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Free and confidential counseling for survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and older and their loved ones.

Services Offered

Counseling • Sexual Assault Survivors • Individual Counseling • Group Counseling • Family Counseling • Couples Counseling • Art Therapy • Youth Counseling • School Based Services


Resilience, formerly known as Rape Victim Advocates (RVA), provides free and confidential counseling to survivors of sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, and incest. Counseling staff include trained, licensed, and trauma informed counselors and social work student interns. Specialized counselors are available for adolescent survivors. Art therapy and school-based counseling. Clients can receive up to 20 weekly counseling sessions at no cost.


1909 W. Division St., Suite 407, Chicago, IL 60651 41.9029788 -87.6752571

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


-Clients under 12 years old may be seen at the Austin location only.
-Counseling services are affirming of LGBTQ clients.
-All offices are wheelchair accessible.


  • This service is free

How to Apply

Call 312-443-9603 x124 to request services. If there is no wait list, you will be assigned a counselor and contacted within 48 hours to schedule an appointment. You will be informed ff there is a wait list and can choose to be added to the wait list or referred to other services.

If you need immediate assistance, call the 24 hour crisis hotline at 888-293-2080.

Other Locations

Austin Community Office
Program Phone: 312-443-9603 x140
1909 W. Division St., Suite 407
Chicago, IL 60651
Resilience Office
Program Phone: 312-443-9603 x140
180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60601
Northside Office
Program Phone: 312-443-9603 x140
1945 W. Wilson Ave., Suite 6110
Chicago, Il 60640