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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

5 Things You Can Do for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 7, 2021

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month This January, you can show your support for survivors and help Cleveland Rape Crisis Center spread awareness about the issue of human trafficking.    Start with these five action steps:   1. Wear Blue on January 11. By wearing blue on Human Trafficking Awareness Day, you can show your...continue

Targeted Support for Black Sexual Assault Survivors Coming to Cleveland (ideastream)

December 9, 2020

  This article was originally published by WVIZ ideastream on November 24.   The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is launching a counseling program for Black survivors of sexual assault who are in the middle of legal action. The center will use a curriculum created by Cleveland-area psychologist Tyffani Dent specifically designed for African Americans. Sessions...continue

We need your voice. Contact your elected officials today.

November 4, 2020

Dear Friend: This is urgent. Survivors of rape, sexual abuse, and human trafficking are reaching out for help more than ever before. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center needs your help as we seek funding to support our core services through the Cuyahoga County budget process. Your voice can make a difference. Take action today in three...continue

Human trafficking thrives in the shadows. Take action today.

October 27, 2020

Please contact your elected officials to support survivors of human trafficking in our community. Dear Friend: Yesterday, I joined Attorney General Dave Yost and statewide anti-human trafficking partners to announce the results of the largest anti-human trafficking operation in Ohio’s history. Operation Autumn Hope identified over 100 trafficking survivors and Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s team...continue

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