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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

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

Forty-Five Years of Supporting Survivors

February 4, 2019

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Crisis & Support Hotline received its first call forty-five years ago today, on February 4, 1974. The hotline was founded in response to Cleveland’s long-standing need for services to assist survivors of sexual assault. A 1976 grant allowed Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to begin expanding services and hire four full-time staff...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to host “Surviving R. Kelly” & Beyond Community Event

January 29, 2019

  Surviving R. Kelly & Beyond: Sexual Assault in the African American Community In the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, survivors bravely came forward to share their experiences with the world. Survivors of rape and sexual abuse are speaking out about being preyed upon, groomed, victimized and even blamed for their victimization, even when others knew...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to Welcome Rena Romano as Keynote Speaker for Faces of Change Luncheon

January 24, 2019

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Rena Romano will share her story of survivorship in a keynote speech for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Faces of Change Luncheon from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Ave. E., Cleveland, OH 44114.  Click here to purchase tickets. Rena Romano is an author, keynote speaker and certified...continue

Survivors of Color: We Stand with You.

January 16, 2018

Earlier this month, Lifetime channel aired a six-part docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, detailing a decades-long history of sexual assault and abuse allegations against R&B singer R. Kelly.  I applaud the survivors and family members who courageously spoke out and said, “We have had enough, and we will not stay silent.” The docuseries is challenging to...continue

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