Resources for Crime Survivors

On-Campus Resources

Campus Advocacy Network  (312) 413-8206 (9am-5pm Monday-Friday)

https://can.uic.edu/

“The Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) is an on-campus service center dedicated to providing confidential, anonymous, free services to UIC students, staff and faculty who have experienced sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking and hate crimes.”

UIC Counseling Center    (312) 996-3490 (8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday)

http://counseling.uic.edu/

“The Counseling Center provides services to help students deal with stress, handle a crisis or trauma.”

UIC Resources and Referral Options (Sexual Assault/ Harassment, Dating/Domestic Violence, and Stalking)

http://oae.uic.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/04/CampusSaVEResourceHandoutADACompliant.pdf

UIC Sexual Misconduct comprehensive resource

http://sexualmisconduct.uic.edu/

Title IX   (312) 996-8670 (8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday)

https://oae.uic.edu/sexual-misconduct/title-ix/

Office of Access and Equity

https://oae.uic.edu/

Office of the Dean of Students   (312) 996-4857 (8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday)

https://dos.uic.edu/

Off-Campus Resources

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Community Justice Center

https://www.cookcountystatesattorney.org/about/locations/justice-centers

The Assistant State’s Attorneys assigned to Cook County CJC’s prosecute crimes of particular significance to the community, including targeted offenses and repeat offenders. They work to prevent crime through the presentation of seminars, workshops and speaking engagements and to inform and educate citizens on crime-related issues. They also work to problem-solve individual, neighborhood or community issues that may or may not be criminal in nature but impact the quality of life. Each CJC also has a Community Liaison, who works on networking, prevention programs and community outreach. The CJCs share resources and work closely with steering committees made up of law enforcement and other community leaders.

The National Domestic Violence hotline

https://www.thehotline.org/

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a non-profit organization established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). They provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

National Sexual Assault Hotline

https://www.rainn.org/

The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) in partnership with 1,100 rape crisis centers across the nation, providing free, confidential advice 24/7. This page also includes helpful information for supporting friends or finding local counseling and advocacy organizations.

FORGE

https://forge-forward.org/

FORGE is a progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies).

ICASA (Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault)

http://icasa.org/

There are several rape crisis centers and officers across the state of Illinois. They provide 24-hour intervention services, counseling and advocacy for survivors. 

ILCADV (Illinois coalition against domestic violence)

http://www.ilcadv.org/ or http://www.ilcadv.org/get_help_now/victim_services.asp?countyid=16

Additional victim services in Illinois per county.

Life Span

https://life-span.org/

Provides representation in civil court and advocacy in criminal court for domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault survivors.

Resilience (formerly Rape Victim Advocates)

https://www.ourresilience.org/

Services include medical and legal advocacy as well as free counseling services. Provides medical advocacy to the UIC Emergency Room and surrounding area hospitals.

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

https://ywcachicago.org/our-work/sexual-violence-support-services/

The YWCA provides assistance to survivors of sexual violence.

CAWC (Connection of Abused Women and their Children)

http://www.cawc.org/

Serves survivors of domestic violence and provides emergency shelter, counseling, and legal advocacy.

APNA GHAR

http://www.apnaghar.org/

Helps Immigrant survivors of gender violence with prevention and intervention services

Mujeres Latinas En Accion

http://www.mujereslatinasenaccion.org/

Serving Latin survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families; it offers advocacy and counseling. Spanish speaking services available.

Additional Resources

Contacting the resources below will NOT result in an investigation.

  • Call the Student Legal Service (312) 996-9214  (8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday)
  • Call the In-Touch Crisis Hotline (312) 996-5535 (6pm-10:30pm Sunday-Friday)
  • Inform any UIC administrator, faculty or staff member