Resources for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
There are confidential helplines available 24/7 to provide crisis support and other resources to people who are survivors of child sexual abuse and their friends and families.
Please email MooreCenter@jh.edu to submit additional resources for consideration.
Darkness to Light
Darkness to Light is a leader in child sexual abuse prevention, advocacy for behavioral impact, education and training, and research. They offer a toll-free, confidential helpline for children and adults living in the United States who need local information and resources about sexual abuse (1-866-FOR-LIGHT) and a crisis textline (Text "LIGHT" to 741741.)
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
As the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) and Safe Helpline for the U.S. Department of Defense. RAINN also offers advice if you suspect a child being harmed. (English-language website with Spanish-language resources).
Stop It Now! USA
Stop It Now! USA works to prevent the sexual abuse of children. Their national prevention helpline (1.888.PREVENT) provides free, confidential, and direct support and information to individuals with questions or concerns about child sexual abuse. They also offer email, and chat services, an interactive Online Help Center, and an “Ask Now!” advice column. People ages 14-21 with concerns can contact their youth helpline (link is external) through WhatsOK. WhatsOK is a website and helpline that offers free, confidential support and resources to youth and young adults with concerns about their own or a friend’s sexual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.