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Archive for February 2019

VSS’ 44th Anniversary

VSS is celebrating 44 years of serving victims of crime. On February 25, 1975, thirteen families came together in a church auditorium to share their heartbreaking experiences and to talk about their mutual concerns. As a result, Victim Support Services was established, formerly known as Families and Friends of Missing Persons and Violent Crime Victims. Here’s to many…

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Congratulations to our January Employee of the Month!

VSS proudly announces Chewbeng Woodcock as January’s Employee of the Month. Also known as “Chew,” “Chewie” and “Chewbie”, she is not only the Accountant at VSS, but also carries out many of the agency’s Human Resources duties, serves as our resident technology guru, AND she makes a delicious curry for staff meetings!!  Chew was originally…

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Welcome, Natalie!

Let’s give a warm welome to Natalie Lanphear, the new Victim Services Coordinator for Snohomish County!   Natalie graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a Degree in Family and Community Services. She is from Kansas City, Missouri, and she is a big Chiefs, Royals, and Sporting Kansas City fan. Natalie moved to the Seattle area…

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Welcome, Jennifer!

Victim Support Services is excited to announce a new member to the team! Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Kloesel! Jennifer was hired as our Information & Referral Specialist and will be working in our Island County office through The Tompkins Project. Jennifer has her Bachelor’s in Communication with a minor in Psychology from Texas…

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Welcome our new Victim Services Coordinator, Emma!

We would like to welcome Emma Alty, our new Victim Services Coordinator for Island County through the Tompkins Project! Emma grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia and attended college at Virginia Tech where she majored in psychology and minored in history.  Emma has lived in Washington for almost a year now and, says that, here she has discovered…

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day After the Loss of a Loved One

Written by: Jennifer Slobom, Victim Services Coordinator The month of February brings with it declarations of love and plenty of heart decorations, chocolates, and flowers showcased in every store. Valentine’s Day marks not only a time to spend with romantic partners, but also a time to celebrate the love between family members and friends. Against…

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Welcome back, Jonathan!

Victim Support Services is pleased to welcome Jonathan Moore back as our new Community Outreach and Education Specialist, under the Tompkins Project for Island County! Jonathan is a Washington State native who has been around the world! He has a Master Degree in Human Rights and has worked specializing in child protection in emergencies and as a…

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