We recognize that individuals hold many identities that intersect in unique ways and influence their experiences with sexual misconduct. The following resources aim to provide culturally competent services for people who want specialized information.

Resources for People of Color

API Chaya: API Chaya staff and trained volunteers are available to offer support, referrals, information, safety planning, and also simply to listen, on our confidential helpline. Their toll-free helpline number is 1-877-922-4292 (1-877-92-CHAYA). Languages offered: Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Hindi.

StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) – The StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a safe, anonymous and confidential service for Native Americans affected by domestic violence and dating violence. Advocates are available at no cost 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST, 7 days a week when you are ready to reach out. StrongHearts offers immediate peer-to-peer support, crisis intervention, safety planning and referrals to culturally-appropriate resources.

Black Women's Blueprint runs a hotline for victims of sexual violence

LGBTQIA+ Resources

The Trevor Project offers a 24/7 support line specifically for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. They also have an online counseling chat service and a texting service you may access by texting START to 678678.

Abusive LGBTQIA+ Relationships: One in three young people — straight, gay and everyone in between — experience some form of dating abuse. LGBTQIA+ students can face obstacles to seeking help. 

Title IX Protections for LGBTQIA+ Students: Title IX protects LGBTQIA+ survivors, too — and it also provides important protections to LGBTQ students who face widespread bullying and harassment that can impede their access to education. Research indicates that nearly half of all transgender people and bisexual women experience sexual violence during their lifetime.

Human Rights Campaign: LGBTQIA+-friendly resources: The Human Rights Campaign addresses sexual assault and the LGBTQIA+ community. A list of LGBTQIA+-friendly hotlines and chat support are listed at the end of the article.

The Network/La Red’s 24-hour hotline 617-742-4911 provides confidential emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBQ/T) folks, as well as folks in SM/kink and polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. We also offer information and support to friends, family, or co-workers on the issue of domestic violence in LGBQ/T communities. All hotline staff are trained in domestic violence, peer counseling, crisis intervention, and safety planning. You don’t have to leave or want to leave your relationship to get support.

FORGE's Self-Help Guide to Healing for Trans Survivors: This is a comprehensive resource that addresses the nuances of experiencing sexual violence as a trans person, talks about common misconceptions, and gives survivors resources and tips for healing. A partner guide for partners and friends of trans survivors can be found here.

FORGE's A Transgender Survivor’s Guide to Accessing Therapy: Provides information about different ways to heal after sexual violence and how to go about locating a therapist.

Resources for Immigrants

Title IX and Immigration: This resource from Know Your IX provides information for international and undocumented students.

Your rights as a student: Undocumented Survivors: End Rape on Campus outlines rights for undocumented survivors. EROC says, "Coupled with the fear of immigration-related problems, sexual violence can often seem insurmountable for undocumented survivors, as well as survivors with undocumented perpetrators. Know that you are not alone, and you do have rights and resources."

Your rights as a student: International Survivors: End Rape on Campus outlines rights for International Students.

Resources for People with Disabilities

The National Domestic Violence Hotline has IM/email, video phone/TTY, and live chat services for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing.

Study Abroad

Pathways to Safety: This is an organization that helps people who are assaulted while abroad by guiding them through the processes and help them make decisions about next steps.

International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies This website can help you find a resource near you in more than 110 languages.

Dating Violence

Love is Respect has many resources for people experiencing dating violence, including an interactive safety planning tool, advocate call/chat/texting options, and information about who you can turn to for support.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: This website has information about identifying abuse and seeking help. They offer an online chat tool in English and Spanish.

Protective Order Basics: The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence outlines the basics of protective orders: Where can I get one? What will happen if I go to school with the respondent? Are they free? Who can file for an Interpersonal Protective Order?

Healthy Relationships

OneLove: OneLove works to end relationship abuse and was founded after the brutal death of Yeardley Love, a UVA lacrosse player. OneLove has information on healthy relationships and signs of unhealthy ones. Their OneLove ap can be downloaded, and it will help reflect on your own relationship, see potential red flags, and if needed will help you make a plan to leave. OneLove's #ThatsNotLove campaign has lots of tools (videos, bookmarks, and playlists) that call attention to the unhealthy ways love is depicted in pop culture.

Healthy Relationships: What is Consent?:

Consent Discussion GuideIt's On Us is a national movement active on over 500 campuses to end sexual assault with an excellent discussion guide to help you understand and reflect on consent.

Saying No When You Really, Really, Really Want to Say Yes: ScarletTeen writes about those tough sexual situations that you want to say yes to but you should probably say no to because it may cause harm to you or another person down the road.

Love is Respect: Love is Respect is overflowing with love, support, and good advice. Relationship quizzes may help you see red flags of abuse, but may simply guide you to being a better partner. There are resources on setting boundaries, communicating better, or having good sex and resources if you're experiencing or have experienced abused. They have many ways to reach out for help 24/7: a hotline (Call 1-866-331-9474), online chat, and text (Text loveis to 22522*).

Supporting Survivors

Supporting Survivors: Tips for friends, family, and educators of survivors from Know Your IX.

How to Respond to a Survivor: A supportive reaction can make all the difference, but that doesn’t mean it comes easy. RAINN provides a guide to managing your emotions and helpful guidance when a loved one discloses sexual violence to you.

Pandora's Project Chatrooms: Pandora's Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through an online support group, Pandora's Aquarium. They believe that connecting with other rape and sexual abuse survivors is an important part of healing. Their online support group includes a message board, chat room, and blogs. It is free to participate and is moderated by a diverse group of survivors. There are also specific chatrooms for male and LGBT survivors.