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Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Announces Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 1, 2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time nationally and locally dedicated to raising public awareness about sexual violence and educating communities on how to prevent it. This year, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) is honoring the campaign with the theme, Let’s Talk!

Let’s Talk, will explore the many ways individuals can make a difference by supporting survivors of sexual abuse and human trafficking. All month long, CRCC is highlighting activities such as, attending a film festival, concert, panel discussion and even an art exhibit.

“Everyone has a role to play in ending sexual assault, harassment, and abuse”, said Sondra Miller, Cleveland Rape Crisis CEO & President.  “That’s why we’re spotlighting the many opportunities for people to get involved. From the working professional, the student or community member, there’s something for everyone. Let’s get talking and create meaningful threads of conversation that show support to survivors through a trauma informed lens.”


What can you do to support SAAM?

  • Wear Teal on Tuesday, April 5th in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Terminal Tower will be lit up in all teal to help bring attention to this important issue which impacts survivors across our area.
  • Take a Selfie – Help bring awareness to this issue. Take a photo of yourself wearing teal and post to your social media account using hashtag #SAAM2022. Tag Cleveland Rape Crisis Center on Facebook @ClevelandRCC, Instagram @clevelandrcc and Twitter @clevelandrcc.
  • Learn more – Visit Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for a complete list of activities to participate in all month long.
  • Raise awareness on these critical services for survivors: Our trained professionals are available to talk with the media and share information about how Cleveland Rape Crisis Center can help survivors. We can also coordinate with survivors to talk to the media about their experiences with Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.



Need support?

The 24/7 Crisis & Support Hotline is available for survivors and their loved ones. Call or Text (216) 619-6192 or (440) 423-2020 or chat online today.


About Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

The mission of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, promote healing and prevention, and advocate for social change. In 2020, the Center provided counseling, advocacy and crisis intervention services to 10,000 rape and sexual abuse survivors and reached thousands more through its prevention, education and training programs in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties.  For more information, visit or call 216-619-6194. The Center’s 24-hour Crisis & Support Hotline is 216-619-6192 (call/text) or