Sonoma County’s Rape Crisis, Trauma, and Healing Center
Rape Crisis Intervention
Verity’s sexual assault and rape crisis line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is staffed by trained, compassionate, California State Certified sexual assault victim counselors for confidential counseling, emergency assistance, information, and referrals. Crisis intervention is provided to anyone affected by sexual assault, including survivors and their family and friends.
Verity extends sexual abuse, trauma, and rape counseling services to clients who have been physically and/or emotionally traumatized at any point in their lives.
By working with families, friends, and significant others of survivors, we are able to support all individuals affected by trauma. We work with adults and children who are over the age of six and provide individual, group, couples, and family counseling.
In keeping with the mission and philosophy of Verity, our Prevention Education Department aims to increase our community’s awareness of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and child abuse.
We present prevention strategies and intervention advice through classroom and community presentations. All presentations are tailored to each individual group, are available in English and Spanish, and free of charge. We believe education is key to eliminating sexual violence from our community.
We provide support groups for survivors of sexual assault and for their loved ones who may be struggling with their own feelings.
Online Community Resources
In addition to the services we provide in person and via our crisis line, Verity regularly publishes articles about topics related to trauma, sexual abuse, and community violence. Please check back regularly for new articles, or contact us to suggest a topic that’s important to you. Visit our blog to see more.
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From our friends at 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...read more
If you need immediate help with a crisis, call our 24 hour crisis support line at (707) 545-7273. To send us an email, please fill out the adjacent form and we’ll respond to you as quickly as we are able. Our typical response time is within two business days.
We welcome questions and feedback from our community, and look forward to speaking with you.