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An Invitation to Joy Retreat

By admin | May 27, 2014

Working in a helping profession means continuously giving your strength, compassion, and nurturing to those you serve.  We think it is time to come together and nurture each other.  Find your joy again, rejuvenate, reinvigorate, and remember why you started doing this work. Come join us at Camp Burton on beautiful Vashon Island for a two-day retreat.  Bring your flashlight, your sleeping bag, your creative juices and…

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11th Annual VSS Golf Tournament

By admin | May 21, 2014

Victim Support Services invites  you to join us for our 11th annual golf tournament on July 12, 2014 at Legion Memorial Golf Course in Everett.  We are looking forward to a day filled with warm sunshine, friendly competition, delicious food, fantastic raffle items, fun contests, great prizes, and an all around good time in support of a cause we are all so passionate about.  What…

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GiveBig to Help Victims of Crime

By admin | April 22, 2014

We all hear about terrible tragedies every day on the news, but what they don’t show is the time and energy it takes victims of crime to pick up the pieces after these events.  VSS understands that this can be a long arduous process, and we are here to help victims every step of the way.  We couldn’t do it without the generous financial support…

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Victims’ Rights Are Important

By admin | April 7, 2014

Every day we read, see and listen about the crime that is happening in our communities. For most people it is easy to dismiss the crime that has taken place because “I don’t live in that neighborhood”, “I don’t associate with those people”, or “I don’t engage in that behavior”. The sad truth is that crime can happen anywhere to virtually anyone. Think about some…

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Victims' Rights Are Important

By admin | April 7, 2014

Every day we read, see and listen about the crime that is happening in our communities. For most people it is easy to dismiss the crime that has taken place because “I don’t live in that neighborhood”, “I don’t associate with those people”, or “I don’t engage in that behavior”. The sad truth is that crime can happen anywhere to virtually anyone. Think about some…

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Hugs Help!

By admin | January 30, 2014

Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll is known for his exuberant style and for hugging players during the game.  With the Seahawks poised for their first Superbowl win it’s impossible not to get caught up in the 12th man energy here in the Puget Sound.  Phil Jubie of Superb Construction is bringing his passion for football to something else he is passionate about, helping victims of…

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Physical Responses of Trauma; Is This Normal or Am I Crazy?

By admin | December 19, 2013

If you are a victim or survivor of crime, you are probably familiar with terms such as trauma, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and so on.  Many individuals also have the belief if you experience trauma and suffer from any of these symptoms, you are weak.  Maybe you have asked yourself the questions, why can’t I just get over it?  Am I crazy? What is…

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VSS Annual Appeal

By admin | December 8, 2013

One thing that is often said is that people don’t understand how it feels to be a victim of crime unless they have been a victim themselves. Victims Support Services, formerly Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims, has worked with thousands of victims who became survivors. I would like to share with you just some of what a victim of crime encounters in the…

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Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

By admin | December 6, 2013

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”.  When I start noticing signs of Christmas, that phrase is ever present in my thoughts.  I suspect this is so because I grew up with a mother that would pull out old record albums and play holiday music from Thanksgiving to Christmas; NONSTOP!!!  I am convinced my brain will be forever etched with holiday tunes and the…

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