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Why Art Therapy?

In addition to one-on-one counseling and group support, The Rape Crisis Center provides a variety of therapeutic modalities that can support the healing process. These include yoga, the holistic healing workshop series, and art therapy. Art therapy is used for survivors of all kinds of trauma, but why is it helpful? Art therapy provides survivors with a way to express themselves, process their emotions, and examine their experience of abuse or assault. Creating art allows survivors to express things that they’re not able to put into words. It can also…

New Program for Very Young Survivors Launches This Spring

When abuse happens at a very young age, it can have a profound affect on a child’s development and behavior. As one of our colleagues at the Children’s Advocacy Center put it “these children have had a switch flipped on through no fault of their own, but it is very difficult to flip that switch back”. In the short term, parents and caregivers may see a variety of behavioral changes related to the trauma of sexual abuse. According to The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, “Very young children might engage…

Volunteer Highlight – Sexual Assault Hotline

Volunteer Highlight – Sexual Assault Hotline

We want to give a shout-out to one of our star volunteers, always willing to take an additional shift and help out in whatever way she can – Susan T.! Susan has been a volunteer with The Rape Crisis Center for more than 5 years. She helps cover holidays whenever she can and goes above and beyond for clients and for the RCC staff. Thanks Susan, one of our STAR volunteers!

Fundraise for RCC

There are many ways for you to fundraise on behalf of The Rape Crisis Center: Facebook or Instagram Fundraiser – The Rape Crisis Center is set-up on Facebook as an organization. You can post a fundraiser and encourage your friends on social media to contribute in supporting your passion for the work of The Rape Crisis Center. Host a bake sale, cocktail party, cookie exchange, or other event with friends and neighbors (safely and within COVID restrictions, of course!) and donate proceeds to The Rape Crisis Center. Commit to running,…

Business Support and Sponsorships

There are many ways for businesses to get involved in supporting the work of The Rape Crisis Center. Employee Giving: Workplace income deduction plans are a helpful and effective way to support The Rape Crisis Center. Whether through a workplace direct giving program, United Way designations, or other opportunity to make a designation to The Rape Crisis Center, these regular gifts of any size are so valuable to us. Even small contributions add up overtime. These contributions help provide match to federal grants, help support clothing, transportation, and phones for…

Re-authorizing the Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act first passed in 1994. The original bill provided for the following: Enhanced sentencing for repeat federal sex offenders Restitution to victims of certain federal crimes Grants for state, local, and tribal law enforcement to investigate and prosecute violent crimes against women. Immigration provisions for victims Grants for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, youth education programs, and community organizations providing intervention and prevention programming Requirements for the USPS to ensure the locations of shelters remains confidential Federal research on violence against women Special research into…

NV Energy foundation provides grant to support survivors

NV Energy foundation provides grant to support survivors

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC), a non-profit that supports victims in the immediate aftermath and long term recovery following sexual abuse, assault and exploitation, announces a $10,000 grant from the NV Energy Foundation. the funds will be used to help RCC advocacy and counseling clients who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Daniele Staple, executive director of The Rape Crisis Center, the organization has experienced increasing demand for counseling for years leading up to and including these last months of the pandemic. “When our counseling clients…

Addressing Poverty Is Human Trafficking Prevention

We often think about the connection between poverty and sex trafficking as only affecting victims from outside the United States. We may be familiar with the common story of an impoverished person being offered a legitimate job in another country, only to find themselves forced into sex work when they arrive at their destination. But poverty and lack of opportunity play key roles in trafficking here in the U.S. as well. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “poverty (as noted previously for victims of trafficking in…

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