Helping Survivors is part of a growing movement of concerned citizens, survivors, and professionals working to ensure the right of every person to build a life free from the devastating consequences of sexual assault and abuse.
The website helpingsurvivors.org was founded by Helping Survivors, LLC. Incorporated in Delaware, Helping Survivors, LLC is a national organization comprised of individuals dedicated to helping survivors of sexual assault and abuse. We work towards this goal daily by providing our website’s visitors with:
Educational content reviewed by a diverse group of experts
First-hand commentary from survivors and professionals who work with survivors
Legal resources to seek justice
Connections to organizations helping to protect and heal
Helping Survivors is an online-only organization with a distributed team working remotely across time zones. Our team members hail from across the United States.
We believe freedom from physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological harm is a basic human right of all individuals.
The resources we provide are intended for individuals who have experienced sexual assault or abuse and are seeking support, and for those who are seeking to learn about how to best help survivors of sexual violence.
Sexual violence is sadly quite common in our society, and it affects people of all genders and ages. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over half of women and almost 1 in 3 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, sexual assault occurs every 73 seconds for adults and every nine minutes for children.
The impact of sexual assault and abuse cannot be overstated. Survivors of sexual violence may have life-lasting injuries that extend far beyond physical consequences; unfortunately, there are many emotional and psychological reactions that victims of rape and sexual assault can experience. Recovering from assault takes time and patience. The healing process can be painful, but it is possible to regain a sense of control, rebuild self-worth, and eventually heal.