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In Light of Mother’s Day: Protecting Our Girls

The article below is a guest piece by Sonoma’s own Stephanie Hiller. It is intended for mothers who want to protect their daughters, but we think that all readers can gain some insight into sexual violence, human trafficking, and more. Read on: Moms have always…


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Screening of “The Rape of Recy Taylor” in Sebastopol

The Rape of Recy Taylor A Benefit for Verity Thu, Mar 29 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang-raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear…


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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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The Cost and Consequences of Sexual Violence in California

 Read CALCASA’s new report The Cost and Consequences of Sexual Violence in California and learn more about the joint budget advocacy effort with the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. This effort is aimed at increasing the state’s financial commitment, $50 Million, to address and prevent the issues of sexual…


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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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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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Immigrants who face sexual assault are avoiding police and dropping court cases — why?

Everyone who resides in or enters the United States of America has constitutional rights. Victims of crimes, especially victims of crimes committed by U.S. citizens, are entitled to protection under the law. Undocumented immigrants who are victims of sexual or domestic violence can apply for…


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