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.