Posts tagged with: community support

Our thoughts and prayers are with Marysville-Pilchuck High School during this difficult time

We are all deeply saddened by the shooting that took place at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday morning, 10/24/2014.  All of us here at Victim Support Services are prepared to help anyone affected by this tragedy. Advocates are available to...
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National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out is a community event where neighbors and organizations to come together to make all our neighborhoods a little safer.  It began 31 years ago in an effort to bring together community partners, residents, and law enforcement, and...
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An Invitation to Joy Retreat

Working in a helping profession means continuously giving your strength, compassion, and nurturing to those you serve.  We think it is time to come together and nurture each other.  Find your joy again, rejuvenate, reinvigorate, and remember why you started...
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GiveBig to Help Victims of Crime

We all hear about terrible tragedies every day on the news, but what they don’t show is the time and energy it takes victims of crime to pick up the pieces after these events.  VSS understands that this can be...
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Victims’ Rights Are Important

Every day we read, see and listen about the crime that is happening in our communities. For most people it is easy to dismiss the crime that has taken place because “I don’t live in that neighborhood”, “I don’t associate...
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Hugs Help!

Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll is known for his exuberant style and for hugging players during the game.  With the Seahawks poised for their first Superbowl win it’s impossible not to get caught up in the 12th man energy here...
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King County Food Drive – Thank You!

The Federal Detention Center, in Sea-Tac, graciously combined efforts with their staff and inmates to donate a whopping sixteen boxes of food for victims of crime in King County! Food items are being sorted and distributed to families in need...
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System-Based and Community Based Advocacy – The Need for Both

Many agencies around the country employ victim advocates within their own departments.  Such agencies include police departments, prosecutor offices and Department of Corrections.  Many victims are not aware that there are victim advocates within the community as well.  Many times...
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National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

Last Wednesday, September 25th was National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.  In 2007, Congress designated Sept. 25 as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.  Robert and Charlotte Hullinger, of Cincinnati, formed Parents of Murdered Children following the 1978 murder...
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9th Annual Golf Tournament Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Victim Support Services 9th Annual Golf Tournament.  Thank you to everyone who participated for helping make this such a successful event.  With your help we were able to raise $22,352 to support our services....
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