Vera’s Open Arms, (V.O.A.), is a shelter for women and children that have endured the traumatic experience of domestic violence resulting in homelessness or other. VOA, is a non-profit organization with tax-exempt status granted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The organization and staff are currently located in the County of San Bernardino in the State of California, USA.
Our very own President and Founder of Vera’s Open Arms, V.O.A., Kimberly Haynesworth has witnessed Domestic Violence in her parents home as a child.
While the impact endured was on her mother, Vera Lee (Waterford) Haynesworth, many fail to realize that children are also affected by experiencing such trauma in the home.
At the age of 18, she later found that her mother lost her life at her father's doing. This took a heavy toll on her and her brother.
But with prayer, purpose and persistence, Kim chose to create this shelter to do her part in eradicating domestic violence and lifting up other victorious women and their children.
Kimberly C. Haynesworth
President/Founder of VOA
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
define their future, and change the world.
The overall mission of Vera's Open Arms, is to provide comprehensive assistance to women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence.
Vera's Open Arms is prepared to provide and manage the living environment, food, education and other basic living necessities for survivors of domestic violence and abuse.