Support for Deaf Survivors

We’re here for you.

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) welcomes members of the Deaf community to access its services. We are here to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse who are D/deaf or hard of hearing, as well as their loved ones or family members.

If requested, we will arrange for an interpreter to be present at any scheduled appointments. Read below or watch this ASL vlog (with captions) to learn about our services and how you can connect with CRCC. 

What services are available?

Our Advocates provide support and information for survivors of rape and sexual abuse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  It does not matter how long ago you were hurt, it is never too late to heal. 

Services include:

We have offices in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula Counties.

How can I access services?

Text or call (216) 619-6192, or request an appointment online. On the online form, please let us know if you would like an interpreter. CRCC will arrange for an interpreter for any scheduled meetings and appointments.

What can I expect?

After you request an appointment, our staff will contact you to set up an in-person intake meeting at one of our offices. We will schedule an interpreter to be present for the intake session.  At this meeting, we will explain our services and answer any questions you have. If you decide to use CRCC’s services, we will complete the required paperwork to get started.

Next, we will set up an appointment with your therapist or advocate. That appointment will be the beginning of ongoing services with CRCC.

Resources: ASL Vlogs

What if I need support now?

We are here for you. You can contact our 24/7 hotline by calling or texting (216) 619-6192 or (440) 423-2020 at any time. You can also chat on our website. This service is free and confidential, so no personal information is needed to contact the hotline.