RCS Fresno works to end rape and sexual violence and empower survivors while supporting safe, consensual relationships.

PROGRAMS

Rape survivors have relied on RCS Fresno advocates for more than 40 years. Let us help. You decide how.

Support

Untreated rape trauma can cause long term bad health, including chemical dependency, loss of capacity for intimacy, clinical depression, post-traumatic stress and suicide. Let RCS Fresno help in the way that you choose.

Education

Did you know that as many as 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men report unwanted sexual experiences during their lifetime?

Volunteer

Join the mission to end rape and sexual violence in Fresno County. RCS Fresno can teach you how to make a real contribution and do meaningful work while gaining valuable professional experience.

Advocacy

RCS Fresno advocates assist survivors of rape and sexual violence according to the survivor's preference. Our advocates respond 24 hours a day.

Nearly 1 in 5

women in the United States have been raped at some time in their lives, including completed forced penetration, attempted forced penetration, or alcohol/drug facilitated completed penetration.

More than half

of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance.

Over 1 in 3

women in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

  • “Are you OK?”

    - After raping me and throwing me on our bed. My cheek was throbbing but I knew it was over so I said “Yes”.

  • “You shouldn’t have been @ that place without my permission”

  • “Do you want to play house?”

    The tears I cry aren’t tears of sadness, they are tears of RELIEF.

  • “When you sober up, don’t freak out.”

  • “Don’t worry, boys are supposed to like this.”

  • “Does that feel good?”

    I was 3 years old.

  • “Hey, wanna have some fun?”

    I was 8 or 9. He was 17 or 18. I can’t really remember much.

  • “Apologize to him” – said my mom after I told her my father raped me.

    Daddy – you stole my childhood and my mom. You don’t get my spirit. I’m still standing.

SURVIVORS ARTWORK

Works of art by survivors of rape and sexual violence

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Help Celebrate RCS Fresno's 40th Anniversary on April 12th, 2014!

Help RCS Fresno Celebrate 40 Years!

April 9, 2014

On Saturday, April 12th at 5:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 2672 E. Alluvial Ave. in F …

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Celebrated Artist Jamison Gish Supports Our Rape Survivors (#SOS)

April 2, 2014

On Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the K-JEWEL art gallery, celebrated portrait artist Jamison Alexander …

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Reserve your seat for the RCS 40th Anniversary on April 12th!

February 17, 2014

Join RCS on Saturday, April 12th at 5:30 p.m. at 2672 Alluvial Avenue in Fresno for an evening of mu …

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