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Our Next Crisis Line Counselor Training Starts January 7th!

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to volunteer more? Maybe it’s to believe and support survivors? Heck, maybe it’s even just to meet more people! Regardless, we have a perfect opportunity for you! Our next Crisis Line Counselor training will take place from January…

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National Picture Book Month

While we all wish to protect children from the scary things that happen in our world this can leave them unprepared to recognize their rights, their power, and to know when something bad is happening to them. Giving our children knowledge and opening up age-appropriate…

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Labor Trafficking

While much of what the work we do focuses on sex trafficking here at Verity, we also work to end labor trafficking in Sonoma County and support survivors. Many folks we work with don’t identify what is happening in their lives as trafficking. That’s completely…

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Trans Rights are Human Rights

Trans folks: we believe you, we see you, we hear you, we love you, we support you. We need you. You matter. Everyone: be brave, be strong, use your voice and your power… and don’t forget to VOTE! Trans rights are human rights. All survivors matter,…

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No More “Boys Will Be Boys”

I wonder if people who say things like “boys will be boys” realizing how much loathing those statements show for young men. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of attempted rape as a high school student. Many of his defenders have minimized the…

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The Legacy of Abuse

After two years of investigation, a Pennsylvania grand jury report has brought to light over 1,000 cases of abuse of children by 300 Catholic priests over the last 70 years. In the words of the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, it is…

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Aroma Lockets

Verity is truly blessed to have such a wonderful community of collaborators! One of our volunteer Crisis Line Counselors has embarked on an awesome locket-making project in which she will sell lockets with essential oils to raise money for Verity and give lockets to those…

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Does Your Teen Have a Safety Plan?

A TEEN’S GUIDE TO SAFETY PLANNING *adapted from Love is Respect. WHY DO I NEED A SAFETY PLAN? Everyone deserves a relationship that is healthy, safe and supportive. If you are in a relationship that is hurting you, it is important for you to know…

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Red Flag Warnings in Kids and Teens

Signs that a teen may have been sexually abused Some of the warning signs that a teen has been sexually assaulted or abused can easily blend in with the everyday struggles teens face as they learn how to relate to their bodies, peers, and environments. If…

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What is stalking?

What is Stalking? You are being stalked when a person repeatedly watches, follows or harasses you, making you feel afraid or unsafe. A stalker can be someone you know, a current or past boyfriend or girlfriend or a stranger. Stalkers may engage in a variety…

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