Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to Open New Office at Shaker Square, Cleveland this Summer
March 04 2019
This summer, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center plans to open a new office at Shaker Square on the east side of Cleveland, thanks to funding from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office that was announced last fall. The new location is intended to make comprehensive healing services for survivors or rape, sexual abuse and sex trafficking more accessible to residents who live or work on the east side of Cleveland.
The Center signed a lease agreement with the Coral Group for 13209 Shaker Square in Cleveland, the space between Dewey’s Coffee Shop and CVS in the northeast quadrant of the square. The 4,890 square-foot office will provide space for counseling, support groups, victim assistance, and crisis intervention services. A grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office allows this help to be available at no cost to those who use it.
“Survivors of sexual violence deserve access to healing services, no matter where they live,” said Sondra Miller, president & CEO of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. “We chose Shaker Square for our next location because of its accessibility from several east-side neighborhoods. With free parking and several options for public transportation, this new office will help even more survivors access our specialized support.”
Later this summer, when the new office opens, the Center will operate in 20 locations throughout Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties and on several college campuses.
“While we have expanded services regionally in recent years, our commitment to the residents of the City of Cleveland has never been greater,” added Miller. “More than 80% of residents near Shaker Square are African-American and we know that African-American women and girls experience higher rates of sexual violence. It makes sense for us to expand where the need is greatest.”
“Shaker Square is so pleased to partner with Cleveland Rape Crisis Center in opening its new service location on the East side of the city,” said Peter Rubin, President, The Coral Company. “Cleveland Rape Crisis Center continues the long Shaker Square tradition of serving the community.”
Nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the U.S. have been raped at some time in their lives. 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.
The new office location is made possible by funding through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) program administered by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Crime Victim Services Division.
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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. In 2018, the Center provided counseling, advocacy and crisis intervention services to 10,000 rape and sexual abuse survivors and reached 54,000 people through its prevention, education and training programs in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties. For more information, visit clevelandrapecrisis.org or call 216-619-6194. The Center’s 24-hour Crisis & Support Hotline is 216-619-6192 (call/text) or clevelandrapecrisis.org/chat.
About The Coral Company
Coral, proud owner and community steward of Shaker Square, is celebrating 31 years in business and continues to be guided by the corporate mission under which the Company was founded – to be the premier provider of real estate services in every market Coral serves. Coral’s management portfolio includes more than 5 million square feet including community association, residential, commercial, multi-family, mixed-use, and civic assets.
Coral’s corporate creed is to “Only promise what you can deliver, and always deliver what you promise.” Coral’s team members must possess the 3 C’s which are; Commitment, Creativity, and Capacity. The Coral team of 90 experience professionals is proud of the management portfolio that Coral represents and is dedicated to continuing Coral’s growth.