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phoneChild Abuse
Help if you're involved in abuse inflicted on a child (someone under 18yo) by an adult. It can be physical, sexual, emotional/verbal, or neglect.
Emergency - 911
Report Suspected Child Abuse:

Child Protective Services
the place to call if you're concerned about a child's safety.
1-800-843-5678 -
Report online sexual exploitation of children: solicitation, trafficking, child pornography, etc - things you bump into online and have no 3D information on.
Someone to talk to:

1-800-668-6868 -
Hotline and chatline for anyone under 20; English and French.
1-800-448-3000 -
Crisis hotline for kids and parents (based in the US).
778-783-0177 (text) -
Chatline and textline for teens, 6pm-midnight.
1-800-543-8477 -
Help for homeless, trafficked, and runaway teens and kids - or their parents.
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phoneDomestic Abuse
Help if you're involved in abuse inflicted on one adult by another, while both share the same household. For example, physical abuse by an intimate partner, or abuse of elderly parent by their adult child.
Emergency - 911
Someone to talk to:

1-866-863-0511 -
Assaulted Women's Help Line, 24hr phone support in 200+ languages; social justice organization.
1-800-799-7233 -
US-based hotline and chatline.
Escaping abuse:
International directory of 3d help available to victims of domestic violence: shelters, lawyers, therapy, child care, support groups, etc.
Find a lawyer near you.
benefit finder, to see which benefits you qualify for.
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phoneRape and Sexual Assault
Help if you're involved in non-consensual intercourse (vaginal or otherwise), where the perpetrator forces it on the victim against their will and the victim is helpless to escape.
Emergency - 911
1-800-656-4673 -
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) chat hotline - instant chat with a trained volunteer, no registration, works same way as calling a phone hotline.
811 -
Hotline staffed by registered nurses answering non-emergency health questions.
Canadian Women's Health Network, list of rape centres by location.
Find a lawyer near you.
Sex Offender Registry
List of registered sex offenders.
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phoneReligious and Ritual Abuse
Help if you're involved in a pattern of using a system of beliefs to inflict and/or justify abuse: physical, sexual, and/or emotional. Religious abuse might or might not take a form of a ritual, and can be perpetrated by an organized group of people or just a single person.
Emergency - 911
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Mental Health:

phoneSelf Inflictions
Help if you're struggling with suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, addictions, or any other non-accidental behaviors that are harmful to your body.
Emergency - 911
Someone to talk to:

403-266-4357 -
Hotline and chatline, open 24/7, whether you're suicidal or just having a bad day.
1-844-834-1353 -
10AM – 8PM CST, seven days/week warmline for people who are experiencing emotional distress, feeling overwhelmed, wants a safe space to process thoughts and emotions, or simply needs to be reminded they are not alone, to avert reaching the point of crisis. Staffed by state certified peer support and wellness specialistswho have lived experience with mental health challenges, who are in recovery, and who are willing to walk side-by-side with others who are struggling.
778-783-0177 (text) -
Chatline and textline for those under 30, 6pm-midnight.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) - information, resources, list of crisis centres.
worldwide directory of suicide hotlines.
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phoneEmotional Crises
Hotlines, chatlines, find-a-therapist, various other organizations that can help if you're struggling with mental health but aren't acutely suicidal.
Emergency - 911
Someone to talk to:

1-866-531-2600 - cmha
Canadian Mental Health Association - hotline, resources, referrals.
24/7 free one on one chat about anything that bothers you, with someone who will listen unconditionally.
Practical help:
probably the largest directory of mental health professionals in North America
online counseling by US-licensed mental health professionals, $35-70 per week flat price, talk to your counselor as much or as little as you wish: through messages, chat, voice, or video chat.
1-800-463-6273 -
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
1-866-482-2724 -
Arch Disability Law Centre - advocacy for the disabled.
1-855-598-2656 -
Advocacy Centre For The Elderly.
benefits finder.
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Online Support:

phoneOnline Safety
A few pages with basics on how to stay safe online and avoid getting cyberstalked.
Cyberstalking: Why and How
Who engages in online stalking, why, how, and what to do if you are a victim of internet harassment. Real life examples and links for further reading.
Cyberstalking: Staying Safe On Abuse Support Sites
Practical tips on avoiding online harassment, stalking, and trolls, while using online support groups for abuse survivors.
Top Five Scams On Abuse Support Sites
Real life examples of cons that abuse survivors are especially vulnerable to while using online support groups.
7 Tips On Choosing An Online Support Group
Basic things to look at, to avoid frustration and find the site that's a good match for you.
Words commonly used on abuse sites that might leave you puzzled.
phoneFort Members and Visitors
What we offer, how to contact us, guidelines, FAQ, TOS, lost passwords, etc
Basic info on what is abuse and how Fort is supposed to help with the aftermath of it.
What we offer
All the stuff we have here at Fort at a glance.
List of all the pages on this website.
Public Forum
No registration necessary, feel free to post as much or as little as you wish. Helpful for those who don't really want to join our community at this time, and for those who can't, for example secondary survivors.
Community rules, good to read if you're considering joining us.
Privacy Policy
So that you know what we record and why.
Terms of Service
Legal stuffs.
Chats' schedule
Times, locations, and topics of next hosted chats.
Lost passwords
Link to recover your account password if you forgot it.
All sorts of questions on how to use forums and chat: where to post, how to change your signature, what are the castles, why do people get banned, etc.
Speak To Mods
Open to registered users only - a place to reach moderators if something makes it uncomfortable for you to use the site: someone is bothering you, you can't find your inbox, aren't sure why your post was moved, etc. Posts are visible to you and mod team only, and it's the best way to communicate with us.
Contact us
A way for you to get in touch with site admins; please keep in mind that we are not counselors, we only maintain this site.
phoneAlternative sites
No site works for everyone; if Fort isn't a good match for you, see if the sites below might work better.
Instant chat with a "listener" about anything that bothers you. You can become a listener too, if you want to. Would work a lot better than Fort if you want to chat NOW, are looking to talk to people one-on-one, and like to give/receive advice. It's against our guidelines to tell anyone what to do, think, or feel - we believe in letting people make their own choices.
We have a lot of male members at Fort, but some things can feel too awkward to discuss in a mixed gender community. If that's how you feel - is a busy site that has men only, so you can have some privacy for those extra sensitive issues.
Online community for Christian survivors of any form of abuse. We recognize that faith is a powerful healing tool for many people, but Fort is a non-denominational site, many of us have had bad experiences with religion, so we limit all religious references to one forum folder only. If you like to bring up religion in most conversations (or if you're just more comfortable with people of the same faith) - might be a good solution.
Great site for survivors of rape or child sexual abuse: busy community and very good resources. Guidelines differ from Fort: no DID allowed, telling others what to do is encouraged, blocking people who get on your nerves is not allowed, foul language is OK within reasonable limits; there's a forum for supporters (aka secondary survivors) too.
Community for survivors of ritual abuse, mind control, and torture. Membership is paid, but the site has some free resources too. We have a forum folder for religious abuse, but you have to be actively participating in other forums for a month to gain access to it, and the topic is off-limit in chat. Moreover, we believe that, although abuse perps often claim to have supernatural powers or secret technologies to manipulate your mind, in reality "mind control" is just not possible.
Community focused on relationships, including (but not limited to) abusive ones. If you don't really want to leave your partner, but just have problems with how you're being treated (e.g. s/he lies, cheats, drinks, plays computer games too much, etc) - or if you're heartbroken after a breakup and don't know if you'll ever find love again - is a good place to discuss these issues.
Community dedicated to discussing psychopaths/narcissists in your life: learning to spot them, guesstimating what they are thinking and why they act the way they do, finding ways to manipulate their behavior, etc. We do not believe in this at Fort, and it's against our guidelines to talk of anyone other than yourself, so if this is what you're into - would be a better match.
Pro-life community focused on mental health, depression, and suicide prevention. Membership is free and anonymous, open to anyone over 13yo. Suicide threats or descriptions of SI not allowed.