Welcome to the Victim Witness Services
for Coconino County Website!
I would like to take a moment to say “thank you” for visiting our website. My name is Myra Ferechil and I am the Executive Director and have been since 2013. What a great experience it has been!
I have often been asked: “Why do you do what you do?” The answer is simple. Life is difficult and sometimes we get struck by lightning, and this agency provides the essential services of support through compassion. The human ability to rise and transcend is amazing to watch - our clients are some of the most powerful people I have ever encountered and I am humbled and inspired each day by their strength.
Another aspect that gives me hope is the support we receive from the community. So many people believe in our mission and in the essential services that we provide - for that I have so much gratitude. I think my job would be such a different reality without the support.
This website has been designed to:
1.) Assist victims to become survivors. If you need us, we are just a phone call away 24/7. You are not alone and you are not without hope.
“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” -A.A. Milne
2.) Connect with partner agencies; we could not provide services if we did not rely on our partners. Together we can evolve the entire community.
3.) Engage and Mobilize! We know the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, violence, homicide, suicide, and trauma are heavy topics. So- we ask you to help us carry them. It is a matter of simple physics: the more people who are willing to lift, the lighter the load that each individual must carry.
We thank you and are so thankful for the community that supports us and for the clients who constantly teach us how powerful we can all be.