Offering resources and support, including referrals to pro bono legal services, low-fee therapy, and free support groups, to anyone who has experienced sexual harassment or misconduct while working in the entertainment industry. Our trauma-informed staff take calls from across the country, and referral services currently serve California, New York, and Georgia.
SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCES
ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY RESOURCES
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country, and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Call RAINN’s hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (800) 656-HOPE.
Peace Over Violence operates The Los Angeles Rape and Battering Hotline, a confidential, non-judgmental resource where staff and volunteers are available to provide emotional support, advocacy, information, and referrals. If you or someone you care about has been a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, or intimate partner stalking in Los Angeles, please call this 24-hour crisis line.
The Rape Treatment Center (RTC) provides comprehensive, free services for sexual assault victims 24 hours a day, including specialized emergency medical care, forensic/evidentiary examinations, counseling, advocacy, and information about rights and options to help victims make informed choices and decisions. Services are provided in a dedicated, private clinic located within Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. The RTC also provides longer-term therapy for victims and other support services.
MYMOVE.com has created a guide to provide comprehensive information for victims and survivors of domestic violence who may be struggling to find resources during the pandemic. The guide provides a visually friendly table with examples of red flags in abusive relationships, an infographic with barriers when leaving, and tips on emergency planning, along with support programs for housing, immigration, and financial independence.
The Actors Fund serves all entertainment industry professionals—and not just actors—in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio, and dance, through programs that address our community’s unique and essential needs. Our free and confidential social service programs are available nationally and address a wide array of challenges faced by people in performing arts and entertainment. With respect and understanding, our professional social workers offer counseling and support groups, education, emergency financial assistance, and practical help.
TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund will help defray legal and public relations costs in select cases for those who have experienced sexual harassment or related retaliation in the workplace. The Fund is housed at and administered by the National Women’s Law Center, an established, national, women’s rights legal organization.
Voices in Action works to prevent and eradicate sexual harassment, misconduct, and assault in the entertainment industry. Voices in Action offers an accessible and safe space to report incidents of misconduct and abuse online, offering referrals for trusted legal and emotional support services and the ability to safely connect with victims of the same abuser under privilege and confidentiality through attorneys. Voices in Action is an initiative of empowerment and strength by using one’s Voice. We were created by survivors, for survivors, and represent all genders.
Wright Institute Los Angeles(WILA) is a socially-conscious nonprofit serving the diverse communities of Los Angeles by providing high-quality, affordable psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups. WILA’s approach combines therapy and community action, empowering people to tell their stories, discover new potentials, and live richer, more meaningful lives. WILA also responds to pressing community needs, creating groups and programs, and making them most accessible to those who have faced discrimination and trauma.
Metropolitan Counseling Services (MCS) is dedicated to helping adults create positive change in their lives through affordable psychotherapy and counseling. This process fosters balance, self-respect, and healthy relationships. MCS provides help through individual, couples, and group psychotherapy on a low-cost, sliding fee scale—as low as $30 a session. At MCS, therapy is aimed at everyday people—people who need help with relationships, parenting, recovery from sexual, physical, and substance abuse, and people who suffer from depression, anxiety, and stress.
New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers.
Women In Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) is a member-based organization for creative media professionals, and the second-oldest Women In Film chapter worldwide. With a focus on driving the advancement of women in the TV/Film industry, WIFTA provides a dynamic network for facilitating the exchange of ideas, sharing opportunities, and accelerating the professional development of our members. This is a key reason why WIFTA is “Georgia’s foremost entertainment industry organization in support of women.”
The Help Line is made possible thanks to a grant from ViacomCBS.
WME generously provided seed funding for the Help Line.
Operations are supported by Greenberg Glusker.