Online Resources for Healing & Resilience

Below are links to several organizations outside of Columbia that can provide support or advocacy. In addition to these external resources, learn more about Columbia-specific resources that are available. After you complete this option, go to CourseWorks to confirm your participation. 

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Support Groups

Weekends of Recovery

Taking Back Ourselves for women
Men Healing for men

Columbia University Support Groups

Visit for sexual trauma survivor groups day/time

New York City Survivors of Sexual Abuse Support Groups

Fran Dillon  [email protected] for women
Rhona Kaplan  [email protected]  for women
Dr. Michael Singer  [email protected]  for men

Off-Campus Organizations

The Anti-Violence Project

Part of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, the New York City Anti-Violence Project provides free and confidential assistance to LGBTQ and HIV-affected individuals in New York City through direct client services, community organizing and public advocacy. The Anti-Violence Project was recognized by the White House for its work on intimate partner violence within LGBTQ & HIV-affected communities.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

A network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners from hospitals, universities, community-based programs and centers across the United States working to increase access to services for survivors. Created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE), and in partnership with more than 1,100 local-level service providers across the country. It also operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN offers programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. 

The Breathe Network

Education and training for professionals in survivor-centered, trauma-informed care. The Network also maintains a list of organizations and books for understanding the impacts of sexual violence.

Challenging Male Supremacy Project

Facilitates long-term group work with men and responses child sexual abuse and other forms of intimate violence and analyzes the impact of male supremacy alongside the personal and social transformations needed to end sexual assault.


Offers shelter, recovery, and renewal services to survivors of trauma including a 24-hour multilingual helpline, counseling, and community education and outreach to help women.

Safe Horizon

Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization, providing support, preventing violence and promoting justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault strives to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education research and advocacy.

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the voice of victims and survivors. The organization aims to change society by affecting public policy and increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence.

NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence

The Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence develops policies and programs, provides training and prevention education, conducts research and evaluations, performs community outreach, and operates the New York City Family Justice Center. 


National Organization against Male Sexual Victimization–chat rooms, workshops, retreats and much more.


Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. The largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by clergy abuse, religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others). 

Stop It Now

Preventing the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.

Child Help USA

National Child Abuse Hotline:

Safer Society Foundation

Safer Society Foundation is dedicated to eliminating sexual abuse so that all of us may enjoy safer communities, healthier families and happier lives.

Sidran Institute

Helping people understand, manage and treat trauma and dissociation.

Generation Five

Ending sexual abuse in five generations. 

Darkness to Light

Empowering people to prevent sexual abuse.

Jim Hopper

Great resources regarding male survivors.

Survivor’s Manual

Resource to inspire and empower both men and women survivors to lead joyful lives.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

For adult survivors of child abuse.

(Wo)men Speak Out

A non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating rape, sexual assault and gender violence, and educating men and women to cultivate healthy relationships and gender equity.

We Are Survivors

Provides a national platform to discuss the core issues that impact the lives of adult survivors of child abuse and neglect and to develop appropriate action steps to address these issues.

Men’s Project

A non-profit charitable men’s counseling agency providing services to men and their families. Offers great resources for male survivors in Canada.

Boys Don’t Tell

An honest and powerful memoir by advocate and survivor Randy Ellison. Recounting the author’s journey through a minefield based on his own denial, Boys Don’t Tell takes a subjective look back at a life distorted by the effects of childhood sexual abuse and offers insight on why victims find it so difficult to “just get over it and move on.”

National Association for People Abused in Childhood

Based in the UK, providing support and information for people abused in childhood.

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust

Healing, validation and inspiration are found at the Child Abuse Survivor Monument Web Site.

Living Well

Great Resources for male survivors worldwide.


1BlueString is a campaign that asks guitarists to replace one of their six guitar strings with a free blue guitar string, to symbolize the one in six men who dealt with some form of sexual abuse in childhood

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Serves as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence.

The Bristlecone Project

Portraits and Biographies of Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse illustrating the reality of men thriving now and showing that men can live meaningful and dignified lives.