Empowerment 5K Run, Walk & Roll



Join the Resilience Associate Board for its first 5K Run, Walk, and Roll in support of Resilience! This is a family- and dog-friendly event for walkers and runners of all levels! The walk will take place at Burnham Park in Chicago on June 4.  Start time is 8:30 a.m. and participants will have a 90-minute time limit to complete the walk.


Celebrating Resilience Luncheon


The Celebrating Resilience Luncheon is one of Resilience’s premier annual events: every year, supporters, corporate and community partners, friends, and allies gather to celebrate an exemplary business leader who has demonstrated resilience throughout their career and is committed to supporting Resilience’s mission and vision.  This year, we are thrilled to announce that Marianne Markowitz, President and CEO of First Women’s Bank, will be our keynote speaker. First Women’s Bank is the only commercial bank in the country founded, owned, and led by women with a strategic focus on the women’s economy.

Volunteer with Resilience


It’s the Resilience volunteers who make all the difference in our work to end sexual violence and help every victim become a survivor. Join us in our stand against sexual violence! Click below for more information.


COVID-19 Remote Services and Resources


Visit our resource page to learn more about our COVID-19 response and how to help.


Resilience Can Help

We are here for you. Please reach out if you need support.

Even amid increased efforts to prevent further spread of COVID-19, we continue to be available to survivors. Please call us at 312-443-9603 or email us at info@ourresilience.org, and we will follow up with you in 1 to 3 business days.

We can help you with questions about seeking medical treatment in the ER after a sexual assault, filing an emergency order of protection, making a police report, seeking ongoing medical treatment, and understanding all of your rights and options. All of our services are free and confidential.

Programs & Services

Regardless of when and where a survivor’s journey begins—in the ER following an assault, or through a phone call for help to make sense of something that happened 20 years ago—Resilience is here every step of the way.

Through our trauma therapy program, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, and Resilience Training Institute, Resilience is here to help survivors during their time of need.

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Need Immediate Help?

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-888-293-2080
RAINN Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE

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Different Ways to Get Involved

Are you passionate about ending sexual violence and empowering survivors? There are many ways to get involved with Resilience! Become a Medical Volunteer Advocate, join our Board of Directors or Associate Board, assist us with special events, or volunteer your time with the Our Music My Body campaign.

What you need to know


Come together with other advocates and survivors working to end sexual violence. From galas to demonstrations, show your support by attending a Resilience event.

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Myths & Facts

Did you know that a great deal of harm is done, often unintentionally, to survivors because the people around them believe the myths that surround rape and sexual violence?

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Professional Training Resources

Research shows providers’ responses can be critical in shaping the course of healing for survivors. Via its trainings and the Resilience Training Institute, Resilience provides resources and tools to professionals to improve the care of sexual assault survivors.

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Resilience is an Illinois not-for-profit organization made up of many individuals with two primary goals: to assure that survivors of sexual assault are treated
with dignity and compassion; and to effect changes in the way the legal system, medical institutions and society as a whole respond to survivors.