It Takes a Community to End Sexual Violence

By |2022-04-15T11:24:46-04:00April 15th, 2022|

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is recognized nationally as a time to raise awareness about the vastly under-reported, but all too common prevalence of sexual violence in our world. Thankfully, over the years there has been growing support for these survivors with the formation of local, state and national organizations that also seek to educate the [...]


By |2021-08-09T11:45:39-04:00August 9th, 2021|

What is military sexual trauma (MST)? Military sexual trauma (MST) is a term the Department of Veterans Affairs uses to refer to sexual assault or sexual harassment experienced while serving in the military. If you survived sexual assault while serving in the military, Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties has confidential and [...]

Summit County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

By |2021-02-11T18:13:01-05:00January 26th, 2021|

  Mission:  The Summit County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a group of allied experts committed to enhancing the health and healing of victims/survivors impacted by the crime and trauma of sexual violence while heightening community awareness and facilitating offender accountability. Members: Akron Children’s Hospital C.A.R.E. Center Akron Children’s Hospital Police Department Akron Police [...]

2020 Dueling Pianos

By |2020-11-24T11:42:48-05:00August 21st, 2020|

In 2019, 43,367 safe nights of shelter were provided to victims in Summit and Medina Counties. While we are unable to gather for our Annual Dueling Pianos in person this year because of COVID-19, please consider helping us continue this much needed service safely in 2020. $50 for 1 night of shelter and 1 [...]

Medina Shelter Renovation 2020

By |2020-08-07T09:13:12-04:00August 6th, 2020|

The Battered Women’s Shelter knows firsthand that home is not always a safe place. Unfortunately, there are times when women and often their children, must escape their homes so that they can eat, sleep and live in a non-violent environment. The Battered Women’s Shelter is available 24-hours every day, responding to the cries of families [...]

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