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Fostering a Sanctuary for Immigrant Survivors of Sexual Violence

As heated and often harrowing media stories of immigration and the challenges facing immigrants continue, we see related effects on the survivors seeking help from BARCC. In this social and political climate, BARCC works to provide a sanctuary for immigrant survivors. One key feature of sexual violence is that it is often unspeakable and dehumanizing.… Read More

Graphic with text: Engaging New Voices, Use your voice to change the culture. Sexual Assault Awareness Month #SAAM

Press Release: April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center will hold events and be available to local media FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boston, March 30, 2017—April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and organizations around the country will engage in extra efforts to raise public awareness about sexual violence and how to prevent it. This year’s theme is engaging… Read More

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Press Release: Walk for Change

Join the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center for 11th Annual Walk for Change Show up for survivors on Sunday, April 23 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica L. Atcheson,, 617-649-1822 BOSTON, March 27, 2017—The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s 11th annual Walk for Change will take place Sunday, April 23, at DCR’s Artesani… Read More

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Bark for BARCC!

Cats may rule the internet, but on the streets of Boston, dogs have a special place. That’s why we welcome you to register your pooch to participate in BARCC’s Walk for Change on Sunday, April 23. You’ve gotta register and accompany your four-legged friend, too, though.* Someone needs to hold Fido’s leash, right? The presence… Read More

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Awareness into Action

Celebrating Sexual Assault Awareness Month In recent months, we’ve seen people across the nation join together in opportunities to visibly support one another—to “show up.” Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) this April is an opportunity for all of us to do this for survivors. And BARCC has so many ways for you to show up!… Read More

IMPACT self-defense workshop

Self-Defense and Creative Writing Workshop

BARCC is proud to partner with the YWCA Boston and IMPACT to provide a free self-defense and creative writing workshop for individuals in Cambridge. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Cambridge Arts, these classes are intended to help people find the strength of their bodies and the power of their… Read More