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Sexual Harassment State Hotlines A-F

These groups and agencies deal with sexual harassment on the job or in school settings. Click on the letter that corresponds to the first letter of your state. A - F | G - K | L - N | O - S | T - Z

 

ALABAMA

RAPE CRISIS CENTER: Family Counseling Center of Mobile, Inc.
705 Oak Circle Drive
East/Mobile, AL 36609 Office: 251-431-5111
24 hour Hotline: 251-473-7273 (RAPE)
-The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) of Lifelines/Family Counseling Center of Mobile, Inc. provides direct services to sexual assault victims and their families 24/7 using staff and trained volunteers to deliver counseling, support groups, hospital and court presence, advocacy, community education, training for law enforcement medical and social service personnel.


ALASKA

WOMEN IN SAFE HOMES
1102 First Ave.
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Office: (907)225-9474
24 hour Hotline:(800) 478-9474
-individual counseling
-legal advocacy
-support groups

WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER AIDING WOMEN FROM ABUSE AND RAPE EMERGENCIES (AWARE)
P.O. Box 20809
Juneau, AK 99802
Office: 907-586-6623
Crisis: 907-586-1090
Toll Free HOTLINE (AK): 1-800-478-1090 (toll free in AK)
-AWARE provides a variety of prevention and intervention services for women and children impacted by domestic violence and/or sexual assault, as well as to raise community awareness regarding these issues. All advocacy services are confidential and free of charge.


ARIZONA

Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault
1600 N. Country Club, Tucson, AZ 85716
24-hr Sexual Assault Crisis HOTLINE: (520) 327-7273 or (800) 400-1001
Business: (520) 327-1171
-The Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault is a non-profit organization that offers a full range services to victims of sexual assault in Pima County and throughout Southern Arizona.


ARKANSAS

Rape Crisis Center: Family Service Agency
628 West Broadway, Suite 300/North Little Rock, AR 72114-5544
Local Rape Crisis HOTLINE: 501-801-2700
Statewide Rape Crisis HOTLINE: 1-877-432-5368
-FSA's crisis intervention advocates serve sexual assault survivors in Pulaski county. They provide hospital emergency room crisis intervention, and 24-hour, toll-free crisis line support, and also provide educational materials and speakers.


CALIFORNIA

CITY OF SANTA CRUZ COMMISSION FOR THE PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
809 Center Street, Room 10.
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060
Office: (831) 420-5363
24-hour Women's Crisis Support: 831-685-3737
-The Commission develops and implements educational programs, reviews police response to crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence, and contracts with local agencies to provide services which include prevention and education programs and support services for survivors of violence.

WOMEN'S CRISIS SUPPORT ~ Defensa de Mujeres
220 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, CA 95076.
Office: (831) 722-4532 or (831) 425-4030
24-Hour Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Crisis Response Line: (831) 685-3737
-Focus on domestic violence and sexual assault but will also advocate for sexual harassment victims
-Have access to attorneys; they promote cases being taken pro bono or on contingency
-Able to help Latina women; i.e., bilingual
-Serves Santa Cruz county and North Monterey

EQUAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES
1663 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Advice and Counseling Hotline: 800-839-4372 or 415-621-0505
Office: 415-621-0672
Spanish: 415-575-2394
staffed: Mon., Wed., Fri. 11 A.M.-1 P.M.
-counseling and advice
-Legal referrals--to lawyers that will take pro bono cases
-Legal advocacy

WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS CLINIC: Golden Gate University School of Law
536 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
(415) 442-6647
-Employment advice
-Legal advice
-Take some cases; will take cases on contingency; do mostly administrative hearings
-Run by law students, information approved by supervisors

LEGAL AID SOCIETY- Employment Law Center
600 Harrison Street, Suite 120
San Francisco, CA 94107
Office: (415) 864-8848
Workers' Rights Hotline: (415) 864-8208
-Free legal advice, but to unemployed and low income persons only. Legal referrals to lawyers who will represent individuals. Locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Jose.

PURPLE BERETS
PO Box 14720
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
(707) 887-0262
-direct political action--sit-ins, protests
-legal support
The Purple Berets select domestic violence and discrimination cases that can make change for all women. Using advocacy, direct action, grassroots organizing, and targeted media work, they build political campaigns to change local policy and procedures.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Office for Civil Rights, San Francisco Office
50 Beale Street, suite 7110
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 486-5555
Toll Free: 1-800-421-3481
Contact the enforcement offices if you wish to file a complaint (or use our online complaint form) or if you need technical assistance on a problem or assistance to prevent civil rights problems.


COLORADO

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Office for Civil Rights
Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building
1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310
Denver, CO 80204-3582
Toll Free: 1-800-421-3481
303-844-5695
-Contact the enforcement offices if you wish to file a complaint (or use our online complaint form) or if you need technical assistance on a problem or assistance to prevent civil rights problems.


CONNECTICUT

CONNECTICUT WOMEN'S EDUCATION AND LEGAL FUND
75 Charter Oak Avenue
Suite 1-300
Hartford, CT 06106
For Information & Referral
Call 860.524.0601 or Toll Free: 800.479.2949
Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm EST. Office: 860.247.6090 -counseling for sex discrimination
-CWEALF is dedicated to empowering women, girls and their families to achieve equal opportunities in their personal and professional lives. Areas of focus: Family Law, Education Equity, Employment, Civil Rights/Equal Rights

CONNECTICUT SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS SERVICES
96 Pitkin Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
Statewide 24 Hour Toll Free HOTLINE: 1-888-999-5545
English, 1-888-568-8332
Español. Office: 860-282-9881
-CONNSACS is a statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs. CONNSACS works to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy.


DELAWARE


CONTACTLIFELINE
P.O. Box 9525
Wilmington, DE 19809
National: 1-800-656-HOPE
Delaware: 1-800-262-9800 (WHEN YOU CALL SPECIFY THAT IT IS A SEXUAL HARASSMENT ISSUE)
-Telephone Counseling
-Information/Referrals
-Accompaniment-hospitals, police & courts.
-Individual Counseling for survivors, friends, family.
-In-school counseling program, statewide.
-Support Group services
-Public awareness & prevention education

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, DIVISION OF INDUSTRIAL AFFAIRS-OFFICE OF ANTI-DISCRIMINATION

4425 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
Director: 302-761-8176
Wilmington office: (302) 761-8110
Milford office: (302) 422-1134

The office mediates, investigates, and conciliates charges of employment discrimination in partnership with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

FEDERALLY EMPLOYED WOMEN
700 N. Fairfax Street #510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (202) 898-0994

-A private, non-profit organization founded in 1968 after the issuance of Executive Order 11375 that added "sex" to the prohibited discriminations within the federal government. FEW works to end sex discrimination and towards the advancement of women in federal service by:
-Encouraging diversity and equity in the workplace
-Enhancing career opportunities
-Establishing and maintaining relationships with organizations to advocate the fair application of laws, policies, procedures and practices
- Improving the quality of life for women by influencing legislative actions
-Committing to maintain a unified and diverse membership
-Providing opportunities for professional growth.

NATIONAL WOMEN'S LAW CENTER
1616 P Street NW
Washington, D.C. 11036
(202) 328-5160
-To protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives.

TRIAL LAWYERS FOR PUBLIC JUSTICE
East Coast Office:
1825 K Street NW
Suite 110
Washington, DC 11006
Phone: 202-797-8600
West Office:
555 12th Street
Suite 1620
Oakland, CA 94607
510-622-8150
-Their lawyers will take sexual harassment cases
-May take some cases on contingency or sliding scale fee


FLORIDA

 

FAMILY COUNSELING SERVICES OF GREATER MIAMI
7412 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33143
Phone: 305-740-8998
-Family Counseling Services assists over 6,000 individuals per year.  Eighty percent of the people we serve are children (toddlers to eighteen) along with members of their family.  These family members can include siblings, parents and other care givers. Their needs can range from relatively minor behavior issues at home or in the school to serious mental health illnesses that could lead to the child being admitted into a resident treatment facility.

RENAISSANCE COUNSELING CENTER
808 South Denning Dr.
Winter Park, FL 32789 (Orlando area)
(407) 740-6701 M-Th: 9am-5pm
-PRIVATE CENTER
-individual general counseling
-legal referrals sometimes

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COUNSELING CENTER
PO Box 248186
Coral Gables, FL 33124-5520
(305) 284-5511
-Free services for students at the University who have paid their
activities fee
-Counseling services; provided by sexual harassment counselors within the University

GULF COAST LEGAL SERVICES
641 1st St. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(813) 821-0726
-Gulfcoast Legal Services is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, personal legal advocacy, counseling and education to vulnerable individuals and families.y

FAMILY SERVICE CENTER
2960 Roosevelt Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 34620
Phone: (813) 530-7233
Sexual Assault Services:727-535-9811
Rape Crisis 24-Hour HOTLINE: 727-530-7273
Email:  info@familyservicecenters.org
-The promise of Family Service Centers is to empower children and families to be safe, healthy, and resilient by leading the community in the best practices of counseling, education, and advocacy.

WHITFORD-THOMAS GROUP
3105 West Azeele St.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 872-8022
-Counseling (emotional issues)
-Sliding-scale fee

FIRST CALL FOR HELP
1401 NE 2nd St.
Ocala, FL 34470
Phone: (352) 732-9696
Resource Directory: 352-732-4444
-Information and referral line
-Serves Marion County

HUMAN RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
400 South Orange Avenue
City Hall
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 246-2122
-The mission of the Office of Human Relations (OHR) is to promote equality of opportunity for the citizens of Orlando by advocating policies of nondiscrimination and administering City and Federal laws that prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation.


LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
(407) 422-4537
880 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801
Phone: 407.422.4551 
-Have attorneys listed which specialize in sexual discrimination and sexual harassment
-First 1/2 hour is $20, then fee is discussed with attorney
-Greater Orlando area