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A Message to Survivors

September 28, 2018


Dear Survivors:

We believe you. We hear you. We see you. We support you.

We support Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and all survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Your voices matter, and your experiences matter.

In a nation consumed with a lot of “talk” about sexual assault, please know that we are listening. Advocates on our 24/7 crisis and support hotline are here for you. Our role is to listen. To you.

Meanwhile, we are doing everything we can to change the conversation and the culture that makes it so hard for you to come forward, to speak your truth and to recover, heal and thrive. Even more importantly, we are working to prevent sexual violence from ever happening in the first place.

You didn’t deserve what happened to you. But you do deserve compassion, empathy and support. At Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, we commit to continuing our work to ensure that every survivor is believed, supported, and can recover, heal and live a healthy life.

Sondra Miller
President & CEO
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center