DC Rape Crisis Center

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Children & Youth, Mental Health, Crime & Law

Location: PO Box 34125 Washington DC 20043 USA

Mission: The DC Rape Crisis Center is a private non-profit organization that has served the Washington community since 1972, offering free, 24-hour-a-day counseling, support, and crisis intervention for sexual assault survivors, their families and friends. Dedicated to the vision of a world free from sexual violence against women, the Center helps survivors regain control over their lives. Through community education and public policy work, the Center seeks to heighten awareness about sexual assault and to affect a social change. The Center is a resource for women from all backgrounds and is committed to cultural diversity, coalition work, and advocacy on social justice issues.
Programs: The DC Rape Crisis Center's programs include a 24-hour crisis hotline and free individual and group counseling for children, adults, and families who are struggling to recover from the trauma of sexual violence. We work in conjunction with Howard University Hospital to provide the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program (SANE) in which specially trained nurses are on-call to perform the rape exam when a survivor is brought to the hospital. Rape crisis center companion advocate volunteers are also on call to meet the survivor at the hospital and help her through the process. Our children's counseling program uses play and art therapy to help children ages 4-17 to recover from the trauma of sexual abuse. We also have counseling available for deaf clients and Spanish speaking clients. Our Community Education staff provides hundreds of presentations reaching thousands of children, parents, and teachers every year with information about preventing sexual violence. Through Sexual Assault Awareness month in April, we provide many free specialized workshops and trainings to educate the community about the issue of sexual violence.

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Rating: 5 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

What a terrific organization! Great leadership and they really look for ways to prevent rape and change attitudes. I've been involved with them for 20 years and I'm astonished at how much they accomplish with little money.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful, really caring and compassionate.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

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