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#1 Shannon

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:33 AM


Rape Hotline
Charleston, IL 61920

Sexual Assault Counseling And Information
Charleston, IL 61920

Rape Victim Advocates
222 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607-3009

Rape Victims Advocates
1641 N Lorel Ave
Chicago, IL 60639-4313

YWCA Women's Services
180 N. Wabash
Chicago IL 60601
(312) 372-6600 (office)
(888) 293-2080 (crisis)
Email: YWCAmetroChicago@cygneis.com
WWW: http://www.cygneis.com/ywca-chgo/

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

Sexual Assault Victims First
Collinsville, IL 62234

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

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

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

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

Rape Hotline
Mattoon, IL 61938

Sexual Assault Counseling And Information
Mattoon, IL 61938

Rape Sexual Assault Counseling
111 19th Ave
Moline, IL 61265-3754

Sexual Assault Prevention
510 Maine St
Quincy, IL 62301-3941

Sexual Abuse Victims Education
716 N Church St
Rockford, IL 61103-6917

Rape Information And Counseling Service Hotline
Springfield, IL 62704

Rape Information And Counseling Service
110 W Laurel St
Springfield, IL 62704-3925

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

#2 Labyrinth

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 10:04 PM

To find your local rape crisis center visit http://www.icasa.org/crisisCenters.asp

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.

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.

#3 foxfire_j

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 07:42 PM

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).

Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence

The Women's Center (Main)
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


The Women's Center (Marion Office)
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.

Call For Help (previously listed)

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

Resources for Domestic Violence Only

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

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



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

Cairo Women’s Shelter(Mounds Outreach)

Edited by foxfire_j, 19 July 2007 - 07:44 PM.

#4 Labyrinth

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 03:58 PM

Workshops for Survivors and Secondaries

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:

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

Edited by Celtic Labyrinth, 02 November 2007 - 03:58 AM.

#5 ria1977

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:04 AM

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

#6 ria1977

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:05 AM

do you know if any of these places have actual groups?

#7 Labyrinth

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:57 PM

do you know if any of these places have actual groups?

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

#8 UhOhItsJes

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 02:37 PM

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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Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:25 PM

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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