News & Announcements

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, promote...continue

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Calendar of Events

March 26 2019

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month The following is a list of events taking place in Northeast Ohio during Sexual Assault Awareness Month which Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is either hosting, partnering to present, or participating in, to raise awareness about rape and sexual abuse in our community. March 26, 2019 John Carroll University: Yoga,...continue

More than 6,000 Cleveland police reports getting another look

March 11 2019

CLEVELAND — Authorities began looking at back-logged rape kits in Cuyahoga County. Some of the police reports connected to those cases have raised red flags, so now, more than 6,000 victim statements are receiving another look. The language officers use to describe their interactions could unknowingly influence an investigation’s outcome. “Sometimes they’re just using language...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to Open New Office at Shaker Square, Cleveland this Summer

March 04 2019

This summer, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center plans to open a new office at Shaker Square on the east side of Cleveland, thanks to funding from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office that was announced last fall.  The new location is intended to make comprehensive healing services for survivors or rape, sexual abuse and sex trafficking more...continue

45 Years of Supporting Survivors

February 10, 2019

This month marks 45 years since the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s hotline answered its first call. We discuss what’s changed over the last 4.5 decades — and the ongoing fight to change our culture to prevent sexual violence from happening in the first place. Ohio’s college graduates carry some of the heaviest student loan burdens...continue

President & CEO Sondra Miller to Speak at The City Club of Cleveland on April 5

February 6, 2019

Start By Believing: Why Preventing Sexual Violence Starts With Listening to Survivors From the rise of the #MeToo movement to allegations against high-profile celebrities, public officials, priests and powerful business executives, sexual violence has never been more prominent in our national headlines. In the midst of these news stories, an unprecedented volume of local survivors...continue

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