We Are Resilience

 

After 44 years as Rape Victim Advocates, our name has changed.

Our new name honors survivors, and the staff and volunteers who work with them.

 

Stand with Survivors

 

For sexual violence survivors to get the support they need, and
for our communities to respond with compassion, it takes all of us.

 

Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

 

Through open and honest conversations with children, parents and
caregivers have the ability to help prevent harmful sexual experiences.

 

Medical and Legal Advocacy

 

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

 

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.

Need Immediate Help?

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

Get Involved

Donate

Help us help others. We work around the clock to support survivors in their time of need. Your financial support helps us do even more when it is needed the most.

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Volunteer

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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What you need to know

Events

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 Mission

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.