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

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Medical Advocate for Assault Victims

RACES (Rape Advocacy Counseling Education Services) seeks two compassionate Medical Advocates to support sexual assault victims during Emergency Room exams at Carle or Presence. Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and previous experience working with diverse populations in a social service setting. Excellent communication skills and a team-focused orientation a must. There are two shifts open: one is every Friday 6am—9pm; the other is weeknights and weekend days/nights for 50% of the time. Medical Advocates receive a stipend whether they are called to the hospital or not. Position requires completion of 40 Hour Sexual Assault Response training upon hiring; other training provided by agency. Job requires the ability to be at the ER within 45 minutes of being called. Send cover letter and resume to admin@cu-races.org. Close date May 26, 2017.

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Support from local donors, community organizations, and the United Way of Champaign County allow RACES to continue to offer services to Champaign, Ford, Douglas, and Piatt Counties.

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.

Support a Friend

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.