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Ohio’s largest anti-human trafficking operation results in 154 rescues, 179 arrests (

October 26, 2020

This article was originally published by on October 26, 2020.   COLUMBUS, Ohio—Federal, state, and local officials launched what they say is the largest anti-human-trafficking operation in state history last week, rescuing 154 victims and arresting 179 men for illegally soliciting sex and other crimes. During Operation Autumn Hope, which involved more than 50...continue

Crisis funding plummets during pandemic (

October 9, 2020

By: Sondra Miller, President and CEO of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and Melissa Graves, Chief Executive Officer of Journey Center for Safety and Healing (formerly Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center)   It just doesn’t add up. Across our region, survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking are reaching out for help more...continue

Now Open in Clark-Fulton.

September 14, 2020

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Opens New Office in Clark-Fulton Neighborhood Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, an organization dedicated to providing direct services to survivors of rape and sexual abuse, is pleased to announce the opening of its new Clark-Fulton Office inside the Astrup Building, located at 2937 West 25th Street, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44113. This...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Plans to Open a Human Trafficking Drop-In Center

August 31, 2020

  Cleveland Rape Crisis Center today announced plans to open up a drop-in center in Glenville, a neighborhood located on the east side of Cleveland. The drop-in center, slated to open in early 2021, is designed to fill a gap in services for survivors of human trafficking. Human trafficking is the second-largest criminal industry in...continue

Trafficking survivors at high risk during the pandemic (Cleveland 19 News)

August 13, 2020

This story originally appeared on WOIO Cleveland 19 News.   CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Calls to a 24-hour hotline for human trafficking survivors at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center are down 50-percent for the first half of 2020 after years of climbing. Advocates believe it’s all tied to the pandemic. 19 Investigates found they fear...continue

Ambassador Training Workshops Featured on Cleveland 19 News

July 27, 2020

During the past few weeks, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Virtual Ambassador Training Workshops have seen a huge spike in interest and enrollment. Thank you all who have participated in workshops this summer, and to Cleveland 19 News for covering this story. Watch Now   Want to get involved? Reserve your spot now! August Ambassador Training...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is listening.

June 3, 2020

  We are holding space for the voices that need to be heard. Survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sex trafficking share their pain and suffering with us every day. Many are now expressing their heartbreak, grief, rage and fear over the murder of George Floyd and countless other Black Americans. Survivors are telling us...continue

Resources for Families During COVID-19

April 24, 2020

During this current public health crisis, families are facing uncertainty and new, unprecedented challenges. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center has compiled a list of resources that may help you navigate these challenges. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s offices are currently closed, but employees are working to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse via telehealth services. To...continue

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