What resources a person needs varies by any number of factors: location, what community they identify with, and what they need help with, to name a few.

Below we have tried to break some of the resources available down by some of these factors. What follows is by no means an exhaustive list, but it is a good place to start to find the help you may need.

Northeastern Resources

SERVICES

    • Coordinates the University’s compliance with Title IX
    • Receives reports of Title IX violations
    • Oversees and investigates all complaints of sex discrimination
    • Provides training for students about their rights under Title IX and associated grievance procedures
    • Organizes training for University employees related to Title IX

 

CONTACT

Website: https://www.northeastern.edu/ouec/ 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 617-373-4644
Location: Richards Hall 125, Boston Campus

SERVICES

 

CONTACT

Website: https://open.studentlife.northeastern.edu/
Confidential Service Request Form: https://bit.ly/svrequestform
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 617-373-4459
Location: 307 Ell Hall, Boston Campus

SERVICES

    • Full investigation of reported cases of violence and sexual assault by specially trained officers
    • Transportation to an area hospitals
    • Accompaniment to court sessions on and off campus
    • Information about criminal prosecution
    • Detective assistance in obtaining a Harassment Protection Order, No Contact Order and/ or Restraining Order through the appropriate system
    • RAD classes to teach self defense

 

 

CONTACT

Website: https://www.northeastern.edu/nupd/ 
Emergency Phone: 617-373-3333
International Phone: 1-857-214-5332
Non-Emergency Phone: 617-373-2121
Location: 716 Columbus Place, Boston Campus

SERVICES

    • Resolution of complaints of sexual violence involving Northeastern students
    • Informational meetings with OSCCR staff to discuss any complaint
    • No-contact orders throughout the disciplinary process and afterward as appropriate

 

CONTACT

Website: http://www.northeastern.edu/osccr/ 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 617-373-4390
Location: 204 Ell Hall, Boston Campus

SERVICES

    • Temporary safe room or permanent change of room assignment, if necessary
    • An identified perpetrator may be temporarily or permanently banned from a residence hall pending the outcome of an investigation

 

 

CONTACT

Website: https://www.northeastern.edu/housing/ 
Phone: 617-373-2814

SERVICES

    • Assessment and treatment of physical injury
    • Pregnancy assessment and prevention
    • Evaluation, treatment, and prevention of sexually transmitted infections
    • Psychological assessment, therapy, support and community referrals
    • Immediate mental health support and connection to therapy through Find@Northeastern
    • Urgent appointments
    • Confidential exploration of options

 

 

CONTACT

Website: https://www.northeastern.edu/uhcs/ 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 617-373-2772
Location: Forsyth Building, First floor, Boston Campus

SERVICES

    • A Case Manager who can help change academic schedule and provide access to other interim remedies

 

 

CONTACT

Website: https://open.studentlife.northeastern.edu/we-care/ 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 617-373-4384
Location: 104 Ell Hall, Boston Campus

Resources by Location

Medical Care

 

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery)

Location: 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215 (0.9 miles from Northeastern’s Boston campus)

About: “The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery was established in 1997 to improve the health and well-being of people impacted by multiple forms of violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, community violence, and homicide by providing trauma-informed services and programs.”

Services: Emergency medical care, individual counseling, safety planning, legal advocacy, support groups, SANE program

Contact: Phone (617-667-8141)

 

Boston Medical Center

Location: One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118 (0.7 miles from Northeastern’s Boston campus)

Contact: Phone (617-638-6800)


Legal Support/Advocacy

 

Victim Rights Law Center

About: “The VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives; and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim.”

Services: Free legal assistance to survivors in Boston and throughout Massachusetts

Contact: Phone (617-399-6720) | Toll Free (877-758-8132)

 

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

About: “The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center is the only comprehensive rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area and the oldest of its kind in New England. Our mission is to end sexual violence through healing and social change.”

Services: 24-hour helpline, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, case management, information and education, individual and group counseling for survivors as well as their family and friends

Contact: 24-hour Helpline (800-841-8371) | Office Phone (617-492-8306)


Counseling Resources

 

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

About: “The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center is the only comprehensive rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area and the oldest of its kind in New England. Our mission is to end sexual violence through healing and social change.”

Services: 24-hour helpline, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, case management, information and education, individual and group counseling for survivors as well as their family and friends

Contact: 24-hour Helpline (800-841-8371) | Office Phone (617-492-8306)

 

Also see Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery) above


Identity-Based Resources

 

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

About: “ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence…ATASK’s mission is to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities and provide hope to survivors.”

Services: 24-hour multilingual hotline, legal advocacy, ESOL program, emergency shelter, counseling with bilingual Asian identified advocates

Contact: Emergency Helpline (617-338-2355) | Office Phone (617-338-2350) | Email ([email protected]) 

 

Fenway Health Violence Recovery

Location: 1340 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

About: “Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to LGBT victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct.”

Services: Counseling, support groups, advocacy, referral services, medical care, access to helplines

Contact: Phone (617-927-6250) | LGBT Helpline (617-267-9001)

 

The Network (LaRed)

About: “The Network/ La Red is a survivor-led social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression.”

Services: Crisis intervention, information, referrals, 24-hour hotline, safety planning, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, assistance with victim compensation and access to medical, legal, housing, or other social services, support groups

Contact: Hotline (617-742-4911) | Hotline TTY (617-227-4911) | Office Phone (617-695-0877)

 

Saheli

About: “Saheli offers non-judgmental, culturally sensitive services to domestic and sexual violence survivors from South Asia and the Middle East. Saheli’s trained domestic violence advocates speak several South Asian languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Nepali, and also Arabic. Saheli offers legal support including translation, accompanying survivors to court and police stations, and offers free family law legal clinics. All of Saheli services are free and confidential.”

Services: Multilingual helpline, safety planning, trauma-informed counseling, legal services, public benefits advocacy, support groups, prevention services

Contact: Helpline (1-866-472-4354) | Email ([email protected])

 

Casa Esperanza

Location: 302 Eustis St, Roxbury, MA, 02119

About: “Casa Esperanza, Inc. is a bilingual and bicultural behavioral health center that specializes in serving the Latino community in Massachusetts. Our mission is to empower individuals and families to recover from addiction, trauma, mental illness and other chronic medical conditions; overcome homelessness; and achieve health and wellness through comprehensive, integrated care.”

Services: Individual counseling, case management, support groups, housing assistance

Contact: Phone (617-445-1123) | Email ([email protected])


Other Topic Resources (Domestic Violence/Stalking)

 

Safelink (Casa Myrna)

About: “Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of domestic violence awareness efforts and of shelter and supportive services to survivors. Our comprehensive range of services, available in both Spanish and English, provide survivors with tools to recover from the trauma of abuse and begin to build sustainable self-sufficiency.”

Services: Safety planning, safe and confidential space, bilingual advocates, referral to domestic violence programs across the state, support services, information and resources

Contact: Toll Free (877-785-2020) | Hearing-impaired TTY (877-521-2601)

 

Domestic Violence Program at Boston Medical Center

Location: 88 East Newton St, Boston, MA 02118

About: “BMC’s Domestic Violence Program is a resource for patients, employees, community members, and anyone who is seeking information or help with domestic violence.”

Services: Crisis counseling, violence intervention advocacy program, short and long term advocacy and counseling, legal advocacy, assistance applying for victim compensation

Contact: Phone (617-638-8000) | Advocacy Line (617-414-5457)

 

The Network (LaRed)

About: “The Network/ La Red is a survivor-led social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression.”

Services: Crisis intervention, information, referrals, 24-hour hotline, safety planning, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, assistance with victim compensation and access to medical, legal, housing, or other social services, support groups

Contact: Hotline (617-742-4911) | Hotline TTY (617-227-4911) | Office Phone (617-695-0877)

 

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

About: “ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence…ATASK’s mission is to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities and provide hope to survivors.”

Services: 24-hour multilingual hotline, legal advocacy, ESOL program, emergency shelter, counseling with bilingual Asian identified advocates

Contact: Emergency Helpline (617-338-2355) | Office Phone (617-338-2350) | Email ([email protected]) 

Medical Care 

 

Highland Hospital (Sexual Assault Response and Recovery Team)

Location: 1411 E 31st St, Oakland, CA 94602 (3.3 miles from Northeastern’s Oakland campus)

About: “Operating out of Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus (WCHHC), SARRT is a unique hospital and clinic-based program that addresses both domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA).  SARRT operates within interdisciplinary teams, prioritizing safety, and trauma-informed care for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking.”

Services: Individual counseling, group counseling/support groups, legal/criminal justice systems advocacy, crime victim assistance advocacy, community education, 24-hour hotline 

Contact: 24-hour Crisis Hotline (510-534-9290) 


Legal Support/Advocacy

 

Bay Area Legal Aid

About: “We provide low-income clients with free civil legal assistance, including legal advice and counsel, effective referrals, and legal representation” with specific practice areas for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention.”

Services: Legal advice hotline, representation, domestic violence restraining order clinics (in-person and remote clinics held weekly) 

Contact: Legal Advice Hotline (800-551-5554) 

 

Family Violence Law Center 

Location: 470 27th Street, Oakland, CA, 94612 

About: “Helps diverse communities in Alameda County heal from domestic violence and sexual assault, advocating for justice and healthy relationships.  We provide survivor-centered legal and crisis intervention services, offer prevention education for youth and other community members, and engage in policy work to create systemic change.” 

Services: Legal support and representation, crisis intervention  

Contact: Main Office (1-510-208-0220) | 24-hour Crisis Hotline (1-800-947-8301) 


Counseling Resources

 

Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR)

About: “BAWAR was the first rape crisis center in the country. It was founded with the two-part goal of establishing a place where survivors of sexual violence could receive the quality counseling and advocacy they need, and to provide community education around these issues. We are here to believe and validate the community we serve in a trauma-informed, culturally appropriate and accessible way.”

Services: Free confidential counseling services, peer-counseling, advocacy, support groups for survivors

Contact: Hotline (510-845-7273) | Office (510-430-1298)

 

Alameda County Family Justice Center 

Location: 470 27th Street, Oakland, CA, 94612 

About: “The Alameda County Family Justice Center is made up of over 30 onsite and over 50 offsite agencies and programs that provide services and support to individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse, and stalking.” 

Services: Counseling, trauma recovery services, legal advocacy, safety planning, support groups, professional development programs for survivors  

Contact: Phone (510-267-8800) 

Medical Care 

 

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Emergency Department

Location: 751 South Bascom Ave. San Jose, CA 95128 (4.1 miles from Northeastern’s Silicon Valley campus) 

About/Services: “The SCVMC Adult/Adolescent SAFE Program cares for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and domestic violence, age 12 and older, who seek medical treatment and/or evidence collection after assault. SAFE Examiners are available to you 24 hours a day/7 days a week.” 

Contact: SAFE 24/7 Hotline (408-793-7233)


Legal Support/Advocacy 

 

Bay Area Legal Aid

About: “We provide low-income clients with free civil legal assistance, including legal advice and counsel, effective referrals, and legal representation with specific practice areas for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention.”

Services: Legal advice hotline, representation, domestic violence restraining order clinics (in-person and remote clinics held weekly) 

Contact: Legal Advice Hotline (800-551-5554) 


Counseling Resources

 

Community Solutions 

Location: 1356 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose, CA 65131

About: “We provide a comprehensive spectrum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and residential services to the communities of Santa Clara and San Benito Counties. We provide services and support to help children, families, and individuals overcome the challenges posed by mental health issues, substance abuse, trauma, severe family dysfunction, sexual and domestic violence, and human trafficking.” 

Services: 24-hour helpline, case management, individual and group therapy, LGBTQ+ specific support, legal advocacy, medical accompaniment 

Contact: 24-hour Helpline (1-877-363-7238) 

 

YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley 

Location: 375 S. 3rd St, San Jose, CA 95112

About: “We serve survivors of intimate partner abuse, sexual assault and abuse, and human trafficking through life-changing and life-saving programs. We provide support to people of all genders, sexual orientations, races, religions, economic backgrounds, abilities, and any other identities.” 

Services: 24-hour hotline and crisis intervention support, individual and group counseling, legal assistance  

Contact: 24-hour Support Line (800-572-2782) | Main Office (408-295-4011) 


Identity-Based Resources

 

Inter-tribal Council of California Santa Rosa Satellite Office (ITCC, Inc.)

About: “A statewide association of over 35 federally recognized tribes and Tribal organizations. This non-profit 501(c)3 organization was formed in 1968 to enhance the education, health, economic, cultural, and social status of all Native Americans in California…ITCC’s provides education, prevention and intervention/direct services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in California.”

Services: Victim services, family violence and prevention programs

Contact: Phone (707-521-4555)

 

Maitri 

About: “Maitri is a free, confidential, nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, that primarily helps families and individuals from South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka among others) facing domestic violence, emotional abuse, cultural alienation, or family conflict.” 

Services: Helpline, legal advocacy, court accompaniment, peer counseling, economic empowerment workshops  

Contact: Helpline (1-888-862-4874) | Office Phone (1-408-436-8393)

Medical Care

 

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine

About: “Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine provides free services in York and Cumberland counties to anyone affected by sexual harassment, sexual abuse, or sexual assault, through prevention programs, support, education, and advocacy.”

Services: 24-hour help-line, case management and advocacy services, support groups (including groups for college-age survivors and trans survivors), support for survivors of trafficking, medical accompaniment, educational resources 

Contact: 24-hour Helpline (1-800-871-7741)


Legal Support/Advocacy

 

Pine Tree Legal Assistance 

About: “Pine Tree Legal Assistance is committed to making the justice system more accessible for all Mainers, regardless of income. We provide direct legal advocacy to Mainers with low incomes who need help resolving serious civil legal issues. Our advocacy ranges from legal advice and brief assistance to negotiations and full legal representation.” 

Services: Free civil legal assistance, self-help pages on sexual violence-related legal topics, information on Protection from Abuse and Harassment Orders 

Contact: Cumberland County Main Office Phone (207-774-8211) 


Counseling Resources

 

The Opportunity Alliance 

About: The Opportunity Alliance is the state’s designated crisis services provider for Cumberland County.  They provide mental health services through their crisis response programs, residential mental health treatment facilities, and case management programs for children, youth, and adults.  The Maine Crisis Line and 2-1-1 information line provides 24/7 statewide support for callers seeking critical resources in their communities. 

Services: Counseling services 

Contact: Access & Intake (207-523-5049) | Maine Crisis Line ( 1-888-568-1112) 

 

Also see Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine above.


Identity-Based Resources

 

Wabanaki Women’s Coalition 

About: The Mission of the Wabanaki Women’s Coalition is to increase the capacity of tribal communities to respond to domestic and sexual violence, and influence tribal, national, and regional systems to increase awareness, safety, justice, and healing for all our relations.” 

Services: Member advocacy centers, counseling, safety planning, crisis intervention, legal assistance

Contact: Main Office (207-866-3030) 


Other Topic Resources (Domestic Violence/Stalking) 

 

Through These Doors: Domestic Violence Resources and Advocacy

About: “Cumberland County Maine’s domestic violence resource center providing a full array of services to people experiencing domestic abuse and related issues. Offering community education, prevention, and training on domestic abuse to Cumberland County and engaging in efforts to hold perpetrators of abuse accountable for their actions.”

Services: 24-hour helpline, residential services shelter program, transitional housing program, support groups, advocacy services (including court/legal advocacy), education and prevention services, violence intervention programming for people who have caused harm

Contact: 24-hour Helpline (1-800-537-6066)

Medical Care

 

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center

Location: 200 Hawthorne Ln, Charlotte, NC 28204 (1.9 miles from Northeastern’s Charlotte campus)

About: “Our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) team is comprised of registered nurses who have received specialized training in the care and treatment of sexual assault victims. In addition to providing compassionate care to survivors, our examiner collects forensic evidence for criminal prosecution and may be called as an expert witness in a court case.”

Services: Forensic examinations, crisis intervention, emergency medical care, support groups, individual counseling, criminal justice support

Contact: Phone (704-384-4000)


Legal Support/Advocacy 

 

Legal Aid of North Carolina 

About: “We secure court protective orders for survivors and provide other services necessary to help them and their children fully recover and lead safe, independent lives.” 

Services: Legal consultation and representation  

Contact: Legal Aid Helpline (1-866-219-5262) 


Counseling Resources

 

Safe Alliance

About: Our mission is to provide hope and healing for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.”  

Services: 24-hour confidential helpline, domestic violence shelter, support groups, safety planning, hospital accompaniment, trauma-informed counseling, court advocacy and accompaniment

Contact: 24-hour Helpline (980-771-4673)


Identity-Based Resources

 

Kiran 

Location: 1012 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27605 

About: “Kiran’s mission is to end the cycle of abuse and to serve and empower South Asian victims of domestic violence in North Carolina by providing culturally specific services and comprehensive economic, social and community resources.”  

Services: 24-hour confidential crisis line, safety planning, interpretation assistance, housing assistance, resource referrals, legal advocacy 

Contact: 24-hour Crisis Line (1-877-625-4726) 


Other Topic Resources (Domestic Violence/Stalking) 

 

Atrium Health – Domestic Violence Services 

About: “The Domestic Violence Healthcare Project provides support and advocacy for patients experiencing IPV. We offer free, 24-hour services to victims of intimate partner violence.”  

Services: Advocacy resources, safety planning, community referrals 

Contact: Phone (704-446-3999) 

 

Safe Alliance 

About: “Our mission is to provide hope and healing for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.”  

Services: 24-hour confidential helpline, a domestic violence shelter, support groups, safety planning, hospital accompaniment, trauma-informed counseling, court advocacy and accompaniment 

Contact: Greater Charlotte 24/7 Hope Line (980-771-4673) 

Medical Care

 

Inova Ewing Forensic Assessment and Consultation Teams (FACT) Department 

Location: 3300 Gallows Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042 (10.9 miles from Northeastern’s Arlington campus)

About/Services: “Inova Ewing Forensic Assessment and Consultation Teams at Inova Fairfax Hospital address the unique needs of abused children and adults. We offer expert medical evaluation, forensic evidence collection, and provide expert interpretation based on training, experience and medical data.”

Contact: Call (703-776-4001) and ask to page a FACT nurse


Legal Support/Advocacy

 

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Advocate & Attorney Alliance

About: “The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, through the Advocate & Attorney Alliance, aims to build relationships between advocates at local domestic and sexual violence agencies and local attorneys, who together will work directly as a team to help survivors navigate the complicated legal system. The program aims to help to connect survivors needing legal assistance with advocates and attorneys who can provide confidential, healing-centered, legal advice and information.”

Services: Attorney referrals, legal advice helpline, legal education resources

Contact: Phone (1-800-838-8238) | Email ([email protected])


Counseling Resources

 

DC Rape Crisis Center 

Location: 5321 1st Pl NE, Washington, DC 20011 (8.5 miles from Northeastern’s Arlington campus)

About: “The DC Rape Crisis Center is a non-profit organization and the designated sexual assault coalition for the District of Columbia. DCRCC is the oldest and the first rape crisis center in the country, and the only rape crisis center in the District of Columbia that has spent the past 46 years listening to the stories of survivors of sexual assault.”

Services: 24-hour hotline, individual and group counseling (English and Spanish), support groups, community education, hospital accompaniment, online support groups

Contact: Hotline (202-333-7273) | Office Phone (202-232-0789)

 

Doorways

About: “Doorways creates pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence, and sexual assault leading to safe, stable, and empowered lives. We seek to address the cycles of abuse, homelessness, and poverty in a proactive and nimble way, meeting our clients where they are and offering them support that enables long-term stability.”

Services: 24-hour domestic & sexual violence hotline, individual counseling, group counseling/support groups, legal/criminal justice system advocacy, crime victim assistance advocacy, hospital accompaniment, community education, emergency shelter

Contact: Hotline (703-237-0881) | Office Phone (703-504-9400)

 

The Women’s Center

Location: 8230 Old Courthouse Rd, Suite 310, Vienna, VA 22181 (10.5 miles from Northeastern’s Arlington campus)

About: “The mission of The Women’s Center is to significantly improve the mental health and well-being of all members of the community through counseling, education, support and advocacy.”

Services: Individual counseling, group counseling/support groups, community education

Contact: Office Phone (703-281-2657) | Advocate (571-536-5160) | Counselors (703-281-4928)


Identity-Based Resources

 

Virginia Anti-Violence Project

About: “Working to address and end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia.”

Services: Individual support and advocacy, safety planning, accompaniment, emergency housing and transportation, education, 24/7 LGBTQ+ Helpline

Contact: 24/7 LGBTQ Helpline (866-356-6998) | Online Form

Medical Care

 

Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center

Location: 1611 N.W. 12th Avenue, 1st Floor, Room 116A, Miami, FL 33136 (1.5 miles from Northeastern’s Miami campus)

About: “Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center (RTC) is a non-profit, hospital-based sexual assault crisis center located on the Jackson Memorial Medical Center campus. The center is staffed with sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE-trained), who provide comprehensive, quality medical treatment. The center’s victim advocates are available to provide support and crisis intervention, and short-term counseling services are offered by licensed clinicians.”

Services:  Medical treatment, 24/7 crisis & sexual assault helpline, information & referral, crisis intervention, advocacy, accompaniment, community awareness, system coordination, support groups, individual counseling/therapy, victim compensation/relocation application assistance

Contact: Hotline (305-585-7273)


Legal Support/Advocacy

 

Nancy J. Cotterman Center 

Location: 2995 North Dixie Highway, Oakland Park, FL 33334 (Approximately 30 miles/40 minute drive from Northeastern’s Miami campus)

About: “NJCC provides a safe, non-threatening environment for survivors and supportive family members. Services are intended to assist in matters of public safety and to help individuals and families in their recovery.​​”

Services: 24-hour hotline, individual counseling, group counseling/support groups, legal/criminal justice support advocacy, information and referral, crime victim assistance advocacy, community education, emergency shelter

Contact: Hotline (954-761-7273) | Office Phone (954-357-5775)

 

Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (FCASV)

About: “We envision a world free of sexual violence in which individuals together assure that all human beings are treated with dignity and respect for their physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual integrity. FCASV’s team serves as the state expert on sexual violence issues and best practices for responding to victims and survivors.”

Services: Legal support and representation, housing, employment advocacy, victim compensation, immigration support

Contact: Phone (850-297-2000) | Email ([email protected])

 

Dade Legal Aid

About: “Dade Legal Aid provides free legal services including representation to poor individuals in the areas of family law, domestic violence, sexual violence, guardianship, public benefits and housing. Legal Aid has offices throughout Miami-Dade County to better serve the geographically isolated populations.”

Services: Case consultation, protection order court representation

Contact: Phone (305-579-5733) | Online Application


Counseling Resources

 

Survivors Pathway

Location: 33 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 101, Miami, FL 33130

About: “Survivors Pathway is a justice and healing center based in Miami-Dade County. We believe everyone deserves access to trauma informed mental health counseling. Our approach is listening to survivors of violent crimes, empowering and fighting alongside them.”

Services: Multilingual services, trauma-informed counseling, victim compensation services, referral to free legal immigration attorneys and services, referrals to family law services, assistance with employment, individual advocacy, intervention with employer, creditor, landlord, or academic institution, court companionship, support groups, LGBTQ support services

Contact: Phone (756-275-4364)

 

M.U.J.E.R., Inc.

About: “MUJER provides services to all primary and secondary victim/survivors of domestic (DV) and sexual violence (SV), regardless of age and gender. As a certified SA Center MUJER has certain services primarily for SV clients, for example, the on-scene support response at the hospital or on-scene and the 24/7 SA helpline. MUJER conducts a comprehensive need and risk assessment using the trauma-informed approach that reduces the risk of re-victimization and ensures that supports and services are client-centered.”

Services: Crisis counseling, advocacy, accompaniment, 24/7 helpline, safety planning, individual and group therapy, victim compensation filing

Contact: 24/7 Helpline (305-763-2459) | Office Phone (305-247-1388)

 

Also see Nancy J. Cotterman Center  above.


Identity-Based Resources

 

Survivors Pathway

Location: 33 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 101, Miami, FL 33130

About: “Survivors Pathway’s mission is to facilitate access to justice, promote equality and inclusion through culturally-sensitive, psychological counseling and advocacy services to individuals and families from the LGBTIQ+ and the Latino communities, survivors of violent crimes such as domestic, sexual and intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and other types of victimization.”

Services: Multilingual services, trauma-informed counseling, victim compensation services, referral to free legal immigration attorneys and services, individual advocacy, intervention with employer, creditor, landlord, or academic institution, court companionship, TransLatina and LGBTQ support groups, LGBTQ support services

Contact: Phone (756-275-4364)

Medical Care

 

Harborview Medical Center Emergency Department 

Location: 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 (1.8 miles from Northeastern’s Seattle campus) 

About: “The Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress (formerly the Harborview Sexual Assault Center) has continuously provided services since 1976. Our center provides the highest quality, evidenced based services to help persons impacted by sexual assault and other traumatic events.”

Services: Forensic examinations, crisis response, trauma-informed individual therapy, medical services and advocacy, criminal justice advocacy

Contact: Phone (206-774-3074)


Legal Support/Advocacy 

 

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center

About: “King County Sexual Assault Resource Center’s (KCSARC’s) purpose is to alleviate, as much as possible, the trauma of sexual assault for victims and their families. Our mission is to give voice to victims, their families, and the community; create change in beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about violence; and instill courage for people to speak out about sexual assault.”

Services: 24-hour resource-line, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, individual and group therapy, Spanish-language clinical and advocacy services

Contact: 24-hour Resource Line (English: 1-888-998-6423 / Spanish: 435-292-0324) | Main Office (English: 425-226-5062 / Spanish: 425-282-0324)


Counseling Resources

 

Harborview Abuse and Trauma Center (formerly Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress)

About: “Our mission is to prevent and treat the harmful effects of traumatic experiences on survivors, families and communities. We strive to provide high quality, effective and culturally respectful care that is coordinated and multi-disciplinary.”

Services: Crisis response, trauma-informed individual therapy, medical services and advocacy, criminal justice advocacy, education and prevention programs

Contact: Main Office (206-744-1600) | Spanish Line (206-520-5222)

 

Also see King County Sexual Assault Resource Center above.


Identity-Based Resources

 

The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

About: “NW Network works to end abuse in our diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. As an organization founded by and for LGBT survivors, we’re deeply committed to fostering the empowerment of all survivors of abuse…NW Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy.”

Services: Support for survivors (advocacy, services, resources, connection), community engagement and education, youth programs, provider training and information

Contact: King County Crisis Clinic (866-427-4747) | General Line (1-206-568-7777)


Other Topic Resources (Domestic Violence/Stalking)

 

Seattle Confidential Resource Connector 

About: Created by King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, Harborview Abuse & Trauma Center, Seattle Indian Health Board, University of Washington Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington Department of Psychology to match people who have experienced sexual assault to the resources, services, and other referrals that are the best possible fit for their needs.

Services: Personalized resource list created through a confidential online form 

Contact: Phone (888-998-6423)

Medical Care 

 

The Haven Whitechapel (London’s Sexual Assault Referral Center Network)

Location:  9 Brady St, London E1 5DG (Approximately 13 minute drive/1.6 miles from Northeastern’s London campus)

About: “A network of specialist sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) located across London and open 24/7 that offers medical help and advice, counseling, and support services.”

Services: Medical check-ups, forensic medical examinations, STI testing, emergency contraceptives, pregnancy tests, SANE Exams conducted by Sexual Offences Examiners, connection to Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) and Sexual Offences Examiners

Contact: 24-7 Helpline/Appointment Scheduling (020 3299 6900) | Office Phone (020 3299 1599)


Legal Support/Advocacy

 

Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs)

About: ISVAs are advisers who work with people who have experienced rape and sexual assault, irrespective of whether they have reported to the police. They serve as advocates for those going through a criminal justice process in addition to connecting survivors to healthcare, therapy, safe housing, and more. They are independent of police and court systems.

Services: Wide-range of advocacy services throughout the criminal justice process pre-trial preparation and court accompaniment, reference point for housing, medical, and counseling support services

Contact: Connect with ISVA through The Havens, Solace, or Nia

 

Rights of Women

About: Free and confidential legal advice and information for women, specifically related to violence

Services: Phone hotline for legal advice, criminal process information and resource guides

Contact: Advice Line (020 7251 8887) (Open Tuesday 10 am – 12 PM / Thursday 7 – 9 PM)

 

Affordable Justice

About: “Affordable Justice is a women-run law firm that specialises in the provision of low-cost legal advice for women throughout England and Wales. We are committed to ensuring that as many women as possible have access to high quality family law advice and representation.”

Services: Legal advice for women, representation in court proceedings

Contact: Phone (01482 711003) | Online Form


Counseling Resources

 

Solace Women’s Aid

About: “Solace Women’s Aid exists to end the harm done through Violence Against Women and Girls. Our aim is to work to prevent violence and abuse as well as providing services to meet the needs of survivors particularly women and girls. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.”

Services: Free advice helpline, rape crisis helpline (servicing North London), advocacy and support services, crisis counseling, safe housing, individual counseling, therapeutic groups, holistic therapies

Solace in Tower Hamlets (SASS) location serves as a crisis intervention center for survivors of domestic violence (services Northeastern London’s borough, Tower Hamlets).

Contact: North London Rape Crisis Helpline (0808 801 0305) |  Advice Line (0808 802 5565) | Tower Hamlets Phone (0203 795 5064)

 

Nia (East London Rape Crisis Center)

About: “Run for women and children by women, providing services developed in consultation with women who have experienced men’s violence.”

Services: Connection to Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVAs) that can provide legal support and advocacy, individual counseling, pre-trial counseling, support groups, crisis service line

Contact: Crisis Service Helpline (0800 160 1036) | Email ([email protected]) | Office Phone (020 7683 1270)

 

London Survivors Gateway

About: “The London Survivors Gateway offers victims and survivors of rape and sexual abuse help to access specialist services in London. We provide information on what help is available in London after rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse or any form of sexual violence and offer support to access these services. We work with anyone aged 13 or above regardless of gender, sexuality, disability, language, ethnicity or immigration status.”

Services: Referral service to assist survivors in connecting with various sexual violence prevention and response organizations in the London area, sexual violence information and online resources, advice helpline

Contact: Phone (0808 801 0860)


Identity-Based Resources 

 

Galop

About: “Galop is the UK’s only specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity. Our mission is to make life just, fair and safe for LGBT+ people. We provide advice, support and advocacy to people who have experienced hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence. Galop is an independent organisation and our services are confidential and free.”

Services: Trauma-informed advocacy services, online information, domestic violence referrals

Contact: National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline (0800 999 5428) |
National LGBT+ Advice Line (020 7704 2040) | Online Self-Referral Form

 

SurvivorsUK

About: “SurvivorsUK was established as a service for male survivors, to cater for people not provided for by other services. We are an inclusive service and welcome anyone who identifies as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past, or anyone who feels that we are the right fit for them.”

Services: Online and text-based helplines, individual therapy and group work for boys and adult men (13 and over) who have experienced sexual abuse at any time in their lives, workshops for carers/partners/supporters of male survivors, sexual health services, civil law clinic

Contact: Online Helpline | Phone (0203 598 3898) | Email ([email protected])

Medical Care

 

Women’s College Hospital Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre 

Location: 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2 (1.1 miles from Northeastern’s Toronto Campus) 

About: “The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC) is a comprehensive service that assists women, men, and trans people, over the age of 14, who are victims/survivors of sexual assault and domestic/intimate partner violence.” 

Services: Forensic examinations, emergency medical care, STI testing, emergency contraception, crisis support, counseling 

Contact: Phone (416-323-6040) 

 

St. Michael’s Hospital Emergency Department

Location: 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1W8 (0.6 miles from Northeastern’s Toronto Campus)

About: Women’s College Hospital SV/DVCC partner location

Contact: Phone (416-360-4000)


Legal Support/Advocacy

 

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

Location: 489 College St, Suite 503, Toronto, ON M6G 1A5

About: “The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic offers legal, counselling and interpretation services to marginalized and racialized populations of women and gender diverse people who have survived violence.”

Services: Free legal representation, proceedings support, legal advice, individual and group counseling, interpretation services

Contact: Phone (416-323-9149) | Email ([email protected])


Counseling Resources

 

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape

Location: Toronto, Ontario

About: “Non-profit feminist organization committed to fighting violence against women and children…we provide nonjudgmental peer support to survivors of sexual violence and to work toward the eradication of violence against women and children.”

Services: 24-hour crisis line, counseling, court support and accompaniment, advocacy, support groups, public education

Contact: 24-hour Crisis Line (416-597-8808) | Office Phone (416-597-1171)


Identity-Based Resources

 

The 519 Community Counselling

Location: 519 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

About: “The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.”

Services: Trauma-informed counseling, group programs, counseling and wellness groups, crisis hotline support

Contact: Scheduling Line (416-392-6878 xt. 4000) | Crisis Hotline at Gerstein Crisis Centre (416-929-5200) | Trans Life Line (1-877-330-6366)

 

Roots Community Services

About: “Roots Community Services Inc. provides culturally-relevant programs and services to inspire and empower individuals, primarily from the Black, African and Caribbean communities, to make positive changes in their lives and within their communities… provide pathways to wellness – programs and services that reduce, if not eliminate, social and racial inequities that are major barriers to the successful growth of strong families and individuals within BAC communities.”

Services: Individual and group counseling, court accompaniment, support group specifically for Black men in abusive or unsafe situations, programs and services for trans women experiencing family and intimate partner violence

Contact: Office Phone (1-905-455-6789) | Community Support Line (647-812-8545)


Other Resources (Domestic Violence/Stalking)

 

Victim Services Toronto

About: “Provides immediate crisis response, intervention and prevention services which are responsive to the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by crime and sudden tragedies…We believe that people receiving services from VST (clients) are the experts in their own lives. Clients will receive non-judgmental support from VST and will be encouraged to make their own decisions.”

Services: Victim crisis response program, trauma dog program, high risk support services, case management, teen/young adult education

Contact: Phone (416-808-7066)

Medical Care

 

Vancouver General Hospital Sexual Assault Service

Location: 899 West 12th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9 (1.9 miles from Northeastern’s Vancouver campus)

About: “Sexual assault services (SAS) provide a specially trained team of female nurses, nurse examiners, doctors and counsellors that provide care 24 hours a day.”

Services: Forensic examinations, emergency medical care, STI testing, emergency contraception, referral to community support services

Contact: Phone (604-875-2881)


Legal Support/Advocacy

 

Justice Centre at Battered Women’s Support Services

About: “The Justice Centre at BWSS is a community- based legal clinic, providing trauma and violence informed, multilingual, and culturally responsive legal services to diverse women who have experienced violence in BC.”

Services: Legal advice and representation, legal advocacy workshops

Contact: Crisis and Intake Line (1-855-687-1868) | Office Phone (604-687-1867)


Counseling Resources 

 

Salal Sexual Violence Support Centre

About: “We are a feminist, anti-oppressive, decolonizing rape crisis centre operating on unceded Coast Salish Territories. We provide support services to survivors of sexualized violence who have shared experiences of gender marginalization: cis and trans women, Two-Spirit, trans and/or non-binary people. We advocate for social and systemic change through education, outreach and activism.”

Services: 24-hour crisis line, hospital accompaniment, police and court accompaniment, individual therapy, support groups, counseling for indigenous survivors, indigenous family counseling services

Contact: Lower Mainland 24-hour Crisis Hotline (604-255-6344) |  National Toll-Free 24-hour Crisis Hotline (1-877-392-7583) | Main Office (604-255-6228) 


Identity-Based Resources

 

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia

About: “Indigenous Victim Service Workers provide services that are culturally relevant, culturally safe, and trauma-informed for Indigenous sexual assault survivors. The service worker will focus on counselling survivors and will be achieved through a community-based direct referral process. The program is open to any Indigenous person (First Nations, Inuit, Métis), members of the LGBTQ2S community and their family members.”

Services: Individual counseling, legal and medical support services, safety planning, victim compensation assistance

Contact: Phone (604-985-5355)


Other Topic Resources (Domestic Violence/Stalking)

 

VictimLinkBC

About: “VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual service available across B.C. and the Yukon…It provides information and referral services to all victims of crimes and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labor and sexual services.”

Services: Referral service to connect survivors with relevant victim services including housing, counseling, medical, legal, and social support, safety planning, protective order assistance

Contact: 24-Hour Helpline (1-800-563-0808) | Email Hotline ([email protected])

Additional Resources

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

About: “RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, and offers an abundance of broad statistics and resources.”

Services: Support, information, advice, and referral

Contact: 24hr Hotline (800-656-4673) | Phone (800-656-4673)


567-SHATTER: Free Legal Assistance Hotline, Take Back the Night Foundation

About: The Take Back the Night Foundation’s mission is “to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. We serve to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.” This hotline provides confidential, judgment-free, trauma informed legal support for survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape or other sexual violence.

Services: Free legal information and support

Contact: 24/7 Hotline (567-SHATTER) | Online Form (inquiries will be answered in 1-2 business days)


Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

About: “We are SNAP, the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious and institutional authorities (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, coaches, teachers, and others).”

Services: Support groups (meetings in Newton, MA)

Contact: Phone (314-776-9277) | Phone Boston (413-799-8364) | Email (MA: [email protected])


Love is Respect

About: “Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.”

Services: Confidential hotline, live chat and texting support, information and resources on relationships

Contact: Online Chat (www.loveisrespect.org) | Text (LOVEIS to 22522) |
Hotline (1-866-331-9474)

Pathways to Safety International 

About: “Pathways to Safety International provides sexual assault prevention and response for Americans traveling, studying, volunteering, working, and living in foreign countries, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or location worldwide. All of our services are free and confidential.”

Services: Case management, advocacy, counseling, relocation assistance, safety planning

Contact: Email ([email protected]) (email will be responded to within 72 hours)


NO MORE Global Directory

About: “The NO MORE Global Directory is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive international directory of domestic and sexual violence helplines, specialist support services, and resources for men, women, and those who identify as non-binary in almost every UN-recognized country and territory in the world searchable by country.”

Services: Online resource and helpline directory with information for most countries worldwide, LGBTQ+ specific resources and safety guides


Women Against Violence Europe

About: “WAVE’s mission is to enable all women and their children to live free from violence, particularly through strengthening and sustaining a European network of women’s specialized support and prevention services, experts and survivors; to share expertise and experience to prevent, challenge, address and ultimately end male violence against women and their children, through an intersectional feminist approach.”

Services: Online directory of domestic violence, gender-based violence, and sexual violence helplines in 46 European countries