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Useful Links

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.
Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools. Click explore to find a crisis service, learn more about your rights and how to file a complaint, and view a map of resolved school-level enforcement activities.
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 menís 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.
UIC Advocacy Network
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.
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, 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.

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