News & Announcements

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 10, 2018

Hogar Consuelo Heritage Month Mask Project Did you know that September 15 – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month?  Many survivors find strength in their community, cultural identity, and heritage.  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Hogar Consuelo team created masks that represent pride in their own traditions and cultures....continue

One year after #MeToo movement began, reported sexual abuse cases up (News 5)

October 8, 2018

“KENT, Ohio – The #MeToo movement is one that enabled many sexual abuse victims to speak up. “On the one-year anniversary, experts said there are a higher number of reported sexual abuse cases, and the numbers continue to climb on college campuses. “’We believe an increase in reports reflects a reality on campuses, which means...continue

Dear Survivors

October 8, 2018

Dear Survivors: The last few weeks have been painful.  The news.  The social media posts. The politicians who had a lot to say about sexual assault, but were not interested in listening. I am sorry for every moment when you felt like your story was challenged, your truth questioned or your experience ridiculed.  We know...continue

How to Teach Boys Sexual Ethics (Sound of Ideas)

October 3, 2018

Listen Now Senior Director of Educational Services Alex Leslie joined ideastream’s Sound of Ideas this morning to speak about how parents can talk to their sons about building healthy relationships. “The testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Judge Kavanaugh has called into question our country’s handling of sexual assault allegations. We’ll...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center receives record messages and calls week of Kavanaugh testimony (Cleveland.com)

October 1, 2018

“The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center received a record number of texts, phone calls and online messages Friday, after Christine Blasey Ford testified that she was sexually assaulted by nominated Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh. “On Friday, there were 60 contacts. All week of the hearing — Sept. 23 through Sept. 29 — there were 191...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Sees Uptick During Kavanaugh Hearing (WCPN)

September 28, 2018

“The congressional hearings on alleged sexual assault involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are having an impact on some Cleveland area survivors. “The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center has seen an uptick in activity this week, said the agency’s president and CEO Sondra Miller. “The average number of daily calls to the Cleveland rape crisis and support hotline...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center handling surge of reports in wake of Kavanaugh scandal (Cleveland 19)

September 28, 2018

  “We’re hearing from people who are trying to understand how their friends and family members can say things that are not supportive of survivors. Sometimes they say, ‘They don’t know I’m a survivor, but I’m hearing what they’re saying, and it’s really hurtful.'” – Sondra Miller, President & CEO   Watch: Cleveland Rape Crisis Center...continue

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...continue

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