Sexual assault & rape crisis services,
prevention education and outreach
In 1997 the Board of Guardian Angel Community Services established the Sexual Assault Service Center as an agency program. This decision separated the delivery of domestic violence services and sexual assault services. In 1998 Guardian Angel Community Services became a full member of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, ICASA. In October 2016 the program was awarded funds through ICASA to support a satellite office in the Grundy County office which is shared with Groundwork staff. In July of 2017 the program expanded to include an office in Plainfield and in July of 2018 a satellite office in Crete was added.
The Sexual Assault Service Center seeks to address the societal problem of sexual violence through providing healing and supportive services to survivors and addressing the cultural conditions that support gender bias and racial inequities. The Sexual Assault Service Center provides:
24-hour Confidential Hotline
Information and Referral
*All services are free and confidential. No income or insurance necessary. Services are available regardless of immigration status.
The Sexual Assault Service Center (SASC) serves survivors of sexual violence, adults and children, and their non-offending significant others. Identified perpetrators of sexual violence are served through referral only. Admission is based on self-referral and client consent. When serving a minor less than 12 years of age, parental consent confirms services. Minors 12 through 16 are eligible for up to 8 counseling sessions at 90 minutes each without parent/guardian consent. Adults with guardians are eligible for up to 12 counseling sessions at 1 hour each prior to receiving guardian approval, in accordance with state law. Youth who are 17 have full ability to consent for services without parental involvement. Children of any age and adults with guardians have full ability to consent to medical and medical advocacy services related to sexual violence without parent/guardian consent. SASC accepts referrals from external sources. Staff contacts the referral to identify her/his interest in one or more services.
Services are provided without regard for race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, physical, mental, or emotional disability. Crisis intervention and information/referral services are available to all clients. Based on an assessment, however, one or more services may be deferred. If the individual is not a survivor of sexual violence, or the significant other of a survivor of sexual violence, staff members make every effort to determine the applicant’s service needs and link the person with appropriate services.
If you are in immediate danger, please dial 9-1-1 .
For more information or to initiate services, please call the 24-hour hotline at 815-730-8984.
For services in Spanish, please call 815-730-8984.
For general inquires please contact Mary McGavin, Chief Operating Officer at 815-729-0930 ext. 1231 or email@example.com