Get Help from the National Sexual Assault Hotline

If you feel that you have been exploited, sexually or otherwise, by a professional (doctor, therapist, teacher, coach, minister/priest, attorney, or law enforcement officer), you may need help and guidance. Anger, betrayal, and pain are common reactions to boundary violations. It may be helpful to go to one of the sites noted below or to call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE for information and support.

Advocate Web

AdvocateWeb is a nonprofit organization providing information and resources to promote awareness and understanding of the issues involved in the exploitation of persons by trusted helping professionals. AdvocateWeb offers extensive free resources for victims, survivors, and their families, friends, victim advocates, and professionals. Click here to get a list of resources from their direct help page.


RAINN: The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, operated by RAINN, for free, confidential counseling, 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE, or click here to learn more about their programs.

National Women's Health Information Center

The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is the federal government's source for women's health information, including resources for women who have been the victims of sexual assault.

For information on sexual assault, contact the National Women's Health Information Center at 1-800-994-9662 or visit their website to learn more.