News & Announcements

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Credits #MeToo for Increase in Reports (Fox 8)

June 13, 2018

“CLEVELAND – Northeast Ohio native Erika Port had her own #MeToo moment years before household names like Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose and organizations like USA Gymnastics were brought down by allegations of inappropriate behavior and sexual abuse. “‘When I spoke out more people felt empowered to say you know this happened to me too...continue

13 Self-Care Tips for “13 Reasons Why”

June 4, 2018

Tips from Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Prevention & Education Team For survivors of rape and sexual abuse, seeing sexual violence portrayed on television, in the news, and in film can be challenging.  The popular Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why has raised a variety of difficult topics, including rape, suicide, and substance abuse, to the...continue

Thank You for Supporting Survivors at Sing Out! 2018

May 31, 2018

Thanks to your generous support at Sing Out!, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center exceeded its fundraising goals! These funds enable survivors of rape and sexual abuse to receive critical, life-saving services they need to recover, heal and thrive. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center would like to thank the chorale members, sponsors, host committee, community partners, event chairs,...continue

Evading Justice: How Some Accused Rapists Avoid the Sex Offender Registry (News 5)

May 23, 2018

“A months-long investigation into outcomes of rape cases in Cuyahoga County revealed dozens of accused rapists evaded Ohio’s sex offender registry. “Our investigative team reviewed every case involving rape charges filed in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas from 2014 to 2016. We found close to one in five defendants charged with rape accepted...continue

Sing Out! Chorale Performs on Fox 8

May 22, 2018

The Sing Out! Chorale was in studio on Fox 8 News in the Morning to raise awareness for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Sing Out! , a one-night-only performance coming up on May 24 at Severance Hall.  The entire Chorale, made up of over 100 community leaders, will raise their voices to inspire change and raise funds for the...continue

Teresa Stafford Recognized for Outstanding Service to Survivors

May 15, 2018

2018 Robert Denton Special Achievement Award Teresa Stafford, Senior Director of Victim Services and Outreach for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, was recognized by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, with the 2018 Robert Denton Special Achievement Award.  The award is designed to recognize the outstanding services of individuals and/or organizations empowering victims of crime in Ohio. ...continue

Kristen Baird Adams & Kim Bixenstine on WKYC’s We The People

May 14, 2018

“Sing Out is a concert fundraising event hosted by Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. It’s coming up on May 24. Host committee co-chair Kristen Baird Adams and Board Chair Kim Bixenstine talk about this unique event.” This video was originally published by WKYC.  ...continue

Sing Out! 2018 Spotlight: Paul Clark

May 10 2018

  “It’s a wonderful, respectful, joyful, hopeful community of music.” – Paul Clark, PNC, Sing Out! 2018 Co-Chair On May 24, over 100 local celebrity leaders will Sing Out! for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. This event raises critical funds to support Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s life-saving services. Purchase tickets today!...continue

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