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Stress Awareness

Written By: Jennifer Kloesel, Information and Referral Specialist Stress is a common factor that we all share in life. We can experience stress when we are at work, at home, driving, and even at the grocery store. Stress can be associated with positive events: the birth of a child, going to an amusement park, or…

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Remove the Distractions

Written by: Emma Alty, Advocate April is distracted driving awareness month and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each day approximately 9 people are killed and roughly 1000 people are injured from crashes due to distracted driving. There are three major types of distractions: cognitive, visual, and manual. Cognitive distractions happen when you…

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Words from a Volunteer

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we think it’s important to honor our volunteers, not only current ones, but former volunteers as well. Liza Sanguinetti volunteered as a Hotline Advocate for the last 2 ½ years.  Liza came to VSS eager to help people and learn more about victim services in Washington State, where at…

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February Employees of the Month

Janet Quiroga Congratulations to Hotline Coordinator, Janet Quiroga, for being voted in by her peers as Employee of the Month for February! It is no surprise that Janet has been voted in many times, as it is WELL deserving! We are grateful that Janet plays such a vital role in helping manage the Washington State Crime…

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Use RADAR to Protect Your Inbox

Written By: Kimi Nolte, Lead Advocate Phishing is a term that many people will recognize because of the ubiquitous news reports and articles warning the general public on how to avoid scams. Despite the many warnings about phishing and scams, perpetrators of these crimes continue to think of new ways to take advantage of people. According…

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Open House

Grab a lei and head our way for Victim Support Service’s Open House!This is your chance to come check out our admin office in Everett, meet our staff and volunteers, and learn about VSS. There will be free music, raffle prizes, games, food, and more!Spread the word because this event is open to the entire…

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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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