DC Rape Crisis Center

Powering a Culture of Consent

aka DCRCC   |   Washington, DC   |  www.dcrcc.org

Mission

The DC Rape Crisis Center is dedicated to creating a world free of sexual violence. The Center works to effect social change through community outreach, education, and legal and public policy initiatives. It helps survivors and their families heal from the aftermath of sexual violence through crisis intervention, counseling and advocacy. Committed to the belief that all forms of oppression are linked, the Center values accessibility, cultural diversity, and the empowerment of women and children.

Ruling year info

1974

Executive Director

Ms. Indira Henard

Main address

PO Box 42734

Washington, DC 20015 USA

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EIN

23-7377193

NTEE code info

Rape Victim Services (F42)

Sexual Abuse, Prevention of (I73)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Crisis Counseling and Support for Survivors of Sexual Violence

The DC Rape Crisis Center's programs for survivors include a 24-hour crisis hotline; 24/7 on-call support to survivors undergoing forensic examinations in the hospital; short-term crisis counseling; free individual and group counseling for children, adults, and families; and support groups. Our children's counseling program uses play and art therapy to help children ages 4-17 to recover from the trauma of sexual abuse. We also have counseling available for deaf clients and Spanish speaking clients.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Victims and oppressed people
Children and youth

The DC Rape Crisis' dedicated community educators work primarily in the schools, and also in the community at large. They conduct over 300 programs a year for elementary school children, reaching over 5,000 young people with age-appropriate presentations.  They run 12 weekly Sister Action Sister Strength Clubs in 11 DCPS schools for middle and high school girls, engaging them in intensive discussions about healthy relationships, being female, sexuality, and more. Each fall, they hold the Teen Dating Violence Conference for teens and the adults who serve them.  They also conduct over 2 dozen workshops and events throughout the city during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), and present targeted programs to community groups requesting presentations and workshops.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provide a wide range of customized training and technical assistance to meet your specific needs.
Develop competency –based professional development opportunities through on-site training sessions, consultations and program development.
Plan professional development; train the trainers, closed workshop series, retreats and conferences that provide supportive, interactive learning opportunities to enhance the work of allied health professionals, schools and organizations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The DC Rape Crisis Center provides 24/7 hospital based, and community-based advocacy to survivors of sexual assault. The center will send an advocate out 24/7 to meet a survivor anywhere in the community including a survivor's home.

Population(s) Served

REST was developed due to an increased need for crisis support. As such the DC Rape Crisis Center has mobilized its REST Team to provide unprecedented support in DC Public Schools around increased disclosures with sexual assault. This past year the DC Rape Crisis Center served 850 students through its REST program

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Agency of the Year Award 2019

National Association of Social Workers

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC) is dedicated to creating a world free of sexual violence through conscience and action. Our call to action obliges us to facilitate systemic change by equipping diverse stakeholders to respond to survivors of sexual assault with compassion, dignity and respect, regardless of race, class, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, immigration status, ability, age or religious affiliation.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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DC Rape Crisis Center

Board of directors
as of 10/12/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. John Ohrnberger

General Dynamics

Chrisi West

Military Officers Association of America

Dora Szalai

Community Volunteer

Kassie Edwards

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Indira Henard

DC Rape Crisis Center

John Orhnberger

General Dynamics

Dr Caira Woods

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Jocelyn Moore

National Football League

Haley Griffin

The Raben Group

Karen Davis

Maddavis Consulting

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/11/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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