Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $500,000)
The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) project will expand operational capacity and services to the Clark-Fulton community in Cleveland, OH, with a focus on Hispanic and Latina survivors of sexual violence. This strategy is especially strategic given the proximity to underserved Hispanic and Latina community members currently without services.
To meet the need for this community, this project seeks to expand the capacity of CRCC's existing Clark-Fulton headquarters to include a third-floor venue. With added capacity, services such as crisis intervention, victim assistance, therapy, and case management can be delivered for survivors with special programming for services offered in Spanish, translators and communication aids to help minimize barriers. In addition, all services will be available to survivors and their non-offending family members at no cost. Finally, all services will also be available regardless of immigration status or whether a survivor reports their assault or abuse to law enforcement.