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Press Release: More Than 1,900 People Show Support for Survivors at Walk for Change

Attendees Raise Over $245,000 for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center in Midst of #MeToo The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) announces today that more than 1,900 attendees took part in its Annual…

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A Word to the Walkers from a BARCC Founder

The following note was written by Janet Yassen, one of BARCC’s founders 45 years ago, to all the people gathered at the BARCC Walk for Change today.   Dearest BARCC and those of you who have…

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Purple speech bubble with white text: Sharing Your Story How to Think Through Your Options, with purple text: A guide for survivors of sexual violence

Sharing Your Story

A resource for survivors considering publicly sharing about their experience, drawn from what BARCC has learned from the survivors we work with. Sharing your story is up to you, and you deserve to make…

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