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Kim Schrader

Title IX Coordinator

Old Jail 12

337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Cell: 309-337-6536

Office: 309-341-7751

kschrade@​knox.edu

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Below is a categorical listing of local and national resources where you can find assistance for issues ranging from sexual assault to domestic violence to GLBT support. For suggestions or to add to the list, please contact Kim Schrader, Title IX Coordinator, at kschrade@knox.edu.

If this is an emergency or you need immediate assistance, please call 9-1-1 or contact Knox College Campus Safety at 309-341-7979.

Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Violence

After Silence (Aftersilence.org en espanol)
After Silence provides victims of sexual violence with a supportive community where they can become survivors of their trauma.

Center for Prevention of Abuse
800-559-SAFE (7233)
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) Victims Services Agency located in Peoria available to provide education and awareness programming for issues surrounding sexual violence.

Futures Without Violence: Preventing Violence Against Women on College Campuses
Futures Without Violence provides resources for campuses to promote healthy relationships and to better help those affected by violence.

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)
217-753-4117
A corporation of community-based sexual assault crisis centers working together to end sexual violence.

Joyful Heart Foundation
Joyful Heart Foundation is a national organization dedicated to healing, educating, and empowering survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NRCDV)
This center designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
This organization is dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
877-739-3895
This center is a national information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence.

National Suicide Prevention LifeLine
800-843-4564
The National Suicide Prevention LifeLine provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

RAINN National Sexual Assault Online Hotline
RAINN provides a free and confidential online hotline for those seeking support and resources following a sexual assault.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
800-656-HOPE (4673)
RAINN is the national organization that works to support survivors of sexual assault and provides resources and sources of advocacy for the rights of survivors.

Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center
309-343-SAFE (7233)
Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center is a non-profit community agency that provides confidential help to individuals who are experiencing violence in their relationships.

Survivor Support
This is an online platform where survivors of rape/abuse/assault may come and share their stories.

Stalking

National Center for Victims of Crime
This center advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a source of information on victims' issues.

Stalking Resource Center
This center provides information about stalking and resources for victims.

Physical Health and Well-Being

American College Health Association
410-859-1500
The American College Health Association connects health professionals around the globe to support the health of college students worldwide.

Mental Health

OK2TALK
800-273-TALK (8255)
OK2TALK encourages teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems to talk about what they're experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle, or hope.

LGBTQ

AVP: Anti-Violence Project
212-714-1141
This project empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities by educating and supporting survivors.

FORGE
FORGE is a national organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies).

GLBT National Help Center
888-843-4564
The GLBT National Help Center works to provide services to those of the GLBT community by offering free and confidential support on a variety of topics, including harassment and bullying.

Northwest Network
The NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country.

Pandora's Project
Pandora's Project sponsors the internet's largest support community for those who have been the victim of sexual violence, especially LGBTQ survivors, men, kids and teens, as well as secondary survivors (such as family or friends.)

Queer and Ally House (Q&A House)
419-349-0953
Knox College Q&A House is located at 237 W. Knox St., close to the Sigma Chi house, and provide an open door to anyone who needs a safe space. Trained counselors are not present.

Trevor Project
866-488-7386
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.

African-American

National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA)
This national advocacy organization supports and advocates for women of color and organizations by and for communities of color.

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
612-624-5357
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community's mission is to enhance society's understanding of and ability to end violence in the African-American community.

Latinx/Chicanx

After Silence (Aftersilence.org en espanol)
After Silence provides victims of sexual violence with a supportive community where they can become survivors of their trauma.

Arte Sana 
Arte Sana is a national Latina-led nonprofit committed to ending sexual violence and other gender-based aggressions and engaging marginalized communities as agents of change.

National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA)
This national advocacy organization supports and advocates for women of color and organizations by and for communities of color.

Asian and Pacific Islander

National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV)
This national advocacy organization provides technical assistance to culturally and linguistically specific organizations who serve victims of sexual assault in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Male Survivor

MaleSurvivor
MaleSurvivor is an organization providing critical resources to male survivors of sexual trauma and all their partners in recovery by building communities of hope, healing, and support. 

Hotlines and Chatrooms

Crisis Text Line
Text "START" to 741-741
The Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7, confidential text crisis hotline where a student can text with a trained crisis professional.

Lifeline Crisis Chat
Lifeline Crisis Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that brings together crisis centers across the United States to form one national chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

OK2TALK
800-273-TALK (8255)
OK2TALK encourages teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems to talk about what they're experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle, or hope.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
800-656-HOPE (4673)
RAINN is the national organization that works to support survivors of sexual assault and provides resources and sources of advocacy for the rights of survivors.

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-7233
800-787-3224 (TTY)
24/7 confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support from trained advocates to enable victims to find safety.

Survivors Chat
Survivors Chat provides support for survivors of rape and abuse with chat rooms, resources, and community forums.

Trans Lifeline
A hotline staffed by transgender people dedicated to the wellbeing of transgender people. The line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis, including people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender.

ULifeLine
Text "START" to 741-741
Call 800-273-TALK (8255)
ULifeLine offers information and self-care resources geared toward college students and college living.

Medical

Galesburg Cottage Hospital
309-345-4223 (emergency room)
Cottage Hospital is a community health-care source that provides complete inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care in Galesburg.

Knox Health & Counseling Center
309-341-7492
The Knox Health & Counseling Center gives confidential counseling available free of charge to all enrolled Knox students, from personal counseling, to outreach, and consultations.

OSF St. Mary Medical Center
309-344-3161
OSF St. Mary Medical Center is a community health-care source that provides complete inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care in Galesburg.

Legal Resources

Galesburg Police Headquarters/Public Safety
911 or 309-343-9151
Galesburg Police Headquarters/Public Safety works to provide a safe environment and prompt responses to any calls of harm to the community of Galesburg and Knox College.

Illinois JusticeCorps
Located in the lower level of the Knox County Courthouse, an Illinois JusticeCorp Fellow provides a complement to the legal assistance provided by court-based pro bono and legal aid programs and the services provided by clerks, law library staff and other court personnel.

Knox County State's Attorney
309-345-3880
The Knox County State's Attorney provides legal resources and court services for civil and criminal cases in Knox County and can assist with civil stalking and no-contact orders.

National Center for Victims of Crime

This center advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a source of information on victims' issues.

Prairie State Legal Services
309-343-2141 
800-331-0617
Prairie State Legal Services is an organization that offers free legal services for low income persons and those age 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them.

Victim Rights Law Center
This center is the leader in representing sexual assault victims within the civil context with a network of allies-medical providers, counselors, lawyers, and others-who are dedicated to improving legal services for rape victims.

Western Illinois Regional Council Victims Services
800-488-7386
The Western Illinois Regional Council-Community Action Agency Victim Services Program provides free and confidential services in a safe environment with knowledgeable staff members who are ready to provide emergency services, advocacy, and counseling.

Changing Communities

Clery Center for Security on Campus - Help for Victims
The Clery Center for Security on Campus is an organization that works alongside campus communities to create safer environments for students.

Culture of Respect Resources
Culture of Respect is a nonprofit organization strengthening sexual assault prevention efforts on college campuses. This link provides a list of many additional resources.

It's On Us
It's On Us is an organization dedicated to ending sexual violence and pledges to change the current climate of rape culture.

Know Your IX
Know Your IX is a national survivor-run, student-driven campaign to end campus sexual violence.

Men Can Stop Rape
Men Can Stop Rape offers individualized training and technical assistance to grantees on engaging men in the prevention of gender based violence.

Not Alone
Not Alone gives information to students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault.

Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust
Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust's mission is to promote safety in communities and end rape culture and sexual violence.

SAFER (Students Active For Ending Rape)
SAFER is non-profit organization that is devoted to empowering college students by providing them with the resources they need to build successful grassroots campaigns to combat sexual violence and interpersonal conflicts.

Take Back The Night
No one should fear the night ... or the day. Shatter the silence. Stop the violence. The Take Back The Night Foundation serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. We seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.

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