Child and Family Services

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center provides a variety of services to children and primary caregivers of children exposed to rape, sexual abuse, or sex trafficking. Our comprehensive, trauma-informed child and family services work collaboratively with caregivers to help children grow into healthy, strong and safe adults. With the right kind of support, children impacted by rape and sexual abuse can recover and live healthy and happy lives.


Counseling (includes Early Childhood Sexual Trauma services)

Counseling sessions for children up to age 18 impacted by rape and sexual assault, and for family members. In-home counseling for children up to age 12 is available in most cases.  Counseling for youth 12-18 is available in our office-based locations.

We provide a wide variety of developmentally appropriate ways for children and young adults to express and heal from their trauma, such as art and play therapy. Services are offered in our offices in Clark-Fulton, Shaker Square, Mentor, Chardon, and Ashtabula.

Caregiver Support Counseling

We provide counseling for any caregiver of a child exposed to rape, sexual abuse or sex trafficking.


Advocates support children and families through the criminal justice process, as well as medical exams. Those who have experienced rape or sexual abuse often don’t know what to expect when they go to the police to report the crime. We can help by providing support, knowledge and access to resources. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Advocates are ready to assist any family reporting a crime and link them to help and resources.

Request an Appointment

Call (216) 619-6192, or request an appointment online.

If you need an interpreter, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will request one for you at no cost (free). 

ASL Interpreter

We strive to make our services accessible to everyone. Click here to learn about support for D/deaf survivors.