In the Cleveland Community
- Cleveland Rape Crisis Center: CRCC provides specialized services for survivors of rape, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking at no cost to the survivor. Anyone can text or call our 24-Hour hotline for support and information at 216.619.6192, chat online, or call the main office at 216.619.6194 for more information. We will also available be on campus on Mondays in the Mather Center if face-to-face support is preferred.
- Journey Center (formerly Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center)
- Cleveland Planned Parenthood
- The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
- Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence: 1.844.6446.4357
- Frontline Services: 24-hour hotline 216.623.6888
- NAMI of Greater Cleveland: 216.875.7776
- Ohio Crime Victims Rights Toolkit
- Ohio Domestic Violence Network
- Safe at Home Ohio - Address confidentiality program
- Adoption Network Cleveland: Provides support services to all members of the adoption and foster care world, including foster youth, adopted youth, and others.
- Connect & Breathe creates a safe space to talk about abortion experiences by offering a talkline staffed by people trained to listen and provide unbiased support and encouragement of self-care. Whether abortion has affected you or a loved one, yesterday or years ago, they are there for you. The talkline is open Mon. 7-10pm, Tues., Wed., Thurs. 6-9pm ET and Sat 12-3pm ET 1-866-647-1764
- Circle of 6 Phone App
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 24-hour hotline 1.800.656.4673
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 24-hour hotline 1.800.799.7233
- Stalking Prevention Awareness and Resource Center
- Trevor Project
National Advocacy Events
FEBRUARY: Body Positivity & National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
National Eating Disorders Association
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, we campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. We work with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance.
APRIL: National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Take Back the Night
Take Back The Night seeks to end sexual violence in all of its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence. TBTN empowers survivors in the healing process and inspires responsibility in all. Take Back The Night's goal is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.
College campuses and communities around the world hold TBTN events. Each event has its own agenda, but often includes a candlelight vigil; a march or walk; an open mic forum or speak out; presentations by local law enforcement officers, agency representatives, governmental and school leaders, professors and other knowledgeable experts; and a survivor support circle.
The Clothesline Project
The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread worldwide.
OCTOBER: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Purple Light Nights®
Purple Light Nights® is the inspiration of the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force, King County, Washington. The goal is to have all residents shine a purple light on every front porch; hang a string of purple lights in every business window; and decorate each downtown street tree with purple lights, to send the message that “Domestic Violence Has NO Place In Our Community." The outcome of Purple Light Nights® is to increase the awareness of domestic violence issues and it’s effect upon children and families and provide education on building healthy relationships.
Domestic Violence Awareness Project
The Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) supports the rights of all individuals, especially women and girls, to live in peace and dignity. Violence and all other forms of oppression against all communities and families must be eliminated. The purpose of the DVAP is to support and promote the national, tribal, territorial, state, and local advocacy networks in their ongoing public education efforts through public awareness, strategies, materials, resources, capacity-building, and technical assistance.