January 8, 2024 Update: Heading link
The center at 1700 Student Services Building will be open Monday through Friday, 10am – 4pm.
We continue to ask that all visitors wear a mask. Our staff is fully masked at all times. Masks continue to help prevent the spread of airborne respiratory illnesses and allow us to be in solidarity with those who are immunocompromised.
As we strongly encourage masking, we ask that guests not eat inside WLRC’s suite (quick bites and sips are okay as long as masks are immediately replaced). Guests may eat inside the building’s courtyards or lounge.
You can also engage with us virtually!
Campus Advocacy Network Services Heading link
Survivors, we are here for you as you begin the fall semester! Please reach out to the Campus Advocacy Network anytime you are looking for support, information, resources, answers, and/or advocacy related to safety, gender-based violence (sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking, harassment, family abuse), or healing.
We are continuing to work on a hybrid schedule, with appointments by phone, Zoom, and Google Hangouts text-based chat. If you prefer to meet in person, we can schedule an appointment at our office.
To connect with an advocate:
- Call and leave a voicemail message: (312) 413-8206
- Text: (312) 488-9784
- Email: email@example.com
- Submit an Ask an Advocate form on our website
For those living with violence, having to isolate or self-quarantine oneself can make a situation more unsafe. We are here to answer questions and provide support if you or a loved one is in a situation like this. If you are looking for shelter, food, or safety planning, please reach out to CAN to learn the options available on and off campus. We also encourage you to check in with friends and family who may be vulnerable and share our contact information with them.
If you are concerned that someone may be monitoring your phone or computer, please review the Technology Safety Toolkit from the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Housing Resources Heading link
The UIC Law School Fair Housing Clinic has provided resources regarding fair housing rights and a list of shelters in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Download the PDFs here:
You can find additional hotline, education, shelter, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, and counseling resources for survivors on our Resources page.
Pop-Up Pantry Heading link
Do you worry about your food running out before you have enough money to buy more? The UIC Wellness Center is here to support you through the Pop-Up Pantry at Student Center East, which collects and distributes food to UIC students at no cost.
Please check their website for the latest info on open hours and policies.
Interdependent UIC: Accessibility Considerations for Remote Access Heading link
In 2020, Margaret Fink, Director of UIC’s Disability Cultural Center, created a shared, living Google doc about COVID-19. It started as a document about accessibility for remote teaching, but its focus has expanded to be a social-justice-focused resource around COVID-19. We hope you find it useful. Please share and feel free to add suggestions: go.uic.edu/COVIDcommunitycare.
The Disability Cultural Center offers even more COVID-19-related resources on its website.