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The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre is a pro-active, anti-racist, feminist organization. We counsel and support women, educate for change and work to create a safe and equitable community. Through education, empowerment and respect the ORCC serves to rally voices in the community around the issues of sexual violence and feminism.  This may include: sexual assault, rape, childhood sexual assault/abuse, incest, sexual harassment and ritualized abuse. We also provide services to family, friends, and partners/spouses of women who have been sexually assaulted.

Since 1974 we have developed into a community leader in the fight to eliminate sexual violence against women and creating safe communities for all.

We are experiencing an epidemic of violence against women in our community, in our country and our global village – let’s work together from global to local to create safe spaces for all free of sexual violence.

Dropping in to Check-in

Drop in support imageEach Thursday afternoon from 1:30pm-4:30pm we are hosting a drop-in to connect with other survivors in a supportive space while enjoying beverages and snacks. Optional activities will vary week to week. Individual support will also be available during this time.

This drop-in is available to all those who are waiting to access, who are accessing, or who have accessed ORCC services in the past. The drop-in is free of charge. Bus Tickets and some funds for childcare are available. If you need more information please contact Rukiya at ORCC: 613-562-2334 Ex. 30

We are building up to a strong 2016 for women at the Centre! Demand for all services have gone up: crisis support, individual counselling, group counselling, advocacy support, accompaniment, training, public education. Meeting an increase with well trained experienced and empowering support requires help from the community through charitable donations. Please become a monthly donor or make a one-time gift to help women survivors access crisis and ongoing compassionate support here in Ottawa.

"Counseling makes a difference! I wasn't sure, after years of silence, that talking was a good thing for me. I was worried it would drag up the past and make me feel vulnerable and weak. It was the opposite! It was incredible to work with someone who helped me see ways these experiences impacted me that I hadn't given space to acknowledge. I feel so much stronger in myself, as a partner, and as an ally to other women." - anonymous

You may see tweets and posts encouraging giving donations to the ORCC, please share and give if you can. All donations to ORCC are tax deductible through the Canada Revenue Agency.