ProPublica and a group of news organizations and civil rights groups are collecting personal stories from people who witnessed or were a victim of a hate crime or bias incident. This page – which is very much a work in progress – lists some resources for people who have been affected.

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Resources for Victims and Witnesses of Hate Crimes and Bias Incidents

If you were the victim of a crime, The Southern Poverty Law Center recommends you contact the police. The Human Rights Campaign has advice for victims on how best to do that.

If you believe you were targeted because of your sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or HIV status, you can contact Lambda Legal for legal assistance. You may also wish to reach out to a local LGBTQ anti-violence center for emotional support. The National Coalition for Anti Violence has a 24 hour hotline.

If you need counseling, SAHMSA can help those in need of mental health services find services in their local area. If you are in immediate emotional distress, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a 24 hour hotline and text service.

Witnesses and supporters: The Southern Poverty Law Center has some guidance on how best to support victims.

If you are a victim of online harassment, this site has a guide to keeping yourself safe online.

If you were the victim of a hate crime or witnessed a bias incident, please tell us your story.