News & Announcements

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

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

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