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If you need immediate assistance, dial 911.


National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

TTY: 1-800-787-3224

Call toll-free 24 hours a day anywhere in the U.S. Trained counselors provide confidential crisis intervention, support, information and referrals to local programs to victims of domestic violence, their families and friends. The hotline links people to help in their area including shelters, legal and social assistance programs. Help in English and Spanish with interpreters available for 139 more languages.

E-mail to: ndvh@ndvh.org or deafhelp@ndvh.org

By its nature, sent and received email is not secure and might be read (or intercepted) by an abuser.

NDVH website

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)


Call toll-free 24 hours a day anywhere in the U.S. Provides confidential counseling and support for survivors of sexual assault. The hotline automatically routes calls to the rape crisis center nearest the caller by reading the area code and prefix of the caller’s phone number.

E-mail to: RAINNmail@aol.com

By its nature, sent and received email is not secure and might be read (or intercepted) by an abuser.

RAINN website

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

Call 1-888-373-7888

Text: HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733).

The NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls and texts from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. The NHTRC is a program of Polaris Project, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking. Call to report a tip, to connect with anti-trafficking services in your area, or to request training and technical assistance, general information or specific anti-trafficking resources.

NHTRC website

Polaris Project website


MSU Safe Place is the only university in the country with its own on-campus domestic violence shelter program. Safe Place serves students, faculty, staff and their spouses/partners and non-affiliated members of the surrounding communities. We provide advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, safety planning, information and referrals to survivors of violence and their minor children.  All services are free and confidential.


The MSU Center for Survivors provides immediate crisis intervention and advocacy services to women and men who have been impacted by rape or sexual assault. Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Services available include: a 24-hour hotline; 24-hour medical advocacy; support groups; and legal advocacy. These services are available to survivors of sexual assault and their non-offending significant others.

About RCGV

MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).

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