Welcome To Pandora's Project
Pandora's Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family. We have been devoted to recovery and healing since 1999.
Pandora's Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through our online support group, Pandora's Aquarium. We believe that connecting with other rape and sexual abuse survivors is an important part of healing. Our online support group includes a message board, chat room, and blogs. It is free to join and is safely moderated by a diverse group of survivors.
If you are in crisis or need professional support now, check out these resources to find the help you deserve: Crisis Support & Hotlines
Pandora's Project is staffed entirely by volunteers. To make a tax-deductible donation to support our work, please visit our donations page.
What We Offer
Pandora's Project offers a message board and chat room, free lending library, and numerous articles and resources. We welcome all survivors of sexual violence. If you've been a victim of stranger rape, acquaintance or date rape,
molestation, incest, childhood sexual abuse, partner or marital rape, gang rape, or any other type of sexual assault,
you are welcome here as
you recover and reclaim your life.
Healing knows no timeline. If you were just raped or were sexually abused when you were a child, if this is your first step in recovery or you've already been through counseling and want to connect with other survivors, Pandora's Project is here to support you. The rape and sexual abuse online support group has specific forums for men and women, teens and older survivors, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) rape and sexual abuse survivors, and friends and family of survivors.
You will also find support for issues common in healing after rape, sexual assault, & sexual abuse: flashbacks, depression, and PTSD;
self-injury and self-harm; eating disorders; relationships, sex & intimacy; spirituality; pregnancy & parenting; & legal concerns.
Please know that you are not alone. As a rape or sexual abuse survivor, you may feel isolated, like no one understands. Please don't be afraid to explore this site and register on the discussion forums to see what we can offer you. It can be very difficult to reach out; consider reading the testimonials from other rape and sexual abuse survivors to read about the friendship, advice, and help our online support group, message board and chat room can provide.
What Pandora's Project has to offer you:
- Learn more about our projects and programs
- Read about how Tori Amos inspired this organization and its name
- See what's new
- Explore our extensive list of articles about rape and sexual abuse
- Visit the online support group and chat room
- Read transcripts of chats we've had with experts and activists
- Learn the definitions of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual assault
- Check out our newsletters and sign up for the mailing list
- Browse our reading list
- Borrow books through the lending library (we now have an Australian Branch!)
- Learn how to get involved
- Donate to Pandora's Project
For other interested parties, we offer:
- Assistance to researchers studying sexual violence
- Media interviews with our leadership on a range of sexual assault-related subjects
- Support for partners, friends and family of survivors
The myth of Pandora taught us that there is evil in the world. But after Pandora's box was opened, one thing remained: Hope. Though rape and sexual abuse can have lasting effects, recovery from sexual violence is possible. We are here to help you on your journey.
Our Latest Newsletter
March 2013 issue here!
Join Us on Facebook!
Here is our page, with inspirational quotes, news stories, healing book giveaways and much more.
Finding Hope: I am a Survivor:
Think you're alone? Watch our video, Finding Hope - featuring a diverse group of sexual violence survivors come together to deliver a powerful message of thriving after rape and abuse.
Kacy, a sexual abuse survivor:
"Pandora's has opened my mind and touched my soul." Read more...
Crystal, a child rape survivor:
"I wanted to become free - I wanted to become safe." Read more...