As of June 1, RACES services will be limited to the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline and Medical Advocacy. All other services have been suspended due to the Illinois budget crisis. Visit our Community Resources page to find alternate service providers.
We offer 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. You do not have to report to the police to receive assistance. Even if the violence occurred years ago, you can still get help.
Free, confidential, and unlimited counseling sessions. Individual, group, family, and child counseling is available for those aged three and older for both victims/survivors and their non-offending significant others. There are no fees and your insurance will not be charged.
Our legal advocates can assist you with navigating the civil and criminal justice process. This includes assistance in filing for Civil No Contact and Stalking No Contact Orders. They can also help you assert your rights as a crime victim and accompany you to meetings with officials and court hearings.
24 Hour Crisis Line
We operate a 24-hour, 365 day a year crisis hotline. Through the hotline you can access crisis counseling services, information and referral, and support. Just call (217) 384-4444.
Toll free hotline: 1-877-236-3727
Public Education & Training
We provide education and training about sexual assault, abuse, and harassment to a wide variety of audiences. Our Child Assault Prevention Education Program provides age appropriate education to elementary aged students. We also provide education to children in public and private school districts, as well as specialized training to professional allies.
Trained advocates respond to local hospitals 24-hours a day. They can accompany a victim through the evidence collection and medical treatment process; provide support; give information about options and rights; and assist with safety planning.