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Rotary Clubs Come Together to Support the Verde Valley Sanctuary

August 13, 2018

All four Rotary Clubs in the Verde Valley are providing support to victims of domestic abuse.  A check presentation was held at the Verde Valley Sanctuary’s Outreach Center located at 601 West Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Holli Ploog, President of the Rotary Club of Sedona presented a check for $4,000…

“Seek Then Speak” – End the Cycle of Violence

August 8, 2018

Coalition of Law Enforcement and Victim Advocacy Agencies join together to provide Sexual Assault Victims Recovery and Reporting resources  “I’ve been sexually assaulted and don’t know where to turn.” “Seek Then Speak” ( is a new online resource for sexual assault victims seeking assistance and support. Victims can remain anonymous as long as they would…

Verde Valley Sanctuary Accepting Applications for New Board Members

August 8, 2018

The Verde Valley Sanctuary is now accepting applications to join our Board of Directors.  If you are interested in protecting, assisting and empowering victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault we encourage you to apply. The Verde Valley Sanctuary has been supporting victims of abuse here in the Verde Valley for 25 years.  Our 360-degree…

Shelter: A Home Away from Home

July 16, 2018

It’s not the home they are used to. It lacks pictures of loved ones hung upon the walls and the sound of their pet running down the hall. But, what this new home gives women and children is refuge, and that can make leaving the familiar behind for the unknown a bit easier. This leap…

Victims of Human Sex Trafficking Receive Support from Verde Valley Sanctuary

June 1, 2018

As a culture we have become desensitized to the damaging long-term effects of prostitution, pornography and human trafficking. Human trafficking is referred to as the modern slave trade. In 2016 alone, there were approximately 5,500 cases of sex trafficking that were reported in the United States, this number does not include forced labor, forced marriage,…

V.V.S. Newsletter

May 4, 2018

Stay up to date with the latest news from V.V.S. Learn about recent renovations at the shelter, expanded services and upcoming events. VVS Newsletter August 2018

Expanded Trauma Support Groups Now Offered

May 4, 2018

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

V.V.S. host’s special screening of documentary “I am Evidence”

May 4, 2018

Sexual assault and domestic violence victims in many cases have had their voices muffled. To show that there are people fighting on behalf of victims, the Sedona International Film Festival and the Verde Valley Sanctuary present “I am Evidence,” a documentary that sheds light on the number of untested rape kits in the United States…

V.V.S. Education and Prevention Department Host “Teen Maze 2018”

March 28, 2018

It’s one thing to want folks to lead healthy, informed lives. It’s another to give them the tools necessary to make those choices. Going on 11 years, Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) and the Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS) have partnered to put on Teen Maze, an event geared to help the Verde Valley’s young…

Michael Capozzoli is Walking Across America to Raise $ for V.V.S. Pet Friendly Shelter

March 27, 2018

What: 66 year-old, Michael Capozzoli, is walking 3000 miles across America raising money and awareness for domestic violence shelters. Specifically, he is helping to raise the $250,000 necessary to build a pet friendly shelter for the Verde Valley Sanctuary, a domestic violence shelter in his home town of Sedona, AZ.   He is walking from Dana…

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