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Twice Nice Thrift Store Voted “Best Bargain Store of 2021” by Sedona Red Rock News Readers

August 25, 2021

Verde Valley Sanctuary’s mission is to decrease the harm of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking and help prevent additional abuses. The Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS) began in 1993 (28 years ago) as a grassroots organization of women who were concerned about domestic violence in our community. The original group of volunteers began taking…

Celebrating 11 Years of Giving, Verde Valley Sanctuary Back-to-School Supplies

August 24, 2021

Twice Nice Community Enterprise Director, Barry Maketansky and Jennie Underwood, Director of Outreach, Legal Advocacy, and the Youth Empowerment Services program wait with anticipation for the 11th annual gift of back-to-school supplies for client families of the Verde Valley Sanctuary. What a delight when Sally arrives with her vehicle filled to the brim with 110…

VIN DE FILLES – Verde Valley Sanctuary to Benefit from Arizona Women’s Wine Project

July 28, 2021

Vin de Filles is an Arizona Women’s Project supported by Page Springs Cellars (PSC), located at the foothills of Sedona, Arizona. This project was founded during a grape harvest in 2019 by Gayle Glomski who works at Page Springs Cellars. Page Springs Cellars harvesting crews were committed to picking grapes, so she gathered a crew…

Twice Nice Thriftiques Reopen

May 12, 2020

We are reopening the Twice Nice Thriftiques in Cottonwood and Sedona with limited hours. Sedona reopens 5/11 and Cottonwood 5/13. Both stores will be open Monday – Saturday from 10AM-3PM. Donations will be accepted Tuesday through Friday during normal business hours. We ask that customers wear a face covering and practice social distancing when in…

VVS Responds to Covid-19

May 2, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we have tried to take thoughtful steps to address what is a new (and hopefully temporary) way of life. Things may seem like they are constantly changing, but one thing that has not changed is our commitment to your safety and well-being. From the safety of our homes,…

Verde Valley Sanctuary is a Certified Sustainable Business

August 15, 2019

The Verde Valley Sanctuary offers a safe haven for victims of family violence and sexual assault, providing free shelter, community outreach, legal advocacy, and education and prevention—regardless of gender or gender identity. Support is available in English and Spanish. The Sanctuary team knows that a healthy environment is an essential part of the healing process…

Legal Advocacy Empowers Victims of Domestic Violence

August 8, 2019

Meily Rodriguez’s first experience with the Verde Valley Sanctuary was a job interview for Administrative Assistant with the Legal Advocacy Office nearly 13 years ago. “The more I learned about domestic violence, the more the job resonated with me. My mother was a victim and several people in my life have experienced domestic violence. I…

“A Time to Talk” Trauma Support Groups

August 6, 2019

The Verde Valley Sanctuary offers a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for survivors of any form of violence and/ or trauma in their lifetime. These sessions, “Time to Talk”, are the ideal setting for individuals to talk about their common experiences and learn coping skills. “Time to Talk – Camp Verde” support group is held each…

Thank You Natalia Lisanova & Rotary Club of Sedona Village

July 23, 2019

Rotary Hosts International Event to Benefit Community The Rotary Club of Sedona Village organized and sponsored an intimate Salon Piano Recital performed by 16 year old rising Russian prodigy from St. Petersburg: Natalia Lisanova. Natalia started her music education when she was a mere toddler. Her mother was her first teacher. She studied in a…

Sanctuary Sundays

July 21, 2019

Sanctuary Sundays every 3rd Sunday June through December. Treat yourself to a luscious experience at The Muse. Sip Champagne, nibble on chocolate and relax with a reflexology session. All for a good cause! Proceeds benefit the Verde Valley Sanctuary. The Muse Art Gallery (735 N Main St in Old Town Cottonwood) is at its core…

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