COVID-19 Remote Services and Resources


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


Congratulations Associate Board!


Please join us in congratulating Resilience’s Associate Board for winning YNPN Chicago’s Associate Board of the Year Award! We are so grateful to our brilliant and enthusiastic Associate Board for all the hard work they do to raise funds and awareness to further Resilience’s mission of empowering survivors and ending sexual violence.

Impact Grant


We are incredibly honored and excited to share that Resilience is one of four finalists that received a $100,000 grant from Impact Grants Chicago! 140 incredible non-profits applied and eight made it to the final round. We are so grateful to Impact Grants Chicago for recognizing the importance of Resilience’s mission among so many other important and accomplished organizations. Thank you for selecting Resilience as a recipient and for all that you do for nonprofits in Chicago!

40-Hour Confidential Advisor Training


June 7, 8, 10, 14, 15 & 17 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

To assist area higher education institutions in ensuring compliance with the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, Resilience offers a 40-hour training specifically designed for Confidential Advisors. Resilience has an extensive history of working with higher education institutions, providing student support, policy consultation, technical assistance, training and prevention education to 13 Chicago area higher education institutions.


Virtual 40-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training


July 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22

Resilience is conducting a training in which participants will obtain foundational knowledge on sexual violence and rape culture. This training will examine in-depth sexual violence’s impact on individuals, communities, and broader society.


Get Involved

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, 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.

Resilience Updates Related to COVID-19

As an organization dedicated to the healing of survivors and their loved ones, we are prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in our community as we make decisions about how to best proceed with our programs and events. We are continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19, and we are checking for new information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, City of Chicago, and State of Illinois on a daily basis.

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Need Immediate Help?

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

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.

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. 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.