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DoD Safe Helpline Connects Sexual Assault Survivors in the Military to Support On Their Own Terms

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BALTIMORE --

DoD Safe Helpline (Safe Helpline) is making it even easier for sexual assault survivors in the military to get the help they deserve. Safe Helpline, which offers free and anonymous sexual assault support, 24/7, now lets users connect to care, support and help on their own terms.

"It's exciting to know that Safe Helpline offers a variety of ways to connect sexual assault survivors in the military with the help they deserve," said Capt Joe Winter, Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. "Each of the services is 100% anonymous and can be accessed from anywhere in the world."

 

"It's comforting to know that we have this great resource for victims of sexual assault, " said Brig Gen Scott Kelly, Commander 175th Wing.  "This is another tool to help educated our members as we move forward to eradicate sexual assault from our ranks"

 

Using five groundbreaking services, Safe Helpline users can choose the best method to get help:

 

· Online Helpline - Visit SafeHelpline.org for live, confidential, one-on-one help through a secure instant messaging format.

· Telephone Helpline - Call 877-995-5247 for live, confidential help over the phone, or to be transferred to your Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or nearest resource.

· Info by Text - Text your zip code or installation/base name to 55-247 (inside the U.S.) or 202-470-5546 (outside the U.S.) to get contact info for your SARC.

· Peer-to-Peer Support - Visit SafeHelpRoom.org to talk with other survivors via a secure peer-to-peer discussion through a moderated online chat.

· App - Download the Safe Helpline app (for iOS or Andriod) to create a personalized self-care plan, access self-care exercises and read information on-the-go.

To learn more about DoD Safe Helpline, get help, or find resources for Transitioning Service Members, visit http://safehelpline.org/