About us

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, Chambers and Russell county with our office located in Auburn, AL. We welcome survivors of all genders, races, religions, incomes, languages, abilities, ethnicities, and sexual orientations.

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Meet our staff

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Vickie Dearing
Executive Director

Vickie has a bachelor’s of science in Psychology from Auburn University and a master’s in Special Education from Auburn University. She volunteered part time at RCEA in college, and she realized that victim advocacy was her passion. While also teaching special education, she became the Executive Director in 2000 and has since built a substantial network of social services professionals that collaborate and advocate for survivors of sexual assault. Vickie is both educated and passionate about sexual assault prevention, victim services, and the assault recovery process. Vickie is a devoted wife and mother of four kids and four dogs, and she enjoys spending quality time with her family by camping and traveling.