About Us

Sexual violence happens in every community and affects people of all genders and ages. Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact. This includes words and actions of a sexual nature against a person's will and without their consent. A person may use force, threats, manipulation or coercion to commit sexual violence.

         Who We Are

Rape Counselors of East Alabama strives to provide 24-hour free and confidential services to victims of sexual assault, their families, and friends. RCEA is committed to empowering survivors and eliminating all forms of sexual violence in our community. Through education and awareness, RCEA aims to change the cultural norms that enable sexual assault to proliferate. Our service area includes: Lee, Tallapoosa, Macon and Chambers county with our office located in Auburn, AL. We welcome survivors of all genders, including men and transgender people; races; religions; incomes; languages; abilities; ethnicities; and sexual orientations.

About the Executive Director

Vickie Dearing is an experienced victim advocate who has fielded hundreds of hotline calls and has interacted with with many victims of sexual assault. She is highly educated in the areas of assault prevention, victim services and assault recovery processes. 

About Sexual Assault

Mission Statement

Our Vision

To create a community free from all forms of sexual violence.

It is our goal to reduce the physical and psychological aspects associated with the trauma of sexual assault and to enhance the treatment and recovery processes. RCEA empowers people through healing and social change to eliminate all forms of sexual violence. We are committed to transforming lives by providing services and education to meet the needs of our diverse community.