our groups, and there is no cost to attend.

1 in 6

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6 also provides information and support resources on the web and in the community for family members, friends, partners and professionals.

 

See also Safehouse in the above ‘Peer Support’ Section

 

 

MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS

Make the Connection

Make the Connection is an online resource for veterans to share experiences and obtain resources about sexual violence.

Safe HelpRoom

Safe HelpRoom allows sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with and support one another in a moderated and secure online group chat environment.

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

Service Women Action Network’s (SWAN) mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

 

CULTURALLY SPECIFIC

Arte Sana

Arte Sana provides bilingual training on sexual assault, cyber advocacy and survivor activism opportunities, and survivor empowerment through the arts.

Battered Women Support Services (BWSS)

BWSS provides a list of important resources for LGBTQ2S and non-binary survivors of violence including non-heteronormative centered approaches at violence and healing theory, safety planning, courses, and virtual outreach resources.

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) was founded to help address domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Their mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. Their site is offered in ten different languages.

Diversity Center Trans Program

The Diversity Center’s Trans Program offers ongoing Virtual Support Groups During COVID-19. The support and discussion group is for people (of any age) who identify on the spectrum of trans/nonbinary/agender/genderfluid and more.

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum hosts free online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members and adults. These groups provide an opportunity to connect with others on topics of gender, share experiences, and feel the comfort of a supportive community.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition’s provides online resources and additional links to helpful information. Their mission is to create awareness and build resources to influence social change and reclaim traditional values of Native women.

National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence  (NAPIESV)

The National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) provides support to local/community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities nationally and in the U.S. territories.

The Deaf Hotline

The Deaf hotline offers safe, confidential advocacy  services for Deaf survivors and service providers. We also provide resources and education about the need for Deaf abuse outreach programs. The NDVH has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) to provide advocacy for Deaf people through email, live chat, and video phone, and also offer an interactive safety plan.

The GLBT National Help Center

GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer- counseling, information, and local resources for LGBTQ callers throughout the U.S.

The Network/La Red

Support groups offered by The Network La Red gives LGBTQIA+ survivors the opportunity to express themselves, honor their experiences, and develop community connections with other survivors at their own pace. Their website has several other online resources in service to the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

LOVED ONES OF SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC)

MOSAC hosts  online discussions and support groups for mothers of sexually abused children, and has links to other talking groups on their website.

Support for Partners

Support for Partners provides support for partners of those who have been sexually abused as children. This website provides an online forum and a library of resources to develop skills that help partners in their relationships and provide information about abuse and its effects.

 

YOUTH AND HEALTHY SEXUALITY

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth works to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Answer

Answer is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexual education to young people and the adults who teach them.

Ask Trevor 

Ask Trevor offers TrevorChat — a free, “confidential and secure” online messaging service that provides live help through this website to LGTBQ youth. TrevorChat is only intended to assist those who are not at risk for suicide. The site also offers TrevorSpace (https://www.trevorspace.org/) a social networking site for LGTBQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.

I Wanna Know

Iwannaknow.org, by the American Social Health Association (ASHA), offers information on sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and healthy relationships for teens.

Power to Decide

PowerToDecide.org offers information on sex, relationships and contraception for teens.

Relationship Status

This online booklet by the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence uses comic book illustrations and activities to discuss healthy relationships and sexuality for teens.

Safer Society Foundation

Safer Society Foundation has two major initiatives: New Circle Mentoring and Safer Society Press. New Circle Mentoring helps at-risk children overcome unique obstacles in their paths to healthy adulthood. Safer Society Press provides free digital literature and “The New Circle” magazine for people who work with and care for at-risk children and teens.

Sex, Etc. 

Sex, Etc. is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults in their lives.

Starvista Crisis Center

Starvista holds  a Teen Crisis Services chat from Monday to Thursday 4:30-9:30pm PST. Support  is peer-to-peer under staff supervision.  The chat serves ages 13+ but will not turn away any youth on the basis of age.

The Line Campaign 

The Line Campaign empowers young leaders to create a world without sexual violence. This campaign creates dialogues around sexuality, relationships, consent and sexual violence by using film, social media, and community building.

Your Life Your Voice

Your Life Your Voice provides online forums, live chats, and hotline support for youth who have experienced sexual violence. The website also offers additional self-help and self-care resources.

 

COVID-19 SPECIFIC ONLINE RESOURCES

The Dinner Party 

The Dinner Party is building a worldwide community of 20- and 30-somethings who have each experienced the loss of a parent, partner, child, sibling, other close family member, or close friend. Members are invited to virtual dinners to share and support each other.

Mental Health Match

Mental Health Match provides a collection of virtual support groups which are specific to both COVID-19 and sexual violence.

The Global Healthy Living Foundation 

The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a non-profit  whose mission is to improve the quality of life by advocating for improved access to health care at  the community, state, and federal levels, and amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. The Global Healthy Living Foundation provides resources to help cope with mental health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  (NCADV) 

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) provides a treasure chest of online materials on COVID-19, including a Resource List, Virtual Education Events,  Legislative updates & Action Alerts, and more.

We are Body Politic 

The Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group is open to people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, COVID-19 survivors people recovering from COVID-19 or dealing with post-viral syndromes as a result of the virus people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and caretakers and immediate family of COVID-19  patients who are currently too sick to actively participate in the group.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN provides the national hotline for sexual violence survivors (1-800-656-HOPE) as well as provides a website with information on topics related to sexual assault. RAINN also provides confidential crisis counseling online for rape and sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. and internationally.

 

  • Facebook Groups:

(NSVRC does not endorse any of the following groups)

Abuse & Trauma Survivors Support Group for Women
Confessions of Abuse Survivors
Domestic Abuse Survivors
Domestic Violence Survivors
Empower Survivors- Closed Support Group for Adult Survivors of CSA
Feminist Voices (An Anthology for Justice Against Rape and Sexual Abuses)
Healing from Child Sexual Abuse (Women’s Support Group)
Healthy Healing for Female Abuse and Trauma Survivors
Rape Survivors
Sequoias: PTSD, Sexual Assault & Rape Support Group
Still I Stand Rape Victims Support Group
Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Survivors of Domestic Violence & Abuse
Support Group for Male Survivors of Abuse
TARape (Victims/Survivors Corner)
Warriors & Survivors of Abuse, Trauma, Sexual Assault, and Mental Illness
We are Survivors
We are Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence and Ending the Cycle

 

EN ESPAÑOL

After Silence

After Silence busca apoyar, empoderar, validar y educar a victimas de violación, abuso sexual y todo tipo de violencia sexual al proporcionar un sitio web donde las víctimas pueden encontrar respuestas y apoyo sobre la violencia sexual. After Silence ofrece un grupo de apoyo en línea gratuito y moderado, una sala de chat y un tablero de mensajes con más de 30 foros diferentes que van desde temas creados para discutir áreas específicas de curación y recuperación de la violación y la violencia sexual hasta discusiones más generales y temas más ligeros. Las víctimas pueden conectarse entre sí en tiempo real, compartir sus historias y hacerse preguntas entre ellos. El sitio web de After Silence también se puede ver en español

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum ofrece el Grupo de padres en Español Este grupo en el “Lounge,” de la comunidad en línea de Gender Spectrum, será de gran ayuda para adultos de habla hispana y que se encuentran lidiando con el constante desarrollo de la identidad de género de un menor o adolescente en sus vidas. Adicionalmente al grupo del Lounge, en el cual los padres pueden conocer a otros padres por medio de mensajes que escriban en línea, este grupo también cuenta con la posibilidad de unirse al grupo de apoyo vía telefónica de Gender Spectrum el cual, se lleva a cabo mediante una conferencia  telefónica en español una vez al mes. espanol@genderspectrum.org.

La Ventanilla de Attencion Integral Para la Mujer (VAIM)

La Ventanilla de Atención Integral para la Mujer (VAIM) ofrece este servicio a través de la aplicación Zoom  una vez por semana, ante el aumento de estos casos durante la pandemia del coronavirus. Las clases se ofrecen todos los martes, entre las 4 y 6 p.m. Los interesados deben enviar un correo a proteccionconlan3@sre.gob.mx para registrarse. Las sesiones son completamente gratuitas.

Mujeres Latinas en Accion

Para la recuperación y/o prevención en casos de violencia doméstica Mujeres Latinas en Acción ofrecen servicios de intervención  en crisis, una línea de ayuda disponible las 24 horas, proporcionamos consejería individual y de grupo, terapia para adultos y niños, asesoría legal, educación comunitaria, y capacitaciones para profesionales y voluntariado, y otros recursos de ayuda. Línea de Crisis de Violencia Domestica de 24 horas: 312-738-5358.

Peace over Violence 

Servicios ofrecidos de Peace Over Violence son para sobrevivientes de Violencia Doméstica, Abuso Sexual y Acoso, y apoyan con  problemas emocionales, información, acompañamientos, referencias, y abogacia las 24 horas ,7 dias a la semana.Los grupos de apoyo proveen un lugar seguro para conectarse con otros sobrevivientes, quienes comparten  experiencias similares. Consejeras entrenadas co-facilitan los grupos en un ambiente confortable.

Safehouse

Safehouse ofrece grupos de apoyo en español disponibles a través de video o audio conferencia de Zoom. ‘Esperanza y Empoderamiento’-  El grupo de habla hispana se reúne los miércoles de 6 a 7:30 p.m. Tambien tienen una Linea de Apoyo de 24 horas: 734-995-5444

Si tiene preguntas acerca del grupo o necesita mas información, envíenos un correo electrónico a supportgroups@safehousecenter.org o llame a Anna Chum al 734-973-0242 ext. 270.

RAINN

RAINN ofrece apoyo gratuito las 24 horas al día, 7 días por semana para los sobrevivientes de la violencia sexual y sus seres queridos. Los recursos incluyen una Línea de Ayuda Nacional Online de Asalto Sexual y una opción de chat en vivo que es gratis, confidencial y segura.

The Hotline

La línea directa ofrece chat en línea y apoyo para  víctimas de violencia y abuso doméstico.

The Network/ La Red

The Network/La Red es una organización de justicia social dirigida por sobrevivientes que trabaja para eliminar el abuso de pareja en las comunidades lesbianas, gay, bisexuales, transgénero, SM, poliamorosas  y cuir. Ofrecen muchos recursos al servicio de la  comunidad de habla hispana.

Woman, INC. 

El Programa Latina de Woman Inc.  ofrece manejo de casos a profundidad para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica de habla hispana y trabaja para apoyar sobrevivientes en un ambiente culturalmente apropiado.

 

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Domestic and Sexual Violence Is Never Okay

StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.

 

Our Services

StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans. StrongHearts advocates offer the following services at no cost:

  • Peer support and advocacy
  • Information and education about domestic violence and sexual violence
  • Personalized safety planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to Native-centered domestic violence and sexual violence service providers
  • Basic information about health options
  • Support finding a local health facility or crisis center that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams
  • General information about jurisdiction and legal advocacy referrals

 

AM – All Month – Sexual Assault Action Month – Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon
Jul 3 all-day
AM - All Month - Sexual Assault Action Month - Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

 

Sexual Assault Action Month

 

Domestic/sexual violence materials, resources, and actions happening across Oregon

Oregon State Proclamation of Sexual Assault Action Month from the Office of Governor Brown

Presidential Proclamation of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

VALOR 2022 SAAM Toolkit
“ValorUS (VALOR) leads with prevention of sexual violence. For 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we have released this free toolkit to empower you to lead your own community. With the theme of “Collective Action for Equity,” these resources support you to spread the message of prevention of sexual violence.”
Download in English and Spanish here

Caja De Herramientas Yo Soy SAAM 2022– A collection of 39 original and curated resources for bililngual advocates from ALAS members and allies

Reclaim/Reclama 2022 – SARC’s annual art magazine, highlighting the art of those who have been impacted by sexual violence, will be shared digitally this year at sarcoregon.org and on social media (Facebook and Instagram) through the month of April at @sarcoregon.

Events

Domestic Violence for Mental Health Providers

The first three sessions, Understanding, Screening for, and Intervening in Domestic Violence is available right now to view on demand, the recording of our fourth session will be on our YouTube channel Thursday April 21st.

Open House and Art Gallery at the Family Justice Center 

Take a tour of the Family Justice Center in Washington County (FJC) and meet the other organizations co-located at FJC supporting folks who have experienced violence. View art created by people impacted by violence, collected through the Sexual Assault Resource Center’s Reclaim/Reclama Magazine. Join us on April 24th, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 735 SW 158th Ave Suite 100 Beaverton, OR 97006. Reading of the Proclamations and some speaking from survivors of violence will start at 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public!

Yo Soy SAAM Webinarios offered by Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual

Talking Healthy Relationships: A Conversation Guide for Parents & Caregivers

Victim Rights Law Center When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The intersection of Rape and Abortion    

Virtual April 27th at 3pm PST

Hosted by the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), “When Rape Results in Pregnancy: The Intersection of Sexual Violence and Abortion,” will examine the intersection of abortion laws and rape and bring together a diversity of speakers in the medical, legal, legislative, and academic fields. Listen to experts share their insights on this complex issue, and learn how you can support survivors who become pregnant resulting from an assault.  100% of proceeds will go towards supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. Visit our website to learn more about our panelists and the event.

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

April 28th at 3pm EST (12pm PST)

What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Events

Rose Haven Open House Event

Virtual Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday April 26th at 9am PST

Offered by Lines for Life, mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.

Register here

Exploring the Incidence and Impact of Economic Abuse Among Teens

Tuesday, April 26th at 11am PST

Offered by Futures Without Violence. Despite the potential lifetime impacts, economic abuse has been long overlooked among teen dating partnerships. Knowing what is at stake, Futures Without Violence in partnership with The Allstate Foundation and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center surveyed nearly 3,000 teens to explore how economic abuse – from disrupting education to interfering with employment to financial control – shows up in their relationships. The findings are eye-opening.

Register here

Interrupting Anti-Blackness Workshop

Tuesday, April 26th & Wednesday, April 27th at 2:30pm PST

This two-part workshop series with Washington Nonprofits is a case study centered workshop for Community leaders, Accountants, Front line workers, Middle Management Professionals, Executive Directors, Nonprofit Professionals, Educators, Board Members and co-conspirators who are committed to deepening their understanding of why Black liberation practices are crucial in interrupting anti-Black racism, macroaggressions, and white supremacist systems. This webinar will not be recorded.

Learn more here

Ask an Expert Series Webinar: Male Victims and Human Trafficking

Thursday, April 28th at 12pm PST
What services and support are needed for men and boys who are victims of human trafficking? How are these services different from their female counterparts? Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Join three national experts for this discussion on male victims’ experiences with sex and labor trafficking. Panelists will share their insight on needed services, how to talk about human trafficking and develop outreach materials in ways that are inclusive of males, and where to find additional resources on this topic.

Register here

NNEDV Advocacy Days 

June 7th- June 8th 
Trainings June 1st & 2nd

Register here

 

 

Opportunities and things to know about

 

Oregon DOJ launched Sanctuary Promise Hotline

Today, Oregon Department of Justice launches our Sanctuary Promise Hotline!  This program is designed to receive reports from and provide support to individuals and families targeted in violation of Oregon’s longstanding sanctuary laws.  Victims, witnesses, concerned community members, and whistleblowers can report violations to these laws, access culturally responsive support, and request a DOJ investigation into any violations of the laws.

Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Grant Program

$1.5 Million in Funding for State Domestic Violence Coalitions Committed to Providing Financial Empowerment Services for Survivors
Over the past 16 years, The Allstate Foundation has invested more than $85 million to end relationship abuse. As part of this national effort, The Allstate Foundation is proud to continue the Moving Ahead Grant Program – a competitive grant program for U.S. state and territory domestic violence coalitions committed to the development, acceleration, and implementation of financial empowerment services for relationship abuse survivors.
This year, up to $1.5 million in Moving Ahead grants will support innovative financial empowerment programs that provide financial education services to survivors, through the implementation of The Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Curriculum and asset-building activities in at least one of the following categories: job readiness and job training; survivor matched savings programs; micro-loans; credit building and/or repair; and micro-enterprise programs.
Eligible state and territory domestic violence coalitions are invited to apply. Grant applications will be accepted March 28 – April 25, 2022. Visit the Moving Ahead Grant Program