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Give a Little TLC: About RAINN

posted: 09/02/15
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

Did you know that in 9 out of 10 cases in which a child is sexually abused, the perpetrator is someone the child or family knows?

You can help keep children safe through your time, support, and compassion. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and in partnership with more than 1,100 local sexual assault service providers. RAINN also carries out services and programs that educate the public and improve public policy.

Even if you give a little, it can make a world of difference to survivors and their loved ones. Explore the options below to learn about the issue, volunteer and support survivors through the National Sexual Assault Hotline. You can also find the 2017 Guide to Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month here.


  • Volunteer for your local sexual assault service provider. Search by zip code at
  • Contact your lawmakers to change policies that improve the lives of survivors and work to end sexual violence.
  • Find out even more ways to get involved.


  • Become a monthly donor - just $42 provides help for one survivor through the National Sexual Assault Hotline.
  • Mobilize people in your community. Organize a fundraising event and set up your own donation page.
  • Donate your birthday. Make your birthday count by encouraging friends and family to donate money for survivors in your name.


Social Media

Connect people with the help and resources they need. Share a tweet below to show your support for survivors of sexual violence.

  • Need to talk? You are not alone. Contact RAINN at 800.656.HOPE and 24/7 at y en espanol: .
  • Make a difference for survivors. Contact your policymaker and #ActWithRAINN.

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