News & Announcements

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to Open New Office at Shaker Square, Cleveland this Summer

March 04 2019

This summer, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center plans to open a new office at Shaker Square on the east side of Cleveland, thanks to funding from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office that was announced last fall.  The new location is intended to make comprehensive healing services for survivors or rape, sexual abuse and sex trafficking more...continue

45 Years of Supporting Survivors

February 10, 2019

This month marks 45 years since the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s hotline answered its first call. We discuss what’s changed over the last 4.5 decades — and the ongoing fight to change our culture to prevent sexual violence from happening in the first place. Ohio’s college graduates carry some of the heaviest student loan burdens...continue

President & CEO Sondra Miller to Speak at The City Club of Cleveland on April 5

February 6, 2019

Start By Believing: Why Preventing Sexual Violence Starts With Listening to Survivors From the rise of the #MeToo movement to allegations against high-profile celebrities, public officials, priests and powerful business executives, sexual violence has never been more prominent in our national headlines. In the midst of these news stories, an unprecedented volume of local survivors...continue

Forty-Five Years of Supporting Survivors

February 4, 2019

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Crisis & Support Hotline received its first call forty-five years ago today, on February 4, 1974. The hotline was founded in response to Cleveland’s long-standing need for services to assist survivors of sexual assault. A 1976 grant allowed Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to begin expanding services and hire four full-time staff...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to host “Surviving R. Kelly” & Beyond Community Event

January 29, 2019

  Surviving R. Kelly & Beyond: Sexual Assault in the African American Community In the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, survivors bravely came forward to share their experiences with the world. Survivors of rape and sexual abuse are speaking out about being preyed upon, groomed, victimized and even blamed for their victimization, even when others knew...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to Welcome Rena Romano as Keynote Speaker for Faces of Change Luncheon

January 24, 2019

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Rena Romano will share her story of survivorship in a keynote speech for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Faces of Change Luncheon from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Ave. E., Cleveland, OH 44114.  Click here to purchase tickets. Rena Romano is an author, keynote speaker and certified...continue

Teresa Stafford Speaks about Human Trafficking Awareness Month (WKYC)

January 23, 2019

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Chief Advocacy Teresa Stafford joins WKYC to speak about Human Trafficking Awareness Month. (Story by WKYC) “We could not let the month of January go by without letting you know that this is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. To fill us in on the most important things you need to know about...continue

Survivors of Color: We Stand with You.

January 16, 2019

Earlier this month, Lifetime channel aired a six-part docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, detailing a decades-long history of sexual assault and abuse allegations against R&B singer R. Kelly.  I applaud the survivors and family members who courageously spoke out and said, “We have had enough, and we will not stay silent.” The docuseries is challenging to...continue

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