Survivor Resources


For Immediate Crisis Help

Rape/Sex Assault — 1.800.656.HOPE
Domestic Violence — 1.800.799.SAFE
Suicide — 1.800.784.2433
or 911


Organizations, Survivor Sites and More
Individual and group support program for adult survivors of physical, sexual and or emotional child abuse or neglect
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.
Mothers Against Sexual Abuse (a resoure for parents)
Survivors Healing Center is a non-profit organization which provides education, information, referrals, high quality services, and support to survivors of childhood sexual abuse and to their supporters
The Voices and Faces Project is a non-profit national survivor network created to give voice and face to survivors of sexual violence, offering a sense of solidarity and possibility to those who have lived through abuse, while raising awareness of how this human rights and public health issue impacts victims, families and communities
An Audio Documentary for Survivors of Rape, Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence and great site full of information.
Articles, clickable links & resources on verbal, psychological & emotional abuse and personality disorders.
After Silence is an online community designed to help survivors communicate in the recovery of rape and sexual abuse. It includes a message board and a chat room, where survivors can connect with one another in real time.
A site dedicated to survivors of sexual abuse and those that support them.
Retreat to Hawaii for survivors.  Founded by Mariska Hargitay
An online community and support group that focuses on aiding both current and past victims of child abuse,
Survivors of Incest Anonymous
World Service Office 12 Step Approach
Great survivor site
Confronting child sexual abuse with courage.  Check out their radio show.

overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men
Great survivor site with an incredible amount of useful information
Information and Healing Resources from a survivor of child sexual abuse.
At the age of twenty-seven, writer and actress, Angela Shelton, who had already received accolades for her previous movie, Tumbleweeds, set out to create a documentary during the Writer’s Strike. Her goal was to survey women in America by interviewing the women who shared her name.  As Angela started interviewing other Angela Sheltons she found that 70% had been victims of rape, childhood sexual assault and/or domestic violence.
A book for teens and adults/Collection of survivor stories/Young Adult
Catharsis Foundation assists survivors of all forms of child abuse by raising funds to have their cathartic books edited, printed, promoted and distributed.  Publishes survivor stories.

Heal My PTSD

Healing Through Creativity
Legal resources for victims of sexual abuse
A resource to see if a particular movie will trigger you

Message  Boards

Pandora’s Aquarium (one of the largest message boards for survivors)

Tattered Torn Broken

Healing Wounds

The Wounded Healer Journal


After Silence Forum


Andrew Vachss is an attorney who represents children and youth exclusively, with 30 years experience in child protective work. He has been a federal investigator in sexually transmitted diseases, a social services caseworker, and a labor organizer. He also directed a maximum security prison for “aggressive-violent” youth.  He has written numerous articles and books.

Books by Andrew Vachss