About RAINN

About RAINN

The Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted with The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) to provide confidential and anonymous services for the DoD community. The following information provided about RAINN does not constitute an endorsement.

RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was rated by Worth magazine as one of "America's 100 Best Charities." RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with over 1,000 local sexual assault service providers nationwide. RAINN also runs the award-winning National Sexual Assault Online Hotline (online.rainn.org) available in English and Spanish (rainn.org/es). Together, the hotlines have helped more than 2 million people since 1994.

RAINN also publicizes the hotlines’ free and 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.

Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline services are provided by RAINN through a contract with the DoD's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) — however, your information will remain confidential. RAINN will not share your name or any other personally identifying information with SAPRO or your chain of command, unless required by law. To learn more, visit the Terms of Service Full Text of Agreements "How We May Share Information" section.

RAINN has adapted the award winning National Sexual Assault Online Hotline to provide specialized live help online at SafeHelpline.org to members of the DoD community who have been sexually assaulted. Safe Helpline is also available by calling 877-995-5247. The phone number is the same inside the U.S or worldwide via the Defense Switched Network (DSN). All Safe Helpline staff members have been trained to answer questions relating to military-specific topics such as Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting options and how to contact relevant military resources, such as the installation or base Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)/Victim Advocate (VA), should those services be requested.

To learn more about RAINN and its programs, visit www.rainn.org.

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