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.
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
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.

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media support, accurate statistics

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

make it larger!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
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.

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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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