The Safe Helpline App is a mobile application that allows you to easily create a customized self-care plan and utilize specially designed self-care exercises directly from a smartphone.
The self-care plan asks the following six questions: Safe Helpline uses Voice over IP (Vo IP) technology to enable free access to the Telephone Helpline directly from the App and was specifically designed for members of the Do D community stationed Outside the Continental United States.
This technology allows you to access Safe Helpline without the need for calling cards, expensive international phone plans, or having to use the Defense Switched Network (DSN) if you do not feel safe.
It also ensures that use of the Telephone Helpline does not show up on your cell phone bill or call history.
You can also directly access the Safe Help Room to securely chat with other survivors.
Information and Resources - You can access information within the App to learn more about sexual assault, such as what to do if you or someone you know has been assaulted and the effects of sexual assault.
In addition, you can access the full Safe Helpline database of military and civilian resources.Crisis Support - You can immediately access the Telephone and Online Helplines for crisis intervention support and information to help you decide your next steps.Gender Neutral design - all of the Self-Care exercises are available in both male and female voices and graphics on the App were designed to be gender neutral.The self-care plan is a series of six questions designed to identify how you, as a survivor of sexual assault in the military, are feeling at that moment.Questions are answered on a sliding scale of one to five, and based on your responses different exercises are recommended.Self-care plans are saved on your phone only and can be used to supplement ongoing therapy and help identify trends in the user’s healing journey.