To end sexual violence through healing and social change.
What We Do
The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center provides free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and up and their families and friends. We work with survivors of all genders from the immediate crisis after sexual violence to years and decades later, and our goal is to empower survivors to heal and seek justice in ways that are meaningful to them. We assist survivors as they navigate the health-care, criminal justice, social service, and school systems.
We also work with a wide range of organizations and communities, including high schools, colleges, police, health-care providers, and businesses, to advocate for change. We provide training in how to respond to survivors and create cultures that prevent sexual violence in the first place.
Our response and prevention programs are based on research and more than 45 years of direct service experience. We are frequently asked to provide expert testimony about potential policy and legislative solutions to preventing and responding to sexual violence. We also provide expert commentary in the media on these issues. We are powered by a staff of roughly 50 people and more than 200 volunteers from our communities.