Resilience News & Events

Celebrating Resilience: LaShanda Nalls and Japhie Sarantos

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.
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Support Resilience on May 5, 2020 for #GivingTuesdayNow

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.
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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.