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Crisis Support & Resources

Pandora’s Project provides resources and an online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors, but it does not take the place of crisis hotlines or a long-term relationship with a licensed therapist. Moreover, it may take several hours before you have full access to support from the message board. If you are in crisis or need someone to talk to now, here are some ways to get help.

If you are in immediate need of assistance, please call 911 or your local crisis center or police line. You deserve to get help. 

Have you just been raped and are here looking for immediate help? 
Click this link for help and suggestions: If you Have Been Raped or Assaulted

For an extensive listing of resources, view the public Resources forum on the Pandora’s Aquarium message board for more lists of hotlines, crisis centers, and online resources in the US and internationally.

US and General Crisis Centers and Hotlines

RAINN – 1-800-656-HOPE
If you live in the US, calling this number will connect you to a rape crisis center near you. It is free and confidential. If you want to call a center directly, click here to find rape crisis centers in your area.

RAINN – Online Chat Support: 
RAINN also provides confidential crisis counseling online for rape and sexual abuse survivors in the US and internationally.

Self Injury – 1-800-DON’T-CUT (366-8288) 
S.A.F.E Alternatives

Suicide hotline – 1.800.SUICIDE (784-2433) 
Some rape and sexual abuse victims are depressed, and may think about suicide. If you are feeling suicidal, read this first. 

Emotional Support 
The Samaritans provide confidential 24 hour emotional support by email or phone (for UK and Ireland residences). The support is for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide (but you don’t have to feel suicidal to call). They are there if “you’re worried about something, feel upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone.” 

LGBT National Help Center – 1-888-843-4564
LGBT National hotline website 

Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 
National Domestic Violence Hotline website

International Crisis Centers and Hotlines

RAINN’s List of International Resources

Note: many of the direct links below are out-of-date as of 2023. Follow the RAINN link above for up-to-date information.

Sexual Assault | Domestic Violence | Suicide

Sexual Assault | Domestic Violence | Suicide

Sexual Assault | Domestic Violence | Suicide

Sexual Assault | Domestic Violence | Suicide

Sexual Assault | Domestic Violence | Suicide

Republic of Ireland (Eire)
Sexual Assault Domestic Violence | Suicide

Northern Ireland
Sexual Assault | Domestic Violence | Suicide

New Zealand
Sexual Assault | Domestic Violence | Suicide

Sexual Assault | Domestic Violence | Suicide

Remember: It does get better, and you deserve support as you heal!