FirstGov for Consumers -- is a "one-stop" link to a broad range of federal information resources available online. It is designed so that you can locate information by category -- such as Food, Health, Product Safety, Your Money, and Transportation. Each category has subcategories to direct you to areas within individual federal web sites containing related information.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. RAINN also publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Center for Victims
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation's
leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. Since
1985, we have worked with more than 10,000 grassroots organizations
and criminal justice agencies serving millions of crime victims.
FTC works to eliminate unfair or deceptive marketplace
practices. Site includes areas of FTC involvement plus a complaint
form for consumers.
for Victims of Crime (OVC)
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established
by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs
that benefit victims of crime.
Do Unto Others: America’s Emergency Relief
Development and Humanitarian Outreach Charities are accepting donations
to assist the victims of the powerful earthquake and resulting tsunamis
that caused widespread destruction in coastal areas of Southeast
Asia and Africa.
for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity plans up to 25,000 homes for displaced
UNICEF has mobilized aid in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand,
the Maldives, India and Sri Lanka to provide relief from the Sumatra
earthquake that touched off a series of tsunamis, killing tens of thousands
of people and leaving hundreds of thousands of children and their families
in serious jeopardy. Well over 75,000 tons of humanitarian aid is on
the way in the form of water supplies, emergency health kits, tarpaulins
and tents, school supplies and more.
World Vision helps transform the lives of the world's
poorest children and families in nearly 100 countries, including
the United States. We extend assistance to all people, regardless
of their religious beliefs, gender, race, or ethnic background.