Help Kids Smile Again
If you’re under 18, find your CAC.
Each year, our 822 Children’s Advocacy Centers—CACs—provide healing, justice, and safety for more than 324,000 young people who are experiencing abuse or assault. We make it safe and provide a clear process to stop the abuse, hold abusers accountable before the law, and get the services you need to get your life back. Find your local CAC or contact a state chapter for help now. If your area is not served by a CAC, we’re working on it, but call your local law enforcement agency now to report the abuse.
If you’re over 18, get help from RAINN.
While CACs serve victims under 18, there are plenty of resources to help adult victims out there. To get help stopping sexual assault or recovering from the trauma it causes, visit our partners at RAINN or call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) for help right now.
Help a friend.
If you know or just suspect someone in your life is the victim of abuse, sexual assault, or violence, you have a responsibility to step up and help them. Whether that person is a family member, a friend, an acquaintance, or someone you don’t even like, you have the chance to do the greatest thing anyone can ever do: the right thing. Real allies act. Learn how to help someone who’s experiencing sexual or dating violence and be a real ally.
Support victims. Support the movement.
To provide services for the hundreds of thousands of young people we serve each year, our movement needs support from thousands just like you. While the first thing you should do is seek help to end the violence, your support helps victims across the country become survivors.