Resources

A Call to Men

A Call to Men promotes healthy, respectful manhood. The organization fosters a safe and respectful community through training and educational resources for schools, companies, community groups, and government agencies.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America find new treatments and future prevention for depression and anxiety disorders. Their provided programs and guides are rooted in research and data to ultimately remove stigmas regarding mental health disorders and treatments.

Apraxia Kids

Apraxia Kids is the leading nonprofit in strengthening the support systems for children with apraxia of speech. They conduct advocacy and research which educates families and professionals to facilitate a community and outreach program.

Asian Pacific Development Center

The Asian Pacific Development Center offers assistance and mental health resources to Asian citizens. The organization serves and supports immigrant and refugee communities by fostering a healthy and empowering environment.

The Bail Project

The Bail Project disrupts the money bail system to combat mass incarceration. Their representative fight to end cash bail and create a more just, equitable, and humane pretrial system

Black and Missing Foundation

The Black and Missing Foundation brings awareness to missing persons of color. They provide vital resources and tools for victims’ families, friends, and the public to educate on personal safety.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) aim to bring together, heal and liberate black, marginalized communities. They are sparking change through offered training courses, wellness coaching, peer support, and grants.

Black Girls Smile

Black Girls Smile (BGS) is one of the leading organizations focusing on Black, female mental wellbeing. BGS focuses on providing young Black women education, resources, and other forms of support to foster mentally healthy lives. The organization’s mission is rooted in research, focus group data, and personal experiences that highlight the under-served and underrepresented mental health meeds of Black women.

Black Men Heal

Black Men Heal is an organization focused on providing mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color. African-Americans are 20% more likely to develop a mental illness than their white counterparts; Suicides are the third leading cause of death for black men between 15-24 years old. Black Men Heal’s goal is to lower these statistics through its efforts to remove stigmas, eliminate treatment costs, and match providers and clients.

Black Mental Health Alliance

The Black Mental Health Alliance develops, promotes, and sponsors credible, culturally-relevant educational forums, training, and referral services to support the mental health and wellbeing of Black people and their communities. Their specialized workshops and forums promote optimal mental health, respect, and compassion.

Bridge Rail Foundation

The Bridge Rail Foundation’s mission is to prevent easy access to lethal means of suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge and other common suicide sites. They place focus on suicide deterrent installations and advocacy. 

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

For nearly 40 years, The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence has been recognized as California’s domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 advocates, organizations, and allied groups. Their public policy efforts and access to education have sparked social change.

Center for Survivor Agency and Justice

The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is a national organization whose work advances the economic standing of survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. The organization provides survivors with a team of attorneys and advocates who conduct research and fight to fix broken policies and systems.

Children of the Night

Since 1979, Children of the Night has provided intervention for sexually exploited and vulnerable underaged individuals. The privately-funded nonprofit organization is the only place in America where a child can reach and be rescued by a caseworker 24/7 from any location.

Choose Love

Choose Love supports refugees and displaced people globally. They offer services to refugees such as life saving search and rescue boats, legal advice, and supplies.

Detroit Dog Rescue

Detroit Dog Rescue is Detroit’s first and only no-kill dog shelter. They advocate for humane rescue alternatives like no-kill sheltering, foster care, and adoptions.

DomesticShelters.org

DomesticShelters.org

DomesticShelters.org is the first and largest online and mobile directory for domestic violence programs and shelters in the U.S. and Canada. The service makes it quick and easy for victims and their friends and family to search for services and information best suited to their location, language, and other needs.

Doorways

Doorways envision a future free from violence with wide access to stable housing. This gives victims ways to escape homelessness, domestic violence, and sexual assault to safe, stable, and empowered lives.

Dress for Success

Dress for Success empowers and aids women in achieving economic independence. Through its network of support and resources, women can thrive in work and everyday life. There are locations to donate clothes, funds, and volunteer across the country.

Elizabeth Smart Foundation

Created by survivor Elizabeth Smart, the Elizabeth Smart Foundation hopes to bring an end to the victimization and exploitation of sexual assault. Through prevention, recovery, and advocacy methods, the Elizabeth Smart Foundation creates change for this broken system.

Empower Yolo

Empower Yolo has made it its mission to promote safe, healthy, and resilient communities through wide accessible 24-hour crisis intervention, legal assistance, and emergency shelter programs.

Endtab

Led by Adam Dodge, Entab creates resources specifically for organizations that help victims and communities stay safe online. They’ve created technological developments and solutions to combat online abuse. They offer staff training and presentations conducted by students and or communities. Also, they offer many blog posts that share information about current online abuse-related stories.

First Nations Development Institute

First Nations Development Institute is a non-profit organization strengthening American Indian economies to support Native communities. They create innovative institutions and models to strengthen asset control and support economic developments for American Indian people and communities. The organization improves economic conditions through technical assistance & training, advocacy & policy, and direct financial grants in six key areas: Achieving Native Financial Empowerment, Investing in Native Youth, Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions, Advancing Household & Community Asset-Building Strategies, Nourishing Native Foods & Health, Stewarding Native Lands.

Free Form

Comprised of a team of queer, trans, immigrants, and BIPOC survivors, Free Form is committed to hiring QTBIPOC people and support their healing. They offer a minimum annual salary to full-time employees of $80,000 and store employees earn $28.85 per hour with added benefits.

Futures Without Violence

For over 30 years, Futures Without Violence has provided programs, policies, and campaigns that empower those working to end female and child-targeted violence. With three offices across the U.S. (San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Boston), they’ve established strong methods to train professionals to improve responses to abuse. They’ve created programs at colleges, healthcare initiatives, human trafficking awareness, and policy work to inform. Futures Without Violence has a far reach, training over 25,000 domestic violence professionals.

Hope for the Day

Hope for the Day is a nonprofit movement driving the conversation on suicide prevention and mental health education. Their work touches all 50 states, 26 countries, and 17 languages. 100% of proceeds go to suicide prevention and mental health education programming.

House of Ruth

House of Ruth offers specialized housing, childcare centers, and free psychotherapy for women. 93% of House of Ruth’s survivors have secure permanent and safe housing a year after leaving the program.

Human Options

Human Options’ mission is to educate those of Orange Country to recognize relationship violence as a severe threat through its support, advocacy, and empowerment. Their 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter access, and educational services help to make social change possible.

Inclusive Therapists

Inclusive Therapists make the counseling and therapy process simpler and safer for people of BIPOC, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. Their group of social justice-oriented professionals strives to embody anti-discrimination, anti-oppression, anti-stigma, anti-racism & anti-ableism. They aim to advance justice, equity, liberation, and celebration of all intersectional identities.

JED Foundation

The JED Foundation works with over 370 schools across the country to spread awareness and resources regarding mental health. They are parents of other organizations like ‘ULifeline’ and ‘Jed’s Set to Go’ that provide more personalized mental health support; their reach is far and wide.

Joyful Heart Foundation

Based in NYC, the Joyful Heart Foundation aims to change how we respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, and children of abuse. Their healing retreats, education/advocacy services, and efforts to end rape kit backlogging are some of the ways Joyful Heart Foundation has instilled change.

Julie's Purse Project

Julie’s Purse Project was initially formed to give back to those in need during the holiday season, but has blossomed into a year-round non profit that collects new and gently used purses, filling them with essential items women need.

Kathy’s Legacy

In honor of Kathy’s tragic death, Kathy’s Legacy is devoted to “change lives and revive hope.” Kathy’s Legacy provides safe shelters for survivors and their pets. Also, they offer dental, legal, and financial aid for families who’ve been affected by domestic violence. In honor of Kathy and the foundation, Kathy’s Law was passed. “The law will allow judges to order electronic monitoring of a perpetrator, in addition to a restraining order in certain domestic violence cases. This allows the victim to be notified if the perpetrator is in the vicinity.”

Laura’s House

Laura’s House was inspired by Laura’s experience with domestic violence. The organization offers many programs and services that provide vital support and education on domestic violence prevention. Their resources include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelters, outreach and children’s programs, a counseling center, legal services, and transitional housing.

LGBTQ+ Bar

The LGBTQ+ Bar offers the LGBTQ+ community opportunities to promote justice and become involved in the legal field. After becoming an official affiliate of the American Bar Association, they work closely with ABA’s Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity committees.

Life Wire

Life Wire helps those who’ve been impacted by domestic violence by offering support, resources, and professional services. Life Wire offers a 24-hour hotline service, methods for safe housing., therapy sessions, support groups, and legal advocacy. They’ve partnered with schools throughout the country to teach and mentor students on violence prevention. Life Wire offers many volunteers opportunities to join the domestic violence prevention growth in the making.

Muslim Anti Racist Collaborative

Mulsim Anti Racist Collaborative, or Muslim ARC, aims to provide education and other resources to advance racial justice. The three C’s: cultivate, connect, and create are at the center of the organization’s mission to create a more racially just society. They provide training and resources that confront racism, Xenophobia, indigenous peoples’ rights, and Islamophobia

National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) works at local, state, and federal levels to change policies and societal perceptions to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. NCTE hopes for a future where transgender people don’t only survive, but thrive. 

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) envisions a world free of domestic violence. Their website gives useful links to statistics and information regarding domestic violence. Also, they host webinars, live events, and youth curriculums to inform. Through their work, NCADV has assisted in many policy changes: Violence Against Women Act and the Victims of Crime Act.

National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Since 1969, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing has advocated for policies to ensure access to trained mental health help. In the National Council’s 53 years, they’ve trained over 2.6 million people to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline

24/7, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides victims, survivors, and those affected by domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and relationship abuse essential tools and support to live lives free of abuse. The Hotline’s expert advocates and other staff members have served over 6 million contacts speaking 200+ languages. Advocates are available at 1-800-799-SAFE and through online chat at www.TheHotline.org. All calls and chats are free and confidential.

National Network to End Domestic Violence

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is dedicated to creating an environment free from violence against women. NNEDV is the country’s leading voice for domestic violence victims and advocates.

The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is an organization committed to improving mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). They work at the intersection of social justice and mental health to heal justice in both spaces. Its mission is to increase access to mental well-being resources for QTPoC.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. They are committed to improving the quality and accessibility to crisis services though empowering their callers, providing professional practices, and raising awareness. Reach a representative at 1-800-273-8255.

The Network LA Red

The Network LA Red aims to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer relationships. Their 24-hour hotline, support groups, and housing pathway programs are beneficial resources for victims.

Operation Jump 22

Operation Jump 22 works to end veteran suicide by providing life changing skydiving experiences.

Operation 20/20

Operation 20/20 aims to improve the eye health of underfunded populations and senior citizens globally. Donations fund the patient’s food, surgical equipment, surgery costs, eye-screening camps, and hospital accommodations.

Person to Person

Person to Person provides individuals and families assistance for basic needs that allows access to resources to improve their lives. Their trained casework team offers support by giving access to food, clothing, and other forms of ongoing support.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization of trusted healthcare professionals, informed educators, and passionate advocates. Planned Parenthood delivers vital sexual and reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people in the United States and globally. Call 1-800-230-PLAN or visit abortionfinder.org for more information about abortion in your area.

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The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry explores the topic of psychopathy and the doctors, scientists, and others who study them.

Rachael’s First Week

Rachael’s First Week offers resources to protect and educate teens entering adulthood. Their programs touch on the serious topics of sexual assault, mental health, and drugs and alcohol that teens start to encounter.

Rainbow Services

Rainbow Services offers anyone impacted by domestic violence shelter and support. This organization helps survivors in their healing journeys to a life of safety and stability.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the largest anti-sexual violence organization. They provide programs to prevent sexual violence, aid survivors, and hold perpetrators accountable. RAINN is always there for you, offering a 24-hour hotline service.

Safe From Online Sex Abuse

Safe From Online Sex Abuse (SOSA) is a non-profit informing the public and ultimately combating the severity of online sex abuse and exploitation. SOSA offers several helpful resources, such as hosted webinars, workshops, and school events. SOSA has partnered with various companies to develop new technologies to prevent online abuse.

Safe Passage Foundation

Safe Passage Foundation (SPF) is a tax-exempt organization whose mission is to assist those who’ve been raised in ‘restrictive, isolated, or high-demand communities, often referred to as “cults.”’ SFP offers specialized scholarship and financial aid resources for these survivors. Also, SPF workers have made it a top priority to inform the public about the severity of this issue in various presentations and conferences.

Sarah’s Inn

Since 1980, Sarah’s Inn has addressed the lack of services for domestic violence victims and family members. They offer violence prevention training, crisis intervention services, and educational resources. Their mission is to support survivors and their loved ones as they find safety, rebuild their lives, and heal.

She Matters

She Matters was created to inspire, educate, and mentor young girls. Their hosted events instill character and excellence in women.

Shriners Hospital for Children

Shriners Hospital for Children transforms the lives of children through its specialized care, innovation, and research. They’ve been consistently ranked as one of the country’s leading pediatric orthopedic and urology care providers by U.S. News & World Report.

Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition

The Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition partners with community agencies from various law enforcement, government officials, victim advocacy groups, treatment providers, school representatives, and family and child service organizations. These partnerships are integral to SRDVC’s mission to eliminate domestic violence.

Stand Up Placer

Stand Up Placer

Stand Up Placer’s mission is to save lives by empowering survivors and educating communities on domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. They provide many useful resources regarding crisis intervention and recovery services. Their outreach and prevention team participates in a diverse range of events from festivals to farmers markets to inform the public about all aspects of interpersonal violence

Thistle Farms

For 25 years, Thistle Farms has aided in healing and instilling hope in women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Their free two year program provides access to safe and supportive housing, financial independence, and a community of support.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project aims to end suicide among the LGBTQ+ community. It’s resources and ‘five key programs’ -crisis services, peer support, research, public education, advocacy – give those amazing tools to combat mental unrest.

Urban Resource Institute NYC

For 40 years, Urban Resource Institute NYC has helped vulnerable and overlooked groups safely out of abusive situations. URINYC is the nation’s largest domestic violence shelter and services provider, whose created several programs to educate and prevent domestic violence.

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Why Does He Do That?

In his bestseller Why Does He Do That?, Lundy Bancroft – a counselor specialized in working with abusive men – shares the patterns and mindsets of male abusers. His information helps people, specifically women,  recognize if they are in an abusive relationship, and the best ways to break free from them.

Youth Celebrate Diversity

The Youth Celebrate Diversity organization educates and empowers youth to advance inclusion and acceptance globally. They are working to make social changes through its YCD guide, events, virtual training sessions, leadership programs, and linked resources.

YWCA

For over 160 years, YWCA has been the largest and oldest women’s organization. They’ve been at the forefront of critical social movements: women’s empowerment, civil rights, affordable housing, pay equity, health care, and violence prevention.

Zebra Centre

Made up of dedicated law enforcement, specialized assessors, medical professionals, Zebra Centre has made it its mission to advocate and support its children. Children arrive at the centre through policing agency referrals.