Protect Our Defenders connects veterans and active duty service members who were raped, assaulted or harassed to peers who have been in your shoes and who can offer emotional support and information.
If you are a survivor (active duty or veteran) of sexual assault within the US military and are interested in connecting over the phone or email with a fellow survivor, please tell us about yourself. This is for both women and men. All personal information will remain confidential.
If you need IMMEDIATE help, please call the following toll-free numbers, open 24 hours a day: 911, RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) at 1-800-656-4673, or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-784-2433. Please call these or other hotlines if you are experiencing any suicidal thoughts.
Please know that peer support is not a replacement for mental health care.
If you are looking for a therapist, VA claim help, or other specific services please visit our Survivor Support Network. If you are active duty and would like to find local help near your base, click here to visit the Military Rape Crisis Center.