This list of Abuse Survivor Resources is taken directly from the end of the book A TASTE FOR MURDER by Burl Barer and Frank C. Girardot. The book tells the story of an abused woman that became a master manipulator in her later years – or so she thought. Her lust for money and the easy life ultimately caught up with her.
Burl and Frank added these resources to A Taste For Murder as a service to those that have experienced domestic abuse and would like to reach out to someone that they can talk to and get some help.
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ASCA (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse) by the Morris Center
The organization offers support resources designed specifically for adult survivors of physical, sexual, and/or emotional child abuse or neglect. Support groups are available in the USA, Australia, South Africa, and on the web.
Address: The Morris Center, P.O. Box 14477, San Francisco, CA 94114
Domestic Violence Survival
The online guide provides information and referrals to shelters, crisis, long, and short-term counseling, legal assistance, and document and lock replacement.
National hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
New York hotline: 800-621-HOPE (4673)
Gift From Within (GFW)
The site is dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. It provides articles, book reviews, coping ideas, poetry, and peer support through the pal network for women suffering from PTSD.
Address: 16 Cobb Hill Road, Camden, ME 04843
Incest Survivors Anonymous (ISA)
The organization offers self-help/mutual-help twelve-step support groups for survivors. Write or call for groups and meeting information and literature—specify you are a survivor.
Address: P.O. Box 17245, Long Beach, CA 90807-7245
Office for Victims of Crimes
A justice-based site with resources, information, and assistance links for crime victims, including domestic abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, sex-trafficking, rape, and sexual assault.
Address: P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20850-6000
This site provides support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Included are articles and resources as well as a support forum and chat area. It is one of the few forum sites open to minor survivors, ages 16 and older.
Address: 3109 W. 50th St., Suite 320, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Email: [email protected]
RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network)
The network operates the U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline and also provides a twenty-four-hour live secure online hotline for victims, friends, and family. It offers support and information about individual/group counseling, medical attention, reporting a crime, finding shelter, and many other services.
Address: 2000 L St. NW, Suite 406, Washington, DC 20036
Phone hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Online hotline: ohl.rainn.org/online/
The organization provides resources for domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and incest victims. The New York area programs include services for domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, child abuse, stalking, human trafficking, and homeless youths.
Address: 2 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10007
The Sex Abuse Treatment Center
The organization helps female and male adults, teenagers, and children.
Address: 55 Merchant Street, 22nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813
The Sexual Assault Crisis Center
Programs include state-wide Spanish and English twenty-four-hour hotlines, individual short-term counseling, support groups, advocacy, and benefit assistance.
Address: 1 Dock St., Suite 320, Stamford , CT 06902
English Hotline: 888-999-5545
Spanish Hotline: 888-568-8332
This site specializing on PTSD and dissociation provides information, resources, media, articles, therapist listings, and educational information for survivors and their loved ones. In addition, they offer educational resources to professionals, students, and the media.
Address: P.O. Box 436, Brooklandville, MD 21022-0436
The online guide provides a list of over 100 organizations throughout the US that offer counseling, advice, and even shelter to members of families where domestic violence has occurred. The sources listed include: advocates for better policies and social support systems, twenty-four-hour hotlines and crisis counselors, and organizations that support and help domestic violence victims in their healing and recovery psychologically.
Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)
This organization offers a self-help, twelve-step recovery program for adult survivors of child sexual abuse. It defines incest and child abuse broadly and provides general information, as well as information on how to start a new support group.
Address : World Service Office, P.O. Box 190, Benson, MD 21018-9998
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
SNAP provides support and knowledge to all victims of clergy abuse and advocates helping ensure that in future generations, children will be safe.
Address: P.O. Box 6416, Chicago, IL 60680-6416
Phone: 312-455-1499 or 877-762-7432
This site provides resources, healing, and community for survivors of ritual abuse; training and education for professionals who may serve RA survivors; and support for survivors’ partners and other allies.
Take Back The Night (TBTN)
This foundation serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.
Email: An automated email contact form is available on the website.
Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)
This organization provides crisis intervention services to help survivors who have recently been sexually assaulted. They also provide counseling and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse, community education, and public information about sexual violence.
Address: One Penn Center, 1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 1100, Philadelphia, PA 19103
YWCA Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Center
The organization’s area programs include a twenty-four-hour crisis line for survivors, family members, and friends, accompaniment of survivors to the hospital and through the reporting and judicial process, peer support groups, child abuse and assault prevention programs, and free confidential crisis counseling.
Address: 375 South Third St., San Jose, CA 95112
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 800-572-2782
Rape Crisis Hotlines: 408-287-3000 and 650-493-7273