• Welcome

    We Are #HereForYou

  • What We Do

    The mission of Project #HereForYou is educate employers and employees on the lasting mental health effects of sexual assault. We believe that reducing the stigma associated with mental health concerns will facilitate healing among survivors, enhance productivity among teams, and promote a kinder, more trauma-informed world.

     

    We built this website for informational purposes, and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. If you have any legal concerns or need legal advice, please contact an attorney. Project #HereForYou is not intended to replace the advice of a mental health professional. If you or anyone you know is in need of professional help, please call the free, confidential, 24-hour National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 or the free, confidential, 24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.

  • Survivors

    You are not alone.

    If you are experiencing any type of mental health crisis—any painful emotion for which you need support—CrisisTextLine.org can help. Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support for people in crisis, via text.

     

    Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a culturally competent Crisis Counselor—a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving.

    You have rights.

    As a survivor of sexual assault suffering from depression, PTSD, CPTSD, or other mental health conditions, you may have the right to reasonable workplace accommodations that will allow you to thrive at your job and in your career.

     

    The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission has resources that can help you understand your legal rights and guide you through the process of receiving an accommodation. To learn more, visit the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.

    It gets better.

    There are effective treatments for the psychological effects of sexual assault, including PTSD. The National Center for PTSD recommends evidence-based, trauma-focused psychotherapies, such as Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). To learn more about these therapies, please visit the National Center for PTSD.

     

    To find a therapist in your geographic area, who specializes in these treatments, visit Psychology Today.

  • Employers

    Supporting survivors is good business.

    Here's how you can help.

    Many survivors of sexual assault suffer from PTSD and other mental health conditions. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has compiled a list of practical solutions employers can implement to support survivors of sexual assault in the workplace and foster their success.

     

    To learn more about PTSD, the symptoms, and possible accommodations, visit JAN's Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or download the PDF below.

  • Allies

    Sometimes being #HereForYou means having an #UncomfortableConversation. We are proud to partner with The Uncomfortable Conversation to educate allies on how to support survivors of sexual assault in their communities. We've included some of our favorite videos below.

    How to support a survivor

    You can't fix it. You can't make the pain go away. But you can hold the space for the survivor.

    How to be there for a friend who is a survivor

    Once the immediate trauma subsides, survivors still need support when they are triggered or during anniversaries. It's one thing to be a friend in a crisis, but it's another to consider how sexual assault might impact your friend for the long term. Show your support by checking in, asking for what they need, and making it happen.

     

    How to Respond to Sexual Violence Without Interrogation

    When someone you know is sexually assaulted, it's time to be a friend—not a detective.

     

    How to Be There for a Friend Who Was Just Sexually Assaulted

    When a friend is sexually assaulted, you might have some ideas about what he or she should do about it. It might be hard, but put your friend back in control of his or her life. Believe them. Express empathy, no matter how they respond. And empower them to make their own choices about reporting, healing, and justice.

  • Shop #HereForYou

    Jewelry that connects survivors and allies.

    We are proud to partner with Brett Lauren to introduce a line of #HereForYou bracelets for survivors and their allies.

     

    In line with awareness ribbon colors, our bracelets are available in navy blue jade, in solidarity with survivors of childhood sexual abuse; in purple agate, in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence; in white jade, in solidarity with survivors of violence against women; and in teal jade, in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault. Each bead is wrapped in Brett's signature gold or silver bezel, and includes a #HereForYou charm. Brett Lauren employs women from residential homeless shelters, who make each each piece by hand in the United States.

     

    Our #HereForYou bracelets make beautiful—and meaningful—gifts:

    • For a survivor reporting their assailant
    • For a survivor going through a difficult time
    • For an ally, who has been #HereForYou
    • For yourself!
    To view the collection and place an order, please visit our store.
  • Contact Us

    We'd love to hear from you!

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