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Monterey County Rape Crisis Center

Mission

To provide ongoing advocacy, support and healing for all victims and survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse; and to prevent sexual violence in our community through education.

The Big Idea

The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center provides ongoing advocacy, support and healing for all victims and survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse. Their goal is to not only help in the healing of those who have survived sexual trauma, but to prevent future sexual violence in our community through education. Each year, approximately 700 people call the agency about an experience of sexual violence. A well-prepared team of sexual assault counselors is available to provide care and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Every survivor who calls is connected to a trained sexual assault counselor who will listen to a survivor’s needs, provide support and connect them to the appropriate resources. It is emotionally challenging volunteer work, and the center must ensure that volunteers are not only well-prepared, but also cared for too.

I have used the crisis line when I needed to talk to someone several times and visited the office because it is an empowering place with staff who go out of their way to help. This gave me resources and support in so many instances while I have been walking through my healing journey. Thank you seems inadequate for an agency that supports the services I have been given.

- Anonymous Client

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.

The 2020 Campaign begins November 12.