Page Springs Cellars Donor Story

January 1, 2023

Community Development Director Tracey McConnell had an opportunity to interview Gayle Glomski, Founder Vin de Filles, An Arizona Women’s Wine Project, which raised $25,000 October 2021 and $40,000 October 2022 to directly benefit survivors of domestic and sexual violence served by the Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS). How did you first hear about our organization? I…

Christmas Gifts from Donors to Clients

January 1, 2023

Hideaway House, Sisterhood Connection Foundation, Quail Country Quilters Guild, Sedona Elks Lodge, Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, Corina Taylor & daughter Kaitlynn Schabatka, Cottonwood Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, Oak Creek Club Niners, White Light Crystal, Books, and Angels, St. John Vianney Church, Walker Marshal, Michelle & Frank Barry (and many anonymous donors)…

Donor Story, Renee and Doug Leuthold

January 1, 2023

Renee and Doug Leuthold met with Community Development Director Tracey McConnell on November 14th to learn more about the Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS). They asked a lot of great questions! Who knew they would propose giving $50,000 to help us raise more funds for our important work? What an extraordinary gift for us to receive!…

Margie’s Story

December 30, 2022

The Verde Valley Sanctuary literally saved my life! My gratitude quotient is off the charts. You see, I didn’t realize I was being domestically abused. I lived with an alcoholic who was increasingly violent. It wasn’t until I was eight years into this violence that a female sheriff encouraged me to get domestic violence counseling.…

Thank You from Verde Valley Sanctuary!

December 30, 2022

We at the Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS) are honored and deeply moved by your efforts to help us raise funds for our mission to provide safety, services, and comfort to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Your generosity enables us to make a beautiful and meaningful difference for the many individuals and families we support.…

‘Vin de Filles’ Donates $40,000 to Verde Valley Sanctuary

December 15, 2022

‘Vin de Filles’, an Arizona wine grown, produced, and bottled by women, released their 2nd vintage during its second Fund-Raising Dinner in mid-October on the Vineyard Deck at Page Springs Cellars, Cornville, Arizona. The group of female volunteers ranging in age between 11 and 68 started the Vin de Filles wine label in 2020. Thanks…

Be aware of domestic violence around the holidays

November 17, 2022

Domestic violence does not take a break for the holidays, and strained families who gather together should be aware of its warning signs and the resources available to help them. Many survivors in a situation of domestic violence try to stick it out during the holidays. “We typically see a decrease in the number of…

Verde Valley Sanctuary Back-to-School Supplies

July 28, 2022

Celebrating 12 Years of Giving VVS Executive Director Jessye Johnson, Twice Nice Community Enterprise Director Barry Maketansky, Emergency Shelter Director Jenny Underwood, and donor Sally Van Zwol unpack the 12th 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…

New Transitional Housing Coming for Abuse Survivors

July 28, 2022

Economic and Financial Abuse

June 8, 2022

Financial abuse is a common tactic used by abusers to gain power and control in a relationship. The forms of financial abuse may be subtle or overt but in in general, include tactics to conceal information, limit the victim’s access to assets, or reduce accessibility to the family finances. Financial abuse – along with emotional,…

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