Banteay Srei is a safe space for young Southeast Asian women, that promotes education, community and leadership development to foster cultural pride, and self-determination for women at-risk of or engaged in sexual exploitation. Banteay Srei provides social, peer and intergenerational support, healing arts, reproductive health education, life skills-building and leadership development. The name Banteay Srei comes from an ancient temple in Cambodia which means “the women’s temple”- built to honor female deities and representing strength, unity, and safety. This name was chosen to inspire a space that would be created to honor women and provide tools for self-empowerment.
■ Phone Numbers: 510-318-4438 and 510-318-0909
■ Website: http://www.banteaysrei.org/
Center for Pacific Asian Family
Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) is recognized nationally for our pioneering work in domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse services within the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. We created the first multi-lingual 24-hour helpline assisting API survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the nation. We opened the first emergency shelter and the first transitional program specialized in serving API survivors. We provide a wide range of comprehensive services, focusing on the needs of survivors who seek to establish independent, violence-free lives. Our services are free of charge, conducted in many API languages. In 2005, we expanded our Community Program, focusing on community engagement and violence prevention programs.
■ Phone Number: 800-339-3940
■ Website: https://nurturingchange.org/
Department Of Defense (DOD) Safe Helpline
DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.
■ Phone Number: 877-995-5247
■ Chat option available on website
■ Website: https://www.safehelpline.org
East Los Angeles Women’s Center
The East Los Angeles Women’s Center is a leading voice and advocate for survivors and their families affected by sexual, domestic, and intimate partner violence and HIV/AIDS. ELAWC delivers innovative, comprehensive, culturally-responsive services that build on a foundation of trauma-informed, evidence-based practices designed to heal, support, protect, and empower the communities we serve. Working in collaboration with our partners we also foster the implementation of policies and practices that support social justice and human rights.
■ Phone Number: 800-585-6231
■ Website: http://elawc.org/
End Rape on Campus
End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.
■ Website: https://endrapeoncampus.org
MaleSurvivor is dedicated to providing personalized support for men at every stage of the healing process. We facilitate dialogue among survivors, as well as between survivors and professional therapists, on our online forums like a vibrant and moderated discussion board, online 24/7 chat and at in-person events. We provide educational resources that help empower them to process their past and look forward to a brighter future. And we do everything in a way that recognizes and respects the diversity of survivors and their allies.
■ Chat option available on website
■ Website: https://malesurvivor.org
National Sexual Assault Hotline
A free and confidential hotline that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Connects you with a trained support specialist from a sexual assault service
provider in your area that can provide you with support, information, advice, resources, referrals, and a ranges of free services. Online chat is also available. ■ Phone: 800-656-4673
■ Chat option available on website: https://hotline.rainn.org/online
■ Website: https://www.rainn.org
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
NSVRC provides research & tools to advocates working on the frontlines to end sexual harassment, assault, and abuse with the understanding that ending sexual violence also means ending racism, sexism, and all forms of oppression.
■ Phone Number: 717-909-0710
■ Website: https://www.nsvrc.org
Peace Over Violence
Crisis intervention, counseling, support, 24 hour hotlines for sexual assault victims.
■ Central LA: 213-626-3396
■ South LA: 310-392-8381
■ Pasadena/West SG Valley: 626-793-3385
■ Website: www.peaceoverviolence.org
Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center (RTC)
Victims can receive free highly specialized emergency medical care, forensic services, counseling, advocacy, and information about their rights and options to support them in making informed choices and decisions 24 hours a day.
■ Phone Number: 424-259-7208
■ Website: https://www.uclahealth.org/rtc/
■ Main Office: 1250 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
StrongHearts Native Helpline
StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans. StrongHearts advocates offer the following services at no cost.
■ Phone Number: 844-762-8483
■ Website: https://strongheartshelpline.org
Stuart House, Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center
Stuart House was established in 1988 by the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center. Stuart House provides comprehensive and specialized services for sexually abused children and their caregivers in a child-friendly facility located in Santa Monica, California. Services include expert forensic interviews and evidentiary medical examinations, advocacy and individualized child and family therapy to help children and their caregivers cope with the traumatic effects of sexual abuse. Stuart House services are provided free of cost. Stuart House does not ask for any financial or insurance information and we do not bill insurance or state victim compensation. To enhance access to Stuart House services, we can help families who cannot afford to pay for transportation on their own. Stuart House provides on-site therapy services that are sexual abuse-focused and include crisis intervention services as well as longer-term psychotherapy for child victims and their non offending family members or other caretakers. Stuart House therapists have had extensive training and experience in treating child victims of sexual abuse and utilizing evidence-based clinical interventions. Stuart House therapists are licensed clinical social workers, psychologists and marriage and family therapists. The therapists conduct thorough clinical and trauma-specific assessments that include standardized assessment tools. All child victims receive individual therapy as do their caregivers as a primary modality. Group and/or family treatment may be used to augment these interventions. Therapy services are available in English and Spanish.
■ Phone Number: 424-259-7100
■ Main Office: 1250 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Ujima: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community
Launched in 2016, Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community serves as a national, culturally-specific services issue resource center to provide support to and be a voice for the Black Community in response to domestic, sexual and community violence. Ujima was founded in response to a need for an active approach to ending domestic, sexual and community violence in the Black community.
■ Phone Number: 844-778-5462
■ Website: https://ujimacommunity.org
YWCA of Greater Los Angeles
In a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere, the YWCA GLA offers rape survivors the support they need and extends this support to family and friends. 24-Hour Crisis Hotline providing crisis services to callers age 12 and up. Ongoing services provided out of locations in Compton, South Los Angeles, and South Bay/Long Beach.
■ Phone Number: 877-943-5778
■ Main Office: 1020 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015