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In a survey of college campuses in the U.S., 84% of sexual assault victims knew their attacker and 57% of the rapes happened on dates.


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"Our response to a threatening situation should be based on an assessment of our needs, external circumstances, perceived threat and our relationship with the other person."

About Us


The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC)
is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to advocate for all victims and survivors of sexual assault and child sexual abuse, to prevent sexual violence in our community through education, and to provide ongoing support and healing to survivors of sexual assault.


All individuals in Monterey County
will treat each other with respect and feel empowered
to make safe, healthy choices towards ending sexual violence.

Founded in 1973, as the Monterey Rape Crisis Center, the center is governed by a board of directors and serves the community with eleven paid staff and over 35 volunteers. In 2007, we became the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center and now serve not only the Monterey Peninsula but all of the communities of Monterey County.

The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center is sensitive to the diversity of our community with regard to gender, race, color, ethnicity, language, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and people with disabilities.

We at the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center provide a variety of services throughout the community which include:

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line
  • Information and Referrals
  • In Person Support for any Law Enforcement, Medical and/or Court Processes
  • Individual Therapy at Low Cost
  • Counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Services for Women and Men
  • Counseling and Support for Spouses, Partners, Family and Friends
  • Prevention Education Services to county-wide public schools
  • Community Education
  • Speakers' Bureau
  • Clubs
  • Self Defense
  • Reporting Options
  • School Outreach