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Why Are We Talking about a Casino?

You may have seen in the Boston Globe yesterday that we’re calling on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and state leadership to ensure that the casino being built in Everett by Wynn Resorts does not display the name of its founder Steve Wynn. Wynn resigned as chairman and chief executive of the company on Wednesday after reports were made public… Read More

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Press Release: Registration for Walk for Change Is Now Open

BARCC’s 12th annual Walk for Change will take place April 22 Registration is now open for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s 12th annual Walk for Change, which takes place on Sunday, April 22. The Walk, which drew more than 1,700 participants last year, is the largest sexual violence awareness event in New England. The Walk is 2.6 miles… Read More

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Why Walk for Change Now?

Lately, not a day goes by without mention of sexual harassment and assault in the media. It seems like maybe things are starting to actually change in a big way. But in this new age of #MeToo, your participation in the BARCC Walk for Change matters more than ever. On a wide scale, people are talking about sexual violence more, and in different ways,… Read More

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Learn and Grow with BARCC! Upcoming Public Workshops

Every day, we train a variety of people—students, police, hospital staff, community groups, new volunteers, and countless others—on how to support survivors and prevent sexual violence. And we want to make sure you and others in our many communities have the opportunity to learn and grow with us, too. That’s why we’re holding… Read More

Historic Highlights: BARCC’s Founding

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center started with a needs assessment. In the fall of 1972, a group of women in the Greater Boston area began looking for resources for survivors of sexual violence. They found nothing—and decided to do everything. In the beginning, BARCC was a collective. The all-volunteer organization worked out of a room on the… Read More

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How to Be an Active Bystander 101

With the international conversation focused on #MeToo/#YoTambien/#BalanceTonPorc and issues of sexual violence, more people are looking for solutions to put an end to sexual harassment and assault. Luckily, BARCC has tangible ways for you to change the culture. Our Community Awareness and Prevention Services (CAPS) team gives a wide variety of trainings,… Read More

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Top Five BARCC Posts from 2017

What a year it has been, folks. Plenty of heartbreaking events, and some that buoyed us more than we can say. As we go into 2018, we will continue to do all we can to support survivors in our communities and bring attention to the issue of sexual violence. To round out the year, we took a look at the most-viewed BARCC blog posts in 2017. We grew a lot… Read More

Increasing Access for Survivors of Sexual Violence with Disabilities

Making the initial call to a rape crisis center can be difficult. It takes bravery to acknowledge trauma and take steps to heal. For survivors with disabilities, there can be even more obstacles to accessing services, from making the first phone call to getting to the organization’s location, to arranging interpretation services. The Boston Area… Read More

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Local Shopping Event to Benefit BARCC, SANE, and Survivors

Local business Sunny Window is hosting an upcoming shopping event to benefit us and the Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. Get ready to do some holiday shopping to help ensure that free, compassionate survivor services are available 24-7! BARCC works together with the SANE program to offer survivors at area hospitals the care… Read More

Thank You BARCC Supporters!

This time of year, people tend to take stock of the things in their lives that they feel lucky to have. As an organization, we at BARCC feel lucky to have such dedicated and generous supporters. You support BARCC in so many ways, sometimes in ways we’ll never know about, and we’re so thankful. Here are just a few of the things we want… Read More