Your Support Matters

With your help, we will continue to listen to and amplify the voices of survivors – voices like Coretta Dixon, who kept silent for over 20 years, but thanks in part to RVA, is now being heard loud and clear.

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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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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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Donate

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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Volunteer

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

Events

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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