When there is a high-profile case of violence against women, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center often sees an increase in calls to their hotline.

Since the East Cleveland murders, there has been a spike in calls. Sometimes cases like these can trigger feelings for survivors of violence — and often that includes rape.

“For me, it makes me nauseous, physically impacted, ” says Beverly Russell, a survivor.

“It just makes me want to fight more to speak out against violence in our communities,” says Imani Capri, a survivor.

If  you need someone to talk to, you can call the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center at 216-619-6192.

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