Victim Support Services is pleased to welcome one of our newest members to the team, MaryKate! MaryKate is our Training Coordinator who will be assisting the Training and Education department, by coordinating trainings that we offer to crime victim advocates in the state of Washington. VSS will be providing a series of training opportunities to…

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Victim Support Services is excited to announce that we have been awarded a specialized training grant! Over the next five months, VSS will be coordinating and facilitating a series of trainings to crime victim advocates in Washington State to help increase their knowledge and awareness and to enhance their skills to provide trauma-informed, person-centered, culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate support…

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Petrie is February’s Pet of the Month! Now, the permanent scars on Mom’s arms might beg to differ that Petrie is deserving of Pet of the Month, but there is a lot more to this kitty than the occasional rough housing (which he learned from his older dog siblings).  A very important point to make before we…

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Written by: VSS Victim Services Coordinator, Melissa Isenhart Most, if not all of us, at some point in our lives, will know someone who is grieving a loss. Losses come in many shapes and forms and our connections to them may be peripheral or intimate. You may have experienced a time when you were trying…

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Congratulations to Victim Services and Outreach Coordinator, Janine Daniels-Moore, for being voted in by her peers as Employee of the Month for December! Janine has been with VSS since October of 2020. She provides services to victims of crime in King, Island, and Snohomish county, as well as outreach in all counties we serve (King, Snohomish, Island,…

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Unfortunately, Human Trafficking is a common occurrence in the United States and all over the globe. Traffickers use force, fraud, and/or coercion to lure their victims into forced labor or sexual exploitation. Traffickers often prey on vulnerable populations and exploit them for their personal gain. The question becomes how can we prevent this from happening?…

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Josephine is January’s Pet of the Month and this is an award long overdue! Though her stature might fool you, she is one tough cookie. Back in October she went in for spinal surgery and has made a FULL recovery! Not bad for a six-pound little thing. Now she is back to doing all of…

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We would like to give a shout-out to Victim Services Coordinator, Amanda Petrowski, for being voted in by her peers as Employee of the Month for November! Amanda has been with VSS since February of this year. She provides services to victims of crime in Snohomish County, the busiest region we serve.  Here’s what some…

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Al Compaan, our board President, has a few words to say about this holiday season and the importance of generosity. We hope that his words inspire everyone to do what they can to support VSS and the work that we do. Is a monetary donation not within reach this year? No worries, we understand! You…

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45 years ago when Lola Linstad and Linda Barker came up with the idea to build a support network for families of missing persons, nobody could have imagined the impact they would have. What began as 13 families meeting in a small building to share stories, has grown into a robust Crime Victim Service Center…

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