Pet of the Quarter

By VSS | April 21, 2022

Captain Jack Weber (Captain) is one of six rescued fuzz kids belonging to Michaela Weber (VSS ED). Originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico, his journey to his new life began in May of 2021 in El Paso, Texas, when he was adopted by The Webers and driven across the Country to his new home in Birmingham, Alabama. Captain is a mixed breed – everything but…

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To our Rockstar Volunteers, Thank You

By VSS | April 18, 2022

Written by: Leslie McPherson, Programs Administrator “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they have the heart.” –Elizabeth Andrew Behind every successful organization there are extraordinary volunteers. In a day and age where time is a precious commodity, it’s important to find the right words to thank volunteers who take time from their busy lives to help out. Victim Support Services’ volunteers serve in many…

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Support the Dan Rocha Memorial Fund

By VSS | April 15, 2022

On March 25, 2022, the community suffered a tragic loss when Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha was killed in the line of duty. Officer Rocha left behind a wife, two sons, and a large extended family.  Victim Support Services is partnering with Coastal Community Bank and the City of Everett to raise funds to honor Officer Rocha. 100% of the funds will directly benefit the family, helping to defray funeral expenses and loss of financial resources during a most…

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Employee of the Quarter

By VSS | April 15, 2022

This month, VSS is shining a spotlight on one of its best and brightest, as Employee of the Quarter! Leslie McPherson, Programs Administrator at VSS, has been selected by her colleagues for her outstanding commitment to victims of crime and their loved ones in our region. Over the past 9 years, her contributions to the field have been immeasurable, helping VSS live up to its…

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Turning the Page: How Grief and VSS Changed my Life

By VSS | February 16, 2022

The salty waters of Bellingham Bay in Western Washington glinted like diamonds in the sunlight as I stood in a circle with roughly 20 strangers. Some of us had tears in our eyes. Some of us didn’t. But we each held a rock with the name of a murdered loved one written on it. It was September 25th, and though we were strangers, we had…

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Pet of the Quarter

By VSS | January 10, 2022

Written by: Melissa Isenhart, Victim Services CoordinatorWhatcom, Skagit & Island County; Court Facility Dog – All Regions Allegra is a fitting name, as Alegre in Spanish means “happy.” Allegra is a happy go lucky dog who has many joys in life. She loves getting belly rubs, playing outside, chasing critters, chewing on bones, going swimming in any water she can find, chasing her Frisbee, playing…

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Employee of the Quarter

By VSS | January 10, 2022

VSS is proud to announce that Kaili Brown, Victim Services Coordinator for King County, has been voted in by her peers as Employee of the Quarter for October 1 – December 31, 2021! Kaili has been at Victim Support Services since October of 2020, dedicating her time serving victims of crime by providing crisis intervention, courtroom support, help applying for Crime Victim Compensation benefits, resources,…

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Before You Ring in the New Year…

By VSS | December 22, 2021

2021 proved to be a trying time for VSS and victim services across the country. However, we here at VSS believe that there is still some time left to try and put a positive spin on a year that challenged us all. We can’t do what we do without your support. Thank you to everyone who has rallied behind us and never gave up hope.…

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Grief During the Holidays

By VSS | December 20, 2021

Written By: MaryKate Lesar, Information and Referral Specialist “Life tossed us up into the air, scattered us, and we all somehow found our way back. And we will do it again. And again.” Alexandra Bracken As the holidays are upon us, it is hard to ignore the “togetherness” that this season represents. The holidays mark the end of a long year, which is oftentimes celebrated…

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