Sexual Assault Resources

If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. For free, confidential help and support, call PATH at (309) 827-4005.

Sexual Assault is sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the victim. Some forms of sexual assault include attempted rape, fondling or unwanted sexual touching, forcing a victim to perform sexual acts (such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator's body), and penetration of the victim's body, and more (RAINN).

After sexual assault, it's common for survivors to feel lost or overwhelmed. It's important for survivors to be aware of their options so that they can make the decision that is best for them. Whether it's counseling, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, or access to the 24/7 hotline, Stepping Stones wants to make sure all survivors have access to the resources that they deserve. If yo would like to know more for any reason, check out the resources below: 

Local resources for survivors

YWCA Stepping Stones
      (309) 662-0461
PATH 24-Hour Hotline
      (309) 827-4005
      (800) 570-PATH (toll free)
Illinois Automated Victim Notification System
      (866) 566-8439
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
      (217) 753-4117


Safe Horizon
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Department of Justice Resources for Sexual Violence on College Campuses
Anti-Violence Project's Resources Specific to LGBTQ
1in6, a Resource Specific to Men
FORGE, a National Transgender Anti-Violence Organization