Survivor stories

Everyday Americans Experience It, Too

November 22, 2017

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Dear friends of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center,

The issue of sexual harassment, sexual abuse and rape continues to dominate the news headlines. Yesterday, survivors from Cleveland Rape Crisis Center joined the national conversation by telling their own stories and showing that sexual violence doesn’t just occur in Hollywood and D.C., unfortunately, it happens in every one of our neighborhoods.

To watch the clip that aired yesterday on CBS Evening News with a group of local survivors, click here. For the extended version, click here. Thank you to the survivors for your strength and courage to share your stories.

We understand that increased coverage on this topic can be encouraging for some, inspiring them to share their own stories; and draining for others, reminding them constantly of their own trauma. Please know that you are not alone.

We want to remind you that whether you share your story or not, we’re here for you and we believe you. For help or a listening ear, our Crisis and Support Hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week – even on holidays.

Thank you for joining in this important conversation.

Sondra Miller
President & CEO
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center