The Sexual Harm Response Project

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The Sexual Harm Response Project

Howard Brown Services

We offer a number of services at Howard Brown that can help in your healing process and overall medical and mental health wellness. Howard Brown offers services to people that are uninsured, underinsured, or have low income. Many of our services are free or fall on a sliding scale. Call our main line, (773-388-1600), for more information about any of the services.

Medical Services provides preventive care, routine physicals, walk-in STI screening, HIV medical care, transgender health services including hormone prescriptions and monitoring, alternative insemination referrals, and elder case management. Our medical staff is trained to address concerns specific to male, female, transgender, and gender-nonconforming folks (773-388-1600).

Broadway Youth Center offers medical care, support, social services, STI screenings, GED help, referrals, and a drop-in space for youth ages 12 to 24 (773-935-3151).

Violence Recovery Project offers individual and group counseling, plus comprehensive services to survivors and victims of domestic or intimate partner violence (773- 388-8882).

In-Person Insurance Enrollment Assistance offers free-in person help to find an insurance plan that fits your needs and budget (773-388-8683).

Pediatric Services treats children. They offer child wellness care, immunizations, school physicals, sick visits, adolescent care, and help with childhood obesity (773-388-1600).

HIV/AIDS Services provides general check-ups, medication monitoring, case management, and nutrition services to people living with HIV (773-388-1600).

PrEP and PEP Services offer people the opportunity to learn more about post-exposure and preventative treatments for HIV. Services are available on a walk-in basis (773-388-1600).

Behavioral Health Services offers individual and group counseling/therapy services (773-388-1600 ext. 7927).

Sexual Assault Response Program provides crisis intervention, short-term case management, support groups, and referral services for people who have experienced sexual assault (773-388-1600 ext. 7927).

External Resources

Figuring out where to go, who to call or what to do can be difficult following a sexual assault. The in.power* Case Managers at Howard Brown can help connect you to other organizations in the community that provide FREE services. You can contact these resource directly or ask us for help.


Rape Victims Advocates

Services Provided: Crisis Intervention, Medical and Legal Advocacy, and Counseling services are available to anyone in need of support in the Chicagoland area. As an independent rape crisis center and not-for-profit organization, RVA partners with local hospitals and organizations to deliver our services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Contact: 312-443-9603


Chicago YWCA

Services Provided: The YWCA provides assistance to victims of sexual assault, educates about the effects of violence in our community and promotes general health and wellness through our Sexual Violence Support Services (SVSS). Current programs include: Counseling Services, Rape Crisis Hotlines, Education & Training, and Medical and Legal Advocacy.

Contact: 312-733-2102 (Chicago); 630-790-6600 (West Suburbs); 708-754-0486 (South Suburbs)


Between Friends

Services Provided: Between Friends’ comprehensive services address the various needs of domestic violence victims and their children, as well as the community at large. Friends is committed to empowering survivors to better their lives, as well as breaking the cycle of domestic violence. The programs and services we provide include: REACH (Relationship Education: A Choice for Hope), Crisis Line, Counseling and Support Services, Court Advocacy Program, Community Education Program, and Healthcare Education Project.

Contact: 773-274-5232


Center on Halsted

Services Provided: The Anti-Violence Project at the Center on Halsted empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.

Contact: jpunzo@centeronhalsted.orgl;

773-661-0740; 773-472-6469 EXT 438 


Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault

ICASA member rape crisis centers are located across the state and provide services to approximately 98% of the state’s population.¬†Each center responds to survivors of sexual assault and several centers provide services to multiple counties. Each center operates a 24-hour-hotline that provides services every day of the year. If you need information about sexual violence call a rape crisis center. If you have been sexually assaulted recently or in the past, help is available. Please visit the link below for listings of rape crisis centers across the state.