BENEFITING: RAPE ADVOCACY COUNSELING & EDUCATION SERVICES
EVENT: RACES Save Our Services #SOSRACES
THE STORY: I remember walking into RACES for the first time and feeling an enormous weight lifted when my counselor looked at me and said, “It’s not your fault”. It was a seemingly small gesture, but a life changing one in my process of healing. At RACES I felt safe, I felt heard, and I no longer felt so alone. - Rachel Reardon, Survivor & RACES Child and Adolescent Counselor
Rape, Advocacy, Counseling, and Education Services is an irreplaceable community resource. We stand with survivors during every step in their healing process, from crisis intervention to unlimited free counseling sessions. For 8 months, RACES has continued to provide services for our community despite not receiving nearly $200,000 owed to us by the state of Illinois. We have been forced to make cuts to services and staff, reducing our clients’ access to a safe space to heal. That’s why we’re launching the Save Our Services campaign! With your help we can keep our doors open and continue providing valuable support to our community.
We need YOU to join us and help fund our future. Donate now to Save Our Services!