Office Closure on October 14


All Resilience offices will be closed on October 14, 2019 for Indigenous People’s Day. If you are in crisis, please call the Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline at 888-293-2080.

Drop-In Support Groups


Slots are still open for this drop-in support group for survivors on our therapy wait list!

Celebrating Resilience Luncheon


Join us on October 8, 2019 for a luncheon featuring special guest speaker Susan Packard, co-founder of HGTV!

Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Training


Slots are open for these trainings on October 25 and December 6!


Medical and Legal Advocacy


Resilience supports survivors of sexual violence with medical and legal advocacy.


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“It’s our collective responsibility to stand with survivors and fight for the voiceless but we must also raise our standards, teach responsibly against stigmas, re-educate ourselves and our children. Thank you Resilience for leading the way in your community. Together we will change the world.”

–Kenyette Tisha Barnes, 2019 Evening of Impact

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Every year Resilience provides free crisis intervention, advocacy, and counseling to hundreds of survivors and their significant others. Volunteers make it all possible.

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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.