Archive for October 2017

A Day in the Life of an on-call Hotline Advocate

Written by: Andi Eberhardt, Volunteer Hotline Advocate As a volunteer it is difficult to definitively say that my day changes when the clock turns 5pm. On the one hand, I am more aware of the potential for calls, but on the other hand, I am able to go about my day as if nothing has…

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An Introduction to Guided Meditation

Written by: Maia McCoy, MSW, Victim Services Coordinator What is guided meditation, and how can it help trauma survivors? Meditation is the practice of paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations from a place of non-judgment. Guided meditation is meditation in which the practitioner follows the lead of a teacher or audio guide. The…

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Halloween Safety Tips Written by: Brigitta Ellwein, Victim Services Coordinator- King County It’s that spooktacular time of year when pumpkin spice is flowing, children get to trick-or-treat, and parties abound sometimes sweet or scary.  While all the costumes and decorations make this time of year playful and fun, it’s always a good idea to have…

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Leadership Snohomish County

Victim Support Services is excited to announce that we are one of the community organizations chosen to collaborate with Leadership Snohomish County (LSC) for a Community Impact Project Team. VSS was selected for their nine-month Leadership Program, which is designed to help private sector, and non-profit professionals acquire an understanding of the critical issues affecting…

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GIVINGTUESDAY! With only 50 days left before #GivingTuesday, which is on November 28th this year, the team here at Victim Support Services is readying themselves to set this years’ donations goal. What is #GivingTuesday? “#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated…

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