Women In Film Help Line
The Women In Film Help Line is an integrated program that offers resources and support to anyone who has experienced sexual harassment or misconduct while working in the entertainment industry. We provide referrals to pro bono employment attorneys,* and sliding scale trauma-informed therapy, and a confidential support group, Safe Space, through our partner organization Wright Institute Los Angeles.
* Attorneys currently serve callers in both California and New York State. Read more about the Help Line expansion to New York on Deadline.
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.
Women In Film has partnered with WILA to launch an entertainment industry-specific and confidential support group for survivors of sexual harassment. Together, we’re ensuring women at all levels of the industry are supported.
If you’re interested in joining, call WILA at (424) 371-5191, extension 411, or email SafeSpace@WILA.org.
The Actors Fund
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.
Peace Over Violence
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.
Central Los Angeles: (213) 626-3393
South Los Angeles: (310) 392-8381
West San Gabriel Valley: (626) 793-3385
Rape Treatment Center
The Rape Treatment Center 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.
Call the RTC at (424) 259-7208.
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.