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Strong Survival: Student Documentary Film takes on Human Trafficking in Sonoma County

Santa Rosa, CA – March 5, 2018 – In August of 2016, Sonoma County Junior Human Rights Commissioner Shynie Lu began directing the documentary Strong Survival on human trafficking in Sonoma County. The 30-minute film documents local survivor and activist Maya Babow’s experiences from the ages…


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Black History Month and Sexual Violence

From CalCASA: “The history of the rape crisis movement in the United States is also a history of the struggle of African American women against racism and sexism. During slavery, the rape of enslaved women by white men was common and legal. After slavery ended,…


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On Action as Self-Care

So much has happened since the decades of abusive behavior by Harvey Weinstein were exposed, an endless stream of new revelations and disturbing discoveries followed by responses like the #MeToo movement.  Now we are talking more and more about the backlash, being asked will this…


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Join our Board of Directors!

Verity’s work would not be possible without the dedication and enthusiasm of our Board of Directors. As of January 2018, we have six available seats on our Board. If you are interested in amplifying the work that Verity does, helping fundraise, or improving our services,…


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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month!

Human trafficking is a violent act against humanity. Traffickers and purchasers of those who are victimized lack a conscience, remorse, or respect for the women, men, children, and youth who are victimized by the atrocities that occur when one is trafficked.  Each day in our…


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Verity’s office is closed from 12/23/17 – 1/1/18!

Verity’s office will be closed from 5 PM on Friday, December 22nd until Tuesday, January 2nd at 9 AM.  While our staff will be taking the week off to rest and enjoy the holiday season with their loved ones, that does not mean we are…


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Help Our Clients Have Happy Holidays!

One of the ways that Verity is able to truly support survivors of sexual violence is by making sure that survivors’ families are supported, too. Especially in the wake of the firestorms earlier this year, our clients and their families need supplies of food and…


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Chris Castillo, Verity’s Executive Director, wins Nonprofit Leadership Award

Chris Castillo, of Santa Rosa’s Verity, has won one of North Bay Business Journal’s Nonprofit Leadership Awards. From Chris: I want to thank you for this tremendous honor. And yet I want to say that yes I lead this organization but we would not be…


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2017 Fundraising Breakfast Cancelled

We cannot, in good conscience, devote the time, money, and people-power necessary to putting on a fundraiser when our communities need that time, money, and people-power for far more pressing needs. Thank you so much for standing by us with this decision, which is made…


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Resources for Fire Volunteers and Evacuees

First of all, we do hope that you and those you love are safe and sound. All Verity staff members and their families are safe as of now, although a few have had to evacuate. Our building on Piner Road is still standing and in…


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