Meet Kindra Nelson, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner at Mt. Sinai Hospital

All year long, we’re celebrating the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our biggest supporters. This month we're shining a spotlight on our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Nurses.

“We need to start by believing. It is not our job as healthcare professionals to determine if a sexual assault occurred. It is our job to care for our patients." —​Kindra Nelson


Message from the Executive Director

The early months of a new year are a busy time for all of us at Resilience! We've been out in the community, speaking about the importance of supporting survivors with WGN, WVON 1690AM, After Hours W Rick Kogan, and Chicago Parent Magazine.

As momentum for the MeToo movement continues to grow and national attention focuses on survivors who are challenging rape culture, we're elevating all the actions that people in our community takepublic and private, individual and collective, big and smallto empower survivors and end sexual violence. I encourage you to learn more about how you can join us or deepen your involvement in our mission this spring.

With a variety of events happening in March and Sexual Assault Awareness Month coming up in April, there are so many opportunities to get involved with Resilience and be a part of our efforts to end sexual violence. We welcome your support, in whatever way is right for you.

Keep reading to learn more about how you can connect with us, and thank you for being a part of the Resilience community!


Erin Walton
Executive Director


Cook County State's Attorney Forum on Gender-Based Violence

Join us on March 3! You’re invited to hear candidates for Cook County’s top prosecutor answer questions at the only candidate forum focusing on gender-based violence.


Art Therapy Support Group

Slots are open for this 8-week support group that starts on March 5! Explore, express, and learn to cope with difficult emotions related to past or recent experiences of sexual abuse or assault.


Safety is Survivor-Defined: Exploring Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Violence

Join us on March 17! In this training, we will explore the meaning of safety for survivors and their children, define and demystify the safety planning process, and practice applying safety planning strategies to a variety of complicated situations.


Centering Survivors: Creative Approaches to Treating Sexual Trauma

Join us on March 22! This training will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of how to address the needs of survivors of sexual violence using trauma-informed creative intervention.


Moving the Narrative: Dance/Movement Therapy for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Slots are open for this 8-week support group that starts on March 23! This group offers survivors an affirming community space to reclaim the body as a resource following sexual trauma.


Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Training

Register for this training on March 25! Our training fulfills the annual training requirement for anyone on campus who could potentially receive a report of sexual violence. The content is highly specialized to those working at institutions of higher learning to cover the topics required by law. 


Evening of Impact 2020 - Secure Your Early Bird Ticket

Early bird registration ends on March 27 for our annual Evening of Impact on April 30! If you have questions, please contact Amy O'Keeffe at aokeeffe@ourresilience.org.


Spring 2020 Volunteer Training

Work with Kindra and all the wonderful Sexual Assault Examiner Nurses who we partner with! Volunteer applications are due April 3.


Read Our 2019 Annual Report

Explore the impact you made possible in our 2019 Annual Report! We are grateful for the support of our community as we work together toward our shared vision of a world without sexual violence.

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