Hotlines

This page lists telephone hotlines for men who have been sexually assaulted. There are innumerable rape crisis hotlines around the world ... for women. Here I've listed only those hotlines I've located which reach out specifically to male survivors or for which men are a significant percentage of their clients and therefore have experience working with male survivors. I haven't tried to call all these hotlines, so some may not be in service. If you have problems reaching any of these, or you know of others that should be on this list, please let me know.

Contents:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • United States

    In order by state name. If there's nothing listed here for your state, it doesn't mean there's no hotline for you in your state, just that I don't know about it. Call one of the national hotlines.

    CA CO ME MA MN NV NY NC TX Other

    California

    Los Angeles

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    Monterey area

    (831)375-4357 Monterey Peninsula
    633-5900 North County
    Monterey Rape Crisis Center
    PO Box 2630
    Monterey, CA 93940
    Of 234 reports of rape and childhood sexual abuse during 1994, 7% came from males.
    2000.09.10: Their Web site at http://www.mbay.net/~mrcc/mrcc.html appears to be unavailable. If you have a current location for them, please let me know.

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    San Francisco

    1(510) 845-7273
    Monday-Friday, 7-10pm (Pacific Time).
    Men Overcoming Sexual Assault, San Francisco, CA
    Hotline setup specifically for male survivors. Unfortunately, in the Summer of 1997 they lost their funding for existence as a separate program. If the number above doesn't work, contact Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR).

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    Colorado

    Boulder

    (303)443-7300
    Boulder County Rape Crisis Team
    24 hours 7days/week. English, Spanish available on request.

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    Maine

    (800)338-6172
    Hours and sponsoring organization unknown.

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    Massachusetts

    (617) 437-9663 (Boston?)
    Sexually Assaulted Males Peer Support Group. Not a hotline, but a support group for men who are survivors of sexual assault. Meets 7pm-9pm. Hours and sponsoring organization unknown.

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    Minnesota

    Minneapolis

    (612)825-4527 (825-HELP)
    Rape & Sexual Abuse Center
    2431 Hennepin Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55405
    Office: 612-374-9077
    Email: jb@visi.com
    "In addition to the crisis line, we provide individual, group and couples psychotherapy to male/female, gay/lesbian/straight/bi adults and adolescents. We are in the process of starting a support group specifically for adult male sexual assault survivors. The tentative start date is early January '98." (personal correspondence)

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    Nevada

    Las Vegas

    (800)752-4528
    (702)366-1640
    (702)366-1640 (TDD)
    Community Action Against Rape
    About 11% of their clients are men.

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    New York

    New York City: Manhattan, Citywide

    Manhattan

    Upper West Side

    (212) 523-4728
    Rape Intervention Program/Crime Victim Assessment Project
    St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital
    411 West 114th Street
    New York, NY 10025

    East Side, Murray Hill area

    (212)561-3755
    Victim of Violence Assistance Program
    Bellevue Hospital
    27th Street and First Avenue, Room GC-63
    New York, NY 10016

    Greenwich Village

    (212)790-8068
    Rape Crisis Intervention Program
    Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
    153 West 11th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    (212)604-8068
    In 1996, Saint Vincent's Rape Crisis Program provided services to 14 (about 7%) adult male survivors of rape, attempted rape and sexual abuse. (1996-7 Rape Crisis Program brochure)

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    Citywide

    (212)807-0197
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Male and female counselors. English/Spanish. Callback basis.
    The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
    647 Hudson Street
    New York, NY 10014
    office: (212)807-6761 M-F 10am-6pm
    fax: (212)807-1044
    email: info@avp.org
    Male survivors account for 62% of AVP's sexual assault caseload. Of these men, 86% are gay, 7% are bisexual.

    The following are general rape and sexual assault hotlines. They may be neither prepared for nor sensitive to male survivors.

    (212)577-7777
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Victim Services Agency (VSA)
    2 Lafayette Street
    New York, NY 10007

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    Suffolk County

    1(516) 360-3606
    Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS)
    24 hours a day.
    On VIBS' sexual assault page, they include a brief paragraph on male sexual assault and cite a statistic (without attribution) that 14% of rape survivors are male.

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    North Carolina

    Orange County

    967-7273 or 1-800-616-3696
    Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC)
    825-A Estes Dr.
    P.O. Box 4722
    Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4722
    office: (919) 968-4647
    fax: (919) 968-4677
    email: ocrcc@server.net
    In 1993, Margaret Henderson, then director of OCRCC, reported that 7% of 147 victims assisted at her agency were men.

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    Texas

    Austin

    Counseling & Mental Health Center (CMHC)
    University of Texas at Austin
    office: (512)471-3515

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    Other U.S.

    The following are general rape and sexual assault hotlines. They may be neither prepared for nor sensitive to male survivors.

    1-800-656-HOPE (656-4673)
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
    252 Tenth Street, NE
    Washington, DC 20002
    RAINN automatically routes your call to the rape crisis center nearest you, whose sensitivity to male survivors cannot be assured. RAINN's online information doesn't mention men as survivors.

    (703)276-2880
    National Victim Center

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    Europe

  • 1(800)778-888 Dublin, Ireland
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. 20% of their callers are men.
  • 0117-907-7100
    Hours not given
    Men As Survivors : Help Line Cardiff, UK?
  • Winchester Rape Crisis Services
    Winchester, UK?
    01962 848027, for male survivors, calls answered by men and women
    Thursday evenings, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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    Revision history:
    2000.09.12: Verified links on this page.
    1999.08.24: Updated link for VIBS.
    1998.10.02: Added Winchester Rape Crisis Services
    1997.11.06:
    Added Minneapolis Rape & Sexual Abuse Center.
    Added Saint Vincent's published statistics.
    1997.09.26:
    Expanded New York City listings
    Added National Victim Center
    1997.09.22:
    Separated Hotlines from the main Male Sexual Assault page
    Indexed with multi-level bookmarks

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