GBC Recommended Resources

We recognize that this month’s book, memoir Know My Name by Chanel Miller, and its subject matter and themes of sexual assault mean it isn’t an easy story to read and may act as a trigger for far too many of us, so we wanted to share some resources with our community in the case that you – or someone you may know – need support. If you are facing an emergency, please call the emergency number for your country.

If you have another resource you’d like to share with our global community, please leave a comment on this post with the name of the organization, the location, and the website or phone number.

The United States

Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via a medium people already use and trust: text. To connect with a counsellor, text: 741741

RAINN: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. Call: 1-800-656-4673 (within the U.S.) or 1-888-407-4747 (international use if you’re an American abroad)

NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault: The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault strives to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, research and advocacy. Call the helpline for confidential counseling and information at 212-514-7233

Safe Horizon: Our hotline advocates offer personalized, non-judgmental support. They can talk to you about your safety, provide information about resources in your community, and connect you to our programs and services. Safe Horizon advocates are available 24 hours, 365 days a year to provide confidential crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter and information about resources.
Safe Horizon Crime Victims Hotline: 1-866-689-4357
Safe Horizon Rape, Sexual Assault, and Incest Hotline: 212-227-3000 or 1-866-689-4357
Camba (New York): If you are a victim of a crime, or a family member of someone who has been victimized, please call 718-282-5575 weekdays between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. to speak to a CAMBA case worker who can help you.
If you have been raped and need assistance, please call us toll-free at 1-800-310-2449. Our trained rape crisis counselors are available to help you 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

 

Canada:
Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. To connect with a counsellor, text: 686868
Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC)OCRCC is a network of sexual assault centres across Ontario. Our membership includes sexual assault centres from across Ontario, offering counselling, information and support services to survivors of sexual violence, including childhood sexual abuse and incest. Click the link to find support in your city/region.
Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre:SSAIC is a Saskatoon-based, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to taking a leadership role in responding to sexualized violence in our community. Call the 24-Hour Crisis Line: 306-244-2224

 

UK:
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: Run by Refuge. Refuge’s specialist services include refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach projects, culturally specific services and the 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline. Call: 0808 2000 247
Rape Crisis: Rape Crisis England & Wales is the umbrella body for a network of independent Rape Crisis Centres. All our member Centres provide specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence. Call the national freephone helpline: 0808 8029999

 

Australia:
1800Respect: Wherever you are in Australia, you can call 1-800-RESPECT for confidential information, counselling and support on sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse. Call the 24 hour line: 1-800-737-732

 

New Zealand:
Family Violence: It’s Not OK: It’s Not OK is a community-driven behaviour change campaign to reduce family violence in New Zealand. Its goal is to change attitudes and behaviour that tolerate any kind of family violence. Call: 0 (800) 456 450
Auckland Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation: HELP exists to support and assist individuals and loved ones to heal from the harm of sexual abuse or assault. Call: (09) 623 1700
Support of Sexually Abused (SOS) Kaipara: At SOS we provide wrap around specialist support services for Women, Children and wider whānau affected by abuse and violence in the Kaipara District. All of our services are free and confidential. Call: 0 (800) 883 300

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