Trained RAINN support specialists operate the Online Hotline out of the Washington, DC and New York City metropolitan areas and have helped more than 300,000 users since its launch in 2006.
Anyone affected by sexual assault, whether it happened to you or someone you care about, can find support from online.
You can also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.
Demand for sessions increased rapidly, and RAINN responded by expanding the service.
Since 2008 the Online Hotline has been available 24/7 to help those affected by sexual violence.
Meanwhile Ginger Lee, a pornographic actress who says she exchanged sexual emails with Mr Weiner, said he sent her a message suggesting she tell the press she had "nothing to do" with his situation.
"Do you need to talk to a professional PR type person to give u advice? "I can have someone on my team call." Mr Weiner, 46, said he had not "violated any rules" of the House of Representatives.
In 2006, the Online Hotline was created as an extension of the National Sexual Assault Hotline, becoming the first online crisis intervention service in the United States.
At the start, it was only available 2 hours per day, 2 days per week.
In addition, each chat is overseen by a highly trained Online Hotline Supervisor to ensure all visitors have a positive and helpful hotline experience.
When you are done chatting with the support specialist, you have the opportunity to leave feedback for RAINN about your experience with the Online Hotline. User feedback helps us to continuously improve the Online Hotline and offer a service that best fits our users’ needs.
To ensure your safety, RAINN has partnered with the country's top technology and online security companies to build a hotline that is as safe and secure as current technology allows.