PeerGalaxy Original Calendar

Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring over 99,000+ 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.

WE ARE PEER FOR YOU!

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If you have an event to add, email us: webmail@peergalaxy.com

How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: SAMHSA Disaster Helpline and similar links.

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).

Feb
20
Tue
2024
01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 @ Phone, Text
Feb 20 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

live-help-img

Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

Itunes Store Badge      Google play icon

The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

AS – After Silence – Online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors @ apply for details
Feb 20 all-day
IS – Isurvive – Online Child Abuse Surviors – Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details
Feb 20 all-day
IS - Isurvive - Online Child Abuse Surviors - Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details

 

 

 

 

Online Child Abuse Survivors Forums and Live Chat Room

isurvive is all about the members. Our collective aim is to offer support to each other from our hearts and through our experiences.

After you have completed our automated registration process to become a member (visit the forum for the registration link), you will be contacted by one of our Admin Team who will guide you through the final steps. We make every effort to ensure that those joining are fully aware of our guidelines and to be on hand to help ease their way into our community.

We have 8 parent forums:

  • General Discussion
  • Survivors
  • Addictions, Self-Harm and Unhealthy Coping Strategies (hidden to non-members)
  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Self-Care Center
  • Family, Friends and Relationships
  • Lighthearted and Off Topic
  • Creative Corner and Art Gallery

In addition to select sub-forums which are open for reading, you will gain access to the following supplementary ones by becoming a member of isurvive:

  • Our Stories
    The stories of who we are and of our lives
  • Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse
    Discussion area specifically for childhood sexual abuse survivors
  • Survivors of Ritualized Abuse
    Discussion area for survivors whose child abuse was organized, repetitive, secretive, ritualized and/or torture based. Some topics include healing from the abuse caused by cults, religious or spiritual groups, torture-based systematic abuse, mind control, pornography rings, sex trafficking and child prostitution
  • Survivors with Dissociative Disorders or PTSD
    Discussion area for survivors who live daily with PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder.  Opportunities to discuss how these conditions impact their lives as well as being a place to gain support, share experiences and offer ideas for managing the symptoms and difficulties that arise. Some topics of discussion include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Dissociative Amnesia (DA), Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), Depersonalization and Derealization Disorder
  • Dissociative Youth Forum
  • Safe discussion areas for dissociative younger parts to share, discuss and seek support as they heal, live and manage daily life
  • Male Survivors of Child Abuse, Incest and Sexual Abuse
    A discussion and support area for male survivors of all types of child abuse
  • Contact with Past Abusers/Enablers
    Discussion area for issues that arise when contact from abusers or enablers is made. It also is a place to write letters to abusers/enablers to help process feelings and thoughts
  • Survivors Living/Having a Relationship With Their Abusers
    Discussion area for those who choose to remain in contact or are still living with their abusers/enablers. This is an area where discussions can be held free from any pressures to change your circumstances
  • Survivors with Addictions, Dependence or Compulsions
    A forum for adult child abuse survivors dealing with unhealthy behaviour patterns, trapped in an addictive cycle or struggling to break free from compulsive coping methods. Difficulties and healing regarding self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, gambling and other similar behaviours can be discussed here
  • Relationships
    A discussion area for processing intimacy and relationship difficulties and sharing healing experiences
  • Parenting Trials and Tribulations
    This is a place for all parents/carers to share difficulties and achievements which may arise while dealing with their own healing

Register to Join Our Forums and Chat Room

 

We also have a chat room, to which you can request access following a minimum of 2 weeks’ active participation on the forums.

Here you can seek support via real time connection through real time interactions.

Once inside the chat room, you will see a list of the members currently online. To chat, users type a message into a text box. The message is almost immediately visible in the larger communal message area, and other users respond.

Please know that, as a team, we are here to help and can be contacted at any time as follows:

The Directors:

  • jonesy@isurvive.org
  • serenity@isurvive.org

The Board of Directors:

  • boardofdirectors@isurvive.org

Please read through our Forum Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability, Privacy Policy, and Chat Guidelines

 

 

Feb
21
Wed
2024
01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 @ Phone, Text
Feb 21 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

live-help-img

Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

Itunes Store Badge      Google play icon

The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

AS – After Silence – Online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors @ apply for details
Feb 21 all-day
IS – Isurvive – Online Child Abuse Surviors – Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details
Feb 21 all-day
IS - Isurvive - Online Child Abuse Surviors - Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details

 

 

 

 

Online Child Abuse Survivors Forums and Live Chat Room

isurvive is all about the members. Our collective aim is to offer support to each other from our hearts and through our experiences.

After you have completed our automated registration process to become a member (visit the forum for the registration link), you will be contacted by one of our Admin Team who will guide you through the final steps. We make every effort to ensure that those joining are fully aware of our guidelines and to be on hand to help ease their way into our community.

We have 8 parent forums:

  • General Discussion
  • Survivors
  • Addictions, Self-Harm and Unhealthy Coping Strategies (hidden to non-members)
  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Self-Care Center
  • Family, Friends and Relationships
  • Lighthearted and Off Topic
  • Creative Corner and Art Gallery

In addition to select sub-forums which are open for reading, you will gain access to the following supplementary ones by becoming a member of isurvive:

  • Our Stories
    The stories of who we are and of our lives
  • Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse
    Discussion area specifically for childhood sexual abuse survivors
  • Survivors of Ritualized Abuse
    Discussion area for survivors whose child abuse was organized, repetitive, secretive, ritualized and/or torture based. Some topics include healing from the abuse caused by cults, religious or spiritual groups, torture-based systematic abuse, mind control, pornography rings, sex trafficking and child prostitution
  • Survivors with Dissociative Disorders or PTSD
    Discussion area for survivors who live daily with PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder.  Opportunities to discuss how these conditions impact their lives as well as being a place to gain support, share experiences and offer ideas for managing the symptoms and difficulties that arise. Some topics of discussion include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Dissociative Amnesia (DA), Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), Depersonalization and Derealization Disorder
  • Dissociative Youth Forum
  • Safe discussion areas for dissociative younger parts to share, discuss and seek support as they heal, live and manage daily life
  • Male Survivors of Child Abuse, Incest and Sexual Abuse
    A discussion and support area for male survivors of all types of child abuse
  • Contact with Past Abusers/Enablers
    Discussion area for issues that arise when contact from abusers or enablers is made. It also is a place to write letters to abusers/enablers to help process feelings and thoughts
  • Survivors Living/Having a Relationship With Their Abusers
    Discussion area for those who choose to remain in contact or are still living with their abusers/enablers. This is an area where discussions can be held free from any pressures to change your circumstances
  • Survivors with Addictions, Dependence or Compulsions
    A forum for adult child abuse survivors dealing with unhealthy behaviour patterns, trapped in an addictive cycle or struggling to break free from compulsive coping methods. Difficulties and healing regarding self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, gambling and other similar behaviours can be discussed here
  • Relationships
    A discussion area for processing intimacy and relationship difficulties and sharing healing experiences
  • Parenting Trials and Tribulations
    This is a place for all parents/carers to share difficulties and achievements which may arise while dealing with their own healing

Register to Join Our Forums and Chat Room

 

We also have a chat room, to which you can request access following a minimum of 2 weeks’ active participation on the forums.

Here you can seek support via real time connection through real time interactions.

Once inside the chat room, you will see a list of the members currently online. To chat, users type a message into a text box. The message is almost immediately visible in the larger communal message area, and other users respond.

Please know that, as a team, we are here to help and can be contacted at any time as follows:

The Directors:

  • jonesy@isurvive.org
  • serenity@isurvive.org

The Board of Directors:

  • boardofdirectors@isurvive.org

Please read through our Forum Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability, Privacy Policy, and Chat Guidelines

 

 

AO – Appalachian OUTreach – Unconstrained: An LGBTQ+ Support Group for Survivors of Religious Truama and/or Conversion Programs – Third Wednesdays @ Online Via ZOOM
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
AO - Appalachian OUTreach - Unconstrained: An LGBTQ+ Support Group for Survivors of Religious Truama and/or Conversion Programs - Third Wednesdays @ Online Via ZOOM
Unconstrained:
an LGBTQ+ Support Group for Survivors of
Religious Trauma,
Religious Persecution,
Conversion or Reparative Programs.
We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Appalachian OUTreach is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 883 6765 6408
Passcode: 165849
Feb
22
Thu
2024
01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 @ Phone, Text
Feb 22 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

live-help-img

Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

Itunes Store Badge      Google play icon

The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

AS – After Silence – Online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors @ apply for details
Feb 22 all-day
IS – Isurvive – Online Child Abuse Surviors – Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details
Feb 22 all-day
IS - Isurvive - Online Child Abuse Surviors - Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details

 

 

 

 

Online Child Abuse Survivors Forums and Live Chat Room

isurvive is all about the members. Our collective aim is to offer support to each other from our hearts and through our experiences.

After you have completed our automated registration process to become a member (visit the forum for the registration link), you will be contacted by one of our Admin Team who will guide you through the final steps. We make every effort to ensure that those joining are fully aware of our guidelines and to be on hand to help ease their way into our community.

We have 8 parent forums:

  • General Discussion
  • Survivors
  • Addictions, Self-Harm and Unhealthy Coping Strategies (hidden to non-members)
  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Self-Care Center
  • Family, Friends and Relationships
  • Lighthearted and Off Topic
  • Creative Corner and Art Gallery

In addition to select sub-forums which are open for reading, you will gain access to the following supplementary ones by becoming a member of isurvive:

  • Our Stories
    The stories of who we are and of our lives
  • Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse
    Discussion area specifically for childhood sexual abuse survivors
  • Survivors of Ritualized Abuse
    Discussion area for survivors whose child abuse was organized, repetitive, secretive, ritualized and/or torture based. Some topics include healing from the abuse caused by cults, religious or spiritual groups, torture-based systematic abuse, mind control, pornography rings, sex trafficking and child prostitution
  • Survivors with Dissociative Disorders or PTSD
    Discussion area for survivors who live daily with PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder.  Opportunities to discuss how these conditions impact their lives as well as being a place to gain support, share experiences and offer ideas for managing the symptoms and difficulties that arise. Some topics of discussion include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Dissociative Amnesia (DA), Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), Depersonalization and Derealization Disorder
  • Dissociative Youth Forum
  • Safe discussion areas for dissociative younger parts to share, discuss and seek support as they heal, live and manage daily life
  • Male Survivors of Child Abuse, Incest and Sexual Abuse
    A discussion and support area for male survivors of all types of child abuse
  • Contact with Past Abusers/Enablers
    Discussion area for issues that arise when contact from abusers or enablers is made. It also is a place to write letters to abusers/enablers to help process feelings and thoughts
  • Survivors Living/Having a Relationship With Their Abusers
    Discussion area for those who choose to remain in contact or are still living with their abusers/enablers. This is an area where discussions can be held free from any pressures to change your circumstances
  • Survivors with Addictions, Dependence or Compulsions
    A forum for adult child abuse survivors dealing with unhealthy behaviour patterns, trapped in an addictive cycle or struggling to break free from compulsive coping methods. Difficulties and healing regarding self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, gambling and other similar behaviours can be discussed here
  • Relationships
    A discussion area for processing intimacy and relationship difficulties and sharing healing experiences
  • Parenting Trials and Tribulations
    This is a place for all parents/carers to share difficulties and achievements which may arise while dealing with their own healing

Register to Join Our Forums and Chat Room

 

We also have a chat room, to which you can request access following a minimum of 2 weeks’ active participation on the forums.

Here you can seek support via real time connection through real time interactions.

Once inside the chat room, you will see a list of the members currently online. To chat, users type a message into a text box. The message is almost immediately visible in the larger communal message area, and other users respond.

Please know that, as a team, we are here to help and can be contacted at any time as follows:

The Directors:

  • jonesy@isurvive.org
  • serenity@isurvive.org

The Board of Directors:

  • boardofdirectors@isurvive.org

Please read through our Forum Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability, Privacy Policy, and Chat Guidelines

 

 

Feb
23
Fri
2024
01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 @ Phone, Text
Feb 23 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

live-help-img

Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

Itunes Store Badge      Google play icon

The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

AS – After Silence – Online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors @ apply for details
Feb 23 all-day
IS – Isurvive – Online Child Abuse Surviors – Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details
Feb 23 all-day
IS - Isurvive - Online Child Abuse Surviors - Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details

 

 

 

 

Online Child Abuse Survivors Forums and Live Chat Room

isurvive is all about the members. Our collective aim is to offer support to each other from our hearts and through our experiences.

After you have completed our automated registration process to become a member (visit the forum for the registration link), you will be contacted by one of our Admin Team who will guide you through the final steps. We make every effort to ensure that those joining are fully aware of our guidelines and to be on hand to help ease their way into our community.

We have 8 parent forums:

  • General Discussion
  • Survivors
  • Addictions, Self-Harm and Unhealthy Coping Strategies (hidden to non-members)
  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Self-Care Center
  • Family, Friends and Relationships
  • Lighthearted and Off Topic
  • Creative Corner and Art Gallery

In addition to select sub-forums which are open for reading, you will gain access to the following supplementary ones by becoming a member of isurvive:

  • Our Stories
    The stories of who we are and of our lives
  • Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse
    Discussion area specifically for childhood sexual abuse survivors
  • Survivors of Ritualized Abuse
    Discussion area for survivors whose child abuse was organized, repetitive, secretive, ritualized and/or torture based. Some topics include healing from the abuse caused by cults, religious or spiritual groups, torture-based systematic abuse, mind control, pornography rings, sex trafficking and child prostitution
  • Survivors with Dissociative Disorders or PTSD
    Discussion area for survivors who live daily with PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder.  Opportunities to discuss how these conditions impact their lives as well as being a place to gain support, share experiences and offer ideas for managing the symptoms and difficulties that arise. Some topics of discussion include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Dissociative Amnesia (DA), Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), Depersonalization and Derealization Disorder
  • Dissociative Youth Forum
  • Safe discussion areas for dissociative younger parts to share, discuss and seek support as they heal, live and manage daily life
  • Male Survivors of Child Abuse, Incest and Sexual Abuse
    A discussion and support area for male survivors of all types of child abuse
  • Contact with Past Abusers/Enablers
    Discussion area for issues that arise when contact from abusers or enablers is made. It also is a place to write letters to abusers/enablers to help process feelings and thoughts
  • Survivors Living/Having a Relationship With Their Abusers
    Discussion area for those who choose to remain in contact or are still living with their abusers/enablers. This is an area where discussions can be held free from any pressures to change your circumstances
  • Survivors with Addictions, Dependence or Compulsions
    A forum for adult child abuse survivors dealing with unhealthy behaviour patterns, trapped in an addictive cycle or struggling to break free from compulsive coping methods. Difficulties and healing regarding self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, gambling and other similar behaviours can be discussed here
  • Relationships
    A discussion area for processing intimacy and relationship difficulties and sharing healing experiences
  • Parenting Trials and Tribulations
    This is a place for all parents/carers to share difficulties and achievements which may arise while dealing with their own healing

Register to Join Our Forums and Chat Room

 

We also have a chat room, to which you can request access following a minimum of 2 weeks’ active participation on the forums.

Here you can seek support via real time connection through real time interactions.

Once inside the chat room, you will see a list of the members currently online. To chat, users type a message into a text box. The message is almost immediately visible in the larger communal message area, and other users respond.

Please know that, as a team, we are here to help and can be contacted at any time as follows:

The Directors:

  • jonesy@isurvive.org
  • serenity@isurvive.org

The Board of Directors:

  • boardofdirectors@isurvive.org

Please read through our Forum Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability, Privacy Policy, and Chat Guidelines

 

 

Feb
24
Sat
2024
01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 @ Phone, Text
Feb 24 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

live-help-img

Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

Itunes Store Badge      Google play icon

The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

AS – After Silence – Online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors @ apply for details
Feb 24 all-day
IS – Isurvive – Online Child Abuse Surviors – Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details
Feb 24 all-day
IS - Isurvive - Online Child Abuse Surviors - Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details

 

 

 

 

Online Child Abuse Survivors Forums and Live Chat Room

isurvive is all about the members. Our collective aim is to offer support to each other from our hearts and through our experiences.

After you have completed our automated registration process to become a member (visit the forum for the registration link), you will be contacted by one of our Admin Team who will guide you through the final steps. We make every effort to ensure that those joining are fully aware of our guidelines and to be on hand to help ease their way into our community.

We have 8 parent forums:

  • General Discussion
  • Survivors
  • Addictions, Self-Harm and Unhealthy Coping Strategies (hidden to non-members)
  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Self-Care Center
  • Family, Friends and Relationships
  • Lighthearted and Off Topic
  • Creative Corner and Art Gallery

In addition to select sub-forums which are open for reading, you will gain access to the following supplementary ones by becoming a member of isurvive:

  • Our Stories
    The stories of who we are and of our lives
  • Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse
    Discussion area specifically for childhood sexual abuse survivors
  • Survivors of Ritualized Abuse
    Discussion area for survivors whose child abuse was organized, repetitive, secretive, ritualized and/or torture based. Some topics include healing from the abuse caused by cults, religious or spiritual groups, torture-based systematic abuse, mind control, pornography rings, sex trafficking and child prostitution
  • Survivors with Dissociative Disorders or PTSD
    Discussion area for survivors who live daily with PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder.  Opportunities to discuss how these conditions impact their lives as well as being a place to gain support, share experiences and offer ideas for managing the symptoms and difficulties that arise. Some topics of discussion include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Dissociative Amnesia (DA), Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), Depersonalization and Derealization Disorder
  • Dissociative Youth Forum
  • Safe discussion areas for dissociative younger parts to share, discuss and seek support as they heal, live and manage daily life
  • Male Survivors of Child Abuse, Incest and Sexual Abuse
    A discussion and support area for male survivors of all types of child abuse
  • Contact with Past Abusers/Enablers
    Discussion area for issues that arise when contact from abusers or enablers is made. It also is a place to write letters to abusers/enablers to help process feelings and thoughts
  • Survivors Living/Having a Relationship With Their Abusers
    Discussion area for those who choose to remain in contact or are still living with their abusers/enablers. This is an area where discussions can be held free from any pressures to change your circumstances
  • Survivors with Addictions, Dependence or Compulsions
    A forum for adult child abuse survivors dealing with unhealthy behaviour patterns, trapped in an addictive cycle or struggling to break free from compulsive coping methods. Difficulties and healing regarding self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, gambling and other similar behaviours can be discussed here
  • Relationships
    A discussion area for processing intimacy and relationship difficulties and sharing healing experiences
  • Parenting Trials and Tribulations
    This is a place for all parents/carers to share difficulties and achievements which may arise while dealing with their own healing

Register to Join Our Forums and Chat Room

 

We also have a chat room, to which you can request access following a minimum of 2 weeks’ active participation on the forums.

Here you can seek support via real time connection through real time interactions.

Once inside the chat room, you will see a list of the members currently online. To chat, users type a message into a text box. The message is almost immediately visible in the larger communal message area, and other users respond.

Please know that, as a team, we are here to help and can be contacted at any time as follows:

The Directors:

  • jonesy@isurvive.org
  • serenity@isurvive.org

The Board of Directors:

  • boardofdirectors@isurvive.org

Please read through our Forum Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability, Privacy Policy, and Chat Guidelines

 

 

Feb
25
Sun
2024
01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 @ Phone, Text
Feb 25 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

live-help-img

Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

Itunes Store Badge      Google play icon

The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

AS – After Silence – Online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors @ apply for details
Feb 25 all-day
IS – Isurvive – Online Child Abuse Surviors – Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details
Feb 25 all-day
IS - Isurvive - Online Child Abuse Surviors - Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details

 

 

 

 

Online Child Abuse Survivors Forums and Live Chat Room

isurvive is all about the members. Our collective aim is to offer support to each other from our hearts and through our experiences.

After you have completed our automated registration process to become a member (visit the forum for the registration link), you will be contacted by one of our Admin Team who will guide you through the final steps. We make every effort to ensure that those joining are fully aware of our guidelines and to be on hand to help ease their way into our community.

We have 8 parent forums:

  • General Discussion
  • Survivors
  • Addictions, Self-Harm and Unhealthy Coping Strategies (hidden to non-members)
  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Self-Care Center
  • Family, Friends and Relationships
  • Lighthearted and Off Topic
  • Creative Corner and Art Gallery

In addition to select sub-forums which are open for reading, you will gain access to the following supplementary ones by becoming a member of isurvive:

  • Our Stories
    The stories of who we are and of our lives
  • Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse
    Discussion area specifically for childhood sexual abuse survivors
  • Survivors of Ritualized Abuse
    Discussion area for survivors whose child abuse was organized, repetitive, secretive, ritualized and/or torture based. Some topics include healing from the abuse caused by cults, religious or spiritual groups, torture-based systematic abuse, mind control, pornography rings, sex trafficking and child prostitution
  • Survivors with Dissociative Disorders or PTSD
    Discussion area for survivors who live daily with PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder.  Opportunities to discuss how these conditions impact their lives as well as being a place to gain support, share experiences and offer ideas for managing the symptoms and difficulties that arise. Some topics of discussion include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Dissociative Amnesia (DA), Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), Depersonalization and Derealization Disorder
  • Dissociative Youth Forum
  • Safe discussion areas for dissociative younger parts to share, discuss and seek support as they heal, live and manage daily life
  • Male Survivors of Child Abuse, Incest and Sexual Abuse
    A discussion and support area for male survivors of all types of child abuse
  • Contact with Past Abusers/Enablers
    Discussion area for issues that arise when contact from abusers or enablers is made. It also is a place to write letters to abusers/enablers to help process feelings and thoughts
  • Survivors Living/Having a Relationship With Their Abusers
    Discussion area for those who choose to remain in contact or are still living with their abusers/enablers. This is an area where discussions can be held free from any pressures to change your circumstances
  • Survivors with Addictions, Dependence or Compulsions
    A forum for adult child abuse survivors dealing with unhealthy behaviour patterns, trapped in an addictive cycle or struggling to break free from compulsive coping methods. Difficulties and healing regarding self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, gambling and other similar behaviours can be discussed here
  • Relationships
    A discussion area for processing intimacy and relationship difficulties and sharing healing experiences
  • Parenting Trials and Tribulations
    This is a place for all parents/carers to share difficulties and achievements which may arise while dealing with their own healing

Register to Join Our Forums and Chat Room

 

We also have a chat room, to which you can request access following a minimum of 2 weeks’ active participation on the forums.

Here you can seek support via real time connection through real time interactions.

Once inside the chat room, you will see a list of the members currently online. To chat, users type a message into a text box. The message is almost immediately visible in the larger communal message area, and other users respond.

Please know that, as a team, we are here to help and can be contacted at any time as follows:

The Directors:

  • jonesy@isurvive.org
  • serenity@isurvive.org

The Board of Directors:

  • boardofdirectors@isurvive.org

Please read through our Forum Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability, Privacy Policy, and Chat Guidelines

 

 

Feb
26
Mon
2024
01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 @ Phone, Text
Feb 26 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

live-help-img

Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

Itunes Store Badge      Google play icon

The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

AS – After Silence – Online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors @ apply for details
Feb 26 all-day
IS – Isurvive – Online Child Abuse Surviors – Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details
Feb 26 all-day
IS - Isurvive - Online Child Abuse Surviors - Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details

 

 

 

 

Online Child Abuse Survivors Forums and Live Chat Room

isurvive is all about the members. Our collective aim is to offer support to each other from our hearts and through our experiences.

After you have completed our automated registration process to become a member (visit the forum for the registration link), you will be contacted by one of our Admin Team who will guide you through the final steps. We make every effort to ensure that those joining are fully aware of our guidelines and to be on hand to help ease their way into our community.

We have 8 parent forums:

  • General Discussion
  • Survivors
  • Addictions, Self-Harm and Unhealthy Coping Strategies (hidden to non-members)
  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Self-Care Center
  • Family, Friends and Relationships
  • Lighthearted and Off Topic
  • Creative Corner and Art Gallery

In addition to select sub-forums which are open for reading, you will gain access to the following supplementary ones by becoming a member of isurvive:

  • Our Stories
    The stories of who we are and of our lives
  • Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse
    Discussion area specifically for childhood sexual abuse survivors
  • Survivors of Ritualized Abuse
    Discussion area for survivors whose child abuse was organized, repetitive, secretive, ritualized and/or torture based. Some topics include healing from the abuse caused by cults, religious or spiritual groups, torture-based systematic abuse, mind control, pornography rings, sex trafficking and child prostitution
  • Survivors with Dissociative Disorders or PTSD
    Discussion area for survivors who live daily with PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder.  Opportunities to discuss how these conditions impact their lives as well as being a place to gain support, share experiences and offer ideas for managing the symptoms and difficulties that arise. Some topics of discussion include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Dissociative Amnesia (DA), Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), Depersonalization and Derealization Disorder
  • Dissociative Youth Forum
  • Safe discussion areas for dissociative younger parts to share, discuss and seek support as they heal, live and manage daily life
  • Male Survivors of Child Abuse, Incest and Sexual Abuse
    A discussion and support area for male survivors of all types of child abuse
  • Contact with Past Abusers/Enablers
    Discussion area for issues that arise when contact from abusers or enablers is made. It also is a place to write letters to abusers/enablers to help process feelings and thoughts
  • Survivors Living/Having a Relationship With Their Abusers
    Discussion area for those who choose to remain in contact or are still living with their abusers/enablers. This is an area where discussions can be held free from any pressures to change your circumstances
  • Survivors with Addictions, Dependence or Compulsions
    A forum for adult child abuse survivors dealing with unhealthy behaviour patterns, trapped in an addictive cycle or struggling to break free from compulsive coping methods. Difficulties and healing regarding self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, gambling and other similar behaviours can be discussed here
  • Relationships
    A discussion area for processing intimacy and relationship difficulties and sharing healing experiences
  • Parenting Trials and Tribulations
    This is a place for all parents/carers to share difficulties and achievements which may arise while dealing with their own healing

Register to Join Our Forums and Chat Room

 

We also have a chat room, to which you can request access following a minimum of 2 weeks’ active participation on the forums.

Here you can seek support via real time connection through real time interactions.

Once inside the chat room, you will see a list of the members currently online. To chat, users type a message into a text box. The message is almost immediately visible in the larger communal message area, and other users respond.

Please know that, as a team, we are here to help and can be contacted at any time as follows:

The Directors:

  • jonesy@isurvive.org
  • serenity@isurvive.org

The Board of Directors:

  • boardofdirectors@isurvive.org

Please read through our Forum Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability, Privacy Policy, and Chat Guidelines

 

 

Feb
27
Tue
2024
01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 @ Phone, Text
Feb 27 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

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Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

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The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

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How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

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For Leadership

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For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

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Online Child Abuse Survivors Forums and Live Chat Room

isurvive is all about the members. Our collective aim is to offer support to each other from our hearts and through our experiences.

After you have completed our automated registration process to become a member (visit the forum for the registration link), you will be contacted by one of our Admin Team who will guide you through the final steps. We make every effort to ensure that those joining are fully aware of our guidelines and to be on hand to help ease their way into our community.

We have 8 parent forums:

  • General Discussion
  • Survivors
  • Addictions, Self-Harm and Unhealthy Coping Strategies (hidden to non-members)
  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Self-Care Center
  • Family, Friends and Relationships
  • Lighthearted and Off Topic
  • Creative Corner and Art Gallery

In addition to select sub-forums which are open for reading, you will gain access to the following supplementary ones by becoming a member of isurvive:

  • Our Stories
    The stories of who we are and of our lives
  • Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse
    Discussion area specifically for childhood sexual abuse survivors
  • Survivors of Ritualized Abuse
    Discussion area for survivors whose child abuse was organized, repetitive, secretive, ritualized and/or torture based. Some topics include healing from the abuse caused by cults, religious or spiritual groups, torture-based systematic abuse, mind control, pornography rings, sex trafficking and child prostitution
  • Survivors with Dissociative Disorders or PTSD
    Discussion area for survivors who live daily with PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder.  Opportunities to discuss how these conditions impact their lives as well as being a place to gain support, share experiences and offer ideas for managing the symptoms and difficulties that arise. Some topics of discussion include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Dissociative Amnesia (DA), Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), Depersonalization and Derealization Disorder
  • Dissociative Youth Forum
  • Safe discussion areas for dissociative younger parts to share, discuss and seek support as they heal, live and manage daily life
  • Male Survivors of Child Abuse, Incest and Sexual Abuse
    A discussion and support area for male survivors of all types of child abuse
  • Contact with Past Abusers/Enablers
    Discussion area for issues that arise when contact from abusers or enablers is made. It also is a place to write letters to abusers/enablers to help process feelings and thoughts
  • Survivors Living/Having a Relationship With Their Abusers
    Discussion area for those who choose to remain in contact or are still living with their abusers/enablers. This is an area where discussions can be held free from any pressures to change your circumstances
  • Survivors with Addictions, Dependence or Compulsions
    A forum for adult child abuse survivors dealing with unhealthy behaviour patterns, trapped in an addictive cycle or struggling to break free from compulsive coping methods. Difficulties and healing regarding self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, gambling and other similar behaviours can be discussed here
  • Relationships
    A discussion area for processing intimacy and relationship difficulties and sharing healing experiences
  • Parenting Trials and Tribulations
    This is a place for all parents/carers to share difficulties and achievements which may arise while dealing with their own healing

Register to Join Our Forums and Chat Room

 

We also have a chat room, to which you can request access following a minimum of 2 weeks’ active participation on the forums.

Here you can seek support via real time connection through real time interactions.

Once inside the chat room, you will see a list of the members currently online. To chat, users type a message into a text box. The message is almost immediately visible in the larger communal message area, and other users respond.

Please know that, as a team, we are here to help and can be contacted at any time as follows:

The Directors:

  • jonesy@isurvive.org
  • serenity@isurvive.org

The Board of Directors:

  • boardofdirectors@isurvive.org

Please read through our Forum Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability, Privacy Policy, and Chat Guidelines