The Military Rape Crisis Center (MRCC) strives to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence in the United States Armed Forces. MRCC provides case management, victim advocacy, support groups, education, research and training.
Who do we serve?
The Military Rape Crisis Center is a survivor-run organization. All of our services are available to Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces that been sexually harassed, sexually assaulted and/or raped. We do not have a time in service or character of discharge requirement. We also are available to offer support to parents, spouses and family members of Military Sexual Trauma survivors to help their loved ones.
The Military Rape Crisis Center was founded by Panayiota Bertzikis while she was on Active Duty with the United States Coast Guard. Bertzikis was not satisfied with the way her command at Coast Guard Base Boston handled rape cases, including her own, and started the organization to offer her shipmates peer support and to change the way the United States Coast Guard handles rape cases. Today the Military Rape Crisis Center is the largest organization that offers direct services to all military members and veterans that been sexually harassed, sexually assaulted and/or raped.