Resources

Hotlines/Counseling

RAINN~Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

(800) 656-HOPE ~Call to find local hotlines and other resources

NDVH ~National Domestic Violence Hotline, Crisis intervention, counseling and local referrals

(800) 799-SAFE ~National domestic violence hotline

Legal Resources

Women’s law ~Legal info and support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

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(800) 872-9992 ~Disability Law Center, free legal advice for individuals with disabilities

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National Coalition Against Domestic Violence ~Collective power organizing to end intimate partner violence on both the local and national level

Male Survivors

Male Survivors ~Male survivor community, counseling and resources

One in Six ~Male survivor’s of child sexual abuse, helping male survivors live healthier, happier lives with additional resources for partners, friends and family

Teen Resources

RAINN ~Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

(800) 656-HOPE ~Call to find local hotlines and other resources

(800) 662-4357 ~Substance Abuse Hotline for teens

(800) 621-4000 ~Runaway Hotline for teens

Department of Defense Community Survivors

Department of Defense Safe Helpline ~A crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Live, one-on-one advice, support, and information to the worldwide DoD community.

Child and Family Support Services

(800) 4-A-CHILD ~Child Abuse Hotline, 24 hour hotline for child-abuse related issues

(800) 882-1435 ~Children Support Services: Dept of Public Health, helping children with special health care needs

(800) 632- 8188 ~Child Abuse Prevention, 24 hour hotline for parents in crisis

(800) 882-1250 ~Parents Helping Parents, local support groups for stressed out parents looking to improve their relationships with their children

Self-care Strategies

Dealing with trauma can be overwhelming, here are some positive activities that you may find helpful.  If you feel that the content of SoulSpeakOut may do more harm than good for you at this point in your healing, please wait to check it out until you feel ready. Try and gather what inner support you have and possibly tap into these other self-care strategies. (Please feel free to share and add to this list by contacting us)

  • call a friend
  • go for a walk, a run or a bike ride
  • take off your shoes and feel the ground beneath you
  • write
  • draw
  • sing
  • dance
  • laugh
  • sleep
  • drink a cup of tea
  • eat something delicious
  • do some yoga or meditation
  • focus on your breathing
  • watch a comforting movie
  • take a bubble bath
  • get a massage
  • spend time with children
  • listen to or read the voices of powerful women
  • be mindful and non-judgmental of your body and emotions