We have partnered with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, to assist alumni and former students who are survivors of sexual misconduct and related violence during their time at Sonoma Academy with costs related to therapy. Any former student seeking support through this Fund can be assured that RAINN and the third-party claims administrator will not share their name or any other personally identifying details with any Sonoma Academy administrator, board member, or other staff member.
We are committed to providing former students and alumni with reimbursement for therapy costs for a three-year period from the program’s inception and up to a maximum of $20,000 per individual, related to sexual misconduct and related violence by any former Sonoma Academy personnel, including faculty, staff, or contractors. Sessions must be with a licensed, qualified mental health professional with a Master’s degree or higher.
If alumni or former students exhaust the $20,000 in funds and need additional therapy, they may petition for further funds through RAINN or the third-party claims administrator, both of whom will anonymize the petitions in order to protect the petitioners’ identities before forwarding those requests to Sonoma Academy for evaluation on a case-by-case basis. Sonoma Academy is also willing to consider extending the Sonoma Academy Therapy Fund to cover alumni and former students affected by sexual misconduct perpetrated by another student, should the Debevoise & Plimpton investigation find that the Sonoma Academy administration mishandled such incidents.
An independent, third-party claims administrator will work with RAINN to maintain the confidentiality of the survivors accessing the Fund, review all claims, and process approved payments to therapists or as reimbursement.
All inquiries and financial assistance/reimbursement requests are confidential, and Sonoma Academy will not receive any information about callers to the Hotline.
For further information about the specifics of Sonoma Academy Therapy Fund, contact the dedicated Sonoma Academy Therapy Fund Hotline operated by RAINN at (833) 893-0117. This service is available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am-7:00 pm ET (excluding federal holidays and RAINN closures).
For immediate crisis intervention, and general information and resources available 24/7, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at (800) 656-HOPE (4673) or hotline.rainn.org