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5 Things to Do for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 7, 2020

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 today: 1. Be informed. Take some time to learn about human trafficking and sex trafficking in our community. Read...continue

70+ students attend Forward: Empowering Young Men Event

December 20, 2019

More than 70 young men from various Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools attended Forward: Empowering Young Men, an event for young men in grades 9-12. Students learned about healthy relationships, healthy masculinity, and what it means to be a leader....continue

Take Action Today

November 8, 2019

Please contact your elected officials to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse in our community. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is seeking funding to support its core services through the Cuyahoga County budget process. As the only organization providing comprehensive healing services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse in our community, Cleveland Rape Crisis...continue

10 years later: Promises of reform have not been kept following the Anthony Sowell murders

October 30, 2019

    CLEVELAND — On Oct. 29, 2009, Cleveland police arrived at 12205 Seymour Avenue to serve an arrest warrant on Anthony Sowell. It was a list of charges that would soon grow. Sowell wasn’t home, but inside the home police found the remains of two decomposing bodies. The next day they found an additional...continue

Remembering the Imperial Avenue Victims

October 22, 2019

A decade after Cleveland’s Imperial Avenue tragedy, it’s not too late to enact change. When tragedy happens, it can be hard to find hope in the midst of grief, anger, loss and suffering.  Sometimes, the best we can hope for is to learn from the past to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future....continue

Sexual violence survivors deserve better from the Cleveland police department (

October 4, 2019

  By Sondra Miller, President & CEO, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Guest Columnist, CLEVELAND — I believe you. These three simple words can transform the experiences of a rape survivor. I believe you. This simple statement has the ability to negate the shame and self-doubt that far too many survivors face when reporting their...continue

A Message on the “Case Closed” Series

September 29, 2019

Dear Survivors, Friends and Supporters of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center: Like many of you, it has been difficult for me to read the series “Case Closed,” which was written by Rachel Dissell and Andrea Simakis and published on last week and in The Plain Dealer special section today.  The series follows the journey of...continue

Survivors of rape and sexual abuse can now access comprehensive healing services at convenient new Shaker Square location

September 17, 2019

Survivors of rape and sexual abuse can now access counseling, support groups, assistance with reporting and criminal justice processes, as well as other healing services at Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s new Shaker Square Office. The new office location, at 13209 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120, is now open and serving survivors of rape, sexual abuse...continue

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