News & Announcements

CRCC Kicks Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month With Launch of Text/Chat Crisis and Support Hotline Service, Public Events to Raise Awareness About Rape and Sexual Abuse in Our Community

April 1, 2016

CLEVELAND, OH – Cleveland Rape Crisis Center today kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month by launching two new ways for survivors of rape and sexual abuse to access help and support: by texting 216-619-6192 or by online chat at These services complement the Center’s Crisis and Support Hotline (216-619-6192) which it has operated since...continue

I Will Find You Book Launch on April 14

March 28, 2016

Please Join Us! I Will Find You Book Launch Thursday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m. The City Club of Cleveland In 1984, Joanna Connors was thirty years old and a reporter for The Plain Dealer when she was raped at knifepoint by a stranger. Twenty years later, she went in search of the story of...continue

We’re Moving!

March 28, 2016

As of Monday, April 11, 2016, our main office in downtown Cleveland is located at: The Halle Building 1228 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200 Cleveland, Ohio 44115 Directions The Halle Building is located on Euclid Avenue at East 13th Street in downtown Cleveland. Enter the building through the main lobby, which is accessible from Euclid Avenue...continue

Survivor Stories: Sara

March 2, 2016

Friend of a Survivor (Carson) Sara and Carson have been friends since before high school, but the first year they went to college, things changed. Sara lived away from home for the first time. Carson attended a different university. The distance made it more difficult for them to maintain a friendship. They had to rely...continue

Survivor Stories: Carson

March 2, 2016

Child Sexual Abuse Survivor   She was frozen when her friend made her get off the bus. Panic-stricken. She couldn’t sleep. She could barely leave her room because her panic attacks were so severe. Carson didn’t know what to do. Her best friend, Sara, didn’t really know either, but she had heard of Cleveland Rape...continue

Register Now for Girls Kick Butt Empowerment Day on April 16

March 1, 2016

Girls Kick Butt II! The Next Generation An empowerment day for girls 10-18 Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Girls Kick Butt II! The Next Generation is a fun-filled day for girls 10-18 and their parent or supportive adult focused on inspiration, support and empowerment. Self-esteem building activities like interactive conversations,...continue

Welcome, New Board Members

February 19, 2016

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is pleased to welcome new members to its 2016 Board of Directors: Liz Ahmed, Global Chief Human Resources Officer, AmTrust Financial Services Kelley Barnett, Partner, Frantz Ward Jennifer Collister, Vice President, Underwriting, Chief Underwriter, Medical Mutual David Crandall, VP General Counsel, Fairmount Santrol Peter A. DeMarco, Director of Tax Services, Meaden...continue

CRCC Partners with Cleveland State University, Baldwin Wallace University to Offer Counseling, Advocacy Services for Local College Students, Faculty, Staff Impacted by Sexual Assault

December 10, 2015

CLEVELAND, OH – Local college students, faculty and staff impacted by sexual assault will have additional options for specialized counseling and advocacy services offered by Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, thanks to new partnerships with Cleveland State University and Baldwin Wallace University. “College students who experience sexual assault are often hesitant to reach out for help,...continue

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