Support Groups

Share your experience in a safe environment.

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

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 or check our Facebook page.

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.  

Parents And Caregivers Of Children With Trauma

Supporting your child through healing from trauma can feel overwhelming. Children who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse need extra support and may develop challenging behaviors and emotions. Parents and caregivers also need support and guidance to nurture their children, families, and themselves.

This monthly skills and support group for parents and caregivers will address:

  • Common emotional, behavioral, and psychological reactions children have to experiencing trauma, and how to support your child in coping with them
  • Coping with the vicarious trauma of learning about your child’s abuse
  • How to talk to your child about sexual abuse and safety in an age-appropriate way
  • Positive parenting strategies
  • Connecting with resources and community

This group meets in Spanish on the second Thursday of each month.  Currently there is no group for English speakers. For additional information or to find the next upcoming group, please call us at (707) 545-7270 or check our Facebook page.

Rape Crisis Intervention

Our rape crisis intervention line is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.

Trauma Counseling

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.

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Contact Verity

Please do not message Verity with personal information.

We welcome questions and feedback from our community! 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.

Please note: In order to protect your confidentiality, please call our Crisis Line at (707) 545-7273 for all crisis related inquiries.  Thank you!