Interview with Gaby Molden-Carlwell

It is important now more than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Gaby Molden-Carlwell, MSW LSW, Resilience Austin Trauma Therapist.   Read our interview with Gaby below.   What inspired or...

Interview with Courtney O’Connor

It is important now more than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Courtney O’Connor, Social Media Manager of Revival Recordings, a partner of Our Music My Body. Read our interview to hear from...

Interview with Bobby Mannis

It is important now more than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Bobby Manis, Resilience Associate Board member and Evening of Impact Host Committee member. Read our interview to hear from...

Interview with Alexa Diego

It is important now more than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Meet Alexa Diego, MA, LPC, NCC, Resilience Trauma Intervention Specialist and member of Resilience’s Spanish Speaking...

Gaby Molden quoted in the Washington Post

Resilience trauma therapist Gaby Molden was quoted in a Washington Post article describing how Black female support groups are dealing with the end of Roe v. Wade.  Please click here to read the article.  Kudos to Gaby and the Trauma Therapy team for the amazing work...

Message from Board President Lauren Pesa

Dear survivors, I write to you today in solidarity and sadness over the recent overturning of Roe V. Wade. As so many members of our community have expressed in a multitude of ways, this news is deeply disappointing and profoundly harmful. Our community knows that...

Interview with Kat Stabler

It is important now more than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Katherine Stabler, Resilience supporter and member of the Evening of Impact Host Committee. Read our interview with Kat below....

Interview with Erin Hamilton

It is important now more than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Erin Hamilton, Director of Advocacy Services at Resilience. Read our interview with Erin below.   You are the Director of...

Interview with Jennifer Zale

It is important now more than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Jennifer Zale, Associate Board member and Fundraising Co-Chair. Read our interview with Jenny below.   You’re a member of...

Interview with Candice Tindell

It is important now more than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Candice Tindell, the Resilience Training and Outreach Manager. Learn more about our Education and Training program, the...

Interview with Michelle Morrow

This year, we’re continuing to celebrate the people who make #OurResilience possible by telling the stories of our incredible clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters. As our community grows, we need to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This...

Interview with Lauren Okura

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 Steve Leaver

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 Jen Glawe

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Resilience in Chicago Parent magazine 1/15/20

Resilience was recently featured in Chicago Parent on January 15, 2020 in an article about talking to youth about catcalling. Click here to read the full article: https://www.chicagoparent.com/learn/general-parenting/how-to-explain-catcalling-to-kids/.

Resilience in Chicago Tribune 12/10/19

Resilience’s Director of Programs and Public Policy Sarah Layden was quoted in an article published in the Chicago Tribune on December 10, 2019. Resilience’s Director of Advocacy Services Mariá Balata raised the issue covered in the article to the Illinois...

Lillian Cartwright Featured in City Bureau 9/26/19

Resilience Director of Education & Training Lillian Cartwright was featured in an article and audio recording in the City Bureau on September 26, 2019. Lillian was representing Resilience on a panel of speakers addressing the topic of how journalists can improve...

Sarah Layden featured in the DePaulia 9/23/2019

In an article published on September 23, 2019 in the DePaulia, Director of Programs and Public Policy Sarah Layden was interviewed for an op-ed about the myth that sexual assault allegations derail the careers of powerful men. Read the full article here.

Maria Balata interviewed in Chicago Tribune

In an article published in the Chicago Tribune on August 20, 2019, Director of Advocacy Services Maria Balata was interviewed about self-defense classes and preventing sexual violence. Read the full article here. Resilience provides sexual violence prevention...

Erin Walton Interviewed on WGN

In a video that aired on WGN on July 2, 2019, Executive Director Erin Walton was interviewed about how to talk to kids and summer camp staff about preventing sexual violence. Click here to watch the full interview and read Resilience’s tips.

Sarah Layden Interviewed by CBS

In a video published by CBS on May 21, 2019, Director of Programs and Public Policy Sarah Layden commented on the 6% arrest rate for criminal sexual assault cases, as well as survivors’ experience working with law enforcement.

Maggie Arthur Interviewed in UPROXX

In an article published in UPROXX on May 15, 2019, Prevention Educator Maggie Arthur was interviewed about her work for OurMusicMyBody, a collaborative campaign between Resilience and Between Friends to promote consensual music experiences.

Standing Silent Witness 2019 on WBBM

In an article published by WMMB News Radio on April 26, 2019, survivors of sexual violence were interviewed at Standing Silent Witness demonstration. Standing Silent Witness is Resilience’s signature Sexual Assault Awareness Month event, where nearly 200...

OMMB Featured in the Christian Science Monitor

In an article published today by the Christian Science Monitor, OurMusicMyBody (OMMB) was featured for its partnership with music festivals to prevent sexual violence. OurMusicMyBody is a collaborative campaign between Resilience and Between Friends to raise awareness...

OMMB Featured in The Alternative

In an article on The Alternative, OurMusicMyBody was featured for its work to promote consent in the music scene. OMMB is a collaborative campaign led by Resilience and Between Friends.

Resilience Mentioned in Survivors Project on NBC 5

In an article posted on NBC 5 on April 2, 2018, Resilience was listed as resource for survivors of sexual violence. In an accompanying video, 2018 Evening of Impact Featured Speaker Kelly Kitley tells her own story of surviving sexual violence, as a part of the...

OurMusicMyBody Featured in Chicago Reader

In an article in the Chicago Reader on January 21, 2019, OurMusicMyBody was featured for its work to promote consent at music festivals. Maggie Arthur, Resilience Prevention Educator, and Matt Walsh, Between Friends Prevention Education Specialist, speak about the...

Resilience Featured in Chicago Reader

In an article in the Chicago Reader on January 8, 2019, Resilience was featured as an organization in Chicago that supports survivors of sexual violence and works to prevent sexual violence. The list of resources was motivated by the recent airing of Surviving R....

Take a look inside our rebrand.

After 44 years as Rape Victim Advocates (RVA), we saw the need for our name and messaging to better reflect our organization’s breadth of services — from our trauma therapy programs, to our work in medical and legal advocacy, to our prevention education. After...

The Only Way Out is Through: An Open Letter to Survivors

Dear Survivor, First and foremost, I want you to know how incredible you are and how much I love and care about you. Without a shadow of a doubt, I believe you when you say you’ve been harmed, and I’m so sorry that you’ve experienced violence. To say that you have...

Embracing Fear and Vulnerability: An Open Letter to Fathers

Dear Fathers, Fear: we all feel it when it comes to sexual violence. As a dad, you experience this fear in a unique way. No one wants to imagine their children experiencing violence of any form, but add in the shame and stigma that surrounds sexual violence and...

Using Power for Good: An Open Letter to Fraternities

Dear Fraternity Member, I believe that you have the power to end rape. As a member of a fraternity, you have the ability to harness your social power and leadership skills to move the needle on important issues affecting your campus, including sexual violence. Before...