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Victim Service Center of Central Florida offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We support adults, the LGBTQ+...


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C.A.R.E's Sexual Assault Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and...


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ACT - Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone. We exist to...


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Ocala Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center provides 24/7, free and confidential support over phone. We help everyone in...


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The GCSAP 24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline provides support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hotline provides immediate contact...


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Shelter House, Inc - Sexual Assault Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We are...


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Victim Services and Rape Crisis Centre (Alachua County) offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We...


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Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We...


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Womens Centre of Jacksonville - Rape Crisis Hotline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and...


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Shelter House, Inc - Domestic Violence Helpline provides 24/7, free and confidential support over phone. We help everyone in...


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2-1-1 Big Bend is available to everyone in Florida, 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling,...


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211 Brevard is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone and text message (SMS). We...


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C.A.R.E's Crisis Hotline provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone, text message (SMS) and online...


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Project HELP 24/7 Crisis HELP Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone and...


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Centerstone in Florida is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support over phone. We are here for everyone in...


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The Service Victim Center provides 24-hour crisis response with a trained Volunteer Victim Advocate or professional staff...


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Peace River Center is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone. We are here to...


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Another Way provides 24/7 support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Columbia, Dixie, Levy, Gilchrist,...


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The Womens Center Melbourne offers 24/7, free and confidential support over phone. We support everyone in Florida, United...


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Quigley House - 24 hour Hotline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We...


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Dawn Center Helpline offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We are here to help adults, the...


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Refuge House is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We are here for adults,...


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CLEAR Warm Line offers free and confidential support and information over phone. We help everyone in Florida, United States who...


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Are you a victim of sexual abuse, assault or harassment? Get free, confidential support from a hotline in Florida, United States

Sexual abuse is a form sexual violence where a person uses power or coercion to force you into unwanted sexual activity. You can be a victim of sexual abuse if you are a woman, man or child. Other forms of sexual violence are sexual assault, such as rape, and sexual harassment, which is sexual behaviour toward you that is unwelcome or offensive.

If you are a victim of sexual violence, talking about your experience with people who understand can help you recover. Seek free help from 40 sexual abuse, assault and harassment hotlines in Florida, United States if you face:

Examples of sexual violence:

  • Sexual photos or videos being posted online without your consent
  • Being exposed to a violent, hurtful sexual act without your permission
  • Being used sexually in a way that is humiliating
  • An organ or an object being put into your vagina (rape), or anus or mouth (sodomy), without your consent
  • Being spoken to in a sexual way that you find offensive or degrading
  • Repeated unwanted sexual attention or advances, including in your workplace or by your employer
  • Catcalls and whistles that make you feel uncomfortable or objectified
  • Being kissed or touched without your consent or being made, by coercion or force, to touch or kiss someone

Effects of sexual violence:

  • Feeling guilty about the sexual abuse
  • Not being able to fall or stay asleep
  • Losing trust in people in general
  • Having nightmares about the sexual abuse you experienced
  • Minimizing the abuse as not being as severe as someone else’s
  • Feeling edgy and fearful, especially around people who resemble the abuser in any way
  • Feeling dirty, damaged, and broken
  • Feeling ashamed for what occurred

Sexual violence could provoke many ways of coping, some more and some less healthy. You may go through many different feelings, responses, and stages of recovery until you fully heal.

If you’re struggling with finding meaning in what occurred to you, talking to hotline staff in Florida, United States might help you calm your thoughts and emotions and find a path forward. You don’t have to be alone on your journey toward recovery.

For free and confidential support with sexual assault, abuse and harassment, consider contacting a hotline in Florida, United States today.


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