Resilience Training Institute

All professionals and service providers should feel equipped to support survivors, and all survivors should be able to count on trustworthy, specialized institutional responses. In 2018, we established the Resilience Training Institute (RTI) in order to meet the urgent need among Chicago professionals and service providers for formally structured, high quality training in sexual violence response and prevention.

60-Hour Medical Volunteer Training

Our advocates are on-call to provide crisis counseling in Chicago’s hospitals. They are the people who answer the page from the hospital emergency room—the caring strangers who arrive to hold an unsteady hand, decipher medical and legal terminology and filter through countless forms and paperwork, all to put victims on the pathway to becoming fully healed.

Upcoming Trainings

60-Hour Medical Volunteer Training
January 31 – March 7, every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Application deadline: January 5, 2022
Orientation Sessions (by invitation only): January 10, 12 or 13 between 5:30PM–9:30PM

For more information about volunteer trainings, contact Kim Garvey, Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator, at