Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Recovery Resources
Anyone who has been sexually abused deserves support. Professional help and community based peer led support groups are available. You deserve to have a safe place to talk about your experience and to begin the process of recovery and healing. Here are some links to information, support and professional help. If you have had any of these experiences, give yourself a break and contact someone today.
You don’t have to suffer alone anymore.
Please always keep in mind that Local 28 MAP’s Counselors and Peers, as well as Beacon MAP, are always available to talk (Contact Info available HERE on the MAP Homepage). Here are some other additional informative and helpful resources to check out:
Beacon Health Options
"Each year, there are more than 425,000 victims of rape and sexual assault in the United States, with younger people, ages 12 to 34, at highest risk. Recovery and regaining a sense of self-worth takes time."
Sexual Assault: The Facts and How to Get Help
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest Network)
"Sexual violence can have psychological, emotional, and physical effects on a survivor. These effects aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help and support they can be managed."
Get help 24/7. Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
"Talking about sexual abuse is hard, especially when you care about the people involved. We’ve compiled specialized resources that will help you learn how to speak up about your concerns and take the next steps toward a healthier, happier tomorrow."
Resources and Support for Adults Who Experienced Sexual Abuse as Children
"If you are an adult survivor of child sexual abuse, you may face many challenges as you engage in the recovery process and heal. The tasks of daily life may sometimes be a trigger for you. You may experience problems with common activities and relationships that other adults who were not sexually abused don’t face. Here are some resources that can help adults face and overcome obstacles that can often result directly from sexual abuse experienced as a child."
Sexual Abuse Survivor Groups