About Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline
Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information to the worldwide DoD community. The service is confidential, anonymous, secure, and available worldwide, 24/7 by click, call or text — providing victims with the help they need anytime, anywhere.
Safe Helpline provides help in five ways:
Safe Helpline provides live, confidential help through a secure instant-messaging format at SafeHelpline.org. The website also contains vital information about recovering from and reporting a sexual assault.
Anticipated launch, Spring of 2013
Safe HelpRoom is a group chat service that will allow sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with one another in a moderated and secure online environment at SafeHelpline.org.
Safe Helpline services (click, call, text) are owned by the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) and are operated through a contract the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. However, your information will remain confidential. RAINN will not share your name or any other personally identifying information with SAPRO or your chain of command,unless required by law.
RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with over 1,100 local rape crisis centers nationwide. RAINN also runs the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline (online.rainn.org).
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