April is SAAM!

The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is to raise awareness about sexual violence & educate communities on how to prevent it. We’re holding numerous events throughout Chicago to break the silence & stand with survivors.

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Soirée in the City

Our annual fundraiser is Thursday, June 1st at Morgan Manufacturing. Soirée in the City will host more than 300 local leaders, philanthropists, activist and urban professionals to raise funds to support RVA’s programs & services.

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Rape Victim Advocates

Dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors, Rape Victim Advocates (RVA) is the only independent full-service rape crisis center in Chicago that is singularly focused on sexual violence.

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Stand with Survivors

For sexual violence survivors to get the support that they need, and for our communities to respond with compassion, it takes all of us.

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Soirée in the City

Join us for our annual fundraiser on Thursday, June 1st at Morgan Manufacturing. Guests will enjoy a special evening of delicious bites, tasty desserts, and refreshing libations, music by DJ Lady D, a silent auction with unique items and experiences, and a compelling program that speaks to our commitment to sexual assault survivors.

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Programs & Services

Regardless of when and where a survivor’s journey begins—in the ER just after an assault or through a phone call for help to make sense of something that happened 20 years ago—RVA is here every step of the way.

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Need Immediate Help?

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-888-293-2080
RAINN Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE

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Help us help others. We work around the clock to support survivors in their time of need. Your financial support helps us do even more when it is needed the most.

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Every year RVA provides free crisis intervention, advocacy, and counseling to hundreds of survivors and their significant others. Volunteers make it all possible.

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What you need to know


Come together with other advocates and survivors working to end sexual violence. From Galas to demonstrations, show your support by attending an RVA event.

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Myths & Facts

Did you know that a great deal of harm is done, often unintentionally, to survivors because the people around them believe the myths that surround rape and sexual violence?

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Professional Training Resources

Research shows providers’ responses can be critical in shaping the course of healing for survivors. RVA provides resources and tools to professionals to improve the care of sexual assault survivors.

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Rape Victim Advocates Mission

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.

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