Human trafficking thrives in the shadows. Take action today.

October 27, 2020

Please contact your elected officials to support survivors of human trafficking in our community.

Dear Friend:

Yesterday, I joined Attorney General Dave Yost and statewide anti-human trafficking partners to announce the results of the largest anti-human trafficking operation in Ohio’s history. Operation Autumn Hope identified over 100 trafficking survivors and Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s team of Advocates provided survivors with support and access to healing services.

Since our agency was founded in 1974, even before we had the term ‘human trafficking,’ survivors of sex trafficking have trusted us with their stories and healing journeys. We know that now, in the COVID-19 pandemic, far too many women, children, and men in our community remain vulnerable to human trafficking.

That’s why I’m emailing you today, to ask for your help. Please contact your Cuyahoga County Council member and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish today, asking them to approve county funding for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.

We’ve provided sample messages and contact information below.

Thank you for supporting survivors.

Sondra Miller
President & CEO
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center



Sample Messages

  • Survivors of sex trafficking need your help! Please support the mission and work of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to ensure that survivors in Cuyahoga County can continue to access the healing services they need and deserve.
  • Women, men, and children in Cuyahoga County are especially vulnerable to human trafficking and sexual violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please support Cleveland Rape Crisis Center so they can continue to provide critical services to victims during their time of greatest need.
  • Please help sustain the services of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center in Cuyahoga County. Far too many women, children and men in our community need their help.
  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Center helped me when I needed it the most. Please prioritize support for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center so that others may receive their services as well.


Cuyahoga County Council Contact Information

Not sure who your Council member is? Look it up here.

County Executive Armond Budish:, (216) 443-7181

Council President Dan Brady:, (216) 698-2014

Councilwoman Nan Baker:, (216) 698-2047

Councilwoman Shontel Brown:, (216) 698-2023

Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell:, (216) 698-2017

Councilman Michael Gallagher:, (216) 698-2015

Councilman Pernel Jones, Jr.:, (216) 698-2019

Councilman Dale Miller:, (216) 698-2011

Councilman Jack Schron:, (216) 698-2016

Councilwoman Sunny Simon:, (216) 698-2035

Councilwoman Cheryl Stephens:, (216) 698-2022

Councilman Scott Tuma:, (216) 698-2013