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
(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
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 June 10, 2013
Meeting Mondays 5:30-7:00p.m.
Contact: Emily Marsden, 773-862-3100, x2021
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline