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April 25, 2012 – DaySpring Villa Becomes Oklahoma's First Domestic Violence Shelter to Earn Certification for Accommodating Adult Victims of Sex Trafficking.
September 29, 2010 – National Entertainer Rodney Carrington Selects Tulsa's DaySpring Villa as Featured Charity for New Foundation.
March 16, 2010 – DaySpring Villa Featured in New Documentary Film Spotlighting Tulsa-area Domestic Violence.
September 29, 2009 – National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Puts Spotlight on Shelter Capacity Levels.
April 7, 2009 – Spike in Tulsa-Area Domestic Violence Generates New Challenges, Solutions for DaySpring Villa.
DaySpring Villa in the News
September 16, 2013 – 42 Arrested in Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Undercover Human Trafficking Sting Across Four Counties
August 19, 2013 – Human Trafficking a Growing Problem in Oklahoma
August 14, 2013 – Doorway to Victimization: Sex traffickers use fear, but the vulnerable are getting help
June 3, 2013 – Planned Tulsa-Area Shelter Addition Will Help Sex-Trafficking Victims
January 30, 2013 – Oklahoma Shelter Helps Human Trafficking Victims Heal, Move On
May 4, 2012 – Human Trafficking Victims Find Solace, Support at Tulsa Center
May 3, 2012 – Victims of Sex Trafficking Will Have Help in Tulsa Area Agency's New Wing
September 7, 2011 – Domestic Violence Shelters Bursting at the Seams
October 8, 2009 – Tulsa's DaySpring Villa Offers Shelter to Abuse Victims
Published quarterly, The Villa Voice provides DaySpring Villa supporters with timely news and information about domestic violence, sexual trafficking, our shelter, our needs, and our efforts to transform the lives of women and children in crisis. From guest and volunteer profiles to feature articles, success stories, and in-depth reports, The Villa Voice covers the reality of domestic violence and human sexual trafficking through the eyes of the women and children who've experience it.
Fall 2013 – Cover Story: DSV's Royal To-Do a Must-Do Event This Autumn
As the appearance of Monarch butterflies in Oklahoma usher in the fall season, they serve as reminders of another royal event just around the corner – DaySpring Villa's annual Royal Feast and Silent Auction.
Summer 2013 – Cover Story: Unwanted
Every year, an estimated 3.4 million men and women are stalked in the United States. For some, their stalkers' obsession only grows bolder and more dangerous over time, with acts that eventually culminate in physical violence and murder.
Spring 2013 – Cover Story: Mrs. Laird Is Afraid of Her Son
In the days following the brutal beating death in January of Tulsan Linda Laird, neighbors recall the 56-year-old single mother stating that she feared her son Hank. Parent abuse is a form of domestic violence that can result in verbal assaults, physical violence, property damage, threats, bullying, theft and even job loss by a parent who finds him or herself at continuous odds with their child.
Winter 2012 – Cover Story: What I'm Thankful for This Holiday Season.
As another year draws to a close, we are reminded of the selfless support our donors, board of directors, volunteers, and staff demonstrate every day with their service, contributions and financial gifts. Without them, DaySpring Villa would be unable to continue our mission to transform the lives of women and children in crisis.
Fall 2012 – Cover Story: DSV Urgently Needs Your Help.
DSV's monthly financial gifts this year also have taken a hard hit, no doubt a result of the continued lagging economy, utility increases or other unexpected expenses our supporters face right along with us.
Summer 2012 – Cover Story: Project Dark 2 Light.
DaySpring Villa launches Oklahoma's first response to transform the lives of adult sexual trafficking victims.
Spring 2012 – Cover Story: Generation Next.
For the first time in DaySpring Villa history, two women, who were children when their mothers found refuge here years ago, are now guests of the shelter with children of their own.
Winter 2011 – Cover Story: Our Christmas Present Is Their Christmas Future.
Like many of you and your families, the staff at DaySpring Villa is busy preparing for the holiday season. Thanks to our many volunteers and supporters, our guests and their children enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner right down to the drumsticks and pumpkin pie. We thanked God for life and each other, for His blessings in good times and bad.
Fall 2011 – Cover Story: Annual Royal Feast and Silent Auction a Must-Attend Fall Event.
"This is the largest fundraiser DaySpring Villa hosts each year, so we're reaching out to businesses, churches and individuals across the Tulsa community to show their support for the women and children we rescue every day from domestic violence situations by donating an auction item or becoming a sponsor." says Nora Cook, president of DSV's board of directors and Royal Feast chair.
Summer 2011 – Cover Story: First Annual Carrington Golf Classic Nets DSV $43,000.
Nationally recognized stand-up comedian, actor, singer and songwriter Rodney Carrington hosted his foundation's first annual Carrington Classic Golf Tournament with all proceeds benefiting DaySpring Villa.
Spring 2011 – Cover Story: The Family Secret.
Children of domestic violence learn early to keep silent. No secrets are ever spilled outside of homes that, inside, carry heavy consequence.
Winter 2010 – Cover Story: A Woman of Means.
What does a battered woman look like? The old stereotype is quickly changing. DaySpring Villa takes a closer look at domestic violence from a wealthy perspective.
Fall 2010 – Cover Story: Rodney Carrington Foundation Selects DaySpring Villa as Featured Charity.
When nationally recognized entertainer and local celebrity Rodney Carrington looked to form a charitable foundation, he had two criteria: Aligning himself with a not-for-profit organization that made a positive impact on Tulsa-area children, and supporting a worthy cause that didn't receive large corporate funding.
Summer 2010 – Cover Story: The Dark Side of Teen Dating Violence.
For most of us, it's difficult to imagine our first dating experiences involving violence but recent statistics show that dating violence among Oklahoma ninth-graders is more than three times the national average.
Spring 2010 – Cover Story: Documentary Spotlights DaySpring Villa, Tulsa-area Domestic Violence.
Into the Light, a new 40-minute documentary film, takes a sobering look at the reality of domestic violence through the eyes of three Tulsa-area women and the women of DaySpring Villa who work with victims of abuse.