Resources

www.rainn.org - Information and resource materials on the types, effects, and aftermath of sexual assault. Live chat help line that is free, secure, confidential, and available 24 hours. Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network: 1-800-656-4673.

Alabama Coalition Against Sexual Violence (Formerly Alabama Coalition Against Rape) - Advocacy for sexual assault survivors with statewide agencies. What men can do. Question & Answer section. Resource section.

www.thatsnotcool.com - Chat helpline, teen post & comment boards, and blogs are available. Live chat helpline is available from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Central Standard Time. All calls and chats are anonymous and confidential.

www.loveisrespect.org - This organization has combined with safe space organization. Teen dating abuse live chat help is available from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Central Standard Time. Teen Dating Abuse Helpline – 1-866-331-9474. All calls and chats are anonymous and confidential.

Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission (ACVCC) - Phone: 1-800-541-9388.

Rape Response Advocacy Program

The Mental Health Association in Morgan County offers both Sexual Violence prevention & education programs and services for victims of sexual assault. For more assistance, please contact MHA at 256-353-1160.

Rape Response Advocacy

Trained volunteer advocates are available for victims of sexual assault. Support groups are available as requested.

 

Sexual Violence Prevention and Education

Sexual Violence Prevention & Education programs are presented in the middle and high schools in Decatur City Schools, Hartselle City Schools, Morgan County Schools, and in some Lawrence County Schools. The Alabama Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and Alabama Coalition Against Sexual Violence chose the curriculum, "Safe Dates," to be implemented state-wide. In order to accommodate more schools, the Mental Health Association implements the "Safe Dates" four (4) day program which includes life lessons, that in addition to dating interactions, may be expanded to various relationships, such as friendships, family relations, emotion management and control, sexual harassment, and sexual assault prevention. We also present excerpts from the program when limited time is available for meetings, conventions, workshops, and so forth, upon request.

For immediate online help chat, 24 hours a day and seven days a week, go to www.rainn.org.

For more information about MHA's Sexual Violence Prevention and Education program, call 256-353-1160.