Resources for Participants

Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Assault Resources

I have pulled these websites and contact lists from other pages to provide participants with resources for recovery, financial help, medical assistance, legal advocacy, and understanding sexual violence is never the fault of the survivor/victim. These are meant to supplement any resources you may have in your community and in your life. I encourage visitors and participants to add to this resource list. Email me at klbowen914 at gmail.com

INCITE!

INCITE! is a network of radical feminists of color organizing to end state violence and violence in our homes and communities.

National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault

Coalition of women of color providing technical assistance and training to people of color organizations, doing policy advocacy, and spreading community awareness and education.

National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community

The mission of the National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community is to mobilize the community to respond to and end domestic, sexual and community violence in the Black community.

Washington, DC 20005
Toll Free Number: 1-844-77-UJIMA (85462)
Email: info@ujimacommunity.org

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC)

Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children. The NIWRC provides national leadership in ending gender-based violence in tribal communities by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen tribal sovereignty.

Sexual Assault Services for Holistic Healing and Awareness

Phone: 888-865-7055

Based in Detroit, MI, the SASHA CENTER is a sexual assault service, prevention and educational agency which is designed to provide educational/support groups to survivors of sexual assault. SASHA CENTER offers trauma informed support and holistic, culturally responses support to Black women survivors.

Here is an article detailing their intersectional analysis and response to sexual violence:

This Image Expertly Breaks Down The Cycle Of Rape Black Women Face And How To Help Stop It

Here is the model of understanding why rape in the black community happens in plain sight and no one does anything about it. pic.twitter.com/aviKZa2u84

— SASHA Center (@SashaCenter1) January 4, 2019

Restore Dignity

Restore Dignity is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides financial assistance to Survivors of power-inequality trauma, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, stalking, or hazing during their pursuit of a higher education.

ACTION COLLABORATIVE ON PREVENTING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

The 2018 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on Sexual Harassment of Women concludes that system-wide changes to the culture and climate in higher education are needed to prevent and address sexual harassment, and provides a roadmap for institutions of higher education to make these changes. The purpose of the Action Collaborative is to bring together leaders from academic institutions and key stakeholders to work toward targeted, collective action on addressing and preventing sexual harassment across all disciplines and among all people in higher education.

Amara Legal Center

Amara Legal Center provides free legal services to individuals whose rights have been violated while involved in commercial sex, whether involvement was by coercion, necessity, choice, or otherwise, in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Sex Workers Project

The Sex Workers Project provides client-centered legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion. More Info about intersection of sex work and sexual violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential. Advocates offer the same support through our live chat services

The Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness

The following resources will give college students the tools to identify warning signs and acts of relationship abuse on their campus, increase support to survivors of abuse, hold perpetrators accountable, and create an environment of mutual respect and safety on campus.

RAINN

National Network for sexual violence survivors.

End Rape on Campus

End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.

Know Your IX 

End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.

Project Callisto

Online sexual assault reporting tool.

Law For Black Lives

Network of over 2000 radical lawyers, law students, and legal workers of color committed to building the power of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The DC Rape Crisis Center

PHONE: 202.232.0789

A non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) and the designated sexual assault coalition for the District of Columbia. DCRCC is the oldest and the first rape crisis center in the country, and the only rape crisis center in the District of Columbia that has spent the past 46 years listening to the stories of survivors of sexual assault. In our 46th year, we are working to empower a culture of consent.

Black Women’s Rape Action Project

Provides support, legal information, and advocacy  for women and girls, including asylum seekers, who have suffered sexual, domestic and/or racist violence.

Sister Song

National organization improving institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.

DAWN

202.559.5366 hotline@deafdawn.org

1140 3rd Street NE
Washington DC 20002

Trauma-informed, culturally responsive and transformative justice-based agency to provide multi-faced services to the survivors and the community: to understand and address power-based violence by providing direct services and education. DAWN’s mission is to promote healthy relationships and reduce abuse in the Deaf community of the Washington DC area.

Network for Victim Recovery of DC

6856 Eastern Avenue NW, Suite 376
Washington, DC 20012
P: 202.742.1727
E: info@nvrdc.org

Network for Victim Recovery of DC empowers victims of all crimes to achieve survivor defined justice through a collaborative continuum of advocacy, case management and legal services.

My Sister’s Place (MSP)

MSP shelters, supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence and their children, while providing leadership and education to build a supportive community.

Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network

A LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.

Trans People of Color Coalition (FacebookTwitter)

Promotes the interests of trans people of color by building community and organizing events.

National Black Justice Coalition

Civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBTQ people, including people living with HIV/AIDS,  focused on federal public policy.

As One Project 

The As One Project provides a community-based forum where secondary survivors of sexual violence can get information about how to support themselves and the survivors in their lives.

MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY RESOURCES

Stop. Breathe. Think.

Mindfullness app for understanding your emotions.

Headspace Student Plan

You can access this meditation app for 9.99 per year (instead of $70) 

BLACK LIVES MATTER MEDITATIONS

Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons is an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky’s counseling psychology program. She and her team research relationships, intimacy, and sexual enrichment, as well as race, intersectionality, and social justice engagement. 

The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method

Nityda Gessel a licensed psychotherapist, yoga educator (E-RYT 500), and creator of The Trauma-ConsciousYoga Method℠ .  Gessel shares trauma-conscious yoga videos, including asana sequences, meditations, pranayama (breathwork) tutorials, and informative talks relating to trauma, mental health, yoga and healing.

California Black Women’s Health Project

The California Black Women’s Health Project (CABWHP) is the only statewide, non-profit organization that is solely committed to ​improving the health of California’s 1.2 million Black women and girls through advocacy, education, outreach and policy. We focus on empowering Black women to take personal responsibility for our own health and to advocate for changes in policies that negatively affect Black women’s health status.

The 9 Best Online Therapy Programs of 2020

Reviews and recommendations from verywellmind.com.

Liberate 

The only meditation app by and for the Black & African Diaspora. Available for iOS and Android. 

Cactus 

Research-backed prompts to increase self-awareness and resilience

ULifeline

ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.

9 Healthy Ways of Coping With PTSD Anxiety

Informative article with embedded links to practice ways to cope with anxiety.

Academic Mental Health Collective

AMHC provides a resource for graduate students who struggle with mental illness (including but not limited to anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression, and addictions). They also provide materials and resources to promote mental health among graduate students more generally.

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