Get help with harassment, abuse and inequality

Workplace harassment of any kind should never happen, but when it does, a lot of us don't know what to do. Regardless of industry, profession or gender, everyone should feel empowered to help keep their workplace free of harassment, abuse and inequality. Start with these local resources.

This list will keep growing, so if you know of a resource we've missed, scroll to to the bottom of this page to make a suggestion.

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE(4673)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Bay Area Women Against Rape Hotline: 510-845-7273

National Street Harassment Hotline: 1-855-897-5910

TIME'S UP is a unified call for change from women in the entertainment industry for women everywhere. TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund will provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers.

Better Brave
GREAT resource guide offering options for both targets of sexual harassment in the workplace and their allies. Founded by two local San Francisco professional women in 2017, out of frustration at the lack of resources.

Equal Rights Advocates
An organization dedicated to fighting for women's equality. They have multiple projects and reports focused on Women at Work, including brochures on knowing your rights.

National Organization of Women
A grassroots arm of the women's movement founded in 1966. Based on feminist ideals, they promote work to eliminate discrimination, lead societal change, and protect equal right of women & girls. They currently have a powerful project titled "Enough is Enough," addressing sexual harassment in the workplace and on the streets, as well as legal challenges to pursuing sexual assault cases and advice for bystander interventions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Federal organization tasked with regulating equality in American workplaces. Their website offers multiple tip sheets, facts, and additional resources on sexual harassment in the workplace.

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
California legal aid organization working toward social justice & equity in partnership with farm workers and all-low wage workers and their families in rural communities across the state.

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Working to improve wages and working condition for the 14 million people who work in America's restaurant industry.

Food Labor Research Center, UC Berkeley
The first academic institution in the country to focus on the intersection of food and labor issues. Multiple publications and statistics regarding sexual harassment in restaurants.

National Women's Law Center
Provide legal understanding of options to fight sexual harassment and advocating through the legal system to protect workers.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Organization offering trainings, advocacy, and partnerships with companies & government agencies to achieve workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender employees.

Lean In
Dedicated to women supporting women in the workplace, Lean In has created discussion guides about sexual harassment and provides many options for everyone in the workplace to take action.

An international organization providing both national and local resources for many issues, including Women's Rights in the Workplace.

A new company offering businesses a confidential platform for employees to address issues of bias, discrimination & harassment in the workplace. They also provide data and insights to companies to systemically improve workplace culture.

The Men's Doc
Oakland psychotherapist Dr. Will Courtenay is known as "The Men's Doc." He created the hashtag #MeTooMaleAlly, asking men to "break the silence that condones the sexual misconduct of some men."

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Blog
Advice and thoughts about the importance of Human Resources Departments addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.

Glassdoor Blog
Discussions about sexual harassment in the workplace, including tips and "6 Unsung Heroines of Workplace Equality."

Facebook Workplace Harassment Policy
Released publicly in December of 2017 as an example to other companies.

Futures Without Violence and Workplaces Respond Center
Dedicated to creating workplaces free from domestic violence, sexual harassment & violence, and stalking. They provide resources, training, and technical assistance to employers, survivors, co-workers, and advocates.

Department of Defense's Safe Helpline
Sexual Assault support service for military service members. Confidential helpline at1-877-995-5247.

Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR)
Oakland-based agency offering free services, peer counseling, training, and advocacy for over 40 years.

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