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Urgent Call to Action: Contact Senator Cirino and Senator Dolan

June 3, 2021

Dear Friend: This is urgent. Will you use your voice in support of survivors today? Over the past few years, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center has experienced significant funding cuts. Tomorrow morning, the Senate Finance Committee will meet to determine their recommendations for the state budget for the next two years. We’re calling on residents of...continue

Updated Health and Safety Guidelines

May 28, 2021

If you or a loved one have experienced rape or sexual abuse, no matter how long ago, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is here for you.   Options for Accessing Services Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s counseling, victim assistance, and case management services are available remotely via telehealth and teleservices, as well as in person. In-person counseling, victim assistance and...continue

A response from Sondra Miller to the question, “Is intoxication a detail we should report in rape cases?”

April 14 2021

Earlier this week, Chris Quinn, editor of Cleveland.com, wrote an op-ed titled, “Is intoxication a detail we should report in rape cases?” The answer is no. And Cleveland Rape Crisis Center stands behind the sentiments of the rape survivor who raised this question. She has already articulated that the decision to report that two women...continue

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Calendar of Events

March 23, 2021

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.   Sexual Assault Awareness Month Calendar April 6, 2021...continue

Focus Group Participants Needed

February 17, 2021

Are you a parent, caregiver, teacher, or professional who works with youth? Do you want to help shape a new sexual violence prevention resource? Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is developing a mobile application to provide sexual violence prevention content to teens and adults. We will be hosting virtual focus groups to gather input about the...continue

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 12, 2021

Know the Signs of a Healthy Teen Dating Relationship February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Relationships portrayed in the media can give teens a confusing picture of what a supportive, loving relationship looks like.  As a parent, teacher, or caring adult, you can support them as they navigate their first dating experiences.  Read the...continue

Kathie Brandt Appointed as Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Board Chair

February 11, 2021

Cleveland, OH – February 11, 2021 – Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is proud to announce its 2021 Board of Directors, led by Kathie Brandt, Partner at Thompson Hine LLP. The Board of Directors provides ongoing support, wisdom and governance to ensure that Cleveland Rape Crisis Center continues to be a vital community asset. “We are so...continue

Teresa Stafford Named Chief Program Officer

January 26, 2021

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Promotes Teresa Stafford to Chief Program Officer Cleveland Rape Crisis Center today announced that Teresa Stafford has been promoted to Chief Program Officer. In her role, Stafford will oversee all Cleveland Rape Crisis Center programs, including clinical, advocacy and 24-hour services; case management; and prevention, education and community outreach. “During her...continue

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