Resilience News & Events

Support HB 92, Amendment 1 – Submit a Witness Slip!

Resilience is supporting HB 92, House Amendment 001, which allows a person with an outstanding warrant for a non-violent crime to report sexual assault against them or seek medical treatment for that assault without concern of being arrested for the alleged non-violent crime. The individual will not be arrested but will receive a notice to appear in court instead. This bill empowers law enforcement officers to treat survivors in a respectful, trauma-informed manner. When survivors report sexual assault or seek medical services and evidence collection for sexual assault, being arrested and restrained is likely to re-traumatize them and make them feel like a criminal when they are the victim. Continue reading “Support HB 92, Amendment 1 – Submit a Witness Slip!” »

Announcing Our New Hospital Partnership: Illinois Advocate Masonic Medical Center

Resilience is excited to share that we have partnered with Illinois Advocate Masonic Medical Center to provide services to survivors of sexual violence. Our advocates have already begun providing crisis intervention, emotional support, legal and medical advocacy, and referrals to other resources to survivors who seek our services at this new location. You can read the full press release about our partnership with Illinois Advocate Masonic Medical Center here.

Now Hiring: Trauma Therapist (Austin)

Resilience is hiring a Trauma Therapist to be based in our Austin Community Office. The Trauma Therapist will be responsible for providing individual, couples and family counseling as well as facilitating support groups for adult and adolescent sexual assault victims/survivors and their significant others at the Austin Community Office, and occasionally off-site. This is a full-time, exempt position. Read the full job description here.

Updated Mayoral Candidate Guide: Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle

In January we asked the Chicago 2019 Mayoral candidates about their plans to address gender-based violence in Chicago. An updated version focusing on questionnaire answers from Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle is now available. The guide was compiled by the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, Resilience, CAASELife Span, and the National Shriver Center.

Read the updated guide here.

Mariá Balata Helps Present Chicago’s New Deal for All Women and Girls #PinkNewDeal

At a press conference on Thursday, March 8, Director of Advocacy Services Mariá Balata, together with other representatives of local organizations that make up the Status of Women and Girls Working Group, joined the Office of the City Clerk in announcing Chicago’s New Deal for All Women and Girls, a series of 20 recommendations set forth by the working group. You can read the full press release here.
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Support HB 3550!

Support HB 3550!

“It’s never too early to begin educating about consent. Education on consent fosters compassion, empathy, accountability, and respect for others’ boundaries. It provides a framework for helping young people understand that the choices they make, the behaviors and actions they take, affect others. In the same way, it empowers youth to identify and assert their own boundaries in relationships and beyond,” says Lillian Cartwright, Director of Education & Training.
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