Resources

Hollaback! New Orleans is and advocate against street harassment. We are not counselors. Sharing your story of harassment can help reduce long term trauma, but if you need further assistance and counseling, we’ve compiled a list of resources in the Greater New Orleans Area.

 

Community Resources

Metropolitan Center for Women and Children

Emergency 24 hr. Hotline: 504-837-5400
Statewide: 1-888-837-5400 and/or 1-888-411-1333
New Orleans 24 hr. crisis hotline: 1-888-411-1333, 1-(504)-482-9922 or 1-504-483-8888 -collect calls accepted.
Psychiatric crisis cope line: 1-800-749-2673
For victim assistance call 1-504-827-5035 or 1-504-827-7225.
Domestic violence shelters in St. Tammany/Slidell: 985-781-4852
River Parishes/St. John, St. James, St. Charles: 985-651-7397
Jefferson: 504-837-5400
Sexual Assault Crisis hotlines in Slidell: 504-483-8888, 504-643-9922, and/or 504-643-4259

New Orleans Family Justice Center

New Orleans Family Justice Center is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking through prevention and coordinated response by providing comprehensive client-centered, empowerment services in a single location.

Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault

LaFASA was founded in 1982 to offer support advocates, victims and survivors of sexual assault. It is a private nonprofit coalition made up 13 sexual assault crisis centers, as well as other agencies and individuals concerned about sexual violence.If you or a loved was sexually assaulted, there is help available in your local community. A Sexual Assault Center has resources and knowledgeable, compassionate staff that can make that can assist in that transition from victim to survivor. To find your local Sexual Assault Center, consult our Sexual Assault Center Directory or call LaFASA at 225-372-8995.

Project SANE

A SANE is a registered nurse with advance education and clinical preparation in the care and treatment of sexual assault victims. The SANE Program provides that compassionate care, along with comprehensive forensic evidence collected by a specially training RN, one-on-one care from that RN, support in notifying the authorities as well as ongoing support and care from the SANE.

St. Bernard’s Battered Women’s Program

Our goal is to meet the immediate needs safety, shelter, food, clothing, medical attention, etc. and then to encourage independence and self-sufficiency of every survivor to attain a lifestyle of their choosing. We also strive to impact public policy and practices affecting battered and abused women and children.

National Resources

Stop Street Harassment

Catcalls, sexually explicit comments, sexist remarks, homophobic slurs, groping, leering, stalking, flashing, and assault. Most women and some men will face gender-based street harassment by strangers in their life. Street harassment limits people’s mobility and access to public spaces. It is a form of gender violence and it’s a human rights violation. It needs to stop.

Men Can Stop Rape

Men Can Stop Rape seeks to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. In 1997, the founders of Men Can Stop Rape pioneered a different way of addressing the epidemic of violence against women. Though the majority of violent acts against women are committed by men, the vast majority of prevention efforts are risk-reduction and self-defense tactics directed at women. The founders wanted to shift the responsibility of deterring harm away from women by promoting healthy, nonviolent masculinity. Their vision offered a plan for prevention that outlines positive, proactive solutions to engaging men as allies, inspiring them to feel motivated and capable to end men’s violence against women.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helplinefor the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.