Interview with Kim Garvey

This year, we’re continuing to celebrate the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our incredible clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters. It is more important now than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our...

Interview with Lauren Pesa

This year, we’re continuing to celebrate the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our incredible clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters. It is more important now more than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our...

Maggie Arthur on Fox32

Resilience’s Maggie Arthur was featured on Fox32 speaking on Cuomo’s resignation and how it shines a spotlight on survivors of sexual abuse. You can watch the segment here.

Interview with Emma Gonzalez

This year, we’re continuing to celebrate the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our incredible clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters. It is more important now than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our...

Understanding Trauma Response September 2021

Are you a professional that works with survivors of trauma? Looking for training on trauma-informed care? Join us for Understanding Trauma Response: Foundational Knowledge for Service Providers! This introductory training is designed for a range of professionals who...

Research Study Opportunity

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is currently looking for volunteers to participate in a research study focused on women’s experiences discussing sexual assault with nurses. If interested, please contact Ashley Ruiz at 414-630-7298 or...

Resilience in the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune recently posted an article entitled, “Date rapes are hard to investigate and prosecute. A new Illinois bill would more clearly define consent in these cases.”  This article featured Resilience directors Sarah Layden and Mariá Balata,...

Queer Survivor Support Group

This virtual support group is for queer survivors of sexual assault of all genders. Ages 18+. Participants will have the opportunity to share, grow, learn, and heal in relationship with one another.  SCHEDULE Mondays, July 26 – October 4 (excluding Labor Day)...

Women of Color Support Group

This is a closed 8-week virtual support group that will be a space for survivors of sexual violence who self-identify as women of color to learn healthy coping skills to be able to navigate through the effects of trauma, and how intersectionality and culture may make...

Interview with Tom Andreesen

This year, we’re continuing to celebrate the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our incredible clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters. It is more important now than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our...

Free Attorney Consultation with Legal Aid Chicago

Resilience has partnered with Legal Aid Chicago, Chicago’s largest provider of free, comprehensive civil legal aid, in an effort to assure survivors have access to civil attorneys who can provide support on legal matters that have arisen from sexual assault. A Virtual...

Virtual 40-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training

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. Click here to...

Women’s Support Group

This virtual support group is for women survivors ages 18+.  We welcome all cis, non-binary, and women survivors to join us in this group space to process your experiences with sexual violence on romantic relationships and intimacy.  Survivors will have the...

Open Art Studio Care Space

Take care of yourself and connect with others during Sexual Assault Awareness Month by dropping-in to an Open Art Studio Care Space. This 3-week virtual series is open to adult survivors of sexual violence and allies 18+, all genders welcome. Bring your creative...

Interview with Kate Lawler

Kate Lawler is the Director of the Pathways Program at Swedish Hospital now part of NorthShore. The Pathways Program was developed to strengthen the hospital’s ability to identify and assist patients who are survivors of interpersonal violence. Pathways has served...

Celebrating Resilience Speaker Series 2

Join us for a special and thought-provoking conversation with survivor, activist, advocate, lobbyist, nurse, and mother Brenda Tracy during our second Celebrating Resilience Speaker Series event. Brenda travels the country speaking to university students, athletes and...

Virtual 40-Hour Confidential Advisor Training

This training will examine sexual assault’s impact on students and equips Confidential Advisors with legal and medical options for students in a trauma-informed context. Click here to download the flier. SCHEDULE June 7, 8, 10, 14, 15 & 17 9:00 am –...

Interview with Kyra Jones

Kyra Jones is a former Resilience volunteer, filmmaker, artist, advocate and educator. She is currently the Assistant Director of Sexual Violence Response Services and Advocacy at Northwestern University. Resilience spoke with Kyra about her career in sexual violence...

Visual Journaling Art Therapy Group

Connect with other survivors of sexual violence while using visual journaling as a reflective process to explore concepts, ideas, and thoughts in order to deepen personal meaning. Open to adult survivors, all genders welcome. Click here to download the flier. SCHEDULE...

Moving Through Sexual Trauma

While sexual trauma can significantly impact one’s relationship to the body, therapeutic movement practices can offer pathways towards restoration and healing. Join Resilience trainers for an experiential exploration of trauma-informed approaches to yoga,...

Sheltering in an Unsafe Place

Since the city was ordered to shelter in place, rape crisis and domestic violence centers have seen an influx of calls for support. This workshop will guide participants through several scenarios to help them understand how the trauma response shows up in the virtual...

Dinner Table Dialogues – Kickoff Meeting

We’re so excited to introduce a new initiative with you – Dinner Table Dialogues, founded by Jean Cozier, a major Resilience donor and founder of Awakenings, a non-profit dedicated to making visible the artistic endeavors of survivors of sexual violence. Dinner...

A Grounding Space: Aligning With Inner Peace

Have you been feeling unsettled recently? Us too. Resilience invites you to an hourlong virtual gathering focused on self-care practice. We aim to create a trauma-informed, re-centering space for our community members, survivors of violence and their loved ones. Join...

Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Trainings

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...

Women’s Support Group

This virtual support group is for female survivors of sexual violence and will be facilitated by Renee Miranda-Beristain LCPC and Erin MacIntyre. Click here to download the flier. SCHEDULE Mondays from 5:30 – 7:00 pm (CT) February 8 – March 22 CONTACT...

Queer Survivor Support Group

This virtual support group is for queer survivors of sexual assault.  All genders are welcome.  18+. Click here to download the flier. SCHEDULE Mondays from 5:30 – 7:00 pm (CT) February 22 – April 26 CONTACT Space is limited.  Please contact Rachel Mintz...

Drop-In Support Group for SANE Nurses

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners continue to care for survivors of sexual assault while also battling the COVID-19 public health crisis on the front lines. Beginning January 11, 2021, the Resilience trauma therapy team will be facilitating a space for SANE nurses to...

Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma Training

Join us for a virtual training for Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma: Implications for Service Providers, presented by Dr. LaShanda Nalls and Mariá Balata. This training is designed for a range of professionals who work with survivors of trauma. The content of...

Dancing With Your Fire

This 6-week workshop series will introduce trauma-informed and resilience-focused creative movement practices to awaken the senses, build embodied power, and flow with expression. Click here to download the flier. SCHEDULE Wednesdays from 9:00 – 10:00 AM (CT)...

Intimacy After Assault

This virtual psychoeducational group is for female identified survivors of sexual violence, ages 18+, and will focus on teaching skills to become more comfortable with sexual intimacy after assault and how to communicate intimacy needs and boundaries. Click here to...

Interview with Sarah King

Meet Sarah E. King, the vice president of Resilience’s Associate Board. Continue to read our interview with Sarah. This year, we’re continuing to celebrate the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our incredible clients, staff,...

Virtual 40-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training

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. SCHEDULE March 1, 2,...

Celebrating Resilience Speaker Series

We are pleased to introduce our new Celebrating Resilience Speaker Series where inspiring and influential community figures share their insights on important topics. In our inaugural event, we invite you to join Resilience Board member Dr. Crystal Clark for a...

PSVHE Training

Resilience is conducting a training for Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education.  This training will provide an in-depth look at identifying and understanding sexual and intimate partner violence, stalking, and domestic violence.  Participants will explore the...

Band Together 2020

Join the OMMB team for a series of November events for #SaveOurStages! Click here for more information and to register.

Lean On Me

Join us November 19th to discuss what support can and should look like in your relationships and community. This course will cover the beginning foundations of defining healthy relationships, practices of support and healing justice. This event will be virtual with a...

Interview with Victoria Herrera

Meet Victoria Herrera, one of Resilience’s Art Therapists in the Trauma Therapy Department. Continue to read our interview with Victoria. When did you start working at Resilience? When did you first start working with survivors? I started working at Resilience a...

College Support Group

This virtual group is for college student survivors of all genders and will focus on healing from sexual violence in relationship with one another. Click here to download the flier. SCHEDULE Tuesdays from 2:30 – 4:00 PM (CT) November 10 – January 26...

CPD Budget Distribution

Resilience joins the Network, Advocating Against Domestic Violence, in calling on the City of Chicago to redistribute $35 million from the CPD budget for gender based violence services.  Join in making the call to action by signing here. For more information on the...

CAASE Report – The CPD’s Response to Sex Crimes

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) has released a new report, Too Little, Too Late?, analyzing publicly available crime data from 2010 – 2019 and the Chicago Police Department’s response.  They found that survivors who reported to the...

Chicago Tribune Article

According to a new report release by our friends at the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, “Chicago police earn ‘beyond a failing grade’ in clearing sexual assault cases.” Click here to read the Chicago Tribune article detailing the report, which includes...

Virtual Support Group

This is a virtual support group to encourage healing through shared experiences for those who identify as women. Click here to download the flier. SCHEDULE Mondays from 5:30 – 7:00 PM (CT) October 19 – December 7 CONTACT Space is limited.  For more...

Journaling Support Group

This is an 8 week virtual support group for survivors of sexual violence to develop the practice of journaling as a coping strategy. All genders welcome. Click here to download the flier. SCHEDULE Wednesdays from 6:00–7:30 PM (CT) Dates TBD CONTACT For more...

Peer Support Group

Resilience is hosting a Peer Support Group for Survivors experiencing Chronic Pain, Chronic Illness, and other Invisible Disabilities. Please see below for details: Peer Support Group Click here to download the flyer. Founded in values of interdependence and...