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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 assistance and support groups close to home.  

“Survivors of rape and sexual abuse live in every community in Northeast Ohio, and with the opening of the new Ashtabula Office, our goal is to help survivors access our premier services close to home,” said Sondra Miller, President & CEO, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.  “We’re proud to now offer counseling for adults and children, victim assistance and support groups in the new location.”

The Ashtabula Office provides convenient access to specialized services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse, including

Nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the U.S. have been raped at some time in their lives[1].  Rape is one of the most under-reported crimes, with nearly two-thirds of rapes never reported, and only 12 percent of child sexual abuse reported to authorities[2].

“We welcome survivors of rape and sexual abuse to access our services no matter how long ago they were harmed,” said Miller.  “Many of our clients come to us months, years, or even decades later.  We want all survivors to know: you are not alone, and you can recover and lead a healthy and happy life.”

To make an appointment or learn more, call (440) 354-7364 ext. 141 or request an appointment online at clevelandrapecrisis.org.

The opening of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Ashtabula Office has been made possible by funding through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) program administered by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

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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.  With more than 50 employees and 100 volunteers, the Center reaches more than 36,000 people each year through its counseling, advocacy, prevention and training services in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties.  For more information, visit clevelandrapecrisis.org or call 216-619-6194. The Center’s 24-hour rape crisis and support hotline is 216-619-6192 (call/text) or clevelandrapecrisis.org/chat.

[1] Black, M. C., Basile, K. C., Breiding, M. J., Smith, S .G., Walters, M. L., Merrick, M. T., … Stevens, M. R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 summary report. Retrieved from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/NISVS_Report2010-a.pdf

[2] Hanson, R. F., Resnick, H. S., Saunders, B. E., Kilpatrick, D. G., & Best, C. (1999). Factors related to the reporting of childhood rape. Child Abuse and Neglect, 23, 559–569. doi:10.1016/S0145-2134(99)00028-9