: Chicago, Illinois, Rape Victim Advocates...helping victims become survivors since 1974
Counseling Groups Ongoing
RVA's counseling services are free and confidential. Survivors are eligible to receive our services immediately following or years after experiencing sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, or incest. Support groups for survivors are held several times a year at the Central office (located downtown), at our Northside Office and at our Austin Community Office. Please contact our Director of Counseling at 312.443.9603 x30 to receive information about our upcoming groups. Or email us at email@example.com.
Upcoming Volunteer Training
Volunteers are invaluable to our commitment to provide services for victims of sexual assault. Our volunteers serve as Sexual Assault Medical Advocates, which means they provide crisis counseling, medical and legal advocacy to survivors who come in to one of our 14 partner hospitals and/or they act as Education and Training volunteers. We require our volunteer medical advocates to be on call for two 12-hour shifts per month for a minimum of one year (after completion of the training).
All prospective volunteers must attend the volunteer training to become Rape Crisis Counselors, in accordance with the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault. You MUST attend one orientation session before beginning our training. The orientation includes: an introduction to sexual assault issues, overview of RVA programs and opportunities, volunteer job descriptions, volunteer training guidelines/expectations, and the application process. A personal interview with one of our experienced trainers will follow the orientation.