The Tennessee Statewide Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7 to support, connect, inform, and empower survivors of sexual assault.

We offer crisis intervention, resource linkage, and information to survivors of sexual assault and anyone looking to support a survivor in their life. Chat services are also available 7 days a week from 7 am-11 pm, and can be accessed here. Translators are available for all Hotline calls.

Hotline services include:

Referral to social services and other survivor-centered organization including but not limited to:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Incident Reporting
  • Rape Crisis Centers
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Providers
  • Shelters
  • Support Groups

Crisis intervention including services including but not limited to:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Grounding techniques
  • Safety planning
  • Suicidal ideation

Information relating to sexual assault including but not limited to:

  • Mandatory reporting guidelines
  • Mental health care
  • Supporting survivors
  • TN Codes and statutes related to sexual assault*
  • Trauma response

 * The TN Statewide Hotline cannot and does not give legal advice. We can help direct you to legal clinics or practitioners in your area who can.


If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, whatever you’re feeling right now is okay. There is no right way or wrong way to feel after experiencing sexual violence. Most importantly, we want you to know that it was NOT YOUR FAULT. There is nothing anyone can do to deserve to be raped or sexually assaulted.

If you have just experienced rape or sexual assault, here are some important tips:

  • Go to a safe place and contact a safe person

  • Do not change your clothes, take a shower/bath or brush your teeth

  • Seek medical attention immediately

  • Call SAC’s 24 Hour Crisis & Support Line for help at 1-866-811-RISE (7473)


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Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

To report child sexual abuse, please contact the Department of Child Services at 1-877-237-0004 or online at

Crisis & Support Line
1-866-811-RISE (7473)
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Available from 7AM-11PM
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