Staying Connected: Updates about COVID-19 and WLRC/CAN
January 24, 2022 Update: Heading link
The center at 1101 W. Taylor St., Suite 310 will be open Monday through Friday for limited hours.
The campus has a mask and vaccination/booster mandate. Visitors must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth, sanitize their hands, and show their UIC Daily Pass upon entrance to the space.
There is limited capacity, and windows may be kept open.
Please call ahead to ensure that there is room and that a staff member is present: (312) 413-1025.
You can also engage with us in multiple other ways!
Campus Advocacy Network Heading link
Survivors, we are here for you as you begin the spring 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 primarily remotely, 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 after January 24 with social distancing, masks, and windows open.
To connect with an advocate:
- Call and leave a voicemail message: (312) 413-8206
- Text: (312) 488-9784
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 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.
Interdependent UIC: Accessibility Considerations for Remote Access Heading link
Margaret Fink, Director of UIC’s Disability Cultural Center, has 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.