The Rape Crisis Center

The Rape Crisis Center The Rape Crisis Center offers crisis response, advocacy, counseling + support for victims of sexual assault, as well as education + outreach throughout Clark County, NV.
*About The Rape Crisis Center: Founded in 1974 as Community Action Against Rape (CAAR), The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) began with the outstanding effort of Florence McClure and Sandra Petta, two pioneers of support and concern for victims of sexual assault. Currently, RCC serves all of Clark County, Nevada. The organization is committed to providing crisis intervention, advocacy, and support to those affected by sexual violence. In order for RCC to assist victims in the transition to become survivors, our organization depends on a core base of dedicated volunteers and staff who assure that crisis response services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. All services are provided free of charge to victims and those needing support and information. In addition to providing support to those affected by sexual violence, RCC takes an active role in educating the community about safety precautions, recognizing danger signs in relationships, and how to engage in risk-reduction and safety methods to prevent sexual assault. We also make efforts to reach potential perpetrators to avoid being “that guy” and understand the limits of consent and what constitutes assault. While not every assault can be prevented, helping the community to be aware of tips, resources, and information can make a big impact in reducing sexual assault in our community. *About NWP Signs of Hope Counseling Center: The Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) Signs of Hope Counseling Center was founded in February of 2011 and is a critical part of RCC’s ongoing mission. The Center offers help and hope to victims of sexual assault or abuse regardless of when in the person’s life these events may have taken place. It may take a lifetime to fully deal with the aftermath of sexual assault. Regardless of when a victim is ready to talk or work through trauma, the center is available to meet their needs. The center was developed in partnership with RCC and offers individual counseling and support groups for victims and their families. The center serves approximately 300 victims annually. Counseling and support group services are offered free of charge, although insurance will be billed where appropriate. The free Circle of Hope support group meets at the center each Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Please call 702-385-2153 for more information.
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04/02/2020

Digital tools and support are doing the heavy lifting right now, and that's why we are so excited to share the new RCC website! Visit RCCLV.org for details about our programs and services, find out how to get involved, follow us on social media, and sign up for our newsletter.

04/01/2020

Practicing social distancing means that SAAM will look a little different this year. We won't be holding our usual events, including our Denim Day fundraiser. Instead, we're taking the fight against rape culture entirely online. Follow us on Instagram @TheRCCLV, participate in #30DaysofSAAM and be part of #SAAM2020 https://bit.ly/2Jq3vNp

"You are not a burden"
03/31/2020

"You are not a burden"

Survivors' rights extend beyond the ones laid out by the law. As we approach another Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the...
03/30/2020
Survivor’s Rights

Survivors' rights extend beyond the ones laid out by the law. As we approach another Sexual Assault Awareness Month, there are many ways we can support victims, including being aware of and respecting all of their rights. https://bit.ly/2QKdilr

In 2019, the Nevada legislature passed AB176 which established a survivor's Bill of Rights. These rights are primarily about the reporting process and interacting with law enforcement. These kinds of...

03/29/2020

This #SelfCareSunday is a good time for a check in. Are you sticking to your normal routines? Drinking enough water? Getting some fresh air? Moving your body? If you've struggled with any of these things over the past week, it's okay. Every day is another chance to do something kind for yourself.

03/28/2020

Have you spoken to any friends or family today? If not, stop what you're doing and make a phone call. Staying connected via texting and social media are awesome, but hearing a friendly voice is even better.

03/27/2020

Our hotline is still available 24/7/365, no matter what. 702-366-1640

03/26/2020

Getting bored with binge-watching TV? From the Metropolitan Opera offering nightly livestreams to NASA making their media library accessible to the public, many organizations are sharing art and knowledge to help us stay engaged and entertained.

"When it's hard to find kindness, I will make it myself." - The Latest Kate
03/25/2020

"When it's hard to find kindness, I will make it myself." - The Latest Kate

03/24/2020

Social distancing can be a barrier to providing support to victims of sexual abuse and DV, but there are still things you can do. Reach out via phone, text, or social media to offer support. And be sure to share resources like the RCC 24-hour hotline (702-366-1640), or the SafeNest call/text line (702-646-4981)

We’re here to offer our help, hope and healing during difficult times through our 24/7 hotline.http://ow.ly/GIdFc
03/23/2020

We’re here to offer our help, hope and healing during difficult times through our 24/7 hotline.

http://ow.ly/GIdFc

As families shelter in place, the risk for abuse is elevated. Abusers may use the fear and uncertainty around Covid19 as...
03/23/2020
RAINN on Twitter

As families shelter in place, the risk for abuse is elevated. Abusers may use the fear and uncertainty around Covid19 as a new tactic for control, and victims have fewer options for putting distance between themself and the abuser. https://bit.ly/2xlg9u8

“Because of the coronavirus, survivors of sexual or domestic violence may be even more concerned about being in close quarters with their abusers. Here are a few possible strategies survivors may find helpful to consider in these circumstances:”

03/22/2020

We're all at risk of feeling isolated during social distancing. This #SelfCareSunday, have a video call with a friend or family member. Eat snacks, watch a funny movie, or have a dance party over video. Remember that we're all #alonetogether

Daily Affirmations
03/20/2020

Daily Affirmations

03/19/2020

Our hotline is available 24/7/365 even and especially as our community practices social distancing. Our advocates are also still responding on a 24/7 basis to clients at UMC hospital.

"Hey, here's a gentle reminder that good things are still happening everywhere, all of the time. It's not all hopeless."...
03/18/2020

"Hey, here's a gentle reminder that good things are still happening everywhere, all of the time. It's not all hopeless." - The Latest Kate

03/17/2020

Counseling here at the Rape Crisis Center, both individual and group support, is continuing. Things are changing rapidly, so it's a good idea to call us the day of your appointment or group to confirm. Also, if you or someone in your home is feeling ill, we ask that you do not come in to the office. We are making arrangements for telehealth options. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 702-385-2153.

03/16/2020

Spring in Vegas means the day clubs are open and pool season has officially begun. Now is a great time to check in with your friends and take the Party Smart Promise to Arrive Together, Stick Together, Leave Together. partysmartinlv.com

#SelfCareSunday "Hey, here's a gentle reminder that good things are still happening, everywhere, all of the time. It's n...
03/15/2020

#SelfCareSunday "Hey, here's a gentle reminder that good things are still happening, everywhere, all of the time. It's not all hopeless." - The Latest Kate

03/13/2020

Survivors get to decide when and how they share their stories. That includes dictating when they “retire” from the public eye - and whether their name, image, and story can continue to be shared by anti-violence organizations.

Wholeness feels like...
03/12/2020

Wholeness feels like...

03/11/2020

We are always humbled by the courage of survivors who speak publicly or write about their experiences with sexual violence. We can support them by respecting their boundaries around when and where they want to share. If you are in a book club, April may be a great month to read a memoir by a survivor, such as Chanel Miller's "Know My Name".

03/10/2020

As we prepare for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, a time when many people come forward to share their experiences with sexual violence, it’s important to remember that survivors are more than their stories and each person's experience is unique

03/09/2020

Survivors sharing their stories is an essential part of the movement to end sexual violence. When survivors break the silence around violence, they take control over their stories and make space for others to speak their truth.

#SelfCareSunday
03/08/2020

#SelfCareSunday

03/07/2020
NTF Letter to U.S. Senate RE: VAWA Reauthorization — NTF

#RCCLVReads: Back in October, the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence released an open letter to the US Senate to reauthorize VAWA. http://bit.ly/2wyOVQm

Senators United States Senate Washington, DC 20510   Dear Senators, We, the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (“NTF”) and our allies, urge you to move quickly and decisively to pass H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, which passed the

VAWA isn’t just about funding; it’s about demonstrating that we take domestic and sexual violence seriously. Call your S...
03/06/2020
U.S. Senate: Senators of the 116th Congress

VAWA isn’t just about funding; it’s about demonstrating that we take domestic and sexual violence seriously. Call your Senator and let them know that these issues matter to you, and that we need VAWA to be reauthorized now. http://bit.ly/38SDEZn

_Senators of the 116th Congress

The Violence Against Women Act is a critical, and overwhelmingly popular, piece of legislation that transformed the way ...
03/05/2020
The Violence Against Women Act has expired. Advocates say that sends a dangerous message and are pushing for permanent protections.

The Violence Against Women Act is a critical, and overwhelmingly popular, piece of legislation that transformed the way we address sexual and domestic violence in the US. But without permanent funding, the endless cycle of reauthorization turns victims into a political bargaining chip. http://bit.ly/2wGam29

The Violence Against Women Act has expired. While this doesn't necessarily affect funding, advocates say it still has implications practically and symbolically. Renewal of the act, typically every five years, usually includes enhancements to the protections it offers domestic violence survivors.

"Many trauma survivors hold their breath and their bodies tightly, bracing themselves for whatever is coming next. Stayi...
03/04/2020

"Many trauma survivors hold their breath and their bodies tightly, bracing themselves for whatever is coming next. Staying alert for years takes a toll. Create spaces where you can take your armor off. " - Dr Thema.

03/03/2020

The House of Representatives passed a bill to reauthorize VAWA for another 5 years last April. The bill added protections for trans folks, expanded access to housing assistance, and extended the ban on abusers owning guns. Objections to these improved protections caused the bill to die in the Senate late in 2019.

The Violence Against Women Act expired over a year ago, and still has not been renewed. Although the federal budget sign...
03/02/2020
Blumenthal, Advocates Push For Senate Reauthorization Of Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act expired over a year ago, and still has not been renewed. Although the federal budget signed into law in December 2019 included funding for domestic violence, the lack of a VAWA reauthorization made it difficult to get that funding approved. http://bit.ly/32iWN4x

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says the federal budget deal signed into law this month includes $500 million in funding to assist law

#SelfCareSunday "Your efforts matter even when it feels like they're not getting you far." - The Latest Kate
03/01/2020

#SelfCareSunday "Your efforts matter even when it feels like they're not getting you far." - The Latest Kate

Relationship green flags are positive signs that a relationship is healthy.
02/29/2020

Relationship green flags are positive signs that a relationship is healthy.

The Rape Crisis Center's cover photo
02/28/2020

The Rape Crisis Center's cover photo

02/28/2020

The YourSPACE program is available to middle and high schools, as well as community groups, at no cost. You can fill out a request form (or encourage your child's school principal to do so) here: http://rcclv.org/school-based-programs/

02/27/2020

Our YourSPACE program teaches teens about healthy relationships, digital safety, active bystander intervention, and more.

02/26/2020

Art Therapy is every Thursday at 5:15pm, and can be a wonderful healing modality for families to share.

02/25/2020

Our STRONG support group for teen survivors meets every Wednesday at 5:30pm. This is a closed group so speak to your RCC advocate or call our office at 702-385-2153 to learn more.

02/24/2020

If you've never attended a support group at RCC before, start with our Orientation. It takes place every Tuesday at 5:30pm.

#SelfCareSunday "You are worthy of kindness and care just as you are, now." - The Latest Kate
02/23/2020

#SelfCareSunday "You are worthy of kindness and care just as you are, now." - The Latest Kate

02/22/2020

#RCCLVReads: Abusing a partner is a choice. But that means that if you have ever been abusive, it is possible for you to make different choices. http://bit.ly/2tBgI1J

Want to learn more about healthy relationships and dating violence, but don’t know where to start? Check out these quizz...
02/21/2020
Printable Quizzes | Loveisrespect.org

Want to learn more about healthy relationships and dating violence, but don’t know where to start? Check out these quizzes from Love Is Respect. http://bit.ly/30V92DG

Everyone deserves to be in a safe and healthy relationship. Do you know if your relationship is healthy? Take our quizzes to find out.

#RCCLVReads: No relationship can thrive without healthy communication. http://bit.ly/2tv1dIE
02/20/2020

#RCCLVReads: No relationship can thrive without healthy communication. http://bit.ly/2tv1dIE

Consent: Freely Given, Reversible, Informed, Enthusiastic, Specific
02/19/2020

Consent: Freely Given, Reversible, Informed, Enthusiastic, Specific

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801 S Rancho, Suite C-3
Las Vegas, NV
89106

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