Resilience News & Events
Below is a message from Resilience Executive Director Erin Walton, published on June 3, 2020:
Resilience envisions—and demands—a world where all people are supported as equal members of society. Our work to empower survivors and end sexual violence is the work to end white supremacy and anti-Blackness.
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Resilience Director of Programs and Public Policy Sarah Layden was recently interviewed in an article published in the Chicago Tribune on May 28, 2020. Click here to read the full article.
Update as of 5/25/20: We did it! Thanks to your support, Illinois lawmakers have recognized that #SurvivorsNeedOptions and have voted to expand the number of evidence collection sites! Thank you for your advocacy!
Resilience is hosting a virtual training called Safety Is Survivor-Defined: Exploring Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Violence during COVID-19. Please see below for more details.
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Resilience is hosting a Sunday Story Time series on Facebook Live through the end of August 2020. Please see below for more details.
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Resilience is hosting a virtual summer book club from May 2020 through August 2020. Please see below for more details.
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In honor of Resilience’s 45th anniversary and our theme “Celebrating Resilience,” we’re celebrating the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our biggest supporters.
This month we’re celebrating the staff who put their leadership and skills in the service of empowering survivors and ending sexual violence at Resilience. Resilience has thirty-five staff members working in our Advocacy, Trauma Therapy, Education & Training, and Development teams, as well as in critical administrative roles. We’re proud of all the passionate, dedicated people working at Resilience.
Continue reading “Celebrating Resilience: LaShanda Nalls and Japhie Sarantos” »
In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope: that together we can do extraordinary things. Over the past few weeks and months, so many in our community have come together to help out, give back, and show they care. Whether through donating to community organizations or reaching out to a neighbor to help, generosity has been helping the entire world get through this pandemic, together.
Continue reading “Support Resilience on May 5, 2020 for #GivingTuesdayNow” »
Resilience Director of Advocacy Services Mariá Balata was interviewed on The Jen Weigel Show on April 27, 2020. Click here and choose episode 4/27/20 (Good News and Star People) to listen to the full show.
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Resilience Trauma Therapists have created Feeling First, a two-part podcast about creativity and the healing process. You can watch the video below or click here to watch on YouTube.
Swedish Hospital has expanded COVID-19 testing for patients who meet the CDC and IDPH criteria. To determine if you need a COVID-19 test, call Swedish Hospital’s free COVID-19 Help Line at 773-907-7700 or begin screening online.
Your results will be evaluated by a Swedish Hospital clinical expert, who may recommend testing in our convenient drive-through tent. APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR TESTING. Learn more at SwedishCovenant.org/tent.
Testing at Swedish Hospital will come at no cost to patients. Uninsured will be offered free testing and follow up care will be managed through the hospital’s financial assistance and charity program. Those who are insured will not be responsible for any out-of-pocket costs related to being tested for COVID-19.
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States and around the world, threatening the lives, health, and livelihoods of millions, we need Congress to act urgently to provide immediate protections for essential workers, families, women and non-binary folks across all communities. That’s why Resilience is joining women’s organizations across the country to create We Demand More, a c4, non-electoral coalition using our collective power to fight for people most impacted by COVID-19.
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Resilience Director of Programs and Public Policy Sarah Layden was quoted in an article published by WBEZ on April 24, 2020. Click here to read the full article.
Action Alert: Reopen Provident Hospital’s ER; Don’t Reduce Care on Chicago’s South Side during COVID-19
Now is not the time to close emergency room doors. Please join us as we support Provident nurses in petitioning Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle to reopen Provident’s ER.
Our partners at Legal Aid Chicago are now operating a Public Benefits Outreach and Enrollment Hotline at 312-347-8342. You can call this number to get help applying for benefits from the Department of Human Services, including SNAP food assistance, Medicaid health coverage, and cash assistance for families with children (TANF) and the aged, blind or disabled (AABD Cash). The hotline will be able to help both City of Chicago and non-City of Chicago residents. Click here to read and download flyers about the hotline in English and Spanish.
Our partners at Legal Aid Chicago have created an info sheet about revised health insurance coverage for Illinois residents who become uninsured during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here to read and download the handout.
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Researchers in Chicago and Los Angeles are conducting a study through California State University–Northridge about survivors of unwanted sexual experiences whose work or employment was affected (directly or indirectly) by their experience. Please keep reading to learn more about who is eligible to participate and how to participate if you are interested:
Continue reading “Call for Participants: Study about Workplace Support for Survivors” »