News & Announcements

Everyday Americans Experience It, Too

November 22 2017

  Dear friends of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, The issue of sexual harassment, sexual abuse and rape continues to dominate the news headlines. Yesterday, survivors from Cleveland Rape Crisis Center joined the national conversation by telling their own stories and showing that sexual violence doesn’t just occur in Hollywood and D.C., unfortunately, it happens in...continue

#MeToo Hits Close to Home: A Note from Sondra Miller

October 31 2017

Dear friends, As many of you have seen, over the past few weeks sexual harassment and abuse has risen to the headlines with recent news and campaigns such as #MeToo. As a result, we have experienced an increase in calls, texts and chats from survivors reaching out to start their healing process or people reaching...continue

Sexual Assault Survivor Kim’s Story

September 20, 2017

Like too many survivors of sexual assault, Kim couldn’t accept that she was not the cause of her abuse. “I thought it was my fault, that I was to blame for what had happened to me,” she explained. Nightmares and flashbacks haunted Kim for years after she endured abuse at the hands of her stepfather...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Earns CARF Accreditation

September 6, 2017

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is pleased to announce that it has earned a continued three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CRCC is the first and only CARF-accredited independent rape crisis center in the country. The Center was first accredited by CARF in 2014. This three-year accreditation represents the highest level...continue

Changing Lives | Creating a Safe Place

November 14, 2016

It is the mission to support women and men who have been victims of rape and sexual assault. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center remains a safe place where survivors can talk about their experiences without judgement and in safety....continue

Ten Myths About Rape

August 30, 2017

There are a lot of things people may say to you that can invalidate your experience. However, all these things they tell you are not true. Your experience is valid and we’re here for you. 1. “It happened because you drank too much” Intoxication is not an excuse for rape or sexual abuse. Drinking is...continue

What is Consent?

August 25, 2017

What is consent? Contrary to popular belief, people have sex! But in order to have sex, there must be consent. Consent is an enthusiastic and clear agreement to engage in sexual activity with a partner(s). This means you need to ask your partner if they want to engage in sexual activity with you, instead of...continue

Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Relationships

August 20, 2017

With all the mixed messages portrayed in movies, television, or other forms of media, learning what a healthy relationship is and how to have one can be difficult. However, there are telltale signs of both healthy and unhealthy relationships. A Healthy Relationship Looks Like: An Unhealthy Relationship Looks Like: Mutual Respect You and your partner...continue

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