Posts tagged with: crime victim services

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...
Continue Reading →

Welcome Leslie McPherson

We are excited to welcome  Leslie McPherson as she transitions from volunteer crisis line advocate to the position of Crisis Line Coordinator. Leslie has volunteered on the crisis line, assisted at events and helped with other administrative tasks since June...
Continue Reading →

Goodbye to Jessica Drain

Victim Support Services is saying goodbye to Jessica Drain, our Skagit and Whatcom County Victim Services Coordinator.  Before taking over the Whatcom County office, she also worked in Island County.  Jessica has been with the agency for nearly four years,...
Continue Reading →

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...
Continue Reading →

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...
Continue Reading →

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...
Continue Reading →

Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”.  When I start noticing signs of Christmas, that phrase is ever present in my thoughts.  I suspect this is so because I grew up with a mother that would pull out old...
Continue Reading →

VSS Counseling Services Available

Victim Support Services is excited to announce, through a grant from Snohomish County United Way, that we are able to provide five free counseling services to victims of crime. If you are a victim or family member of homicide, assault,...
Continue Reading →

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...
Continue Reading →

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...
Continue Reading →