Queer Survivors Support Group


Slots are still available for this 10-week support group ending on October 9, 2019!

Support Group for African American Women


Slots are still available for this 10-week support group ending on October 15, 2019!

Early Office Closures


Please note that on August 2, August 8, August 16, August 23, and August 30 all Resilience offices will close early at 1pm. If you are in crisis, please call the Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline at 888-293-2080. Otherwise, please leave us a message at 312-443-9603 and we will return your call when the office is open.

Medical and Legal Advocacy


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


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“This is a time for us to seize the moment. We need everyone doing all they can, at capacity, to move the needle around ending sexual violence. And we can do that work if we’re committed to doing it together. That is how we make the biggest impact.”

–Tarana Burke, 2018 Resilience 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.