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An important update regarding VOCA Fund Cuts

We would like to share a significant funding update that will impact the state of Illinois in FY24. Beginning July 1, 2023, the funding available to Illinois Rape Crisis Centers through the Victims of Crime Act Fund (VOCA) will be cut by 49%. VOCA uses non-taxpayer money from the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) for programs that serve victims of crime. Nationally, these funds support services for over 6 million victims of all types of crimes annually through 6,462 direct service organizations, including Resilience.

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Interview with Carolina Sanchez

We’re proud to celebrate the people who serve and connect our incredible community. Each month, we interview a different member of Resilience to hear more about the work they’re doing to empower survivors and end sexual violence. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Carolina Sánchez, a Supervisor of Advocacy Services at Resilience. Read our interview to hear from Carolina about Resilience’s Legal and Medical Advocacy services and what she’s most proud of in her eight years of working at Resilience.

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SAAM is right around the corner!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Resilience, along with participating organizations, will be hosting virtual events and a fundraising campaign to raise awareness of sexual violence and support community efforts to prevent it.  Resilience has a number of fundraising opportunities and events scheduled to celebrate SAAM and we hope you will get involved!  Click here to learn more.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Journaling and Meditation Group

A virtual space for survivors ages 18+ of sexual violence to process their trauma through journaling and guided meditation. 4th Wednesdays beginning January 25, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Contact […]

Art Therapy Support Group

Learn how to use art expression as a coping strategy and contemplative practice alongside other survivors of sexual violence. Group members will practice how to find deeper understanding of difficult […]

Women Survivors Support Group

A closed virtual support group for women-identified survivors (who live in IL and ages 18+) of sexual violence seeking community and a safe space for healing.  Group will be facilitated […]

Queer Survivors Support Group

This support group is for all queer persons aged 18+ who have experienced sexual violence, and will address participant requested topics with a focus on empowerment.  Participants must reside in […]

For information on our trainings, visit our training calendar here.