Rape Crisis InterventionSexual assault is never your fault.
Sonoma County Rape Crisis Intervention
Immediate Crisis Assistance
Our rape crisis intervention line is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. Crisis intervention is provided to anyone affected by sexual assault: survivors, their family, and friends.
Counselors can assist with a wide range of issues, including:
- Talking with survivors about their feelings, regardless of when the assault occurred
- Helping survivors determine their safety and medical needs
- Providing survivors with information about law enforcement and medical issues involved in reporting sexual assault
- Assisting survivors to explore their options and to support their decisions
- Accompanying survivors and advocating for them when dealing with courts, medical care, or law enforcement
- Offering information and referrals
Although we encourage reporting assaults to law enforcement, the decision is yours. Whatever you decide, we will support you.
Our rape crisis intervention line is completely confidential. We know it’s hard to break the silence and we’d like you to know that we’re here to listen and will protect your identity.
Our counselors are legally required to report abuse or assault perpetrated against minors, senior citizens, and dependent adults. We also must report legitimate threats and/or plans of self-harm or harm to others. All other calls are 100% confidential.
If you are a minor or senior citizen or are making a report about a victim in those categories, please know that any information provided will be reported under mandated reporting laws.
State Certified Counselors
All of our rape crisis intervention line counselors are California State Certified Sexual Assault Victim Counselors. This means that each of our counselors has completed a training program required by the California Emergency Management Agency for any person who works on a sexual assault hotline.
In addition, our staff have additional training to help victims with certain specific needs and backgrounds, including:
- Homeless survivors of sexual abuse and survivors who are at risk of homelessness
- Survivors of human trafficking, including sex trafficking and/or labor trafficking
- Incarcerated or detained survivors of sexual violence, whether the abuse occurred inside or outside of a detention facility
- Monolingual Spanish-speaking survivors and child survivors whose parents are monolingual Spanish speakers
If you or someone you know has specific needs, please contact us to discuss how we can help. Our counselors are always willing to try and accommodate victims with special circumstances.
We encourage our clients back into their lives by recognizing sexual assault as trauma, which is something that we all, as humans, can relate to.
We provide support groups for survivors of sexual assault and for their loved ones who may be struggling with their own feelings.
Due to Covid-19, we are working remotely. We are still operating within our normal business hours. Please keep this in mind when contacting us, as we may not be immediately available via our office numbers, but will get your call soon. Our crisis line is fully operational so if you have an emergency, please call our crisis line.
If you have an immediate crisis, please call our rape crisis intervention hotline at (707) 545-7273 or call 911 for emergency services.
For all other inquiries about Verity, including the services we provide, upcoming events, or volunteer opportunities, please call (707) 545-7270 or fill out the contact form on this page. We will reply within two business days.