A Message from Executive Director Erin Walton

Below is a message from Resilience Executive Director Erin Walton, published on June 3, 2020: As a Black woman, wife and mother I can say that it is an extremely difficult time to be Black in America. Black people account for 72% of COVID-19 deaths in Cook County....

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...

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...

Fact Sheet: Expanded Illinois Unemployment Benefits

Governor Pritzker has expanded the availability of unemployment benefits. Click here to read an article that explains the changes. Keep reading to download fact sheets created by our partners at Legal Aid Chicago on state and federal changes to unemployment benefits....

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...

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...

COVID-19 Updates about Emergency Orders of Protection

All court dates for Emergency Orders of Protection that are set to return or expire on March 17, 2020 through and including April 15, 2020 are extended, rescheduled and continued. Survivors can visit their website to see their next court date by clicking here.

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...