Rape and Sexual Abuse


Rape and Sexual Abuse» Directory
Rape, sexual assault, or attempting any of them is a crime. The rapist can be anyone: a neighbor, a friend, a relative, a stranger, or even someone you're barely getting to know. If someone you know forces you to have sex, it is called acquaintance rape. Since it usually occurs in a dating situation, it is also called date rape.

You have the right to say no  to anyone who tries to touch you in any way that makes you uncomfortable. If the person doesn't leave you alone, try to get away as soon as possible.

The rape victim needs immediate medical attention and people to talk to about their feelings, people who will listen to them for as long as it takes. Call the following numbers anytime, day or night. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
In any emergency, call 911. In case of rape or injury, go to a hospital emergency department.

To find help:

Common Ground
24-hour crisis counseling: 1-800-231-1127
Mental Health Screening: 248-451-2600
Legal Clinic: 248-451-2629
Website: www.commongroundhelps.org

HAVEN (Help Against Violent Encounters Now)
24-hour crisis line (248) 334-1274
General information (248) 334-1284 Toll free 1-877-922-1274
The Haven is a 24-hour emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Counselling is provided to victims of domestic violence, adolescent rape and sexual abuse.
Website: www.haven-oakland.org

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
24/7 1-888-373-7888 SMS: 233733 (type "HELP" or "INFO")
Website: www.traffickingresourcecenter.org
Sex trafficking or slavery is the exploitation of women and children that includes pornography and prostitution and is characterized by the use of a human being in exchange for goods or money.

National Sexual Assault Hotline operated by RAINN (English and Spanish)
24-hour crisis: 1-800-656-4673