Resources

After an incident of sexual assault and domestic violence, the survivor should consider seeking medical attention as soon as possible at one of the listed hospitals. In Illinois, evidence must be collected even if a survivor chooses not to file a report with law enforcement. Hospitals are required to notify the local police department that treatment has been given to a sexual assault survivor; however the survivor is not required to file a report.

 

Alexian Brothers Medical Center
847.981.3599 (Emergency Room)

800 West Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007

Glenbrook Hospital
847.657.5632 (Emergency Room)
2100 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL  60025

St. Alexius Medical Center
847.490.6930 (Emergency Room)

1555 North Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL  60194

Lutheran General Hospital
847.723.5154 (Emergency Room)
1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL  60068

Northwest Community Hospital
847.618.4000 (Emergency Room)
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Skokie Hospital
847.933.6950 (Emergency Room)

9600 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076

St. Francis Hospital
847.316.4000 (Emergency Room)

355 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

 

It is important that a survivor of sexual assault not bathe, douche, smoke, change clothing or clean the bed/linen/area where they were assaulted if the offense occurred within the past 96 hours so that evidence as may be necessary to the proof of criminal activity may be preserved. In circumstances of sexual assault, if victims do not opt for forensic evidence collection, health care providers can still treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted disease. Survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence are encouraged to also preserve evidence by saving text messages, instant messages, social networking pages, other communications, and keeping pictures, logs or other copies of documents, if they have any, that would be useful to the College adjudication process/hearing, panel/investigators, or police. Although the College strongly encourages all members of its community to report violations of this policy to law enforcement/College Public Safety, it is the survivor’s choice whether or not to make such a report and also have the right to decline involvement with the police. The Office of Student Affairs or Department of Human Resources will assist any community members with notifying local police if they so desire. See pg. 11 of this policy for contact information for police departments.

If you have been the survivor of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, you should report the incident promptly to the Title IX Coordinator,Michael Anthony, Ph.D., 847.635.1745, manthony@oakton.edu, Room 2273 Des Plaines campus, Room B210 Skokie campus and Campus Police at 847.635.1888 (if the survivor so desires.) The College will provide resources to persons who have been survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, and will apply appropriate disciplinary procedures to those who violate this policy. The procedures set forth below are intended to afford a prompt response to charges of sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, and stalking, to maintain confidentiality and fairness consistent with applicable legal requirements, and to impose appropriate sanctions on violators of this policy.

As time passes, evidence may dissipate or become lost or unavailable, thereby making investigation, possible prosecution, disciplinary proceedings, or obtaining protection from abuse orders related to the incident more difficult. If a victim chooses not to make a complaint regarding an incident, he or she nevertheless should consider speaking with Campus Public Safety or other law enforcement to preserve evidence in the event that the victim changes her/his mind at a later date.

 

Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault & Stalking
The College will notify victims of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking in writing of how to request changes to their academic situation or seek protective measures regardless of whether the victim chooses to report the incident to law enforcement.

 

On Campus

Office of Student Affairs
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Room 2270
847.635.1739

Counseling Services
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Room 2270
847.635.1739

Public Safety
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Room 1170
847.635.1880
OR
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Room C100
847.635.1422

Office of Access, Equity, and Diversity, and the Title IX Coordinator
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Room 2270
847.635.1745

Karishma Kamath, coordinator for student rights
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Room 2270
847.635.1751

Human Resources Department
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Room 1540

Student Financial Assistance
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines Enrollment Center
847.635.1700
OR
7701 N. Lincoln Ave. Skokie Enrollment Center
847.635.1400

 

Des Plaines and Skokie Area

Local Police

Des Plaines
911
Non-Emergency 847.391.5400
desplaines.org

Skokie
911
Non-Emergency 847.982.5900
skokie.org

Life Span (Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault)

  • Legal Services
  • Individual Parent and Child Counseling
  • Violence prevention programming within high schools, elementary schools, and early childhood programs
  • Community Education
  • Agency Consultation
  • 24-hour Crisis Line

Des Plaines
847.824.0382
life-span.org
24-hour Crisis Line: 847.532.9540

Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (Rape Crisis Center)

  • Advocacy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Counseling
  • Prevention & Education

Arlington Heights
847.806.6526
www.nwcasa.org
24-hour Crisis Line: 888.802.8890

 

YWCA Evanston/North Shore (Residential Services)

Evanston
847.864.8445
24-hour Crisis Line: 877.718.1868

 

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline 
24-hour Crisis Line: 888.293.2080

  • Anonymous
  • Provides immediate support and crisis intervention
  • Provides information and referrals to survivors, significant others and professionals

 

Other Resources

Additional resources available to persons who report being the survivor of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, include: