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Join us for Soirée
in the City, presenting the 2013 Dr. Natalie Stephens Visionary
us for our annual celebration featuring delectable cocktails & hors
d’oeuvres, a fabulous silent auction and unforgettable inspiration. All
proceeds support Rape Victim Advocates crisis, advocacy, counseling and
Thursday, June 20, 2013, 6:30-9:30 pm
Salvage One - 1840 W. Hubbard Street
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info, contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312/443-9603
Make a gift today and support RVA's services for survivors of sexual violence!
Each year RVA reaches more than 1,200 survivors and their loved ones. Last year, we saw an increase in the demand for our services and the demand has continued throughout 2013. Any and all contributions will make a positive difference in so many lives. Thank you for your support!
Dr. Natalie Stephens Turner, RVA Founder, 1920 - 2012.
Dr. Stephens', as she was known professionally, was a true visionary and steadfast advocate for survivors of sexual violence. All of us at RVA are deeply saddened by her passing and express our sincere condolences to Dr. Stephens' family, friends and colleagues. We are proud that Dr. Stephens' legacy lives on in the thousands of individuals and families helped by RVA's 24/7 crisis intervention, medical and legal advocacy and counseling services. To view the tribute video presented at the 2012 Visionary Awards, please click here.
Volunteer Training is offered four times during the year
- All volunteers who complete our training will be certified as Rape Crisis Counselors, in accordance with the Illinois law. If interested in volunteering, please review the responsibilities and deadlines, and fax a completed application to 312-443-9602 or email email@example.com
Internship Opportunities -
Please see the intern descriptions and application
for more information about internships with our Advocacy, Counseling, Education & Training and Development programs.
RVA's Executive Director, Sharmili Majmudar, was featured on an ABC 7 Chicago news report
about the release of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
. During the report which also featured one survivor's story, Sharmili shared: "I hope that this survey becomes a call to action...It's very clear that each of us can do something about this. Given how many people are affected, we can really make a difference."
With recent stories of child sexual abuse in the news, it can be hard to separate myths from facts. Here are a few resources
for parents and guardians and for survivors of sexual abuse themselves. No matter when someone comes forward, there is always support available. RVA provides individual counseling and support groups for adult survivors of of child sexual abuse; we also provide medical and legal advocacy for children who have been sexually abused and we engage youth, parents and teachers in child abuse awareness and prevention education. Contact us at 312/443‐9603 for more information on our services.
RVA's Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report.
Download a copy of our most recent annual report
to learn much more about our work and how compassionate supporters like you have helped in our fight to end sexual violence.