Support & Resources for Survivors
Connecting with a Confidential Advisor is the best place to start; these campus employees are trained in all aspects of resources, options, and more. They can help you every step of the way and are able to keep your experience confidential.
Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team (JCSART)
Jackson County SART is committed to giving survivors the resources needed to reclaim their lives and begin healing. JCSART provides free immediate care after sexual assaults as any Jackson County Hospital. JCSART also provides support groups for women and for queer and trans people.
The following are 24-hour hotlines you can call if you or someone you know is experiencing harassment or assault:
Community Works (local)
A local, 24-hour hotline that is available in multiple languages, including American Sign Language. Community Works supports and empowers anyone impacted by domestic and sexual violence. We provide crisis support, safe housing, and we’re in the community to help whenever we are needed. Community Works operates our programs, services, and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. All genders are welcome. All services are free and confidential.
RAINN: Rape Abuse + Incest National Network
A national hotline. When you call 800.656.HOPE (4673), you’ll be routed to a local RAINN affiliate organization based on the first six digits of your phone number. Cell phone callers have the option to enter the ZIP code of their current location to more accurately locate the nearest sexual assault service provider.
A 24-hour bilingual national hotline. AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through online counseling and advocacy.
A national 24-hour hotline. The Network/La Red’s hotline provides confidential emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBQ/T) folks, as well as folks in SM/kink and polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. They also offer information and support to friends, family, or co-workers on the issue of domestic violence in LGBQ/T communities. All hotline staff are trained in domestic violence, peer counseling, crisis intervention, and safety planning. You don’t have to leave or want to leave your relationship to get support.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
A national 24-hour hotline. StrongHearts Native Helpline is a culturally-appropriate, anonymous, confidential, and free service dedicated to serving Native American and Alaska Native survivors, and concerned family members and friends affected by domestic, dating and sexual violence. Connect with knowledgeable advocates who can provide lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable survivors to find safety and live lives free of abuse. StrongHearts Native Helpline is a project of the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
A national 24-hour hotline. MaleSurvivor is dedicated to providing personalized support for men at every stage of the healing process. We facilitate dialogue among survivors, as well as between survivors and professional therapists, on our online support forums like a vibrant and moderated Support Forum, online 24/7 chat and at in-person events. We provide educational resources that help empower them to process their past and look forward to a brighter future. And we do everything in a way that recognizes and respects the diversity of survivors and their allies.