Our mission

is to stop sexual violence and its impact through support, education, and advocacy.

Our vision

is a world free of sexual violence and all other oppressions.

About the Center

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency. We have served the Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, and surrounding communities since 1974. We provide free and confidential 24-hour crisis intervention services to survivors of sexual violence. Our services include our 24-Hour Help Line, advocacy and accompaniment, support groups, workshops, therapy, and therapy referrals. Additionally, the Center offers educational programs for raising awareness about sexual violence and teaching prevention skills.

In 2007, the Center launched our Latino Services Program to offer bilingual services to the Spanish-speaking community. All our crisis services and education programs are offered in Spanish.

We are a United Way of the Greater Triangle Member Agency of Excellence.

Awards & Honors

2019 | INDY Week’s Best Nonprofit in Orange / Chatham County
2016 | INDY Week’s Best Nonprofit in Orange / Chatham County
2016 | Purple Ribbon of Excellence from the NC Domestic Violence Commission
2013 | Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year
2009 | Triangle United Way Agency of Excellence
2005 | Triangle United Way Agency of Excellence
2005 | Triangle Access Award for Disability Services
2002 | N. C. Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Stewards Award
2000 | N. C. Victim Assistance Network Outstanding Leadership Award
1997 | Donna Stone Memorial Award for Excellence in Abuse Prevention


Help, Hope & Healing: The Numbers

The following statistics are from our 2017-2018 fiscal year:

  • We served 658 survivors, providing support to survivors and their loved ones as well as offering resources for professionals and community members.
  • We offered 21 support groups and workshops, some in English and some in Spanish. Nearly 100 percent of participants reported that our groups helped them feel less alone in their experience and more supported in their healing process.
  • We provided Community Education programs to 14,374  youth and adults. In addition to Safe Touch and Start Strong programs in local K-12 schools, the CE team worked more closely than ever with Client Services staff to deliver community-wide education opportunities, bringing customized programs to faith communities, neighborhoods, and families across the county.

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is dedicated to meeting the needs of all members of our community regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, language, national origin, and immigration status. 

  • 24-Hour Help Line:

    • 866-WE-LISTEN (866-935-4783)
    • 919-967-7273 (Local)
    • 919-338-0746 (TTY)
    • 919-504-5211 (Text)