Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, Inc AKA RAINN

Rating: 4.64 stars   36 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 2000 L St NW Suite 406 Washington DC 20036 USA

Mission: RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at online.rainn.org, and publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual violence; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual violence, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you, RAINN, for all services you provide and for truly caring and being there to help. This is crucial.

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RAINN has helped me, but I am not ready to share my story.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes that I can think of.

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Rating: 5 stars  

RAINN is available 24/7 as a hotline or on-line support service for families & survivors.
The organization has also been instrumental in addressing legislative issues, enhancing public awareness, organizing Hollywood actors/actresses for program themes accurate to survival and the crime of violence with sex.
RAINN is unique and has never failed to impress me as the core group for survivors.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

media support, accurate statistics

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it larger!

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Rating: 5 stars  

RAINN is an incredible organization. I wish we didn't need them, but we do and they are a wonderful service for those in need. I really like how RAINN is so connected with society, they have innovative ways to get the word out about their services, and they allow people to support in many ways that allow the volunteer to put in however much energy that they want to and the volunteer is free to personalize their efforts.

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I have used RAINN's resources. My favorite is the electronic newsletter. I found out that my local representative supports RAINN's efforts through the newsletter!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see an automated system on the website so that I can put my information in and I would get notifications sent to me when my representatives are part of related policy issues.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

I can't remember how I found out about the organization, but it sure was a great find.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have friends who were raped or sexually abused. It can be hard to know how to help them or know what to say. One thing I never fail to mention is RAINN. Your organization does wonders for survivors. I have never gotten a bad review. I have taken up the role of being a RAINN advertiser. I mention the charity on a daily basis both in person and on social networking sites. I also make a monthly donation. Would I do that for a charity I disliked or had bad experiences with? RAINN is a big part of my life and I am honored to say that. I only wish I could do more! Keep up the hours work! By the way... I love the online hotline idea!! Amazing!

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My goals in life. Being a better person and wanting to help others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it international and have more training centers for volunteers!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Read about it. Plus Private Practice (the television show)

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 1 stars  

I encountered discrimination and was told I wasn't eligible to participate with the online hotline service provided by RAINN. It wasn't because I had over 20+ years in the social work/nursing field, it was because I admitted to being a survivor and found helping out in the field very healing. I was told that "we do not recommend volunteering on the Online Hotline as a healing or therapeutic activity so the Online Hotline would not be a good fit for you right now."

So now when one admits and is honest about their sexual abuse, it is cause for omission and be ostracized. I wasn't contacted for further clarification regarding their concern, just simply told no.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I joined and participated in the e-crew, spreading information on Facebook

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have the contact people employ more sensitivity and patience when dealing with the public.

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