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RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) Victim/Survivor Resources Includes resources on finding support, advocating as a survivor, and caring for yourself. The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) provides leadership and resources for sexual assault programs and allies to prevent sexual violence while promoting a comprehensive, socially just response for all victims/survivors. We support, convene, and collaborate with sexual assault programs, advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement officers to promote a more victim-centered response to sexual violence, and increase effective criminal justice. Our prevention programs take action before someone is harmed, and we work with policy makers and elected officials for laws and programs that fight sexual violence.
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RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) 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. The National Sexual Assault Hotline is a safe, confidential service. When you call 800.656.HOPE (4673), you’ll be routed to a local RAINN affiliate organization based on the first six digits of your phone number. Cell phone callers have the option to enter the ZIP code of their current location to more accurately locate the nearest sexual assault service provider.
Minnesota-based Cornerstone‘s sexual violence programming utilizes a trauma-informed and survivor-centered approach to working with individuals that have been impacted by sexual violence at any point in their lives. Cornerstone works with these individuals in the immediate aftermath of an assault through crisis support and individual advocacy. We also provide longer term services such as therapy and support groups to assist in the healing process.
Sexual Violence Center‘s (Hennepin, Carver and Scott counties) mission is to eradicate sexual violence and abuse by: Challenging the systems and individuals that promote privilege, oppression and domination, Educating those that will join us as advocates and catalysts for change, and Supporting those who have been victimized, empowering them to not only survive but thrive, finding power and movement in our collective voices.
Empower Survivors (Stillwater, MN) Peer Support Resources For Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Outreach, and Prevention Weekly Peer Support Groups. Nonprofit founded by survivor of childhood sexual abuse for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
SOS- Sexual Violence Services Of Ramsey County,MN
24 Hour Crisis Services And Call Line: 651-266-1000
National Association Of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA)
Child abuse trauma prevention, intervention & recovery
The Fiona Project
The FIONA Project is a music-video and concert movement to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and to generate much needed funding for prevention education and survivor support programs.
Minnesota Trauma Project
MN Trauma Project aims to put an end to this needless suffering in our state. We are dedicated to increasing awareness of the effects of trauma, creating training opportunities for human services professionals to become trauma-informed, and facilitating collaboration across providers and systems regarding trauma-informed modalities.
Care In Action Minnesota
Care in Action Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality of life for children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and preventing maltreatment. Care in Action seeks to accomplish this by providing community education and developing partnerships between faith-based communities and county Child Protection Services. Modeled after the HALOS (Helping and Lending Outreach Support) organization in Charleston, S.C., Care in Action began its efforts in Washington County, Minn. in 2005. Care in Action teams faith-based communities, individuals, civic groups and businesses with child protection case managers to provide resources for children and families who have experienced abuse and neglect.
Zero Abuse Project
Zero Abuse Project provides in-person and online training in child protection, trauma-informed practices, secondary trauma in the legal system, and related areas. Zero Abuse Project also partners with other non-profit and community organizations with similar missions to provide training and education to legal professionals and other courtroom and community stakeholders.
National Hotline for Crime Victims: 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1- 800- 273- TALK ( 8255) 24/7 hotline
1-888- 628- 9454 ( Spanish)
1-800-799-4889 ( TTY)
National Alliance On Mental Illness
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
The Trevor Project
Crisis & Suicide Prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth: 1-866-488-7386