Although the Cosplayer Surivivor Support Network does not provide direct services to survivors and those in need, we can refer you to other organizations that may be able to assist you with psychological, legal, financial, or other assistance.

National Hotlines in the United States

Casa de Esperanza Crisis Hotline—1-651-772-1611 (English & Spanish)
Crisis Text Line—741741 (text)
National Dating Abuse Helpline—1-866-331-9474
National Domestic Violence Hotline—1-800-799-7233
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights—1-510-465-1984
National Sexual Assault Hotline—1-800-656-4673 (online chat also available)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline—1-800-273-8255
Trans Lifeline—877-565-8860

Abuse, Partner Violence, and Stalking

Break the Cycle
Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people 12 -24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse.

Casa de Esperanza
A leader in the domestic violence movement and a national resource center for organizations working with Latinas in the USA.

Crash Override
A crisis helpline, advocacy group, and resource center for those experiencing online abuse.

Dating Advice Girl
Erin Tillman encourages everyone on how to have happy, healthy, safe, and enjoyable dating lives.

Deaf Abused Women's Network
A trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and transformative justice-based agency.

Futures without Violence
Devoted to ending violence against women, children, and families at home and around the world.

Love Is Respect
Providing information and assistance to young people in abusive relationships.

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
Resources and training for those seeking to help others.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The NCADV's goal is to create a society where domestic violence is no longer tolerated and abusers are held accountable.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Compassionate and confidential assistance for those experiencing intimate partner violence.

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children.

Stalking Resource Center
A program from the National Center for the Victims of Crime.

That's Not Cool
Resources for decreasing teen dating violence.

Victim Connect
A referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately.

Women's Law [dot] org
Plain-language legal information for victims of abuse and all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Global Network
Donate to help the ongoing fight to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.

Black Votes Matter
Devoted to increase voter registration and advocating for policy changes.

Loveland Therapy Fund
Providing financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.

Marsha P. Johnson Institute
Organization that protects and defends the human rights of black transgender people.

The Marshall Project
Nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.

National Bail Fund Network
A directory of community bail funds, aimed at countering the impact of mass incarceration and racial inequality in the justice system.

National Police Accountability Project
Promoting the accountability of law enforcement officers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States.

Therapy for Black Girls
Developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant to the black community.

Third Wave Fund
The only activist fund led by and for women of color, intersex, queer, and trans folks under 35 years old in the USA.

Women of Color Network
The mission of the WOCN is to eliminate violence against ALL women.

Bullying & Cyberbullying

Crash Override
A crisis helpline, advocacy group, and resource center for those experiencing online abuse.

Cyberbullying Resource Center
Resources, legal information, and advice for both children and adults who are the victims of cyberbullying.

End Cyberbullying
Information mostly for children and parents.

StopBullying [dot] gov
U.S. Government website for prevention and of bullying.

Fan Community Resources

FanStand: A Nerd Positivity Movement
A fan community devoted to the idea that everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or body type should find their true selves, make peace and love their passions without judgment.

R.E.A.C.H. - Raising Education through Arts, Characters, and Heroes
Utah-based cosplay group that teaches anti-bullying, literacy, history and art in local schools.


Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment.

Lean In
This organization works towards gender equality in the workplace & beyond, mostly focused on women.

Online SOS
Empowering targets of onine harassment.

Take Back the Tech
Collaborative campaign to reclaim information and communication technology to end violence against women.

Uplift & their YouTube Channel
A non-profit organization devoted to providing education and resources for those who have endured harassment and sexual violence, at conventions and online.

VPN Mentor's Internet Safety Guide
Tips on how to stay safe online.

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Search
A global resource database on human trafficking for the purpose of educating and raising awareness of the issue

Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the United States, Polaris is devoted to ending modern slavery.

LGBTQ+ Community Resources
Their goal is to give a voice to the bi community in order to create a world of acceptance.

Their mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals.

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
Working to ensure equality for LGBTQ+ youth in schools.

National Center for Transgender Equality
NCTE envisions a society in which transgender people not only survive, but thrive.

Out & Equal
Out & Equal works exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality.

Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives.

The Trevor Project
Providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ young people under 25.

Mental Health/Suicide

Crisis Textline
Connect with a crisis counselor by texting 741741 from anywhere in the United States.

Inclusive Therapists
Helping members of marginalized communities connect with inclusive mental health professionals.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
While focused on children, the NCTSN website contains information on trauma-informed care that can be helpful to adults as well.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please reach out or call your local emergency number.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Information and publications on various conditions and government programs.

The Trauma Informed Care Project
While mostly for institutions and clinicians who wish to obtain training, there are useful publications under the resources page.

Rape/Sexual Assault

1 in 6
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives.

EROC: End Rape on Campus
EROC works to end rape on college campuses through education and policy/legal reform, while also providing resources to survivors.

Male Survivor
Where men can join together to overcome sexual trauma

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Their mission is to spread awareness of sexual violence and to educate as many people as possible.

It's On Us
It's On Us asks everyone - students, community leaders, parents, organizations, and companies - to step up and realize that the conversation changes with us.

Project Consent
Project Consent is an organization devoted to dismantling rape culture.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network - Extended National Resources (U.S.) listed here.
The nation's largest organization to fight against sexual violence, providing services to survivors and educating the public.

Social Justice

Girls for Gender Equity
An intergenerational organization committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women.