Support A Survivor

If a survivor chooses to disclose to you, it means you are someone they trust. Your support can have a lasting impact on their recovery. For many, providing support to someone who has been sexually assaulted can be intimidating due to not knowing what to say. Below, we offer some guidance and resources on being there in a way that’s genuine, appropriate and assuring.

How to Support a Survivor


Hotlines & Helplines

Safe Horizon advocates are available 24 hours, 365 days a year to provide confidential crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter and information about resources: 212.227.3000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Alliance Helpline for advocacy, referrals, and confidential counseling, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM: 212.514.SAFE(7233) or email us at

NYC Center Locator

The Alliance has created a searchable database of services available for survivors in New York City. Use the map below to find services near you.

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