VSS Volunteers

By VSS | July 24, 2023

As you all know, here at Victim Support Services, volunteers are a very important part of our work. Volunteers donate their time, talents, and energy selflessly and make a huge difference in the lives of crime victims. With that said, please take a moment to get to know our newest volunteers, Rana and Kenisa.KENISA Kenisa was a volunteer with victim support services in 2019, and recently returned to…

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Scams: Love, Lies, and Billions Lost

By VSS | June 28, 2023

Written by: Janine Daniels-Moore, Victim Services Coordinator Have you, or someone you know, been a victim of a scam? CAN YOU SPOT THE DIFFERENCE? As financial technology protections become more sophisticated, so are fraudsters’ methods to scam you out of your money. Scams can wreck their victims’ finances, credit scores, emotions, and so much more. Scammers are like viruses: They continually evolve in response to…

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National Volunteer Week

By VSS | April 17, 2023

National Volunteer Week is celebrated annually during the third week of April, and this year it will be observed from April 16th to April 22nd.  Here at Victim Support Services, volunteers are an integral part of our work, and we want to take a moment to express our sincere appreciation for their tireless dedication and commitment to our mission. Volunteers donate their time, talents, and energy…

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King County Grant

By VSS | January 17, 2023

Victim Support Services (VSS) has been selected by The Department of Community and Health Services (DCHS) to assist in identifying a holistic continuum of community-based alternatives that support the health and wellbeing of young people, and the safety of communities. The project will consist of two separate groups, facilitated by VSS staff virtually over Zoom, to seek out input from those who have been directly…

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2022 Employee of the Year

By VSS | January 11, 2023

At the heart of every nonprofit, is its dedicated staff who show up every single day, putting their energy and their soul into meaningful work, to improve the lives of others in one way or another. Victim Support Services is no exception to this. And while we strive to consistently show each and every team member our appreciation for the amazing qualities and abilities that…

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Casey’s Story

By VSS | December 12, 2022

Friends of VSS, As the Holiday season is upon us, it is a good time to not only reflect upon the year behind us, but also to consider the years ahead.  Our main focus remains on being a voice for victims and their loved ones, every day working to champion dignity and compassion for those hurt or harmed by crime and ensuring that their stories…

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Don’t Fall for Fraud: How to Protect Yourself from Phishing and Other Cyber Scams

By VSS | October 18, 2022

By: Katie Fung, Intern I recently stumbled upon a new docu-series on Netflix. Titled “Web of Make-Believe: Death, Lies, and the Internet,” the June 2022 release consists of six episodes detailing various events of cyber crime and their very decidedly non-virtual impact on those caught in the crosshairs. While many of the episodes deal with large-scale events culminating in murder and conspiracy, the docu-series ultimately…

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Updated on the Washington State Crime Victim Service Center Hotline

By VSS | July 11, 2022

For the past six plus years, Victim Support Services has been managing and monitoring the Washington State Crime Victim Service Center Hotline (WACVSCH). Individuals hurt or harmed by crime have been able to speak or text with a trained advocate 24x7x365 to get immediate help and be connected to local resources for further assistance. Throughout the years, we have been able to offer endless amounts…

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Welcome our new Grant Researcher and Writer volunteer, Lana!

By VSS | July 7, 2022

VSS is super excited to announce that Lana Triece has joined our team as a Grant Researcher and Writer volunteer! Lana currently works as a Program Coordinator for the Port Angeles Food Bank, and has a wealth of experience in the Human Services Field. She has a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies and a Master’s in Psychology. She has a love of animals and currently…

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