News & Announcements

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Opens New Office Location in Ashtabula to Serve Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse Closer to Home

September 21, 2017

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is pleased to announce the opening of its new Ashtabula Office, located at 5021 State Road, Ashtabula, OH, 44004 to provide direct services to survivors of rape and sexual abuse. The Ashtabula Office will offer survivors of rape and sexual abuse with an option to access specialized services including counseling, victim...continue

Everyday Americans Experience It, Too

November 22, 2017

  Dear friends of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, The issue of sexual harassment, sexual abuse and rape continues to dominate the news headlines. Yesterday, survivors from Cleveland Rape Crisis Center joined the national conversation by telling their own stories and showing that sexual violence doesn’t just occur in Hollywood and D.C., unfortunately, it happens in...continue

#MeToo Hits Close to Home: A Note from Sondra Miller

October 31, 2017

Dear friends, As many of you have seen, over the past few weeks sexual harassment and abuse has risen to the headlines with recent news and campaigns such as #MeToo. As a result, we have experienced an increase in calls, texts and chats from survivors reaching out to start their healing process or people reaching...continue

Sexual Assault Survivor Kim’s Story

September 20, 2017

Like too many survivors of sexual assault, Kim couldn’t accept that she was not the cause of her abuse. “I thought it was my fault, that I was to blame for what had happened to me,” she explained. Nightmares and flashbacks haunted Kim for years after she endured abuse at the hands of her stepfather...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Earns CARF Accreditation

September 6, 2017

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is pleased to announce that it has earned a continued three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CRCC is the first and only CARF-accredited independent rape crisis center in the country. The Center was first accredited by CARF in 2014. This three-year accreditation represents the highest level...continue

Changing Lives | Creating a Safe Place

November 14, 2016

It is the mission to support women and men who have been victims of rape and sexual assault. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center remains a safe place where survivors can talk about their experiences without judgement and in safety....continue

Ten Myths About Rape

August 30 2017

Fact: We believe you. We’re here for you. Myths about sexual violence, which are often based on victim-blaming attitudes, are prevalent in our society. As a survivor or the loved one of a survivor, you may hear these myths from those around you. It’s important to understand that rape is never OK and it is...continue

What is Consent?

August 25, 2017

What is consent? Contrary to popular belief, people have sex! But in order to have sex, there must be consent. Consent is an enthusiastic and clear agreement to engage in sexual activity with a partner(s). This means you need to ask your partner if they want to engage in sexual activity with you, instead of...continue

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