Help Line

For Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in the Entertainment Industry

Mon, Weds, Fri: 7am–8pm PT
Tues, Thurs: 10am–5pm PT

(855) 943-5463

Offering resources and support, including referrals to pro bono legal services, low-fee therapy, and free support groups, to anyone who has experienced sexual harassment or misconduct while working in the entertainment industry. Our trauma-informed staff take calls from across the country, and referral services currently serve California, New York, and Georgia.

UPCOMING

Sexual Harassment Support Space

Join us for Survivors in Community: WIF’s Sexual Harassment Support Space, a free, 8-week virtual support group for WIF members who have experienced sexual harassment and misconduct in the screen industries. Ashley Merriman, ASW, psychotherapist and WIF Help Line Advocate, will provide space for peer connection and community, as well as psychoeducation and emotional support. This confidential and healing space will be an opportunity for women and non-binary folks to process their own experiences in community with others who are also grappling with the psychological and social impacts of workplace abuse and discrimination. Participants will explore how life at work continues after experiencing sexual harassment, how to work towards accountability for abusers, and how to build resiliency. The support space will start at the end of September 2021 (exact date and time to be determined by participant availability). To find out more and register, complete the interest form, linked below.

RESOURCES

Entertainment Industry

Finding a Therapist or Support Group

Sexual Violence Resources & Hotlines

24/7 Crisis Support Hotlines

Talklines & Warmlines

Financial Assistance

Legal Assistance

Recursos en Español

The Actors Fund serves all entertainment industry professionals—and not just actors—in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio, and dance, through programs that address our community’s unique and essential needs. Our free and confidential social service programs are available nationally and address a wide array of challenges faced by people in performing arts and entertainment. With respect and understanding, our professional social workers offer counseling and support groups, education, emergency financial assistance, and practical help.

SAG-AFTRA Safe Place is a new reporting platform for sexual harassment.
Anyone who works under a SAG-AFTRA contract, or third-party bystanders, can safely, securely and discreetly report an incident of sexual harassment that they personally experienced or witnessed. Once users file a report of sexual harassment using the portal or app, their report will be handled by SAG-AFTRA’s Equity & Inclusion team, who are trained in trauma awareness. They will work with the user to determine the best course of action and provide additional resources. Users can opt to report an incident anonymously if they prefer.

Motion Picture Television Fund offers a variety of services that can provide emotional and financial relief to industry members and their families during times of need, including special services for older adults.

Voices In Action, founded by Hollywood Silence Breaker Jessica Barth, provides a private way to document incidents of sexual harassment and assult that bears a timestamp from your email provider, so that you can confidently choose when you’re ready to report to authorities and/or employers. VIA also matches serial offenders and sends optional alerts to individuals whose perpetrator has been named by another individual, and provides free legal consultation in partnership with the National Crime Victims Bar Association.

The Hollywood Commission has published The Hollywood Survey to gauge the ethical climate and culture of the entertainment industry. Read the full report on The Hollywood Commission Website.

Time’s Up Entertainment offers resources, education, and content to support safety and equity in entertainment workplaces.

Young Entertainment Activists Mental Health Toolkit is an actionable, community sourced, no-frills compilation of resources and information. Find everything from therapeutic services to storytelling techniques that address mental health through an accessible and inclusive approach.

If you have insurance, call the number on the back of your card to check your benefit and see if your provider can offer lists of therapists in your area that take your insurance. 

Check to see if your workplace offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAPs are an employee benefit program that assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being. Your EAP might be able to assist with accessing a counselor or therapist, addiction issues, issues impacting your family, issues related to insurance and healthcare, and financial and legal concerns among others.

Psychology Today offers an extensive directory of therapist, with search options based on location, insurance, and specialty among other categories.

Open Path Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office mental health care—between $30-$60 for individuals, and $30-$80 for couples and families.

Immigrants Rising’s Wellness Support Groups help undocumented young people stay grounded and connected to community.

Inclusive Therapists offers a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, social justice-oriented therapist by centering the needs of BIPOC and the LGBTQIA2S+ community. They honor the full neurodiversity spectrum and advocate for mental health care accessibility for people with disabilities/ disabled people. 

Latinx Therapy is a national directory to find a Latinx therapist. Latinx Therapy strives to provide culturally-grounded workshops and services to the Latinx community.

The Loveland Foundation‘s Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). There is a directory of mental health practitioners of color.

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. There is a directory of Black therapists.

Made of Millions offers programming, advocacy, and education as well as a directory for finding mental health services that suit your needs.

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2018 by Taraji P. Henson to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community. BLHF resources including a directory of mental health providers and other services, free support groups for teens and young adults, and financial support for free therapy for adults facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic (financial support is not available at this time, but will be offered at some point in 2021).

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Young Entertainment Activists Mental Health Toolkit is an actionable, community sourced, no-frills compilation of resources and information. Find everything from therapeutic services to storytelling techniques that address mental health through an accessible and inclusive approach.

Peace Over Violence: Services for survivors of sexual and domestic violence  in the Los Angeles area in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language. Offering a 24-hour hotline, case management, individual counseling, legal services, and SART accompaniment. Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) help survivors through the maze of community services available to them, and use the experiences of survivors to improve those services.

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization offering support to survivors 24/7. Call 1.800.656.HOPE

The Rape Treatment Center (RTC) provides comprehensive, free services for sexual assault victims 24 hours a day, including specialized emergency medical care, forensic/evidentiary examinations, counseling, advocacy, and information about rights and options to help victims make informed choices and decisions. Services are provided in a dedicated, private clinic located within Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. The RTC also provides longer-term therapy for victims and other support services.

Call the RTC at (424) 259-7208.

Crisis Text Line: Free 24/7 support at your fingertips. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline – The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255

National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.

Call 1.800.799.SAFE for support 24/7.

The Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for the trans community that’s been divested from police since day one. Run by and for trans people. Call (877) 565-8860 for 24/7 support.

LA County’s list of Talklines and Warmlines for residents and those living outside California. Includes support for emotional and mental health, postpartum support, support for senior citizens, people with disabilities, and more. 

Blackline provides a space for peer support and counseling, reporting of mistreatment, and affirming the lived experiences to folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens.

The Actor’s Fund fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. WIF’s Hire Her Back fund, available to WIF members and those whose membership has recently expires, is administered by The Actor’s Fund.

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis—for the trans community, by the trans community.

The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately, including access to state compensation programs to help pay some of the out-of-pocket expenses for victims of crime.

Artist Relief Fund offers emergency financial assistance to support artists across the United States during the COVID-19 crisis. Application deadline is June 23 2021.

Industria del Entretenimiento

Industria del Entretenimiento

Linea de Ayuda WIF: Ofrecemos recursos y apoyo, incluyendo referencias a servicios legales pro bono, terapia de bajo costo y grupos de apoyo gratuitos, a cualquier persona que haya experimentado acoso sexual o mala conducta mientras trabajaba en la industria del entretenimiento. Nuestro personal recibe llamadas de todo el país y presta servicios de referencias en California, Nueva York, y Georgia.

Lunes, miércoles y viernes: de 7:00 de la mañana a 8:00 de la noche, Hora del Pacífico

Martes y jueves: de 10 de la mañana a 5 de la noche, Hora del Pacífico. 

Lláme al (855) WIF-LINE

Industria del Entretenimiento
Asistencia Financiera

Industria del Entretenimiento
Asistencia Financiera

The Actors Fund es una organización nacional de servicios humanos que busca satisfacer las necesidades de nuestra comunidad del entretenimiento con una comprensión única de los desafíos que implica una vida en las artes. Los servicios incluyen asistencia financiera de emergencia, vivienda asequible, cuidado de salud y asesoramiento de seguro médico, cuidado de personas mayores, desarrollo de carreras alternativas y más.

Nueva York: 800.221.7303

Chicago: 312.372.0989

Los Angeles: 888.825.0911

Industria del Entretenimiento

Industria del Entretenimiento

SAG-AFTRA Safe Place: Cualquier persona que trabaje bajo un contrato SAG-AFTRA, o terceros espectadores, puede reportar de manera segura y discreta un incidente de acoso sexual que haya experimentado o presenciado personalmente. Una vez que los usuarios presenten una denuncia de acoso sexual utilizando el portal o la aplicación, su denuncia será manejada por el equipo de Equidad e Inclusión de SAG-AFTRA, que está capacitado en concienciación sobre el trauma. Trabajarán con el usuario para determinar el mejor curso de acción y proporcionar recursos adicionales. Los usuarios pueden optar por informar un incidente de forma anónima si lo prefieren.

Para realizar un reporte de acoso sexual o discriminación en español llame al 

(855) SAG-AFTRA, opción 1

Industria del Entretenimiento

Industria del Entretenimiento

Time’s Up Entertainment Ofrece recursos y educación para respaldar la seguridad y la equidad en los lugares de trabajo del entretenimiento. Comuníquese al 202-319-3053

Salud Mental

Salud Mental

  • Llame a su compañía de seguro médico, si la tiene.
  • ¿Su lugar de trabajo ofrece un programa de asistencia al empleado?

Salud Mental

Salud Mental

Latinx Therapy es un directorio nacional para encontrar un terapeuta Latinx. Latinx Therapy se esfuerza por brindar talleres y servicios basados ​​en la cultura de la comunidad Latinx.

Salud Mental
Violencia Sexual

Salud Mental
Violencia Sexual

RAINN ofrece apoyo gratuito las 24 horas al día, 7 días por semana para los sobrevivientes de la violencia sexual y sus seres queridos.

Llame al 1.800.656.HOPE.

Violencia Sexual

Violencia Sexual

Peace Over Violence: Servicios para sobrevivientes de violencia sexual y doméstica en el área de Los Ángeles en inglés, español y lenguaje de señas estadounidense. Ofreciendo una línea directa las 24 horas, manejo de casos, consejería individual, servicios legales y acompañamiento. 213-626-3393

Violencia Sexual

Violencia Sexual

Rape Treatment Center: Víctimas pueden recibir atención médica de emergencia altamente especializada, servicios forenses, asesoramiento, defensa e información sobre sus derechos y opciones para ayudarlos a tomar decisiones y tomar decisiones informadas las 24 horas del día. Llame al 424-259-7208

Asistencia Financiera

Asistencia Financiera

Trans Lifeline es una línea directa que ofrece apoyo emocional y financiero directo a personas trans en crisis, para la comunidad trans, por la comunidad trans.

Llame al (877) 565-8860.

Asistencia Financiera

Asistencia Financiera

VictimConnect Resource Center es una línea de ayuda de derivación donde las víctimas de delitos pueden conocer sus derechos y opciones de manera confidencial y compasiva, incluido el acceso a programas estatales de compensación para ayudar a pagar algunos de los gastos de bolsillo de las víctimas de delitos.

Asistencia Legal

Asistencia Legal

Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund La Red Legal para Equidad de Género es una red legal que conecta a personas que enfrentan discriminación sexual – como acoso sexual – en el trabajo, la escuela o la atención médica, con asistencia legal. La red legal puede también conectarle con ayuda si enfrenta represalias por quejarse acerca de la discriminación sexual. Si su caso involucra acoso sexual en el trabajo, el Fondo de Defensa Legal TIME’S UP tal vez puede ayudar a cubrir los costos de su caso legal o de asistencia con narración de historias y medios de comunicación.

Asistencia Legal

Asistencia Legal

A Better Balance es una organización legal, sin fines de lucro, que trabaja a nivel nacional. Nuestra línea de ayuda gratuita y confidencial le puede ayudar a entender sus derechos en su lugar de trabajo relacionados al cuidado de sí misma/o y de su familia. Llame al 1-833-NEED-ABB o 1-833-633-3222.

Asistencia Legal

Asistencia Legal

9 to 5 Jobs Survival Helpline ha sido suspendido, pero visite su sitio web para obtener respuestas rápidas y útiles sobre preguntas comunes sobre cómo presentar una queja ante la EEOC, acoso sexual, discriminación en el lugar de trabajo, discriminación por embarazo e información sobre la Ley de Licencia Médica Familiar (FMLA). En ingles y español.

Asistencia Legal

Asistencia Legal

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA): 

Llame al 888-624-4752 (888-6-CHIRLA).

CHIRLA puede ayudar con: Problemas con el conocimiento de sus derechos, cuidado de la salud, DACA, Licencias de conducir AB60, proceso de ciudadanía, educación financiera, alivio de alquiler, Prop 47 (penas reducidas para algunos delitos), fraude de inmigración, asistencia financiera en casos de desastre.

La línea de Asistencia de CHIRLA es una línea de información gratuita disponible de lunes a viernes de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. hora del Pacífico. Durante el horario de oficina, los operadores están disponibles. Si llama fuera del horario de atención, por favor deje un mensaje.

Asistencia Legal

Asistencia Legal

Informed Immigrant le ayuda a comprender sus derechos y los recursos disponibles para los inmigrantes indocumentados en los EE. UU. incluyendo apoyo legal confiable, proveedores de salud mental y recursos de asistencia financiera.

Líneas Directas 24/7

Líneas Directas 24/7

Suicide Lifeline

Llame al  1-888-628-9454

Lifeline ofrece 24/7, servicios gratuitos en español, no es necesario hablar inglés si usted necesita ayuda.

Líneas Directas 24/7

Líneas Directas 24/7

Línea Nacional de Violencia Doméstica

Llame al 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Brinda herramientas y apoyo esenciales para ayudar a las personas sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica a vivir sus vidas libres de abuso.

Líneas Directas 24/7

Líneas Directas 24/7

RAINN

Llame al 1.800.656.HOPE.

RAINN ofrece apoyo gratuito las 24 horas al día, 7 días por semana para los sobrevivientes de la violencia sexual y sus seres queridos.

Líneas Directas 24/7

Líneas Directas 24/7

Trans Lifeline 

Llame al (877) 565-8860.

Trans Lifeline es una línea directa que ofrece apoyo emocional y financiero directo a personas trans en crisis, para la comunidad trans, por la comunidad trans.



Our Partners

Wright Institute Los Angeles (WILA) is a socially-conscious nonprofit serving the diverse communities of Los Angeles by providing high-quality, affordable psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups. WILA’s approach combines therapy and community action, empowering people to tell their stories, discover new potentials, and live richer, more meaningful lives. WILA also responds to pressing community needs, creating groups and programs, and making them most accessible to those who have faced discrimination and trauma.

Metropolitan Counseling Services (MCS) is dedicated to helping adults create positive change in their lives through affordable psychotherapy and counseling. This process fosters balance, self-respect, and healthy relationships. MCS provides help through individual, couples, and group psychotherapy on a low-cost, sliding fee scale—as low as $30 a session. At MCS, therapy is aimed at everyday people—people who need help with relationships, parenting, recovery from sexual, physical, and substance abuse, and people who suffer from depression, anxiety, and stress.

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers.

Women In Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) is a member-based organization for creative media professionals, and the second-oldest Women In Film chapter worldwide. With a focus on driving the advancement of women in the TV/Film industry, WIFTA provides a dynamic network for facilitating the exchange of ideas, sharing opportunities, and accelerating the professional development of our members. This is a key reason why WIFTA is “Georgia’s foremost entertainment industry organization in support of women.”

 

Funding Transparency Disclosure: The Help Line is partially funded by a 2018 grant issued by ViacomCBS to WIF, along with 18 other organizations, all working to create safer and more equitable workplaces for women. The WIF Help Line operates independently and does not operate with any input from ViacomCBS or any other funder.

 

For more details, read about the grant at The Hollywood Reporter.