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Causes: Hot Lines & Crisis Intervention, Mental Health, Sexual Assault Services

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.

Programs: Rainn operates the national sexual assault hotline (800. 656. Hope) and the national sexual assault online hotline (a secure web-based support hotline at online. Rainn. Org). Rainn also operates the dod safe helpline, services for members of the us military affected by sexual assault, through a contract from the department of defense. All services are provided free to victims of sexual assault. In addition, rainn provides training, consulting and certification services for companies, organizations and government agencies addressing sexual assualt prevention and response.

public education: rainn educates the public about sexual violence, working with national media and the entertainment industry to ensure that accurate information is communicated. The organization also operates rainn. Org and social media platforms to provide information and referrals and engage with survivors, loved ones, the media and others. Through an annual college program and other community activities, rainn also recruits, trains and mobilizes volunteers to teach at-risk populations about sexual assault prevention and recovery.

public policy: rainn analyzes, develops and promotes public policy changes to improve the criminal justice system, bring more rapists to justice, help victims, and reduce the incidence of sexual violence.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a volunteer for RAINN's online hotline has been one of the most incredible experiences. Volunteers are trained through an extensive 40+ hour training period, which includes in-person and online sessions and tutorials. The staff is beyond committed to giving their volunteers the best possible training so that they can feel prepared to assist hotline visitors to the best of their ability. It has absolutely been one of the most rewarding experiences, because I am able to put my passion of advocating for and assisting survivors of sexual assault into practice. RAINN is truly an incredible organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering since last year and this experience has changed my life. It makes you feel that you are hands on helping someone. The training is incredible, the support immense and it is so gratifying that it makes every second worthwhile. I work full time and this is something I do on th side but it has become a very important part of my daily life. Im very gratefull for letting the organization allow us to contribute in such an easy and fun way.