II. Resources

SAIC is committed to providing support and resources that are broadly accessible to all SAIC community members. When making a choice about how to get help, it is important to understand the difference between seeking confidential assistance through Confidential Resources and making a report to SAIC. Making a report to SAIC means that the report, while handled with privacy, will be shared with other responsible administrators, including SAIC’s Title IX Coordinator/Deputy Coordinators or designees, and will lead to further actions to respond appropriately as outlined in this Policy. Information about the difference between Confidential Resources and others who will maintain privacy is set out in Difference between Confidentiality vs Privacy.

Anyone who has experienced Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and/or Stalking is urged to immediately seek help. Help includes seeking medical assistance, seeking confidential counseling or crisis response, filing a report with law enforcement or making a report to SAIC. Campus Security (or a designated SAIC staff member) will help any individual, including providing transportation to the hospital, contacting law enforcement and offering information about SAIC’s resources. Although SAIC encourages all members of its community to report any incidents of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and/or Stalking to the police, the individual who experienced Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and/or Stalking may choose not to make a report to the police.

 

Get Help in an Emergency

Emergency Law Enforcement
911

SAIC Campus Security
312.899.1230
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Chicago Police Department
1718 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60616
312.745.4290
Chicago Police Department Website

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Medical Resources)
312.926.5188
Emergency Department
250 E. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60611 

Hospitals are required to provide a no-cost medical examination for a person who has experienced sexual assault.

Reporting a Crime

Emergency Law Enforcement
911

Chicago Police Department
1718 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60616
312.745.4290
Chicago Police Department Website

SAIC Campus Security (can also assist in filing a complaint at SAIC)
312.899.1230
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Making a Report or Complaint at SAIC

Confidential Resources (Medical/Counseling/Advocacy)

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Medical Resource)
312.926.5188
Emergency Department
250 E. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60611

SAIC Health Services (Medical Resource for students)
116 S. Michigan Ave., 13th floor
Chicago, IL 60603
312.499.4288
healthservices@saic.edu

April Knighton (resource for students)
SAIC Mental Health and Care Specialist/Confidential Advisor
116 S. Michigan Ave., 13th floor
Chicago, IL 60603
312.499.4271
aknight@saic.edu

SAIC Counseling Services (Counseling Resource for students)
116 S. Michigan Ave., 13th floor 
Chicago, IL 60603
312.499.4291
counselingservices@saic.edu

Employee Assistance Program (Counseling Resource for faculty and staff)
800.311.4327

Rape Victim Advocates (Counseling and Advocacy)
312.443.9603
180 N. Michigan Ave., suite 600
Chicago, IL 60601
Rape Victim Advocates Website

Rape Crisis Hotline (Counseling and Advocacy)
888.293.2080

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (counseling and Advocacy)
800.799.7233

24-Hour Sarah's Inn Domestic Violence Crisis Line
708.386.4225

24-Hour City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line
877.863.6338

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago - Loop (Counseling, Advocacy and Legal Assistance)
1 N. LaSalle St., suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60602
888.293.2080
YWCA Website

The Center on Halsted (24 Hour Crisis)
773.472.6469
LGBTQ Violence Resource Line: 773.871.2273
3656 N. Halsted Ave.
Chicago, IL 61357
Center on Halsted Website

Porchlight Counseling Services
773.750.7077
PO Box 1080
Evanston, IL 60204

KAN-WIN (Multilingual Advocacy)
773.583.1392
(call to make appointment with Chicago office)
KAN-WIN Website

Additional Resources

VOICES Campus Initiative (Legal Assistance and Advocacy)
Angela Koon, project coordinator
312.603.2296
Angela.Koon@cookcountyil.gov

Life Span Center for Legal Services & Advocacy
312.408.1210
Chicago, IL 60613
Life Span Center Website

Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago (Legal Assistance)
Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago Website

National Immigrant Justice Center (Immigration Assistance)
208 S. LaSalle St., suite 1300,
Chicago, Illinois 60604
312.660.1370
National Immigrant Justice Center Website

SAIC Student Financial Services (Financial Assistance)
36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603
312.629.6600 (extension 9 for Receptionist)

Additional information on what to do if you have experienced Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence or Stalking is available here.