OCRCC Statement on ICE Raids in NC

February 17th, 2019 (No Comments)

The OCRCC mourns and condemns the sudden and violent removal of over 225 North Carolinians from their homes and families by agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over the past week. Day after day we wake to the horrifying news that our neighbors have been snatched from their children’s hands while walking them to […]

Surviving Sexual Violence in the Media

November 18th, 2018 (No Comments)

In times like these, it can be extremely difficult to tune out the onslaught of conversations about sexual violence. People are posting about it online and talking about it in person nonstop. For survivors of sexual violence, hearing people talk about it all the time can be exhausting and, in some cases, triggering. There’s no […]

Una nota de nuestro Director Ejecutivo: Hacer que #MeToo Cuente

October 5th, 2018 (No Comments)

Estos últimos días han sido pesados para quienes cuidamos a sobrevivientes de violencia sexual, y más aún para los miles de sobrevivientes en nuestra propia comunidad. Las líneas de ayuda de asalto sexual en todo el estado han visto un aumento en las llamadas de los sobrevivientes de todos los géneros que buscan apoyo en […]

A Note from Our Executive Director: Making #MeToo Count

October 1st, 2018 (No Comments)

These past few days have been heavy for those of us who care for sexual violence survivors- and even more so for the thousands of survivors in our own community. Sexual assault helplines across the state have seen an uptick in calls from survivors of all genders seeking support in their journey towards healing. Some […]

OCRCC Announces Rachel Valentine as New Executive Director

July 18th, 2018 (No Comments)

The Board of Directors at Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC) is excited to announce the hiring of Rachel Valentine as its new Executive Director. Although Ms. Valentine is new to the position, she is certainly no stranger to the OCRCC and the fight to end sexual violence. Rachel has been on staff with the […]

Myth or Fact: “It Wasn’t Really Rape” 

April 26th, 2018 (No Comments)

Myth: If she didn’t say no or fight back, then it wasn’t really rape. Fact: If the victim was incapable of consent, if they were too scared to say no, or if they were coerced, then it was rape. This myth assumes that victims will act a certain way during an assault. Many people imagine […]

In Solidarity with our Latinx and Immigrant Community

April 12th, 2018 (No Comments)

The OCRCC is deeply saddened and troubled by the recent ICE raids in Orange County. We want to express our solidarity with our Latinx and immigrant community, and our appreciation of the actions that El Centro Hispano has already taken. Raids like these damage individuals and communities and tear apart families- families that are often […]

Cultivar una actitud de agradecimiento

March 28th, 2018 (No Comments)

El año nuevo es una buena oportunidad para practicar y cultivar una actitud de gratitud y ser agradecido por muchas cosas que suceden todos los días. Si usted no ha pensado en algunos motivos por los que está agradecido, tome unos minutos todos los días (al levantarse para empezar o al acostarse al terminar el […]

Consejos para ayudar a un ser querido que está en crisis

February 23rd, 2018 (No Comments)

Los impactos de la violencia sexual incluyen un amplio rango de frustraciones y barreras que los sobrevivientes enfrentan en su vida diaria. Mirar como un ser querido tiene dificultades para enfrentar estos impactos puede traer sentimientos de frustración e impotencia. Los sobrevivientes secundarios (parejas, amigos y familiares de los sobrevivientes) también tienen una respuesta personal […]

Therapy & Counseling: What’s the Difference?

November 3rd, 2017 (No Comments)

The terms “therapy” and “counseling” can be used in many different ways, but in our work, we use them to mean different and specific things. To distinguish between the two, it may be helpful to refer to the latter as “crisis counseling” or “crisis intervention.” Crisis intervention is a brief service conducted by trained professionals […]

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