The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline

Chat online with a trained staff member who can provide you confidential crisis support.

Your privacy and safety are crucial. Please make sure you are in a safe place and that you are using a secure device and Internet connection. Please note that while we have taken numerous measures to keep your communications safe while using our site, no Internet transmission is 100%  secure.

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During your session, we will not ask for information that would identify you (such as your name or address) and we will not record the chat. However, if you disclose your name and location and are under 18 or if we fear that you are in danger of committing suicide (or otherwise as required by law), we may have to provide information you have given us to the appropriate authorities.

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What is the Online Hotline?

Whether you’re looking for support, information, advice, or a referral, our trained support specialists are ready to help.

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Help Over the Phone

Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline to talk to a trained staff member from your local sexual assault service provider.

800.656.HOPE (4673)

Help Via Mobile App

Get support, information, advice, or a referral anywhere, anytime from your smartphone with the RAINN mobile app.

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Help Via Chatbot

Ask Iris, the new RAINN chatbot, for resources, referrals and information.

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What We've Done to Make It Safe

Your safety is important to us. Learn about the steps RAINN has taken to protect your safety and anonymity.

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What You Can Do to Make It Safer

Want to help a loved one but aren’t sure how? Here are some ways to get started.

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Effects of Sexual Violence

Visitors to the Online Hotline sometimes experience psychological, emotional, and physical effects of sexual violence. Learning more can help you find the best form of care to begin the healing process.

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Find a Local Service Provider

Local service providers make it easy for you to access care, and they are knowledgeable about the laws in your area and resources to assist you.

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