It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year that I have been in the Magic Valley of Southern Idaho, leading this amazing organization, Voices Against Violence (VAV), into its 41st year of serving the community and making an impact on survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other types of interpersonal violence. A lot has happened over the course of the past 12 months, and I am happy to report that we are learning, thriving, and growing into the organization of the future. We dare to dream big dreams for VAV, the community of Twin Falls, and beyond. We’ve made some personnel changes, incorporated some new policies, and adopted a mantra and a culture that permeates throughout our agency.
When we say, “We hear you.” “We really care.” “We can help,” we REALLY mean it – not only for our courageous clients, but for our staff, board members, and community constituents, as well. We listen with intention. We care with compassion. We provide resources to those in need, to the very best of our ability. Our success, as an organization, is your success as a survivor, staff member, board member, or community member.
We invite you to dream with us. We have expectations of expansion in the not-so-distant future, and we will need your support, encouragement, and involvement to make it happen. We recognize that everything begins with a thought, an idea, and a decision; and we have decided to take advocacy to the next level in the Magic Valley! Keep your eyes and ears open for more information and do not hesitate to inquire as to how you can best support VAV survivors in their quest to overcome their circumstances and move beyond mere existence and survival to a position of thriving and empowerment.
Yes, we need YOU! Together, we can make a difference. We can turn those dreams into reality for the individual, the family, the organization, and the community. Let’s make it happen! Let’s do this together.
We hear you. We really care. We can help. We are Voices Against Violence.