Welcome our New Crisis and Referral Advocate Volunteer, Calandra!

By VSS | June 4, 2024

VSS is super excited to announce that Calandra has joined our team as a Crisis and Referral Advocate volunteer! Calandra has a lot of experience volunteering and serving others to include being a postpartum doula, as well as a Military Family Readiness Group Leader. Calandra graduated from Kaplan University with a Bachelor’s in Health and Wellness and is currently pursuing her Masters in Communication Sciences…

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A Heartfelt Thanks to our Amazing Volunteers, Thank you!

By VSS | April 22, 2024

Written By: Kenisa Spiva, Information and Referral Specialist Without our extraordinary volunteers, Victim Support Services (VSS) would not be the successful organization it is today. This week we want to take the time to honor our volunteers and give our deepest appreciation to them for all the hard work they put into this organization and caring for others. Volunteers at Victim Support Services serve the…

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The Victim Services Program through The Washington State Department of Corrections has Relaunched their Victim-Offender Dialogue Program

By VSS | March 1, 2024

The Washington State Department of Corrections, Victim Services Program, is excited to announce the relaunch of our Victim-Offender Dialogue (VOD) program. The VOD program provides an opportunity for victims or surviving family members of violent crime to have a one-time structured, facilitated meeting with the offender within a prison facility. The VOD program is centered around the needs of the victim/survivor and intended to assist…

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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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