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Congratulations to our January Employee of the Month!

By VSS | February 22, 2019

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 born in Malaysia but came to the US in 1989…

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Welcome, Natalie!

By VSS | February 21, 2019

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 in 2017 with her husband, Chase. She enjoys hiking, camping,…

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Welcome, Jennifer!

By VSS | February 20, 2019

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 A&M University and was born and raised in Texas. When…

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Welcome our new Victim Services Coordinator, Emma!

By VSS | February 14, 2019

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 her love for hiking, skiing and camping. On days when…

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

By VSS | February 13, 2019

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 the backdrop of these celebrations, February can be especially difficult…

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Welcome back, Jonathan!

By VSS | February 11, 2019

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 legal advocate for people in asylum and refugee processes. Some of…

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New Year’s Resolutions After Losing a Loved One

By VSS | January 30, 2019

Written by: Rachel Martinez, Victim Services Coordinator While many people start off the new year with resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, or spend less money, these resolutions might seem unimportant or daunting to those stepping into the new year without a loved one. Others might want to create a resolution in coping with their grief. Whatever is right for you, remember to be gentle…

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From The Desk of the Executive Director – Dr. Michaela Weber

By VSS | January 28, 2019

A New Year is upon us yet again – funny how that seems to happen so quickly! 2018 was another busy year for us here at VSS…..We started our year out with a record attendance for the agency at our annual Voices of Victims luncheon, with Captain Chris Vanghele of the Newtown Police Department as our Keynote speaker; an amazing man with conviction and the…

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Employee of the Month: December 2018

By VSS | January 25, 2019

VSS is proud to announce that Janet Quiroga, Hotline Coordinator, has been voted in by her peers as Employee of the Month for December! Janet has been at Victim Support Services for 16 months and has been voted in as Employee of the Month a handful of times now. Her peers and co-workers say that Janet goes above and beyond, volunteers to help with different…

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