RACES

RACES is the community-based rape crisis center serving East-Central Illinois. We provide free, confidential services to anyone who has been affected by sexual assault, abuse, or harassment.

RACES

RACES is the community-based rape crisis center serving East-Central Illinois. We provide free, confidential services to anyone who has been affected by sexual assault, abuse, or harassment.

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The most powerful words you can say to a survivor are “I believe you.”

At RACES, survivors know they will be believed and supported. Now, RACES needs your support to help fund our future. Donate now to Save Our Services

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RACES is Rebuilding

Press Release

RACES is thrilled to announce Adelaide Aime as the agency’s new executive director. Under Aime’s leadership, RACES will begin the process of rebuilding the agency and restoring vital services to Champaign, Ford, Douglas, and Piatt Counties.

Since June 1, 2016, RACES has offered only crisis intervention services: the 24-hour crisis hotline and medical advocacy. The dedication of 60 volunteers, the Board of Directors, the Interim Assistant Director, and Medical Advocates were essential to the continuation of these critical services.

Before the service reduction, RACES also offered free counseling, public education and training, and legal advocacy. The agency intends to strategically restore all services in a sustainable manner. While RACES rebuilds, please visit the Community Resources page to find alternate service providers.

Currently, RACES is seeking a seeking a Sexual Violence Counselor to restore counseling services in the near future.

Support from local donors, community organizations, and the United Way of Champaign County has allowed RACES to maintain core services and sustain a vision for rebuilding.

Crisis Hotline

For immediate assistance, please call our Rape Crisis Hotline at (217) 384-4444. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our professional staff and trained volunteers provide a listening ear, information, and referrals to assist you and your significant others 365 days a year!

Toll free hotline: 1-877-236-3727

Get Help

RACES offers a variety of services to victims/survivors of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment and their non-offending significant others who live or work in Champaign, Douglas, Ford, and Piatt counties in East-Central Illinois.  All services are free and confidential.

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If someone you know has been sexually assaulted, learn what you can say and do to help them. Find out how you can help support a survivor’s choices.

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RACES relies on our community to fund the services and support most needed by the survivors of sexual assault. Your generous donation can help survivors in crisis, as well as support the operations of our agency.