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Making Matters

Making Matters is a space for self-guided art making among individuals affected by sexual violence. When: May 15 and June 19, from 5 – 8:00 pm Where: Awakenings, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave. Suite C-204 Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers,...

Reiki Clinics

Our Reiki Clinics are an open space where individuals can come for a free Reiki session from a trauma-informed Reiki practitioner. When: Wednesday, June 20 from 5 – 8:30 pm Where: Arts Incubator, 301 E Garfield Blvd Event page: www.facebook.com/events/325208321342049...

Male Survivor Group

We're hosting a psychoeducational group for men who have survived sexual abuse or assault. Each Thursday for two hours, we'll be discussing topics chosen by group participants, participating in therapeutic activities, and helping each other heal. This group is open to...

Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Training

As required under the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, this training is the annual training required for anyone on campus who could potentially receive a report of sexual violence. This training will cover an overview of sexual assault, domestic...

40-Hour Confidential Advisor Training 7/10

We can help you ensure your confidential advisor(s) is appropriately trained. To assist area higher education institutions in ensuring compliance with the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, Rape Victim Advocates (RVA) will be offering a 40-hour...

Women of Color Survivor Support Group

This group is open to women of color (cis, trans, and gender non-conforming) who are survivors of sexual violence. This group encourages healing through shared experience, as well as exploration of both individual and systemic trauma at the intersections of race and...

#SAAMChi: Breaking the Silence 4/19

Breaking the Silence is an open mic night for local Chicago artists to share their stories of survival and resistance through poetry and spoken word. We encourage performers of all ages, languages, and backgrounds to stand up against sexual violence with RVA and The...

Weather Closure

Please note that all RVA offices will be closed on Friday, February 9 due to inclement weather. 24-hour crisis support to our partner hospitals will continue to be provided during this time. If you need to speak with someone immediately, please call the Chicago Rape...

Reiki & Sexual Trauma Group 3/19

Join other adult survivors of sexual assault or sexual abuse to learn how Reiki can support your trauma healing journey. Participants will become attuned to/trained in Reiki Level I in order to provide themselves Reiki inside and outside of group. Participants will...

RVA to Honor “Me Too” Founder at Annual Fundraising Event

More than 300 local leaders, philanthropists, and activists will raise awareness and funds to support survivors and work to prevent sexual violence.  RVA's Evening of Impact (formerly known as Soiree in the City) will be returning to Morgan Manufacturing on May 24th,...