April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Resilience, along with participating organizations, will be hosting virtual events and a fundraising campaign to raise awareness of sexual violence and support community efforts to prevent it. This year’s theme is Resilient Together, in honor of all the actions we take—individual and collective, public and private, big and small—to end sexual violence in our communities.
We’re thrilled to invite you to the Second Annual Celebrating Resilience Luncheon on May 13, 2021, featuring Special Guest Speaker Julie Smolyansky, President and CEO of Lifeway Foods and co-founder of Test400k, an organization dedicated to advocating ending the backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits in the United States.
The Resilience Associate Board has been selected as a final nominee for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago’s (YNPN Chicago) Associate Board of the Year Award. This award is granted to an outstanding non-governing board that serves as an asset to the nonprofit community by allowing individuals from across professional sectors to unite in support of a nonprofit organization and the nonprofit community. This award honors an Associate Board that demonstrates innovation and maximizes collaboration to achieve measurable annual goals. Voting for YNPN Chicago’s Celebration Awards will be open from April 5 to April 19. Please help our Associate Board get the recognition it deserves by voting via the link below!
May 21, 2021 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
This Zoom training will provide an in-depth look at identifying and understanding sexual and intimate partner violence, stalking, and domestic violence. Participants will explore the impact of trauma and trauma responses, as well as legal and medical options for survivors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.