The Military Rape Crisis Center was formed in 2006 by then Active Duty Coast Guardsman Panayiota Bertzikis because she was repulsed by the way her command handled her very brutal rape. Panayiota did not want her shipmates to suffer the way that she did and formed the organization to offer support to fellow survivors.
Today the Military Rape Crisis Center is the largest NGO helping survivors of Military Sexual Trauma and their families. The Military Rape Crisis Center free services includes peer support, mental health referrals, victim advocacy, legal advocacy, workshops and eduction.
Melissa, Air Force Veteran and MST survivor.
Jennifer, Air Force Veteran and MST survivor
Ashley, Army Veteran and MST survivor
Stacey, Coast Guard Veteran and MST survivor
Panayiota, Coast Guard Veteran and MST survivor
Kelli, spouse of an MST survivor
Briana, mother of an MST survivor