The National Sexual Assault Online Chat & Hotline

Chat online with a trained staff member who can provide you confidential crisis support.

The Online Hotline works like other instant messaging and online chat systems, but with enhanced security measures. You'll enter a private chat with a trained RAINN support specialist and chat live by typing messages back and forth. The service is completely anonymous and confidential—we will never ask you for any information that would identify who you are. You can feel free to share as much or as little as you like with us. Anyone affected by sexual assault, whether it happened to you or someone you care about, can find support from to chat one-on-one with a trained RAINN support specialist, any time 24/7.

How can the Online Hotline help me?

Chat one-on-one with a RAINN support specialist to access a range of free services including:

  • Confidential support from a trained support specialist
  • Someone to help you talk through what happened
  • Resources that can assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery
  • Referrals for long term support in your area
  • Information about the laws and resources in your community


RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, y in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.



Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline to talk to a trained staff member from your local sexual assault service provider.

800.656.HOPE (4673)

All of the information provided on this page comes including logo comes from the RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) website.