The mission of Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties is to end sexual violence through education and awareness, and to empower, support and advocate for all those affected by sexual assault. We believe you and are committed to helping you in every way we can. Our organization strives to deliver ongoing, client-centered, confidential and/or anonymous comprehensive services to sexual violence survivors and co-survivors.
Specially trained staff, interns, and volunteers empower, support, educate, and provide resources to aid each survivor as they rebuild their lives after experiencing this atrocious crime. Our advocates provide free support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with locations in Summit and Medina Counties, as well as University of Akron campus. We offer a variety of services including:
- Crisis support
- 24-hour hotline
- Support and education during hospital forensic examinations
- Support and education while navigating the justice system
- Support groups
- Information and referrals
Support group sessions focus on topics such as self-care and coping, consent, healthy boundaries and relationships, and more. Therapists provide licensed professional therapeutic trauma counseling, emotional support, and evaluation of mental health needs to survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking. Our organization is the only agency in Medina and Summit Counties providing a continuum of quality, specialized core services that meet the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) Core Standards for Rape Crisis Center in Ohio. We also offer community education and outreach, classroom presentations, professional training, and volunteer and internship opportunities.
Whether you were hurt recently or many years ago, we are here to help you. We are dedicated to providing quality services for all clients.
Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties serve all survivors of sexual violence regardless of race, sex, age, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, ability to speak English, and/or disability – and their loved ones.