About Us For more than 31 years, Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) has been the sole provider of comprehensive shelter and support services in the Durham area, providing counseling, legal advocacy, support groups, and shelter to survivors and their families in the aftermath of domestic and sexual violence. DCRC also offers prevention workshops and training to faith-based organizations, schools, professionals and the general public throughout the Triangle. In its history, DCRC has helped more than 20,000 women and children. Last year alone, 237 women and children found safety at the Durham Crisis Response shelter, and another 3,800 learned through our crisis line that they have an ally who can help them end the cycle of violence. Mission The Durham Crisis Response Center works with the community to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, education, support and prevention. History Durham Crisis Response Center: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services is the result of the merger of two long-standing community agencies that together served the Durham community for over twenty years: Rape Crisis of Durham (RCD) and the Orange-Durham Coalition for Battered Women. In February 2001, the Boards of both agencies voted to create one comprehensive agency to provide domestic and sexual violence services. Planning for the merger began in 1999, and the Boards finalized the merger on October 15, 2001. Durham Crisis Response Center(DCRC) is now the only agency in Durham dedicated to providing advocacy, shelter and support services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. Our ultimate goal is to ensure every victim is a survivor. Summary of Services DCRC’s continuum of service includes a 24-hour, confidential crisis line for victims of domestic and sexual violence, short-term emergency shelter, hospital and court accompaniment, legal clinics with local attorneys, support groups, counseling, and referrals for job training, housing, childcare and other community services—all direct services offered to the community free of charge. We also offer educational workshops and professional training for service providers, churches, schools, police, hospitals, civic groups and other community members. For more information, click services.