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Sanctuary Sundays

June 25, 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. Don’t forget to RSVP for Wine Glass Painting in the garden! Live Music by The Raven…

Community Pulls Together to Help 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:…

V.V.S. Resources Stretched to the Limit

December 28, 2018

CAMP VERDE JOURNAL – JON HECHT  – 27 DECEMBER 2018 The Verde Valley Sanctuary has existed in the area as a resource for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse for 25 years. Its 28-bed shelter — the location of which is kept secret to prevent retaliation by abusers — is supplemented by two thrift stores…

Volunteers help Verde Valley Sanctuary Expand Services

November 19, 2018

The Verde Valley Sanctuary is expanding their services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault thanks to the expansion of its volunteer program.  Demand for services from the Verde Valley Sanctuary including safe shelter, counseling, safety planning and legal support have never been higher.  In fact, the 28-bed shelter has been at capacity since…

Twice Nice Thriftique Invites Community to Grand Opening

October 29, 2018

The Verde Valley Sanctuary is proud to announce the grand opening of Twice Nice Thriftique’s new location at 297 South Main Street in Cottonwood.  The community is invited to the Grand Opening Event on Friday, November 2nd from 11 am to 2 pm.  Guests will enjoy food and music in the garden, special store discounts…

Verde Valley Sanctuary Celebrates 25th Anniversary

October 18, 2018

                    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Verde Valley Sanctuary is celebrating 25 years of protecting, assisting and empowering thousands of local residents affected by domestic abuse and sexual assault. One in three women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence…

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