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Support Services

Support Services

The Women's Resources Center (WRC) is a designated confidential resource related to sexual assault/rape, sexual harassment, stalking and abuse within a relationship (sometimes called dating or domestic violence). That means when we talk with students, staff, and faculty who have experienced harm, we make sure you get what you need and on your terms! Students, faculty, and staff of all gender identities are welcome and able to receive services (this includes male identified folx). There are several Confidential Advisors at the WRC who can provide you - or someone looking to support you - with support and advocacy services.

Meeting with Someone Confidentially 

Services are available by walk-in, appointment or referral. The WRC utilizes a survivor- centered (what you need) approach to our work where empowerment is central.  

To schedule a free appointment:  

  • Call (217) 333-3137; 
  • Email womenscenter@illinois.edu for an appointment; 
  • Stop by the WRC (616 E. Green St., Suite 202) Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm for walk-in services, as available; or 
  • Stop by La Casa Cultural Latina (1203 W. Nevada Street) Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am - 5:00pm for walk-in services, as available. 

For free, after hours (and 24/7) confidential support call the RACES Hotline (for sexual assault issues) at (217) 384-4444 or the Domestic Violence Hotline at (877) 384-4390. Additional support services and reporting options can be found at the University of Illinois We Care website.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is a Confidential Advisor? What's the difference between a Confidential Advisor and a Counselor? Is what I'm feeling "normal"? Learn all this an more on our FAQ page.

Resources for Family, Friends, and Supportive Partners

Supporting a loved one after they have experienced harm can be difficult. We often want to make sure they are safe, and have what they need, but rarely have the tools to do so. Learn more about how to support survivors, and take care of yourself, during a difficult time.