Myths & Facts about Sexual Violence

April 17th, 2017 (No Comments)

Take a moment to consider something we don’t always think about—a difficult topic that is rarely discussed: rape. We hear about it in the news, on social media, in public safety announcements, on TV. But we don’t always take the time to really think about rape. For example, if someone asked you for an explicit […]

5 Tips for Finding the Right Babysitter

March 8th, 2017 (No Comments)

Whether you’re rushing to complete errands or enjoying a nice date night, it’s likely that you often find yourself in need of a babysitter for your kids. However, it can be difficult to find a person you trust completely to take care of your child. 1 in 10 children experience sexual abuse before the age […]

OCRCC Names New Executive Director

February 24th, 2017 (No Comments)

We are thrilled to announce Alyson Culin as our new Executive Director! Alyson has served the Center since 2008, first as a volunteer Community Educator and most recently as the Interim Executive Director. Tar Heel born and bred, Alyson earned her BA in History and Political Science and MA in Teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill. While […]

Place Your Bet on Us with GoodBookey!

February 14th, 2017 (No Comments)

Do you love basketball or other competitive sports? Always wanted to dabble in gambling? Looking for a fun new way to support the Center? Well, you’re in luck, because the OCRCC has recently partnered with GoodBookey, an app that allows you and your friends to bet on popular sporting events – except instead of the […]

Why I Decided to Become a Companion

February 2nd, 2017 (No Comments)

To start, I am a man — a white heterosexual man to be exact.  I am probably not the first image that comes to mind when talking about an advocate at a rape crisis center.  But here I am, volunteering with the Orange County Rape Crisis Center as a Companion for survivors of sexual violence.  […]

Purple Ribbon of Excellence

January 4th, 2017 (No Comments)

We are excited to announce that the Orange County Rape Crisis Center has been awarded the inaugural Purple Ribbon of Excellence! Presented by the Training and Education Committee of the North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission, the Purple Ribbon of Excellence recognized the Center’s efforts to prevent child sexual abuse through our community education programs. Over […]

Tips for Supporting a Partner in Crisis

December 13th, 2016 (No Comments)

The impacts of sexual violence can include a wide array of frustrations and barriers to daily functioning for survivors. Watching from the sidelines as a loved one struggles with those difficulties can bring a similar yet different sense of helplessness and frustration. Secondary survivors — the partners, friends, and family members of survivors — often go through their own trauma response […]

New Office Hours: 9am-4pm

November 28th, 2016 (No Comments)

Our office hours have changed! Previously, our official office hours were from 9:00am – 5:00pm, but we’ve now switched to a 9:00am – 4:00pm schedule. Not to worry though, our services will still be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. What does this mean? While The Center’s in-person office […]

Internet Safety Tips

October 28th, 2016 (No Comments)

Many parents speak to their children about protecting themselves from unwanted physical contact. However, it is important to consider unsafe, uncomfortable, or unwanted interactions online as well. These interactions may take the form of sexual harassment, cyberbullying, or a person asking for too much personal information or pretending to be someone that they are not. […]

Relationship Violence Awareness Month

October 12th, 2016 (No Comments)

It’s that time of year again. In a state that barely has real seasons, trees actually start to change color, and the temperature drops below 80 — it’s finally October. For students, that means midterms are right around the corner. For parents, it’s time to start thinking about trick or treating. For everyone in between, […]

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