RAINN: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is an American anti-sexual assault organization, the largest in the United States.RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims, and to ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

RAINN was founded in 1994 by Scott Berkowitz and Tori Amos. Tori Amos was the organization’s first spokesperson.Christina Ricci is RAINN’s current national spokesperson and a member of its National Leadership Council. Wrestling legend Mick Foley is also a member of their National Leadership Council and has worked as a volunteer on their online hotline. During a 15-month period ending in April 2011, Foley logged more than 550 hours talking to victims online. The same month, Foley offered to mow anyone’s lawn who donated up to a certain amount to the organization, stating, “If you want to help survivors of sexual assault, or just want to see a big guy with long hair mowing your lawn in front of your friends, please take part…”

National Sexual Assault Hotline

The National Sexual Assault Hotline is a 24-hour, toll-free phone service that automatically and anonymously links callers to the nearest RAINN-associated rape crisis center with a counselor able to respond to the call. More than 1,100 local partnerships are associated with RAINN to provide sexual assault victims with free, confidential services. Since 2008, RAINN has provided anonymous, on-line crisis support through its National Sexual Assault Online Hotline via instant messaging.

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  1. Jane

    I believe RAINN to be worse than worthless. Even telephone calls “may be recorded.” The menu is long. Who knows where “the nearest rape crisis center is,” to which you will be connected. ALL gains made for women and children in the late 60’s and 70’s have been successfully vanquished. RAINN doesn’t even have the notion that maybe they’d write out the numerical hotline number — but it’s so very important to have it be —- HOPE. “Ensure that rapists are brought to justice.” Part of their mission. No one is ensuring a blasted thing, and help it not there.

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