Sexual Violence & Support Services

The YWCA provides assistance to victims of sexual assault, educates about the effects of violence in our community and promotes general health and wellness through our Sexual Violence and Support Services (SVSS). Current programs include:

Sexual Violence Counseling 
Rape Crisis Hotlines 
Outreach and Prevention Education 
Medical and Legal Advocacy Groups

Click here for information about Sexual Violence and Support Services trainings and workshops.

Click here for sexual violence links and resources.

Nurture, Nourish, and Grow! Open House Flyer


As the state’s largest provider of comprehensive, sexual assault services YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is a proud supporter of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

"The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. By working together and pooling our resources during the month of April, we can highlight sexual violence as a major public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts." -National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Event Calendar 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Poster Contest Winner: Shelby Norman