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Top Fundraising Teams Celebrate Their Success

The Save Our Services crowdfunding campaign came to an end on March 20th, with a total of $20,713 raised! The top two fundraising teams were recognized by RACES and received prizes donated by local sponsors. Bachelor's of Social Work Association - $5,928 Raised RACES...

37th Annual Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is an event aimed at raising awareness around sexual violence and calling for its end by bringing together survivors, community members, students, and other supporters. Thursday, April 28, 6:30p.m. Gather on the West side of Lincoln Square Mall in...

Donors are Heroes!

We have received so many heartwarming comments from our donors! Sometimes nonprofits never see the positive impact of their work, but your messages are an affirmation that the services we provide in this community are life changing and important. Thank you so much for...

#SOSRACES fundraising campaign launches to support RACES

Press Release Rape Advocacy Counseling and Education Services is launching the Save Our Services campaign to replace funding not received from the state of Illinois. For 8 months, RACES has continued to provide services for the community despite not receiving the...

Exile on Main Hosts Benefit Concert for RACES

RACES Staff and Interns at the Exile Benefit Concert Press Release:  Champaign business, Exile on Main Street, will host a benefit concert on Saturday, February 20, 12PM-4PM to raise funds for Rape Advocacy Counseling and Education Services (RACES), a local rape...

Community Rape Crisis Center Forced to Make Cuts

Press Release:  Facing the spectre of closure, Rape Advocacy Counseling and Education Services is forced to make staff and service cuts. RACES continues to feel the strain of the Illinois budget impasse, which has halted the allocation of critical state funding for...

I Am A Survivor – A Story of Healing & Hope!

Quiet. Confused. Sad. Kandice’s mother, Sarah, knew something had stolen her otherwise bubbly six-year-old’s smile, laugh, and spirit. A year ago, something began to change in the dark-eyed girl. Kandice would often retreat into silence, her temper short and rage...

#GivingTuesday

Rape Advocacy, Counseling and Educations Services (RACES) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on December 1,...

Boo Bash Halloween Fundraiser for RACES

Live music by New Souls, magic from Michael Braswell, and DJ John Hoeffleur. Buy raffle tickets to support RACES and enter to win an iPad 2 Air. The best costumes win prizes! Put this fun event on your calendar now! You don't want to miss the best Halloween party of...

Rape victims' service agency threatened by budget impasse

As reported by the News-Gazette on 10/15/2015:URBANA — The rape advocacy agency based in Urbana will be forced to start layoffs and service reductions next month and will consider closing in mid-December if state money doesn't begin flowing back into its budget again...

Press Conference: Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

URBANA, IL- The local rape advocacy organization, Rape, Advocacy Counseling, and Education Services (RACES) is calling on all supporters to join them for a Press Conference on Wednesday October 14, 2015, from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. to protest the state’s continued...

Please: Meet at the Table Now!

Staff from rape crisis centers and domestic violence programs were at the Capitol this afternoon demanding that our Governor and General Assembly end the budget impasse and fund our services. Let your voices be heard! Call Governor Rauner and Representative Madigan...

Rally at the Capitol

As you know, SB2046 was not called for a vote last Thursday, 9/25/15, continuing to leave rape crisis centers without necessary funding. Efforts continue as we phone Governor Rauner (217-782-6830) and Representative Madigan (217-782-5350) and urge them to come...