Rape Crisis Services at A Woman's Fund

Location:

501 W. Church
Champaign, IL 61820

Telephone Numbers and Contact Information:

(217) 355-5270 Fax
(217) 355-5203 Emergency phone after hours
(217) 355-5214

Email to: fisherg@womansfund.org

Program Details:

Program/Service Notes:

Rape Crisis Services offers help to survivors of sexual violence and their significant others through: 24-hour Hotline: The crisis hotline is staffed by trained crisis counselors 24-hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached at 217-355-5203. Callers outside of central Illinois may reach the crisis center closet to them by dialing 800-656-HOPE. Counseling: Rape Crisis Services offers individual, family, and group counseling on a short-term basis. Counseling services are client-centered, and ultimately the client determines the direction of counseling. Medical Advocacy: Trained advocates respond to area medical facilities to provide emotional support and information, and to ensure that needed medical assistance is obtained in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault. Legal Advocacy: Legal advocates are available to accompany and support survivors throughout the entire legal process from the initial police report to the trial. Legal advocates provide information on legal rights and procedures and advocate on the victim's behalf with criminal justice personnel. Community Education: RCS offers workshops on sexual violence for schools and community groups on topics including sexual assault and sexual harassment. RCS can tailor presentations to meet the specific needs of an audience. Professional Training: RCS conducts training for service providers who work with survivors of sexual assault, including police officers, school counselors, and health care professionals. Information and Referral: RCS is able to provide extensive information on sexual violence, from statistics to coping mechanisms. Additionally, RCS maintains contact with numerous resources in order to best link individuals with services to meet their needs. All services are free of charge and completely confidential.

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