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Verde Valley Sanctuary Introduces New Executive Director

May 11, 2022

The Verde Valley Sanctuary Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Jessye Johnson has taken the helm as the organization’s Executive Director. Jessye has a rich history of serving children, families, and survivors of domestic and sexual violence as a seasoned nonprofit leader with deep roots in Arizona. Jessye has over two decades of…

Painting with Purpose

March 29, 2022

“Painting with Purpose” is a fun and engaging social outing that combines spirits, good food, fun, and art. It’s a unique form of entertainment and camaraderie that ultimately aids a local nonprofit organization and promotes a transformation of strangers to co-creators. We are all just one act away from connecting for a good cause that…

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March 29, 2022

In the month of April, Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS) recognizes National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). We take this moment to reflect on the strength and resilience of survivors and victims, the perseverance of advocates, and the dedication of the professionals in many fields who support those who experience sexual violence. The term “sexual assault”…

Verde Valley Sanctuary’s YES Program

March 26, 2022

Studies suggest that 15.5 million children in the U.S. witness domestic violence annually. By age 17, over one-third of America’s children will have been exposed to domestic violence. Witnessing violence can have a lasting impact on a child, and can result in fractured relationships, poor academic success, and even health problems that can last long…

Verde Valley Sanctuary’s Outreach Center

March 26, 2022

The purpose for the VVS Outreach Center is provide support for domestic and sexual violence survivors who do not need emergency shelter. It’s a beautiful building that provides a welcoming, safe, and confidential space for survivors to share their personal experiences and particular needs. Advocates provide safety planning, support groups, case management, intensive advocacy, transportation,…

Arizona Gives Day April 5-6, 2022

March 26, 2022

We are counting down to Arizona Gives Day on April 5-6. Early giving began on March 15th. Arizona Gives Day is an annual giving movement uniting nonprofits, big and small, new and established, to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Arizona through online giving. Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS) is participating, and our goal is to raise…

Twice Nice Thriftiques’ Senior Giving Trees Spread Joy & Hope

February 25, 2022

Twice Nice Thriftiques have been valuable partners to the NACOG Area Agency on Aging’s program, Holiday Joy for Older Adults. As in past years, it was the goal of NACOG-Area Agency on Aging to provide our neediest seniors, whom would be all alone at Christmas, with holiday gifts and cheer.   As you can imagine…

Time To Talk, Domestic Violence Survivor Support Groups

January 30, 2022

When it comes to healing from domestic violence, it helps to have people you can talk to on a regular basis. This ongoing communication not only helps you make sense of what you’re experiencing, but also provides support, validation, and resources from people who have been through the same things you’ve been through.

Award Winning Thriftiques Need Volunteers

December 16, 2021

The Twice Nice Thriftiques earned nearly $600,000 in our previous fiscal year; all profits directly support the Verde Valley Sanctuary Shelter. Twice Nice Thriftiques in Sedona, Cottonwood and Camp Verde were voted “Best Thrift Stores of 2021” by Kudos Magazine readers, a publication of the Verde Independent Newspaper. The Thriftiques sell gently used donations of…

A Powerful Vision for Verde Valley Sanctuary

December 16, 2021

Every nonprofit should have a vision. A single, overarching vision aligns staff, leadership, partners and donors around the ultimate goal of the work; it is an essential tool for making decisions about programs and initiatives, and tells us what the mission leads up to—the future we are working towards. A vision statement is not just an…

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