This is a resource list for people who have experienced sexual trauma including sexual abuse, sexual assault, and rape.
Safe HelpRoom allows sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with and support one another in a moderated and secure online group chat environment. Learn more: https://www.safehelpline.org/.
Rape Crisis Centers offer free, confidential support for people who have experienced sexual assault or rape.
Llámanos 24-hour statewide Spanish Language Helpline
The Center for Hope and Healing
YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts
Lawrence, Lynn, Beverly, Haverhill, and Newburyport
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Cambridge, Boston, and Waltham
A Safe Place
The Women’s Center
New Bedford and Fall River
A New Day
Brockton, Quincy, Weymouth, and Plymouth
Barnstable, Falmouth, Orleans, and Provincetown
CONNECT to End Violence
Oak Bluffs and Edgartown
Attleborough, Taunton, and Webster
Pathways for Change
Worcester, Fitchburg, Southbridge, and North Brookfield
Wayside Trauma Intervention Services
Milford and Franklin
Voices Against Violence
Framingham and Marlborough
Elizabeth Freeman Center
Pittsfield, Adams, North Adams, and Great Barrington
Greenfield and Orange
Center for Women and Community
YWCA of Western Massachusetts
Many of us have experienced some form of sexual trauma in our lifetimes. This group is an intentional space for us to come together and talk about our experiences without judgment, to share our trials and out victories, and to dream into the future. Hosted by the Wildflower Alliance on the second and fourth Thursdays in Holyoke. Learn more: https://wildfloweralliance.org/holyoke/.
We have one reoccurring online support group available for anyone impacted by sexual violence. This includes survivors, friends and family of survivors, or anyone concerned about sexual violence. Learn more: https://www.sassmm.org/helproom.html.
A closed Discord community for survivors of sexual assault and rape of any kind. Here you can chat with others that are familiar with what you’re going through and it will be a place where you can relax and just be. Learn more: https://disboard.org/server/618867870029447219.
The purpose of this zine is to support young people who are survivors of sexual assault, as they search for resources, understanding, and a path toward healing. You are not alone. Learn more: https://www.ccasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/4649_CCASA-TSH-FINALJuly162019-WEB.pdf.
The letters in Written on the Body were penned by transgender and non-binary individuals who’ve faced sexual assault and domestic violence. Folded into each page are statements of reclamation and a welcome space to start conversation. These letters share hope with those who can’t find it in their homes or from their bodies. Learn more: https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/9622.
Dear Sister shares the lessons, memories, and vision of over fifty artists, activists, mothers, writers, and students who share their stories of survival or what it means to be an advocate and ally to survivors. Written in an epistolary format, this multi-generational, multi-ethnic collection of letters and essays is a moving journey into the hearts and minds of the survivors of rape, incest, and other forms of sexual violence, written directly to and for other survivors. Learn more: https://www.akpress.org/dear-sister.html.
A zine about how to support the survivors in your life. This zine will provide you with a starting point for learning the skills and resources you need to feel confident in your ability to be there for others. Learn more: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1024269481/i-believe-you-a-colorful-zine-about.
A process that women can use to relieve the effects of trauma in their lives. It rebuilds self-esteem and gives back the personal power, trust, and sense of connection that are taken away by traumatic experiences. Learn more: https://www.wellnessrecoveryactionplan.com/product/healing-the-trauma-of-abuse-a-womens-workbook/.
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community. Learn more: https://1in6.org/.
Jane Doe Inc works to amplify the voices of all who are impacted by sexual and domestic violence and to undo the social injustices that perpetuate an abuse of power. Learn more: https://www.janedoe.org/.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center provides providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence. Learn more: https://www.nsvrc.org/about/national-sexual-violence-resource-center.