The Online Hotline works like other instant messaging and online chat systems, but with enhanced security measures.
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The service is completely anonymous and confidential—we will never ask you for any information that would identify who you are.
You can feel free to share as much or as little as you like with us. You can take comfort in knowing that RAINN’s Online Hotline support specialists are trained to meet the unique needs of survivors.
RAINN has taken extensive measures to ensure that your Online Hotline interaction is safe and confidential.
You’ll never be asked for personally identifying details, like your name, age, or location.
In 2006, the Online Hotline was created as an extension of the National Sexual Assault Hotline, becoming the first online crisis intervention service in the United States.