We Believe YOU
We serve anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault and their loved ones in Vermilion, Edgar and Clark Counties in Illinois. This includes survivors who come to us due to a recent incident, as well as those who come to us due to past abuse. No matter when the events occurred, we’re here to offer free, confidential support for people of all ages and genders.
We're Here to Help
We provide free, confidential and specialized individual, family and group counseling for victims of sexual assault and their significant others. Counseling is available in our offices and at other convenient locations. A significant portion of our counseling work occurs in area elementary, junior high and high schools.
We’re there from the beginning. Our trained medical advocates will meet the victim of sexual assault at the hospital emergency room. We provide emotional support and answers to questions the victim and the victim’s loved ones may have about the medical exam and evidence collection process. We also offer practical help - waiting at the hospital, calling family or friends, providing a change of clothes, arranging shelter or helping with transportation.
Our specially trained legal advocates help victims of sexual assault navigate the criminal justice system. Our team provides support to help the victim understand sexual assault reporting, investigation and court processes, along with victim’s rights. Our legal advocates are there to provide support to survivors as they report the assault and continue through the investigation and court process. Our team can also assist the sexual assault survivor with Civil No Contact Orders, Orders of Protection and Stalking No Contact Orders.
Our case managers help with any needs a survivor may have outside of regular counseling. We assess needs and help with things like form completion, food needs, changing locks, getting started with education and much more.
Hotline – Our 24-hour local hotline offers help now. Survivors and families reach our local, trained staff and volunteers who are ready to listen, provide help, answer questions and explore options.
What is sexual violence?
Sexual Violence is a non-legal term that is best explained as anytime a person is forced, coerced or manipulated into any unwanted sexual activity. The force is not just physical or violent; it can also mean verbal pressure, comments, threats, bribes and sexual harassment.
Physical - contact with sexual parts of the body including sexual assault, child sexual abuse, incest, drug facilitated sexual assault
Non-Physical - stalking and staring, sexual exploitation/trafficking, exposure, sexual harassment through emails, texts, calls, comments, social media.
Sexual violence also includes date rape, partner/marital rape, acquaintance rape, and non-consensual sex.
If you or someone you care about have been a victim of sexual violence, we’re here to help. All of our services are free and completely confidential
Do you or does someone you know need help?
Contact us today for free and confidential information.
Crisis Contact Information
Survivor Resource Center Office | 24 HR. Hotline (locally staffed)
217-446-1337 or 1-866-617-3224
Other important links:
In an emergency, please dial 911.
For information and referrals, dial 211.
OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center – Danville – (217) 443-5000
Danville Police Department – Emergencies:
Dial 911/ Non-Emergency (217) 431-2250
Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department – Emergencies:
Dial 911/ Non-Emergency (217) 442-4080
www.rainn.org – National Hotline and Resources for victims of sexual assault – 1(800)656-HOPE
www.thehotline.org – National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1(800)799-SAFE