After Silence seeks to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a website where victims can find answers and support about sexual violence. After Silence provides a free and moderated online support group, chat room, and message board with over 30 different forums ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery form rape and sexual violence to more general discussions and lighter topics. Survivors can connect with one another in real time, share their stories, and ask questions of each other. After Silence website can also be viewed in Spanish language.
Gift from Within is a non-profit organization
dedicated to those who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. The website develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources including trauma support resources and an email pen-pal support network.
SNAP is an independent network of survivors of religious sexual abuse and their supporters who connect with other survivors and work to create policies and practices to end sexual abuse.
Service Women Action Network’s (SWAN) mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.
PEER SUPPORT GROUPS & websites
This website is devoted to providing information and resources for survivors, their families and friends, and agencies and programs which serve them. Started and run by survivors, topics include: sexual assault, stalking and domestic violence
This support group has been formed to offer an outstretched hand to adult survivors of abuse (physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse). This is an active group that requires you to join (for free) for membership approval for the security and privacy of all members.
End the Silence is an online forum for prose, poetry, and visual art dedicated to ending the silence surrounding sexual violence. Their mission is to promote communication about sexual violence by empowering survivors and their loved ones to use creative expressions as a tool to reclaim their voices.
Male Survivor provides resources and support for men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults.
A volunteer-driven organization and team composed of people from all around the world, the mission is to reach out and offer hope to child abuse survivors. Open and private forums and resources are available to adult survivors of child sexual abuse and their loved ones.
Survivors Chat is a community providing a place where survivors can come together through chats, forums, resources and Tumblr to help support each other and in times of need.
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6 also provides information and support resources on the web and in the community for family members, friends, partners and professionals.
YOUR LIFE YOUR VOICE
Your Life Your Voice provides online forums, live chats, and hotline support for youth who have experienced sexual violence. The website also offers additional self-help and self-care resources.
Safe HelpRoom allows sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with and support one another in a moderated and secure online group chat environment.
Arte Sana provides bilingual training on sexual assault, cyber advocacy and survivor activism opportunities, and survivor empowerment through the arts.
A Long Walk Home (ALWH) uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women. ALWH features the testimonies and art by survivors and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender-based violence.
Pandora’s Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through their online message board, chat room and blogs at Pandora’s Aquarium. The rape and sexual abuse online support group has specific forums for men and women, teens and older survivors, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) rape and sexual abuse survivors, and friends and family of survivors. Pandora’s Project also provides a resource list for International Crisis Centers and Hotlines (http://www.pandys.org/crisissupport.html).
Ask Trevor offers TrevorChat — a free,“confidential and secure” online messaging service that provides live help through this website to LGTBQ youth. TrevorChat is only intended to assist those who are not at risk for suicide. The site also offers a social networking site for LGTBQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.
THE GLBT NATIONAL
GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer counseling, information, and local resources for LGBTQ callers throughout the U.S.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA SM) is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. The ASCA SM program offers community-based self-help support groups, provider-based self-help support groups, webbased self-help support groups, and survivor to thriver workbooks.
ADULT FEMALES MOLESTED AS CHILDREN BY OTHER FEMALES YAHOO GROUP This group is for adult females who were molested as children by at least one female perpetrator. It is intended to provide a space to share support and encouragement while working through issues of recovering from childhood & adolescent sexual abuses perpetrated by females. For safety, this is a moderated group.
ADULTS MOLESTED AS CHILDREN (AMAC) YAHOO GROUP This list is open to adults (18 & over ONLY) who were molested as children. This group intends to provide an environment of support, confidentiality, and safety to explore feelings, mourn violation, gather strength and celebrate survival. For safety, this is a moderated group
ADULTS MOLESTED AS CHILDREN (AMAC) FOR FEMALES YAHOO GROUP This list is open to adult female AMACs, (18 & over ONLY) who were molested as children. It is intended to provide a space to share
support and encouragement while working through issues of recovering from childhood & adolescent sexual abuse. For safety, this is a moderated group