If you are in an abusive or unsafe environment or if you need help coping, the following organizations are only a phone call away.
Every 109 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault.
Sexual violence affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. While we’re making progress — the number of assaults has fallen by more than half since 1993 — even today, only 6 out of every 1,000 rapists will end up in prison. https://www.rainn.org/
SAHARA was founded on the belief that services should be offered in a culturally sensitive environment where individuals feel a sense of safety, connectedness, respect, and dignity. Guided by this philosophy, SAHARA has evolved into a well-respected organization with an unwavering commitment to the South Asian community. Visit SAHARA website for more information. http://www.saharacares.org/
Jersey City, New Jersey Assist women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency and live safe, productive and fulfilling lives, through social services, economic development, and advocacy services. 201-333-5700
NSVRC understands sexual violence to be an overarching term that includes an array of behaviors, both physical and non-physical, that constitute unwanted or age-inappropriate sexual activity that can impact people of any age or gender. We believe that sexual violence is rooted in power inequities and is connected to other forms of oppression including ableism, adultism, ageism, classism, heterosexism, racism, religism, sexism and other constructs that value certain people or groups over others. NSVRC uses its national leadership position to promote dialogue and understanding of sexual violence and its prevention. http://www.nsvrc.org/
Website, Hudson Pride Connections Center
Jersey City, NJ. Hudson Pride Connections Center is a home and voice for the diverse LGBTQ community and our allies that advocates for our physical, mental, social and political well-being. We create safe and vibrant spaces to gather and celebrate our lives.
Hudson SPEAKS when all voices are silenced. We are here for you 24/7. Our name is not a noun, but a verb; one that stands for, and take action on your behalf. To all Hudson County community, we challenge you to help us stop and prevent sexual violence.
Violence is a serious public health problem. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life. Many more survive violence and suffer physical, mental, and or emotional health problems throughout the rest of their lives. CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins. http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International® is a global non-profit leader dedicated to providing empowering and effective child protection, positive communication, and personal safety skills for all ages and abilities. Since 1989, we have served over 4 million children, teens, and adults, including those with special need [Read More at https://www.kidpower.org]
There is no one “right” way to deal with harassers. Every situation and person is different and often you only have a second or two to assess your safety and decide what to do. Here are seven ideas for strategies you can consider and choose from when you are faced with harassment. Practice, role-playing, and brainstorming responses ahead of time can help, too! http://www.stopstreetharassment.org/strategies/moment/