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National Sexual Assault Hotline

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

National information and referral hotline for victims of rape, sexual assault, and incest..

Services Offered

Sexual Assault Hotline • Crisis Counseling • Information and Referral


The National Sexual Assault Hotline is a centralized number connecting victims of rape or sexual assault with local community resources. Counselors can provide support, information, and referral to local resources like legal help, medical care, and counseling.

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Interpreters available
  • Spanish


-Callers may choose to remain anonymous.
-All calls are confidential. Exceptions to the confidentiality policy may apply if you share your name and location and are under 18 years old, or if a counselor determines that you may be at risk for suicide.
-Interpreters are available via a language line if needed.


  • This service is free

How to Apply

Call 800-656-4673 (HOPE) day or night for assistance. You will be connected to a local affiliate network. If you choose, you can enter a zip code to find the nearest service provider.

While almost all callers are connected directly to a counselor, a handful of RAINN local affiliates use an answering service after regular business hours. In these cases, you may choose to leave a phone number with the answering service, or call back during business hours. If you choose to leave a callback number, the number will be kept confidential and given directly to a counselor.

You may also access 24/7 help via online chat.