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Sexual Violence and Oppression

Sexual Violence and Oppression

Framing Our Work Using the Sexual Violence Continuum The Rape Crisis Center is committed to challenging all forms of oppression in our community – including racism. We join all who are grieving George Floyd and countless others, whose lives matter and were cut tragically short. We raise our voices with all those advocating for justice and change in our country. We know that our systems often fail to serve victims of sexual violence in the same ways they often fail to serve Black communities – focusing on victim blaming instead…

Changes to Our Mission Statement

Changes to Our Mission Statement

The change was subtle, so you may not have noticed that our mission statement was recently revised. Although the change was not dramatic, it is reflective of the ways the Rape Crisis Center has evolved and expanded over the years. Our Board of Directors, with feedback from staff and input from our clients, has been considering a possible change in the name of our organization. This conversation led us to evaluate our mission, and consider vision and values statements. Our board and staff have been thinking deeply about who we…

Growth and Change in Volunteering at RCC

Growth and Change in Volunteering at RCC

Adjusting to social distancing isn’t the only change happening with volunteering at the RCC right now, but it is a change that has revealed how dedicated our volunteers are to supporting survivors. This month, we sat down with Lisa and Camille to talk about how volunteering is adapting, and to share some exciting news. Please introduce yourselves.Camille: My name is Camille Rodrigues. My pronouns are she/her/hers; they is cool too. I’m the Volunteer Training and Hotline Manager. My daily tasks include communicating with volunteers, recruiting new volunteers, interviewing them, enrolling…

Learn More About the RCC Counseling Center Staff

We are proud of how the Rape Crisis Center Counseling Center continues to grow. We’ve added 25 weekly counseling hours, allowing us to serve more survivors of sexual violence than ever before. We are now able to offer counseling appointments 5 days a week, for people of all ages, in three languages (English, Spanish, and Farsi). We’re also able to provide support groups for adults, teens, parents of survivors, and survivors of trafficking, as well as specialized therapeutic services like weekly yoga and art therapy for survivors. You can learn…

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