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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness about sexual violence and to educate the Loyola community on how we all play a role in preventing it. We encourage you to be involved in every way that you can. For more information about the events happening in April, click here SAAM 2014.


It's Complicated: Navigating Healthy Relationships as a Survivor

A three-part workshop on navigating healthy relationships for survivors of childhood and/or adult sexual violence. Join other survivors in a safe, confidential setting to explore how to identify and maintain healthy relationships. The workshop will be divided in to three sessions: friends, family, and romantic partners. If you are interested in attending this workshop, all participants must complete a screening prior to attending. Please contact Emily, Counselor, at 773-862-3100, x2021to complete a preliminary screening. Space is limited.

Meeting the Mondays of March 10th, 17th, and 24th | 5:30pm-7pm
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
RISE Center
820 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 550 | Chicago, IL 60607
Emily, Counselor, at 773-862-3100, x2021


You Are Not Alone Support Group

Are you a survivor of sexual assault or abuse? You are not alone. Would you like to connect with others who have experienced sexual assault in a safe space for mutual support?  The Wellness Center is offering group counseling for survivors of sexual assault with one of our staff therapists, Gina Haverland, LCSW. For more information or to discuss joining the group, please contact Gina at 773.508.8882 or ghaverland@luc.edu.

Male Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group

Rape Victim Advocates (RVA) will be hosting a 10-week support group for Adult Male Survivors of sexual assault. This group will offer a safe space to explore trauma, share experiences, and provide support to members. The challenges male survivors face both personally and systemically will be explored throughout this process. No prior group experience is necessary and this group is confidential. All services are provided at no charge to participants. Pre-screening is required for participation in this group, please contact David at (312)-443-9603 ex. 32 to register.

Meeting Thursdays starting February 20th | 6pm-8pm
180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 60601
David Gordon (312)-443-9603 ex. 32

Beyond Survival: A Sexual Violence Support Group for College Students

After the trauma of sexual violence, survivors often feel isolated and confused about their own emotional response to this experience. This educational support group for college students who are survivors of sexual violence offers the space to connect with other survivors and the opportunity to understand the impact of sexual abuse/assault.

Meeting Mondays starting January 27th | 5:30pm-7:00pm
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Logan Square Satellite
2858 W. Diversey Ave  | Chicago, IL 60647
For more information, contact: 
Kate Hoffower at 312-773-2102 x2157

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Violence

The goal of the group is to help survivors connect with other survivors and further understand the impact of sexual abuse/assault within themselves. All members must have prior experience with group counseling to be eligible for participation.

Meeting Mondays starting January 27th | 5:30pm-7:00pm
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
RISE Center
820 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 550 | Chicago, IL 60607
For more information, contact: 
Emily Marsden at 773-862-3100 x2021

Unhealthy Relationships Women's Support Group

Meeting Tuesdays starting February 4th | 5:45pm-7:00pm
YWCA Evanston/North Shore
1215 Church St. | Evanston, IL 60201
For more information, contact:
Eryn at 847-864-8445 x113

ThrYve Through Creativity: Survivors of Sexual Violence Support Group

This is a support group for adult women survivors of childhood and/or adult sexual abuse/assault. Everyone copes differently and the focus of this group is to help you build positive coping skills through the use of creativity.

Meeting Thursdays starting February 13th | 5:30pm-7:30pm
YWCA Parks Francis Center
6600 S. Cottage Grove | Chicago, IL 60637
For more information, contact:
Joy at 773-496-5635


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