RVA News and Events
The NO MORE Challenge ended this week and RVA placed 4th out of the 120 organizations who participated – raising $65,397 and winning an additional $7,500 for a grand total of $72,897! Continue reading “Thank You for Supporting RVA” »
A 10-week psychoeducational group for male survivors of sexual assault/abuse. Cis and transgender men both welcome. Continue reading “Male Survivor Group 7/6-9/7” »
We are entering Sexual Assault Awareness Month with some very exciting news! Continue reading “RVA Welcomes New Executive Director” »
Estrategias Para Prevenir el Abuso Sexual de Menores. Continue reading “Platicando Con Tus Hijos 4/26” »
Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Continue reading “Making Matters 4/18” »
Explore new pathways to healing through creative process. Continue reading “Art Therapy Group 6/7-8/30” »
The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is to raise awareness about sexual violence & educate communities on how to prevent it. Continue reading “It’s #SAAM Day of Action!” »
Interim Executive Director, Sarah Layden, spoke with CBS 2’s Jim Williams on the assault of a 15-year-old that was broadcast on Facebook Live. Continue reading “RVA Interviewed by CBS 2 Chicago” »
Sexual intimacy, including trust, closeness, sensuality and eroticism, can be complicated by past experiences of sexual violence.
Continue reading “#SAAMChi: Reclaiming Intimacy After Sexual Assault 4/25” »
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS TO HELP IMPROVE POLICE RESPONSE
Central Counselor & Art Therapist, Jordan Ferranto, was interviewed by Medill Reports Chicago: Continue reading “RVA Featured in Medill Reports Chicago” »
An open mic night featuring poets and artists who are resisting rape culture and amplifying stories of survival!
Continue reading “#SAAMChi: Breaking the Silence 4/20” »
Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Continue reading “Making Matters 3/21” »
RVA will be participating in the International Women’s Strike on March 8th. As an organization, we stand for gender justice, economic justice, and racial justice. Continue reading “International Women’s Strike 3/8” »
Hosted by RVA’s amazing volunteer committee: A #SAAMChi trivia night fundraiser! Come see how knowledgeable you are about sex on TV.
Continue reading “#SAAMChi: Trivia Night 4/5” »
We’re excited to let you know that we’re a part of the NO MORE Challenge again this year! Continue reading “NO MORE Challenge! 3/2 – 4/11” »
In the first 100 days of the new administration, we’re taking action by writing postcards to our congresspeople telling them what matters to us. Continue reading “Postcard Writing Happy Hour at RVA 3/30” »
In a visual demonstration of the silencing of survivors of sexual violence, participants gather silently for one hour at Daley Plaza wearing t-shirts that bear stories and messages protesting rape. Continue reading “#SAAMChi: Standing Silent Witness 4/28” »