In this episode, Ida introduces us to RAINN, an iOS app designed to provide survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones with access to support, self-care tools, and information to help manage the short- and long-term effects of sexual violence.
The app's "Hotline" feature connects users directly to one-on-one support from trained specialists on RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline via phone or online chat, which is free, confidential, and available 24/7. Additionally, the "Self-Care" section of the app contains exercises to help users take a moment for themselves as they heal, such as a Mood Tracker, relaxing visuals, and calming meditation exercises. The "Learn" section includes helpful information on sexual violence topics, finding and giving support, and healing, as well as real-life stories of hope and healing from survivors. RAINN is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States.