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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Rating: 5 stars  

I selected general member of the public but consider myself a volunteer of RAINN. I first ran across RAINN in the early stage when internet usage was expenses. However, the information I found helped me journey toward being a productive person. I am a rape surivor and struggled with dealing with it because I was not getting the correct counsel. I started reading RAINN website and utilized the tools and resources listed on the site. I took the online training tools and over time became empowered as I realized my story was just one of many. I never called the Hotline but I knew it was there. I returned to the site often for updates and kept abreast with all the latest news and actions. Finally I sought out how to volunteer and was given the name of nearest sexual assault center in my area. I contacted them and have been active with volunteering with them. I think this is over all the best site because it covers three major areas that it hard for some to discuss. There help if one wants it but also information for those wanting to help. I have referred many individuals and feel next to 911 it should be the number one resource everyone should know. I am a RAINN Maker and could not image the volunteer outreach I do now without RAINN. I talk to so many who do not want to speak with a counselor and I always encourage them to go to the website and many of them have told me they did. No one will ever know how many people the site actual help. I have printed screen shots and shared which has helped and many last minute presentation have been saved by getting the most current and up to date stats. I can't say enough about how it helped me and equip me to help empower other.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I just wanted to say how great i think RAINN are. Not only do they provide a great service of support for survivors like myself to go to when we need help, but they also reassure us that we are not alone and it is never too late to get help. I use RAINN's hotline when i need a reminder of this because they always make me feel supported and are great at what they do. Thank you RAINN!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I am Natasha and I am a supporter to RAINN. When i first heard about them i did not know much about the organization, but when i went to their website i was immediately impressed by how it caught my eye. As a survivor myself, i am pleased to feel like i can get help thanks to RAINN's website. I love the idea of being able to talk to someone on the 24hour hotline because it does not matter where you are in the world, you can always get help.

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

tallking with someone on the online hotline from their organization, and write comments on thier facebook page.

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

I actually can't think of any right now but if i do i will let them know.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 2 stars  

I found the service was terrible. I ordered Kung Pao Chicken, and a soda, and they kicked me out! I then called in and asked them to deliver, and they refused! I'm outraged! Never coming back in here again!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997

 
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Rating: 3 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am offering a suggestion. The justice department should tatoo the letters "CM" on the foreheads of child molesters, and drop them off in any one of America's most violent neighborhoods. In those kind of places, the locals hate child molesters with a passion because any man could be the father of any child there.

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

I've had no personal need. I found RAINN by viewing the cast for the movie, Alpha and Omega. The website mentioned the actor who did the voice for the charactor, "Lily" was a spokesperson for RAINN.

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

not change a thing. You people have a good organization as it is.

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

RAINN is available 24/7 and I know it's a great place to talk. Since I don't know the person I'm talking to I don't feel like I will be judged. You will never talk to this person again. It's great to get things off your chest whenever you want. The only thing that I would possibly change is when you use the online could they ask a question on which gender you would like to talk to...I still get scared talking about my story to males. Just a suggestion. Other than that a great resource for survivors.

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

I've experienced a change in my mood and I am more positive about my future.

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

Give the option of which gender I would like to talk to.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

RAINN has helped me through a hard time and I am grateful to them all. I remember the sleepless nights that I once endured but thanks to RAINN's online hotline, I found relief.

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

I had the courage to find help and make sure it never happened to me again

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

there is nothing I would change

 
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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.

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

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 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.

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

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!

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

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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