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Our Mission

The mission of the Rape Recovery Center is to empower those victimized by sexual violence through advocacy, crisis intervention, and therapy and to educate the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of sexual violence.


Our philosophy is that every person victimized by sexual violence is treated with dignity and respect and is empowered to work toward recovery.

Our guiding values:

  • We uphold the highest professional standards and are accountable to our clients, partners, donors, and the greater community.

  • We recognize and validate all experiences through respect for diversity of culture, race, gender, socio-economic status, physical and mental abilities, faith, and sexual orientation.

  • We embrace and value diversity in our staff, board, and volunteers. As an organization that supports inclusion, we utilize the unique talents of all people.

  • We believe in social justice and work to improve and enhance systems to better serve victims.

  • We understand that sexual violence is a deeply rooted community problem. As such we are dedicated to developing community alliances to better serve people affected by sexual violence and work toward its elimination.

  • We provide information and education designed to improve the understanding of the causes and prevention of sexual assault.

  • We represent our collective victims and speak and act publicly on their behalf.

  • We work toward the day when sexual violence is part of history, rather than a part of our daily lives.