Confidential Resources

NEED TO TALK ABOUT SEXUAL VIOLENCE OR MISCONDUCT?

Stalking? Harassment? Relationship violence? If it felt wrong, we are here to listen.

Confidential. No pressure. 24/7 support on the HelpLine (410-516-7333)

No pressure to report.

You decide the next steps.

Gender-Based Violence Prevention & Education (443-927-3548 or HopkinsGBVP@jh.edu)

This office, part of Health Promotion & Well-Being, serves all students and trainees. Individual staffers include:

More confidential resources can be found here.

Supporting Survivors Quick Tips

Helping a Friend

  • Allow survivors to make decisions for themselves.
  • Allow as much time as needed; let them go at their pace.
  • Listen.
  • Convey that you believe them and that the assault was not their fault.
  • Understand there is no “perfect” survivor.
  • Offer to assist in contacting or accessing resources.

Continued Support

  • Let the person who is a survivor tell you what they need.
  • Assist in setting up a safe space.
  • Ask if they would like you to “check in”and respect their boundaries if they do not.
  • Be patient.
  • Maintain self-care.

Self-Care

  • Maintain boundaries.
  • Recognize when something is out of your comfort area or reach.
  • Take time for yourself.
  • Be mindful of your own emotional well-being.
  • Find someone you can talk to.

Resources and External Support

I’m Alive

I’m Alive is the first online network with 100% of its volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention.

Love is Respect

Love is Respect strives to be a safe, inclusive space for young people to access information and get help in an environment that is designed specifically for them. Their website provides comprehensive education on healthy, unhealthy, and abusive dating relationships and behaviors.

Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault

The mission of Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault is to help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable. They offer a variety of programs and services including legal services.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization and has been ranked as one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE. This nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape treatment hotlines provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock. The hotline helped 137,039 sexual assault victims in 2005 and has helped more than one million since it began in 1994.

TurnAround

The mission of TurnAround is to build a community free of violence by working with adults and children affected by intimate partner and sexual violence to address their needs and prevent further violence through advocacy and education.