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Coordinated Community Response Team


Local and National Resources


Chicago Area Resources

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline

Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline

Center on Halsted Anti-Violence Project

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Free Attorney Consultations for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Exploitation

Howard Brown
(773) 388-1600
For health and mental health services

Porchlight Counseling

Rape Victim Advocates

YWCA Evanston-North Shore

YWCA of Metro Chicago

Violence Recovery Project
(773) 388-8882 or vrp@howardbrown.org 
For domestic violence support and counseling

LGBTQI Resources

Anti-Violence Project
(773) 871- 2273

If you are a survivor of violence and need support. Generally calls are answered within two business days. Line is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Center on Halsted 
(773) 472-6469

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 
(312) 443-9603


Support Groups

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.  

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

This is a support group during which survivors will learn creative ways of coping and expression. No art experience needed.
Beginning June 10, 2013
Meeting Mondays 5:30-7:00p.m.
Contact: Emily Marsden, 773-862-3100, x2021 


National Resources

Dating Violence Resource Center

It Happened to Alexa Foundation

National Center for Victims of Crime

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

Stalking Resource Center



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