They are diverse group of people with different backgrounds and experiences, dedicated to offering support.

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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.

To ensure your safety, RAINN has partnered with the country's top technology and online security companies to build a hotline that is as safe and secure as current technology allows.

There are four key steps we've taken to ensure the highest level of security: As the way we use technology continues to expand, RAINN’s support services are expanding, as well.

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.

At the start, it was only available 2 hours per day, 2 days per week.Demand for sessions increased rapidly, and RAINN responded by expanding the service.The Online Hotline works like other instant messaging and online chat systems, but with enhanced security measures.You'll enter a private chat with a trained RAINN support specialist and chat live by typing messages back and forth.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.