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[u]Rape Hotline[/u]
Charleston, IL 61920

[u]Sexual Assault Counseling And Information[/u]
Charleston, IL 61920

[u]Rape Victim Advocates[/u]
222 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607-3009

[u]Rape Victims Advocates[/u]
1641 N Lorel Ave
Chicago, IL 60639-4313

[u]YWCA Women's Services[/u]
180 N. Wabash
Chicago IL 60601
(312) 372-6600 (office)
(888) 293-2080 (crisis)
WWW: [url=""][/url]

[u]YWCA Women's Services[/u]
Harris Center
6200 S. Drexel
Chicago IL 60615
(773) 955-3100 (office)

[u]Sexual Assault Victims First[/u]
Collinsville, IL 62234

[u]Sexual Assault * Abuse Services[/u]
12 Health Services Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115-9637
(815) 758-7922

[u]Rape Crisis Line[/u]
715 N 80th St
East Saint Louis, IL 62203-1820

[u]Call For Help--Sexual Assault Victim's Care Unit[/u]
9400 Lebanon Road
Edgemont IL 62203
(618) 397-0975

[u]DuPage Women Against Rape--YWCA [/u]
739 Roosevelt Road
Building 8, Suite 210
Glen Ellyn IL 60137
(630) 790-6600 (office)
(630) 971-3927 (crisis)

[u]Rape Hotline[/u]
Mattoon, IL 61938

[u]Sexual Assault Counseling And Information[/u]
Mattoon, IL 61938

[u]Rape Sexual Assault Counseling[/u]
111 19th Ave
Moline, IL 61265-3754

[u]Sexual Assault Prevention[/u]
510 Maine St
Quincy, IL 62301-3941

[u]Sexual Abuse Victims Education[/u]
716 N Church St
Rockford, IL 61103-6917

[u]Rape Information And Counseling Service Hotline[/u]
Springfield, IL 62704

[u]Rape Information And Counseling Service[/u]
110 W Laurel St
Springfield, IL 62704-3925

[u]Sexual Assault And Family Emergency Center[/u]
1121 N 6th St
Vandalia, IL 62471-1219

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To find your local rape crisis center visit [url=""][/url]

[quote]ICASA consists of 34 sexual assault crisis centers and 26 satellite offices. Each center and satellite responds to victims of sexual assault. Staff and volunteers provide counseling, education and advocacy for victims and their families regardless of age, race or income. The rape crisis centers conduct training and prevention programs for local schools, law enforcement, hospitals and civic groups.
If you need information about sexual violence call an ICASA center. If you have been sexually assaulted recently or in the past, help is available. Call the 24-hour hotline to find out more about the counseling, advocacy and education services available to you.[/quote]

To be connected with your local center please call RAINN at 1-800-656-HOPE or call your local rape crisis center. If you are a survivor living in Illinois your are entitled to free or low cost counseling, medical advocacy, and legal advocacy services. If you were recently assaulted and go to the emergency room you will be provided with care at no cost to you. You also may be entitled to assistance through the Victim's Compensation Fund to pay for related medical care, reimbursement of lost wages, tuition assistance, and treatment services related to the assault.

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Here are some more listings, for resources in Southern IL (Or at the least the ones I know of. Up until 6 months ago, I lived near Carbondale and I had lived there since I was 5, so I am familiar with the area).

[u]Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence[/u]

[b]The Women's Center (Main)[/b]
24 Hour Toll-Free Hotline: 1-800-334-2094 (for crisis and information and referrals)
Business number: (618) 549-4807 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30p.m.)
Business Address: The Women's Center, Inc., 610 S. Thompson Street, Carbondale, IL 62901


[b]The Women's Center (Marion Office) [/b]
100 Tower SquareP.O. Box 1645Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-0803
(I think there is also supposed to be a new office in Herrin-I think...)

I just have to say, that the Women's Center is amazing. After my assault, I sought counseling there, and they were so supportive and helpful. Later, I became a volunteer, and was amazed by the activist community surrounding the center. The women (and a few men) who work/volunteer there are incredible.

[b]Call For Help (previously listed)[/b]

They have a satellite office in Mt. Vernon(618) 242-3706

[u]Resources for Domestic Violence Only[/u]

[b]Anna Bixby Women's Center [/b]
213 South Shaw Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946
(618) 252-8380

304 Robinson Street
Farm Bureau Building
Room # 210
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 384-2003



[b]Cairo Women’s Shelter [/b]
Business #: 618-734-4357
Hotline/Crisis: 618-734-4357

[b]Cairo Women’s Shelter(Mounds Outreach)
[/b]618-745-9559[/font][/size][/color] Edited by foxfire_j

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[b]Workshops for Survivors and Secondaries[/b]

I found this place in Evanston (just north of Chicago) that has fairly affordable workshops for survivors of sexual abuse and trauma. Although they are called women care counseling, they have workshops and groups for male survivors too. They provide workshops for secondaries and significant others. For anyone who lives in the area, they also have groups and counseling. Here's the link


Here's a sample of their workshops:
[quote]Healing Trauma: Skill-Building Workshops

Sexuality Interrupted: Healing the Wounds of Abuse
Tools for Moving from Surviving to Thriving
Sharing the Journey: A Workshop for Partners of Survivors
Out of Bounds: Clarifying and Maintaining Boundaries
From Helplessness to Helpfulness: Parents' Role in Helping Children Recover from Trauma[/quote] Edited by Celtic Labyrinth

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Thank you for posting this. i have been looking for resources closer to me.

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[quote name='ria1977' post='1025268' date='Aug 14 2009, 11:05 AM']do you know if any of these places have actual groups?[/quote]

A lot of them do- it usually depends on interest. The one I went to had groups :) .

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Quetzal Center
4740 North Clark
Chicago, IL, 60640
United States

I went there for individual counseling years ago for a brief amount of time and they seemed to be pretty decent. The counselor I had was definetly familiar with survivors responses and needs compared to general therapists I have had over the years. They offer individual and group counseling in addition to medical and legal advocacy. I never utilized the group counseling and the medical and legal advocacy so I don't know much about it but the individual seemed to be rather decent. Although they will assist you during crisis management for counseling if you do SI or have other similiar self-destructive behaviors, they are more recovery oriented so you must be somewhat stable (SI free etc..) when working on long term recovery issues. If not, they will recommend you to another facility that deals with those issues and you can augment their services with mental health treatment elsewhere. Again, this is what I gathered personally from years ago. It never hurts to check in and see what services are available and if you qualify.

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I went to another Crisis center called Northwest CASA, it's in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. It's a great center!

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