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                            Resources

    HOTLINES:


CALL:

• National Domestic Violence Hotline 800.799.7233 

• National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE

• National Child Abuse Hotline: 800.4.A.CHILD (422.2253)

• CAP Hotline (Maryland): 301.645.3336 

TEXT:  "LOVEIS" to 866.331.9474



    NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS:


  • LifeStyles of Maryland: Provides help and hope for those in need.
  • The Center for Abused Persons: Provides treatment and supportive services.
  • Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual AbuseProvides education, advocacy and mitigation on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
  • The Center for Children: Serving Children, Teens and Families in Southern Maryland.
  • Childhelp: Provides programs to support, educate and advocate.
  • Cyber Tipline: This Tipline is operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Can be used to communicate information to the authorities about child pornography or child sex trafficking. Hotline: 800.THE.LOST (843.5678)
  • Darkness to Light: Provides crisis intervention and referral services to children or people affected by sexual abuse of children. Hotline calls are automatically routed to a local center. Helpline: 866.FOR.LIGHT (367.5444)
  • Erin’s Law: Advocating for legislation that requires that all public schools in each state to implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program.
  • Elizabeth Smart Foundation: Working to prevent and stop predatory crimes.
  • Joyful Heart Foundation: Working to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever through healing, education and advocacy.
  • Justice for Children: Provides a full range of advocacy services for abused and neglected children.
  • National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: Addressing issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect.
  • GirlThrive: GirlThrive Inc. honors teen girls and young women who have survived incest and all sex abuse through thriverships, opportunity and education.
  • National Children’s Advocacy Centers: NCAC Training Center trains thousands of people each year, from the United States and around the world on how to recognize and support maltreated children.
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center: This site offers a wide variety of information relating to sexual violence including a large legal resource library.
  • National Children’s Alliance: Provides support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs (child-friendly facilities) to aid in investigating abuse, helping children heal from abuse, and holding offenders accountable.
  • National Organization for Victim Assistance: The oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause.
  • Prevent Child Abuse America: Promotes services that improve child well-being in all 50 states and develop programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect.
  • Stop It Now: Provides information to victims and parents/relatives/friends of child sexual abuse. The site also has resources for offender treatment as well as information on recognizing the signs of child sexual abuse. Hotline: 888-PREVENT (773.8368)
  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE)
  • Statue of Limitations Reform: Learn more about the progress of SOL Reform in your state.
  • Victim Rights Law Center: Provides legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives, and promotes a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim.
  • Survivors of Incest Anonymous: Provides information on how to find incest survivor support groups in your area and empowers individuals to become survivors and thrivers.