Local and National Resources
Chicago Area Resources
Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline
Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Free Attorney Consultations for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Exploitation
For health and mental health services
LGBT Crisis Hotline (24-hours)
Information, counseling, and referrals
Anti-Violence Project (24-hours)
(773) 871- 2273
For hate crimes, domestic violence, police misconduct, sexual assault, and discrimination
Center on Halsted
Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
(888) 843- 4564
Monday – Friday, 5pm - 9 pm, Saturday 1‐4pm
Illinois HIV/AIDS and STD Hotline
(800) 243- 2437
8am – 10pm daily
Rape Victim Advocates
If you've experienced sexual violence, you're not alone. These support groups, will allow college age survivors of sexual violence to connect with others in a supportive and caring environment.
- Group for College Students who are Survivors of Sexual Violence
This is a psychoeducational group for women survivors of childhood and/or adult sexual abuse/assault. The goal of the group is to help survivors connect with other survivors and understand the impact of sexual abuse/assault. This group will run for 8 weeks at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, RISE Center, 820 W. Jackson, Suite 550, Chicago, IL. If you are interested in any of these support groups, please contact Cynthia Cruz, Counselor, at 773-862-3100, x2013 to schedule an intake appointment.
Meeting Mondays 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Contact: Cynthia Cruz, 773-862-3100, x2013
**Co-Sponsored by: Chicagoland Consortium for Safety on College Campuses
- Survivors of Sexual Violence Support Group: Coping through Creativity
This is a support group during which survivors will learn creative ways of coping and expression. No art experience needed.
Beginning January 28, 2013
Meeting Mondays 5:30-7:00p.m.
Contact: Emily Marsden, 773-862-3100, x2021
- Group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence
This is a psychoeducational, introductory group for women.
Beginning February 6, 2013
Meeting Wednesdays 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Contact: Paulina Garcia, 312-733-2102, x2196
- Unhealthy Relationships: Women’s Support Group-group held on campus
Loyola University students who have experienced unhealthy or abusive relationships are encouraged to join. Join to learn about unhealthy relationships, to be part of a supportive atmosphere and to connect with others who can relate to you.
Starting in February/March-Group forming now, Location/Day TBD:
Contact: Eryn at (847)864-8445 ext. 113 for information and registration.
- You're Not Alone: Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse
You're Not Alone is a support group for Chicago College & Graduate Students to be held Rape Victim Advocates' central office at 180 N. Michigan Ave. The group will last for 8 weeks beginning April 2013. If interested, please call (312) 443-9603 ext 30 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline