We help people who have been affected by family violence, intimate partner violence, or sexual assault.
Our first priority is recent victims of violent crime, or those may be in imminent danger,
Our shelters are at undisclosed locations; including a national network if needed.
We are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and maintain a hotline to respond to crisis calls and inquiries. Our area facilities can provide about 28 beds.
Additional shelter services are:
Transitional housing provides a step between shelter and fully independent living. Transitional housing subsidies and ongoing staff support are typically offered to former shelter residents for three to six months.
These services are provided through the YES (Youth Empowerment Services) Program. This program provides outreach, education, and intervention to at-risk youth. Our education/prevention groups covers issues of self esteem, dealing with feelings of anger and aggression without resorting to violence, and making healthy choices. This is primarily a school-based program, though additional sites are added during the summer months.
The legal advocacy program is staffed by three ‘lay’ legal advocates, two of whom are bi-lingual in Spanish. The program serves individuals and families in the shelter and throughout the Verde Valley who have legal concerns related to domestic abuse and/or sexual assault. Assistance with obtaining orders of protection, and preparation for and accompaniment to court appearances are among the many services offered. Weekly community-based domestic violence groups are based out of this office.
Attorney services are sometimes available for criminal victimization cases.
This program includes a life skills/work readiness program for women in the shelter who may have limited work experience or are returning to the work force.
Sanctuary staff are available to speak to community groups, to clubs, and to other service providers throughout the Verde Valley. Sanctuary staff are experienced in all aspects of domestic violence. Requests for speakers can be made through the Executive Director by phone (928-634-2511) or email VVS@Sedona.net.
1.800.930.7233 - 24 Hour Hotline
Verde Valley Sanctuary | P.O. Box 595 | Sedona, AZ 86339
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