If you have experienced sexual violence, it is not your fault! You’ve already made a choice to seek help by visiting our website, and that is a huge step.
Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact, ranging from sexist attitudes and actions to rape and murder. Sexual violence can include words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will. If you were intoxicated or had an ongoing relationship with the perpetrator, it is still NEVER your fault. Sexual assault happens regardless of gender, sexual identity, or age.
There are many forms of sexual violence and they are all harmful.
This page primarily focuses on sexual assault, but regardless of what the harmful action was, we encourage you to utilize the hotlines and helplines below. We believe sexual violence is a continuum of harm that spans well beyond sexual assault. For a guide to non-crisis resources that you can access throughout your healing journey, even if it’s just starting, visit our Resources page. It’s never too late to seek care.