Survivors of Color: We Stand with You.

January 16, 2018

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

Teresa M. Stafford Named Chief Advocacy Officer

January 14, 2019

Cleveland, OH (January 14, 2019) – Cleveland Rape Crisis Center has named Teresa M. Stafford as Chief Advocacy Officer. As Chief Advocacy Officer and member of the Center’s executive team, Ms. Stafford will provide strategic oversight of the Center’s victim services and advocate for system-level changes needed to ensure all survivors, especially those from marginalized...continue

Black women raped at higher rates and report less than white counterparts (News 5 Cleveland)

January 14, 2019

  CLEVELAND — Survivor after survivor claim they were sexually assaulted by R&B Singer R Kelly, many of them as teenagers, in the Lifetime documentary ‘Surviving R Kelly’. “Maybe they stayed in silence because they didn’t feel like they had a way out,” said Teresa Stafford of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. Stafford watched the...continue

Support Prevention Education

November 29, 2018

  Prevention is Possible So far this year, over 9,000 K-12 students have received vital rape prevention programming from Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.  Through classroom education and after-school programs like Girls in Motion, Youth 360, and Las Chicas Pueden, youth learn healthy relationship skills, resiliency, and how to be a catalyst for change.  ...continue

Proposed legislation eliminates statute of limitations on rape, sexual assault cases (Fox 8)

November 29, 2018

“There is support from the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Wednesday night after a state senator proposed a bill that would eliminate Ohio’s Statute of Limitations on rape and sexual assault cases. “‘For the decade I’ve been working here we have been trying to remove the state of limitations,’ said Sondra Miller, President & CEO of...continue

Video: Jackie’s Story

November 14, 2018

Jackie is a survivor of sexual abuse and rape as a child. She found Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and now shares her story to encourage others to find help and recover.  ...continue

Video: A Survivor’s Journey

November 14, 2018

Whether you were hurt yesterday or decades ago, we are here to support you. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center provides services to all survivors of rape and sexual abuse, including a crisis and support hotline, hospital support, victim assistance, counseling and more.  ...continue

Video: Sexual Violence is Preventable

November 14, 2018

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center offers educational programs to hundreds of schools, organizations and businesses throughout Northeast Ohio. Each year, nearly 10,000 people, including school-aged children, teachers, parents and professionals participate in the Center’s prevention and training programs.  ...continue

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