Cleveland Rape Crisis Center marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month with 47 events in our community to raise awareness



saam_logo_1Cleveland, OH (March 31, 2017) – Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is planning a month full of activities, films, discussions, trainings and outreach events during April, which is designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in communities around the country. The Center is hosting, partnering to present, or participating in 47 events during April to raise awareness about rape and sexual abuse in our Northeast Ohio and plans to engage with thousands of community members during that time.

“We’re excited to partner with more than 25 local colleges, nonprofits, healthcare and other community organizations to raise awareness about rape and sexual abuse in our community during Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” said Cleveland Rape Crisis Center President & CEO Sondra Miller. “As the premier provider of services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse in our community, we work every day toward our vision of eliminating sexual violence, and we invite the community to join us in our work to raise awareness about this issue which impacts so many in our community.”

Please view the 2017 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events Calendar for a full list of activities.

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About Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

The mission of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, promote healing and prevention, and advocate for social change. With more than 50 employees and 100 volunteers, the Center reaches more than 36,000 people each year through its counseling, advocacy, prevention and training services in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties. For more information, visit clevelandrapecrisis.org or call 216-619-6194. The Center’s 24-hour rape crisis and support hotline is 216-619-6192 (call/text) or clevelandrapecrisis.org/chat.