Written By: Janet, Hotline Coordinator In a year of extraordinary loss, more than likely, facing the holidays is filling many with anxiety. After almost a year of families staying home, and separated from one another, being unable to get together for holidays is not a new thing. However, being stuck at home due to COVID,…

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The staff at Victim Support Service has been working so incredibly hard that we had TWO Employees of the Month for October. Congratulations to Victim Services Coordinator, Melissa Isenhart, and Hotline Coordinator, Janet Quiroga, for being voted in by their peers as Employees of the Month for October! Melissa Melissa has been with VSS since…

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Victim Support Services is excited to announce that we have hired our new Victim Services Coordinator that will be providing direct services to our clients in King County! Please join us in welcoming Kaili to the team! Kaili is currently finishing her Master’s program in Criminal Justice at Seattle University, with an anticipated completion date…

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Victim Support Services is pleased to welcome one of our newest members to the team, Janine! Janine is our Victim Services and Outreach Coordinator, providing direct services to victims of crime in all regions we serve, as well as providing outreach and education to the community.   As part of a career change, Janine returned to…

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VSS is proud to announce that we have a new all regions advocate and court house dog!  Melissa and Davie are the latest members of the VSS family and we are excited to share this amazing news with you all.  Melissa grew up in Iowa on a small hobby farm with horses. She participated in 4H and…

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VSS is happy to welcome our new Snohomish County Advocate, Amanda! She recently graduated from Biola University in South California with a degree in Sociology (Criminology concentration) and a minor in music (voice).  She is excited to have moved back to the beautiful PNW (where she grew up) and to start working at VSS! When not at…

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Written By: Jennifer, Whatcom County Advocate February is known as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, with 2020 being the 10th year of bringing awareness to such an important issue. According to Love is Respect, dating violence among teenagers is incredibly common – more so than most people realize. 1 out of 3 teenagers will be involved…

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Written By: Rachel, King County Advocate It is a common belief that human trafficking victims are kidnapped or otherwise violently brought illegally into the country and forced to work. While this is an unfortunate reality, more often trafficking victims have come to the US legally on temporary work visas. They are then forced into labor…

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Dear Reader, Can you imagine the pain of a mother’s first holiday season without her child?  Can you imagine the tragedy of a missing daughter, a murder, the attempt to keep a smile on one’s face because it is Christmas and there are other children to tend to?  This is the story of Lola Linstad,…

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Written by: Jennifer, Information and Referral Specialist      The holidays can be a joyous time filled with loved ones, gifts, and memories. It is a time that brings people together and it fills the air with altruism. The weather is cool, homes are cozy, and vacation time is just around the corner. There is…

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