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

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Programs

Fresno County communities have relied on RCS Fresno 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. Our advocates can assess needs and offer appropriate referrals for advocacy, legal accompaniment, therapy, support groups and other services. Let RCS Fresno help in the way that you choose.

  • Education

    Did you know that the rates of rape and sexual violence are very high but that reporting rates are very low? Did you know that trauma from rape and sexual violence causes physical and mental health symptoms that last years? At RCS Fresno, we study these and related questions so that we can more effectively help prevent rape and sexual violence from happening.

  • Internships

    Join the mission to end rape and sexual violence in Fresno County. RCS Fresno can teach you to listen to clients, listen to your communities and cooperate effectively with others working to end rape and sexual violence. Make real contributions and do meaningful community work while gaining valuable professional experience.

  • Advocacy

    RCS Fresno advocates help survivors of rape and sexual violence according to the survivor's preference. Our advocates respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • 1/5

    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.

  • 1/2

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

  • 1/3

    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.

Photos from Project Unbreakable

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News

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Fresno Bee Reports Sexual Violence Committed Against Agricultural Workers

Published on June 23rd, 2013, this Fresno Bee article delves into the countless instances of sexual assault that often go […]

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Digital Postcards

Arte Sana’s new digital outreach tool in Spanish for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) has gone viral! In five hours […]

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Events


  1. Oct 22

    Women’s Alliance presents “Take back the Night”

    5:00PM - 9:00PM
    California State University, Fresno


  2. Oct 28

    Community Outreach at Consulate General of Mexico

    9:00AM - 1:00PM
    Consulate of Mexico

  3. Nov 4

    RCS Fresno Present at FCC Women’s Studies 10

    9:30AM - 10:50AM
    Fresno City College