Resilience News & Events

Community Testing for COVID-19 at Swedish Hospital

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

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.

For information about COVID-19, safety behaviors and prevention, please visit Click here to download the flyer.

Resilience Joins We Demand More Coalition

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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Public Benefits Outreach and Enrollment Hotline at Legal Aid Chicago

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.

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Call for Participants: Study about Workplace Support for Survivors

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:
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Resilience Joins Organizations in Calling on Department of Education and White House to Suspend Title IX Rule Making during COVID-19

Resilience is one of 209 organizations and educational institutions that signed onto the National Women’s Law Center’s letter calling on the Department of Education (ED) and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to suspend Title IX rule making until after the national emergency has ended and schools have resumed regular operations. Click here to read the full letter.

Info Sheets: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act has been signed into federal law, and our partners at Legal Aid Chicago have created some helpful info sheets about the new paid sick leave and paid leave benefits under the expanded Family and Medical Leave Act. Read more in the info sheets and remember to contact your employer or Legal Aid Chicago for more guidance, as there are exceptions in the law.
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Surviving Sexual Violence During COVID-19

Resilience recognizes that sexual violence does not pause during a pandemic. In these unprecedented times, we are doing everything we can to assure that survivors have the support needed to heal. We will continue to be creative and innovative in our efforts to ensure that we’re able to provide client services remotely. Though our environment is ever changing, our commitment to survivors remains unwavering.
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Self-Care During COVID-19

Living through the current COVID-19 pandemic can be uniquely challenging for survivors and their loved ones. You may not have access to the same spaces and opportunities for self-care that are normally available, and you may experience more negative emotions such as increased anxiety and feelings of sadness or loneliness.

Please know that your healing and emotional wellness are important. We encourage you to be gentle with yourself and continue to practice self-care. Below are some ideas and resources from our Trauma Therapy Team:

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Resilience Updates Related to COVID-19

As an organization dedicated to the healing of survivors and their loved ones, we are prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in our community as we make decisions about how to best proceed with our programs and events. We are continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19, and we are checking for new information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, City of Chicago, and State of Illinois on a daily basis. Please read our latest updates below:

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Important Update about Evening of Impact: Everyone Empowered

We want to share a brief update regarding our Evening of Impact: Everyone Empowered happening on April 30. We continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, the new strain of coronavirus, and to receive official updates and information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois. We will take all necessary precautions for an event of our size as advised by the Chicago Department of Public Health.

As of now, our Evening of Impact event will continue as planned on April 30. If any plans should change, we will share the update with our entire community via email, our website, and our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Please be sure to follow these accounts and our website for updates.

Important Guidance for Attendees:
If you have cold or flu-like symptoms such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or have been in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled to or from an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19, we ask that you help prevent further spreading by choosing not to attend Evening of Impact.

Thank you for being a part of the Resilience community, dedicated to empowering survivors and ending sexual violence. We are grateful for your support and cooperation.