News & Announcements

Sexual violence survivors deserve better from the Cleveland police department (

October 4, 2019

  By Sondra Miller, President & CEO, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Guest Columnist, CLEVELAND — I believe you. These three simple words can transform the experiences of a rape survivor. I believe you. This simple statement has the ability to negate the shame and self-doubt that far too many survivors face when reporting their...continue

A Message on the “Case Closed” Series

September 29, 2019

Dear Survivors, Friends and Supporters of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center: Like many of you, it has been difficult for me to read the series “Case Closed,” which was written by Rachel Dissell and Andrea Simakis and published on last week and in The Plain Dealer special section today.  The series follows the journey of...continue

Survivors of rape and sexual abuse can now access comprehensive healing services at convenient new Shaker Square location

September 17, 2019

Survivors of rape and sexual abuse can now access counseling, support groups, assistance with reporting and criminal justice processes, as well as other healing services at Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s new Shaker Square Office. The new office location, at 13209 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120, is now open and serving survivors of rape, sexual abuse...continue

Red Zone: First weeks of college most dangerous for sexual assault (Fox 8)

September 6, 2019

CLEVELAND — With students back on college campuses, experts say there’s more to worry about than new classes. The first six weeks of the school year are known as the “red zone” because of a spike in reports of sexual assault during the period. “The statistics on undergraduate sexual assault are pretty staggering,” said Sarah...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Named a 2019 Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio

June 17 2019

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is proud to be named a 2019 Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio by The Plain Dealer.  Top Workplaces are named based on employee feedback gathered via anonymous survey. The Center received special recognition as the highest scorer in the area of “Meaningfulness.”  An anonymous employee shared on the survey “I feel...continue

New Agency Video: 45 Years of Supporting Survivors

May 14, 2019

Watch Now: 2019 Agency Video Since 1974, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center has offered services to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse in our community.  Watch our new agency video above to learn more about our mission to support survivors, promote healing and prevention, and advocate for social change.  Our services for survivors of sexual...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center & WomenSafe Collaborate to Open New Office on Mentor Avenue

April 09 2019

Specialized Services will Help Women, Children and Men Recover from Abuse Cleveland Rape Crisis Center has opened a new office at 8334 Mentor Avenue in the City of Mentor, thanks to funding from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office that was announced in October.  WomenSafe, an organization dedicated to providing emergency shelter and resources to survivors...continue

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March 28 2019

  Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a national campaign to raise public awareness, send a message of support to survivors, and promote the prevention of sexual violence. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s 2019 Sexual Assault Awareness Month theme is “Your Voice Has Power. Tu Voz Tiene Poder.” We can all use our voices to support survivors,...continue

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