Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to open facility for human trafficking survivors


CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center announced plans to open a drop-in center to help survivors of human trafficking.

According to a release, the center is expected to be open in early 2021 in Glenville, on the city’s east side.

The rape crisis center said the facility will help address the two most common types of human trafficking: sex and labor. It will provide intensive onsite services to victims by providing the following:

Basic Needs – clothing, hygiene, food and daytime shelter
Trauma Recovery –  mental health counseling, victim advocacy, support groups, and case management
Self-Sufficiency – workforce training, life and parent coaching
As a result of the trauma caused by traffickers, victims often face extraordinary barriers to
access basic care.

“This drop-in center will provide a safe haven for human trafficking survivors, both youths and adults,” said Sondra Miller, president & CEO of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. “Whether someone just needs to talk or wants to learn about victim advocacy services, the drop-in center will be available, at no cost, to the survivor. Regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, income, ability, immigration status or religion, we’re here for you.”

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