RVA News and Events
We’re creating a safe place for anyone dealing with the impact of sexual assault in their lives to cope together during this potentially triggering event. Continue reading “Inauguration Day Chat & Chew 1/20” »
For adult survivors of sexual violence. Continue reading “Art Therapy Group 1/18-4/5” »
This group is for anyone who is dealing with the impact of sexual assault in their lives. Continue reading “Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group 2/2-4/20” »
Upcoming changes & holiday greetings.
Please note that all RVA offices will be closed December 23rd and will reopen January 3rd. Continue reading “RVA Holiday Closing” »
RVA, in partnership with The Awakenings Foundation, is pleased to hold our second Reiki Clinic. RVA’s Reiki Clinic is an open space where individuals can come for a free Reiki session from a trauma-informed Reiki practitioner.
Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Continue reading “Making Matters 1/17” »
“We started this group as a way to build community and solidarity around the issues of sexual violence,” says organizer Jordan Ferranto. “A place to kind of unwind, relax, enjoy each other’s’ company, make some art, and just kind of be present with each other.”
Continue reading “Making Matters featured in Medill Reports Chicago” »
Reflecting on November & moving forward.
Reiki is a safe way to help balance one’s life force energy, achieve stress reduction, and help heal from trauma. Continue reading “Reiki and Trauma” »
Dear Friend of Rape Victim Advocates,
I am a survivor of childhood molestation and rape. As a child I was molested for years by a trusted family member. As an adult a was raped by a boyfriend and his friend.
Continue reading “A Letter from Coretta” »
Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Continue reading “Making Matters 12/13” »
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) is conducting a Victims Needs Assessment. Continue reading “Victims Needs Assessment” »
This event is open to survivors and their significant others. Individuals of all gender identities are welcome. Continue reading “Couples Workshop 12/13” »
We invite all survivors of sexual violence who want to learn about sharing your stories of survival to enact cultural change and/or further your own healing. Continue reading “Speak Your Truth 12/6” »
Red Thread is a DIY craft-based project with a mission to build community around reclaiming and celebrating the vulva, whether you have one or not.
Rape Victim Advocates is hosting “Policing Women’s Bodies in Performance,” a panel on the current regulations that prohibit women’s full nudity at establishments where alcohol is being served.
Continue reading “Policing Women’s Bodies in Performance 12/2” »
We believe you. We support you. We are here for you. We are still who we are. We are a community. We are here for one another.
Continue reading “Our Message of Support to Survivors is Loud, Clear and Unequivocal:” »