Sexual Assault (STARS)

“At C4 I found a support system that helped me . . .
and allowed myself to bloom.” - Sharon

Sharon was helped by C4’s Art Therapy Program.

Here to Help

Sexual Trauma Awareness and Recovery Services (STARS)

Sexual violence and its aftermath are intense and overwhelming. Having someone supportive to talk with can help. The STARS counselors at C4 provide respectful, effective and compassionate support to adults of all genders, through counseling services for survivors of sexual violence and other interpersonal trauma.

The STARS counselors respond to survivors with dignity and respect. Recognizing that sexual violence permeates all cultures and class boundaries, we offer culturally sensitive services to adults in a non-judgemental and supportive enviornment.

STARS Services

Our STARS counselors provide counseling services to adult survivors of sexual assault, abuse, exploitation, harassment, and other interpersonal trauma, regardless of gender.

Offering individual and group therapy, our trained counselors use a collaborative approach to personalized treatment by applying various therapies including:



  • Mindfulness
  • Person-Centered
  • Modern Psychodynamic
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Feminist Therapy

We offer a safe and trustworthy space where survivors can find support, resources and strength. For more information on how we can help, please call us at 872.235.0707 or email


Additional Services & Resources

C4's STARS program is home to Threads of Compassion (Chicagoland chapter). This program provides hand-knitted scarves to survivors of sexual violence, made by other survivors and their supporters. One survivor reaches out to antoher through the threads of compassion, offering comfort and solidarity to others experiencing similar traumas and are seeking support and healing

For additional resources:

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

180 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
820 West Jackson Blvd., suite 550
Chicago, IL 60607

Servicios en español
Mujeres Latinas en Acción
2124 W. 21st Place
Chicago, IL 60608

RISE Children’s Center
820 W. Jackson Blvd., suite 550
Chicago, IL 60607

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center
1240 S. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608