V.V.S. Resources Stretched to the Limit
CAMP VERDE JOURNAL – JON HECHT –
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 that help the Sanctuary raise money beyond its government funding, and separate legal advocacy offices and outreach offices that aim to provide survivors with help even if they don’t need to spend time sleeping at the shelter.
The ability to help victims beyond housing them is vital, because according to Sanctuary administrators, the shelter has been over capacity for more than half a year.
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