Sexual Assault - Victim Information
If you believe you've been assaulted, ask for help/tell someone. You can choose to call 911, reach out to a trusted friend or family member, or talk to a professional. If the assualt just happened, consider going to urgent care or a hospital as soon as possible. Its best if you do not change clothes or shower in order to preserve evidence.
Regardless of when the assault occured, help and support are available. You do not have to face this alone.
- The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
A non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., operates America's only national hotline for victims of sexual assault. Click above for the online hotline, or call the phone hotline at
1-800.656.HOPE. Either the phone line or the website offers free, confidential counseling and support 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the country.
- The UW Colleges Title IX Resource Page provides helpful resource information as well as information on filing a report.
- Self Care After Rape
SCaR is run by a group of survivors who give advice on coping/healing/surviving sexaul trauma. Their focus in on long-term healing.
- Sexual Assault Facts & Education
A good survivors resource.
- Male Survivors
A great resource for men and boys. The site is focused on overcoming sexual victimization and receiving support.
- Room To Be Safe - A Wisconsin Statewide Helpline for LGBTQ Survivors. Survivors or their loved ones can call or text 414-856-LGBT (5428) to receive assistance, referrals, support and safety planning. This is not a 24-hour crisis line, but help will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is monitored nights and weekends.
A site for transgender, gender non-conforming, or SOFFA survivors of violence.
- By Your Side / A Tu Lado - A service provided to Sexual Assault Survivors in Wisconsin to get information about their rape kits and additional support services.
- Understanding perpetrators, a paper on who, why and how.