The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC) is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to provide ongoing advocacy, support and healing for all victims and survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse; and to prevent sexual violence in our community through education.
All individuals in Monterey County will treat each other with respect and feel empowered to make safe, healthy choices towards ending sexual violence.
Who We Serve
The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center serves people of all races, cultures, religions, incomes and political affiliations impacted by sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking. MCRCC clients include, but are not limited to: seniors; children; monolingual Spanish speakers; individuals experiencing homelessness; transgender and queer folks; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and asexual individuals; people who identify outside the gender binary; current and former foster youth; documented and undocumented immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers; people with disabilities; and people experiencing incarceration.
MCRCC believes survivors and in the right to heal on one’s own terms. Our services will always be available when the survivor is ready, whether that is in the immediate aftermath of violence committed against them or years later.
MCRCC also serves people connected to survivors, because we acknowledge the trauma of sexual violence can impact entire families, across generations, and communities. Significant others can include but are not limited to: spouses, parents, guardians, caregivers, siblings, intimate partners, friends, and other family members.
The Monterey Rape Crisis Center was founded in 1973. In 2007, services expanded to include the entirety of Monterey County and we changed our name to the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center to reflect the entire area we serve.