The Orange County Rape Crisis Center supports survivors of all types of sexual violence for free. This nonprofit organization was facing several cuts from staff to programming starting in October.
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The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is almost 50 years in service. Until this nonprofit organization was facing major cuts from staff to programming. This coming October they will start cutting 50% of their staff. The nonprofit org. will reduce their therapy caseload by 60% which will be moved to a waitlist and prevention programming will only be available to some grade levels. But according to Rachel Valentine, there will be no changes to its 24-hour helpline.
According to the source, Rachel Valentine told that the org. has seen decreasing of more than $400,000 in government contracts in the last three years. At the same time, the number of survivors increases up to 80%. She told that the government stops prioritizing their organization.
The Orange County Rape Crisis Center received the funds from the ‘Crime Victim Funds’ and it is from the fines and fees collected from those convicted of federal crimes. But the money collected will go to law enforcement and they will get only a small amount to support the survivors. It keeps getting smaller and smaller. Because of that, the Orange County Rape Crisis Center will make hard decisions but they will not let rape crisis services stop.