The Center for Anti-Violence Education
“CAE works as a catalyst for change in the lives of women, transgender people, teen women, children, and other communities especially affected by violence. CAE’s programs are designed to develop participants’ skills, knowledge, and awareness to enable them to heal from, prevent, and counter violence.”

Safe Slope
“Modeled after RightRides, we provide safe walks home to women and LGBTQ folks in South Brooklyn and work with other organizations to engage community members in preventing violence.”
“EveryBlock filters an assortment of local news by location so you can keep track of what’s happening on your block, in your neighborhood and all over New York.”

Learn more about how to get the practical and emotional support you need or visit these groups below for more information about how they can help you.

NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault
“The mission of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is to develop and advance strategies, policies and responses that prevent sexual violence and limit its destabilizing effects on victims, families and communities.”

Safe Horizon
“Safe Horizon’s mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.”

“The New York City Anti-Violence Project is dedicated to eliminating hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities through counseling, advocacy, organizing, and public education.”


If you do not have visible physical injuries from the assault, friends and family may think you are okay. Many people do not understand the extent of trauma endured by rape and sexual assault victims. There may also be physical injuries that you can’t see.

To find a local rape crisis center click here - listed below are two very good programs.

St. Vincent’s Rape Crisis Program
“24-hour 7 day a week rape crisis counselors in the Emergency Department of St. Vincent’s Hospital and NYU Downtown Hospital. They also provide free and confidential short term individual counseling, advocacy, support and referral service to past and present survivors of rape, sexual assault and incest as well as to their family and friends. Additionally, they offer a group for survivors of rape.” 

“Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program at Mount Sinai (SAVI) provides free and confidential counseling, advocacy, support and referral services to past and present survivors of rape, sexual assault, incest, and domestic violence, and to their families and friends. SAVI staff and volunteers generate a dynamic force to overcome sexual and domestic violence and cultural practices and values that sustain them—breaking down institutional systems and individual attitudes that isolate and blame victims. We offer hope, inspiration, and guidance to people and organizations working toward healing.”

Brooklyn Rape and Survivor Resources 

Manhattan Rape and Survivor Resources

Queens Rape and Survivor Resources

Bronx Rape and Survivor Resources

Staten Island Rape and Survivor Resources


War Zone 
“A powerful documentary film about sex, power and what happens when men threaten a woman’s right to walk undisturbed on the streets of America.”

“Through testimonies from Black women survivors, commentaries from acclaimed African-American women scholars and community leaders, NO! unveils the reality of rape, other forms of sexual violence, and healing in African-American communities.”

A Call to Men
“A Call to Men challenges men to reconsider their long held beliefs about women, in an effort to create a more just society. We achieve this by encouraging change in the behaviors of men through a re-education and training process that challenges sexism.”

Men Can Stop Rape
“Empowers male youth and the institutions that serve them to work as allies with women in preventing rape and other forms of men’s violence. Through awareness-to-action education and community organizing, we promote gender equity and build men’s capacity to be strong without being violent.”

“V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery.”

Sylvia Rivera Law Project 
“The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.”

Audre Lorde Project
“The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit and Transgender People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.”

The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition
The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition works to ensure that classrooms, communities, and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow, and succeed - whether or not they meet expectations for masculinity and femininity. As a human rights organization, GenderPAC also promotes an understanding of the connection between discrimination based on gender stereotypes and sex, sexual orientation, age, race, and class.

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