In this time of uncertainty, it is very normal to feel anxiety, fear, and a change in our bodily sensations. For survivors of trauma, it can even activate similar responses in our bodies that we felt during the abuse or traumatic event. These feelings will not last forever and you are not alone. Be kind and gracious to yourself.
If you need services at this time, please do not hesitate to reach out to the YWCA of Sonoma County 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline at (707) 546-1234 or Verity’s 24/7 Rape Crisis Line at (707) 545-7273. For restraining order information, call the Legal Aid Domestic Violence Team during business hours at (707) 595-6295. For restraining orders (Emergency Protective Orders or Temporary Restraining Orders) set to expire between 3/16 and 3/31, these have been extended to remain in effect until 4/7/2020.