CRCC Kicks Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month With Launch of Text/Chat Crisis and Support Hotline Service, Public Events to Raise Awareness About Rape and Sexual Abuse in Our Community
April 1, 2016
CLEVELAND, OH – Cleveland Rape Crisis Center today kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month by launching two new ways for survivors of rape and sexual abuse to access help and support: by texting 216-619-6192 or by online chat at www.ClevelandRapeCrisis.org/chat. These services complement the Center’s Crisis and Support Hotline (216-619-6192) which it has operated since 1974.
“We are excited to launch two additional services to help survivors of rape and sexual abuse find the help and support they need to recover,” said Sondra Miller, President & CEO of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. “Now, in addition to calling our Crisis and Support Hotline at 216-619-6192, survivors, their loved ones and members of the community can text or chat with our Advocates who are here 24/7 to believe, listen and help.”
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center has operated its since its inception in 1974. The Hotline provides support and assistance for survivors of rape and sexual abuse as well as their caregivers, loved ones and members of the community. Last year, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center fielded more than 3,000 calls to its phone hotline.
These expanded services for survivors are part of program expansions funded through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) program administered by the Ohio Attorney General, Crime Victims Services (read the announcement). The grant, the largest in the organization’s history, is allowing Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to expand and enhance its counseling, advocacy and outreach services for survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sex trafficking.
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. The Center provided counseling, advocacy, prevention and training services to more than 28,000 people in 2015. For more information, visit www.clevelandrapecrisis.org or call 216-619-6194. The Center’s 24-hour rape crisis and support hotline is 216-619-6192 (call/text) or www.ClevelandRapeCrisis.org/chat.
Please see a list of events in our community that Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will participate in to raise awareness about rape and sexual abuse during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.