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Announcements

OCRCC COVID-19 Statement

Our Support Group Dates have changed

Click here for updated information about our Support Groups

  • Rape and Sexual Assault Survivors
  • Rape and Sexual Assault Survivors: Men’s Group
  • Survivors of Child Sexual Assault and Incest
  • LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Assault
  • La Sala- Comparte con otras mujeres sobrevivientes de violencia sexual. Gratis y confidencial.

 

A message from Development + Communications Director

I’m writing to you all today to announce my departure from Orange County Rape Crisis Center. When I discovered the Center as a volunteer nearly 6 ½ years ago, I knew that there was no turning back. I had found a treasure trove of inspiring leaders, opportunities, and connections within a dedicated community that was committed to stopping sexual violence in a multi-tiered way that I had only dreamed of. After only a few shifts at the Center, I knew that I had found a home where my passion for teaching consent and desire to support survivors could be cultivated in a new and empowering way. 

It has been my deep and genuine privilege to help, learn, and create in this warm and loving community of supporters.  ​As a survivor myself, working in a professional capacity with the Center has given me, and countless others, a safe place to heal and grow beyond labels. Though the Center will always be home to me, it’s now time for my next adventure. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the discoveries, the life-long friendships, and the unforgettable memories I will take with me.

To say that I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities I’ve been provided in my time at the Center is a gross understatement. It has been a life-changing experience to work with each of you in our mission to stop sexual violence and its impact through support, education, and advocacy. The healing that happens within and beyond our walls takes all of us, and I’m proud to be in a community that understands the necessary part they play in that ​endeavor.

Over the next couple of months, I will be working with staff and board to ensure a seamless transition for the agency as we search for our next dedicated Development and Communications Director. Though my role with the Center is changing, I assure you that my support for this organization will remain consistent. ​And of course I look forward to seeing many of you at the Annual Holiday Auction for years to come! I’m hopeful for the Center’s future and look forward to finding new ways to support this critical work.

With much appreciation,

Gentry Hodnett

Development + Communications Director

OCRCC is excited to announce our new 24-Hour Text and Chat lines! This confidential resource is available for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones to speak with a trained counselor over mobile text or chat on our website. Anyone can access this line 24/7 by texting (919) 504-5211 or by navigating to our website and clicking here or clicking the chat button at the bottom right side of each page.

Last fiscal year was a year of big changes for the organization, which included the launch of our in-house Clinical Therapy and Wellness program. Learn more about services and community impact in our Annual Report 2017 – 2018.

The Center will be partnering with the incredible folks at Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina to host free HIV and STI testing at our space on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 4:30-6:30 pm. 

During our 2018-2019 fiscal year we:

Served 816 survivors, providing support to survivors and their loved ones as well as offering resources for professionals and community members.

Provided 70 clients with short-term, trauma-focused therapy in both English and Spanish to primary and secondary survivors of sexual violence. 100% of clients in the therapy program self-reported a decrease in trauma symptom severity.

Offered 18 support groups and workshops, some in English and some in Spanish. Nearly 100 percent of participants reported that our groups helped them feel less alone in their experience and more supported in their healing process.

Provided Community Education programs to 15,064 youth and adults. In addition to Safe Touch and Start Strong programs in local K-12 schools, the CE team worked more closely than ever with Client Services staff to deliver community-wide education opportunities, bringing customized programs to faith communities, neighborhoods, and families across the county.

Recent Blog Posts

OCRCC COVID-19 Statement

As of March 16th, the OCRCC offices are closed to both visitors and staff. The health and safety of our employees, volunteers, clients, and partners

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Dear Chapel Hill Community

On January 10, 2020 the OCRCC was alerted that public accusations of sexual harassment had been made against Al Bowers, local business owner and business

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For Additional Information

Please contact us at info@ocrcc.org for more information.