Welcome to the Team, Kenisa!

By VSS | January 25, 2024

Victim Support Services is pleased to announce another new member to our team, Kenisa! Kenisa will be working as our Information and Referral Specialist primarily responding to calls that come through our Referral Line providing crisis intervention, emotional support, safety planning, resources and more, in addition to other tasks. Although a new employee, Kenisa is no stranger to Victim Support Services as back in 2020…

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URGENT – CALL TO ACTION: Help Us Save VOCA

By VSS | January 22, 2024

Victim Support Services (VSS) is at a critical juncture and requires your immediate attention and support. As Congress works to complete its budget, we urge advocates, survivors, and community members to take immediate and ongoing action over the next few weeks to save VOCA (Victims of Crime Act). The Victims of Crime Act’s (VOCA) Crime Victims Fund (CVF) is a non-taxpayer source of funding that…

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Welcome to the team, Liberty!

By VSS | January 22, 2024

Victim Support Services is pleased to announce a new member to our team, Liberty! Liberty will be working as our Community Support Coordinator under the new Community Support Program (CSP) which is funded through a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) that VSS was recently awarded. The CSP is designed to address the distinctive needs of victims and survivors of violent crime. The Community Support Program will…

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Congratulations to our 2023 Employee of the Year!

By VSS | January 19, 2024

As we always start off a new year, it is time to reflect on the exceptional contributions of our dedicated team members at VSS. Among the many talented individuals who have played a crucial role in our organization’s success, one name shines brightly – our esteemed Employee of the Year – ChewBeng Woodcock! ChewBeng (affectionately known among VSS staff and Board as “Chew”) has worked…

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New Grant Announcement!

By VSS | January 10, 2024

We are thrilled to share some exciting news that will have a profound impact on our ability to support victims and survivors of violent crime in our community. VSS has been selected as a recipient of the Washington Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Priority Area Funding, a significant honor that reflects our commitment to fostering healing, resilience, and community support. The objective of the JAG grant…

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It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later

By VSS | January 9, 2024

All of us at Victim Support Services (VSS) would like to take the time to express our sincere appreciation for one of our very own, Janet Quiroga. After six plus years of working for VSS, our Information and Referral Specialist, Janet, has decided to step back from her role and focus on her most important job; being a mother to her two beautiful kids. Janet…

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Join Us in Spreading Awareness and Support this Holiday Season

By VSS | December 18, 2023

Dear Friends of VSS, As we embrace the holiday season, we are directing our focus towards an issue that profoundly impacts lives: impaired driving. December marks Impaired Driving Prevention Month, a crucial time to unite in spreading awareness about the devastating consequences of driving under the influence. In case you missed our recent email, we shared a poignant personal story from within our VSS family.…

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A Story of Resilience: Help Us Rebuild Lives after Tragedy

By VSS | December 11, 2023

Life can change in an instant, and for this Snohomish family, the events of February 10, 2023, were a turning point they never expected. We are reaching out to you today with a deeply personal story of strength, recovery, and the power of community. On that fateful day at 5:45 pm, Jasmine was having her daily phone chat with her mother, ChewBeng, who was getting…

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Raising the Bar: Promoting Responsible Choices to Combat Drunk Driving

By VSS | October 27, 2023

Written by: Leslie McPherson, Programs Administrator At Victim Support Services (VSS), our dedicated advocates have provided invaluable assistance to numerous victims of vehicular assault and families who have tragically lost loved ones to drunk driving crashes, often resulting in vehicular homicide. The scourge of drunk driving inflicts profound and enduring harm upon victims, their families, and the broader community. Its consequences reverberate across multiple facets…

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