Sexual assault is a serious issue and we want you to get help even if it's not from us. That's why we've come up with a list of useful links we think may help you.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network: RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
The Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA): A not-for-profit corporation of 33 community-based sexual assault crisis centers working together to end sexual violence. Each center provides 24-hour crisis intervention services, counseling and advocacy for victims of sexual assault and their significant others.
Chicago Rape Victim Advocates (RVA): RVA provides advocacy and counseling to survivors of all ages and gender identitites. RVA is an Illinois not-for-profit organization made up of many individuals with two primary goals: to assure that survivors of sexual assault are treated with dignity and compassion; and to affect changes in the way the legal system, medical institutions and society as a whole respond to survivors.
Center on Halsted Anti-Violence Project: The Center on Halsted provides services to the LGBTQ community. Their Anti-Violence Project has provided crisis counseling, information and referrals, and legal advocacy to survivors of violence and discrimination.
Men Can Stop Rape: Men Can Stop Rape is an international organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. Men Can Stop Rape provides agencies, schools, and organizations with direct services for youth, public service messaging, and leadership training.
SAFER (Students Active for Ending Rape): SAFER is an organization that fights sexual violence and rape culture by empowering student-led campaigns to reform college sexual assault policies. SAFER facilitates student organizing through a comprehensive training manual; in-person workshops and trainings; free follow-up mentoring; ourCampus Sexual Assault Policies Database; and a growing online resource library and network for student organizers.
Security on Campus, Inc: Security on Campus, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a safer college environment. They assist victims and their families when they have been affected by campus crime. They also conduct valuable prevention education programs for high schools and colleges.
Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women: The OVW, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, provides national leadership in developing the nation's capacity to reduce violence against women. OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies, and practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Northwestern University – SHAPE (Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators)
UIC Advocacy Network
Depaul University – RISE (Resource, Information, Services, Empowerment)
Northwestern University website for The Center for Awareness, Response and Education (CARE). CARE serves students who have experienced sexual violence by providing information about resources and options.