A new resouce I came across for rape and abuse survivors

17 Feb


Rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivor online support group, message board, and chat room
Support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

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Introduction to Pandora’s Project

Our Mission

Pandora’s Project’s mission is to provide information, facilitate peer support and offer assistance to male and female survivors of sexual violence and their friends and family. It is estimated that at least 1 in 6 individuals will experience rape or sexual abuse in their lifetime. For many, the aftermath of sexual violence is isolating and devastating.

Hippocrates said “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” Some men and women who have been the victim of rape or sexual abuse do not have resources available to them. Pandora’s Project believes that healing is possible, and that every survivor has the right to quality resources. Through our programs, many in an online format, we hope to help end that inequality; we do not believe healing tools should only be available to the fortunate few.

How We Serve Rape & Sexual Abuse Survivors

To meet our mission, Pandora’s Project sponsors the internet’s largest support community for those who have been the victim of sexual violence. We believe peer support is an important complement to therapy and other traditional methods of healing. Survivors find comfort through commonality, the lessening of shame, positive role-modeling, practical assistance, and a virtual shoulder to lean on – any time they need it. Available 24 hours a day and free of charge to any survivor who has internet access, the Pandora’s Aquarium message board and chat room offer victims of sexual violence a refuge to share experiences, seek advice, and provide support.

The organization also operates a free sexual assault lending library, maintains resource lists for survivors in need of face-to-face support, and organizes retreat weekends for survivors ready to take their healing one step farther.

Pandora’s Project is managed and staffed by more than 50 survivors, all of whom are unpaid volunteers. Learn more about our leadership here.

Learn more!

Learn more about our projects and programs
See what’s new
Explore our extensive list of articles and essays
Visit the online support group and chat room
Read transcripts of chats we’ve had with experts and activists
Learn the definitions of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual assault
Check out our newsletters
Learn how to get involved
Donate to Pandora’s Project

Our Anti-Discrimination Policy: Pandora’s Project is committed to providing free or low-cost services to all survivors of sexual violence, regardless of race, gender, color, cultural heritage, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, or source of income.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
– Margaret Mead

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Pandora’s Project provides resources and operates an online support group, message board, and chat room for survivors of rape
and sexual abuse. No services are intended to be a substitute for professional assistance. Crisis support can be found here.

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One Response to “A new resouce I came across for rape and abuse survivors”

  1. Finallyspeakingmytruth March 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM #

    Thank you for sharing the resources you find and for offering such sweet support to me the other day. I can’t describe how much that meant to me. I’m trying to write myself out of a dark hole today. I just posted about how this blogging world has helped me, and I included your name in it. It is my way of saying thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support recently.


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