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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…

Community Helps Victims of Domestic Abuse Feel Better About Themselves

June 5, 2019

Over 30 caring community members “lashed out” against domestic violence on April 27th at the Sedona United Methodist Church to support clients of Verde Valley Sanctuary who are survivors of domestic abuse. The Lash Out Against Domestic Violence event was spearheaded by Andrea Kadar, Corina Taylor, Kaitlynn Schabatka and Barbara Quayle.  They held a brunch…

Spring 2019 Newsletter

April 1, 2019

There is a lot happening at the Verde Valley Sanctuary.  Read our latest newsletter and learn about: Judy’s Journey to Safety – Insight into a client’s experience Local Teens Learn about Healthy Choices at “Teen Maze” The Victim Advocate – How our staff supports new beginnings Shelter Renovation and Pet-Friendly Update How to get involved…

“Time To Talk” Support Groups Expanded to Four Times Per Week

March 21, 2019

  The Verde Valley Sanctuary is pleased to announce expanded support groups throughout the Verde Valley.   Beginning April 1st, Verde Valley Sanctuary Victim Advocates will conduct “A Time to Talk”, Violence Based Support Groups four times per week in Cottonwood and Sedona. “A Time To Talk” is open to all individuals who have experienced any…

Verde Valley Sanctuary Incorporates Trauma Informed Design at the Shelter

March 2, 2019

          We are pleased to announce that the Living Room renovation project at the Verde Valley Sanctuary shelter is now complete.  Thanks to the vision and design of Erin Rieger of Desert Willow Interior, the women and children living at the shelter now have a beautiful and tranquil new living space. The…

Volunteers Needed

January 19, 2019

The Verde Valley Sanctuary is seeking volunteers to help in providing support services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.   Demand has never been higher for the Sanctuary.  Volunteers are needed at both our Outreach Center (where clients who don’t need shelter can get help) as well as our 28-bed shelter.  Volunteer needs include:…

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