Gender-Based Violence Resources
We believe survivors. The Women's Center is committed to ending gender-based violence on this and every campus. We support our colleagues at the Center for Awareness, Response, and Education who serve as a confidential resource for students who have experienced sexual violence, domestic violence, or stalking at any point in their life and take up the work of educating the community through their own programming and close advisement of student groups.
We also work closely with the Office of Equity who conduct investigations, offer informal support and accommodations, and produce outreach and education for the university.
Programs and Walk-In Hours
During the academic year, Let's Talk consultants are regularly available for conversations at the Women's Center and other locations around campus, free of charge and without appointment. Learn more about the current schedule here.
As advisors for College Feminists, the Women's Center participates in the planning and support of Sex Week and Take Back the Night each April.
It is not uncommon for our programming to touch on issues of sexual violence. When we can foresee such conversations, we try to be mindful and provide on-site confidential support with the help of our partners in CAPS or the Employee Assistance Program. We are working to provide a greater breadth of support for staff and faculty who are not eligible for some of the support services students receive. Recently we have accomplished this by reaching out to EAP and inviting community partners to offer workshops in our space. We recognize that staff and faculty may be navigating not only vicarious trauma, but their own process as survivors and we seek to foster a space that speaks to hard truths while remaining vigilant to the needs of those healing and seeking support.
- Office of Equity
- Center for Awareness, Response and Education (CARE)
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Men Against Rape & Sexual Assault (MARS)
- Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Training
- Religious and Spiritual Life
- Sexual Health & Assault Peer Educators (SHAPE)
- Sexual Misconduct Policies
- Student Health Service
For Staff and Faculty
- Apna Ghar 🌟– Counseling, advocacy, and emergency shelter provided across immigrant communities
- Between Friends, Chicago - Counseling, support, court advocacy
- Center for Contextual Change – Counseling for perpetrators of sexual or domestic violence, as well as survivors
- Center on Halsted 🌈– Free or low-cost counseling services
- Evanston Victim Services – Medical & Court Advocacy, Assistance with Obtaining Orders of Protection
- Evanston YWCA – Domestic violence services, housing
- Evanston Domestic Violence Line (YWCA): 877-718-1868
- Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Resources, training, education
- KAN-WIN 🌟– Multi-lingual free counseling and legal advocacy for Asian-American and Asian immigrant survivors or sexual or domestic violence
- Mujeres Latinas En Accion, Chicago 🌟- Counseling, Advocacy, 24-hour crisis line: (312) 738-5358
- Metro YWCA – Sexual Assault Support Services
- Chicago Metro Rape Crisis Hotline (YWCA): 888-293-2080
- National Network to End Domestic Violence
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center
- Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault – Counseling and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault
- RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE or their online live chat
- Rape Victim Advocates
- Pathways to Safety International (Formerly SASHAA: Sexual Assault Help and Support for Americans Abroad)
- SHALVA – Domestic violence services serving the Jewish community, 24-hour crisis line: (773) 583-HOPE (4673)
- The Stalking Resource Center – National resource
- City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line: 1-877-TO-END-DV (1-877-863-6338) – Help line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline – Hotline, resources and support
- 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) and an online chat