Evening of Impact

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Evening of Impact on May 24, where we honored Tarana Burke with the Dr. Natalie A. Stephens Visionary Award.

Professional Training

Enhance your knowledge of sexual assault, its impact on victims, and resources for survivors of sexual violence by joining an upcoming training.

Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Through open and honest conversations with children, parents and caregivers have the ability to help prevent harmful sexual experiences.

Stand with Survivors

For sexual violence survivors to get the support they need, and for our communities to respond with compassion, it takes all of us.

Evening of Impact

Over 350 donors, partners, friends, and allies joined us to celebrate our impact in the lives of survivors and our continued work to create a world free of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. This year, we honored Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too Movement and social justice activist, with the Dr. Natalie A. Stephens Visionary Award.

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.

Need Immediate Help?

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-888-293-2080
RAINN Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE

Get Involved


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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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


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.