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Sonoma County Sexual Assault Support Groups
Why Attend A Sexual Assault Support Group?
Our sexual assault support groups bring together people who are going through, or have gone through similar experiences and provide an opportunity for participants to share personal experiences, feelings, and coping strategies.
All Verity support groups are provided completely free of charge and are facilitated by a state-certified sexual assault counselor. We focus on providing a safe environment for participants to share, learn, and heal.
Weekly Women’s Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group
This group is now meeting remotely! For adult women and nonbinary survivors, we provide a weekly drop-in support group on Mondays from 6 PM – 7 PM. We strive to provide a welcoming atmosphere where participants can share, connect, and feel understood.
Sharing is not mandatory and if you prefer to just listen, that is perfectly fine. We understand that it may feel easier to be alone, but it might also be nice to listen to others share their struggles and successes.
The group does not meet on holidays. For more information or to find an upcoming group, please call us at (707) 545-7270. Email [email protected] if you have further questions about this group. We respectfully ask people to show up on time for this group in order to avoid interruptions. Please see following link to join:
Topic: Monday Support Group
Time: Mondays 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 849 7922 9497
Teen Support Group for Female Identified Survivors – Begins September 11th, 2023
Verity is excited to announce our newest support group created to support female identified survivors from ages 14-17. As this is a new support group we are asking for a 6-week commitment. The maximum number of participants is 6 people.
This group was created to support female-identified survivors of sexual violence. Verity aims to provide support to all survivors of sexual violence, including those with marginalized gender identities; trans women, cis women, and femme-identified survivors are encouraged to attend our Monday night support group; cis men, trans men, and masculine-identifying folks are asked to refrain from joining this group, but to please reach out directly to our crisis line for support. For more information on when the next group will start, please email [email protected].
Weekly Men’s Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group
We do not have a male support group at this time, however, we are hopeful we will find a location for this group to meet in the future.
Our rape crisis intervention line is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.
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.
Due to Covid-19, we are working remotely and in-office at all locations on a staggered schedule. Please be certain to call in advanced before making plans to visit our physical locations, either at the FJC or on Steele Lane. 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.