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Funding Partnerships

By admin | June 18, 2013

Victim Support Services is excited to announce a new partnership with United Way of Snohomish County.   United Way of Snohomish County has not funded services for victims of crime in the past, but is recognizing the increased need for these important services.  We are thrilled to have been chosen to receive $15,000 for the next three years from United Way of Snohomish County.  This money…

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Bill to protect Crime Victims’ Fund from Sequestration

By admin | June 6, 2013

Reps. Jim Costa and Ted Poe, co-chairs of the Congressional Crime Victims Caucus,just introduced H.R. 2238, which would exempt the Crime Victims Fund from sequestration. It is very important to encourage members of Congress to sign on as co-sponsors. There has been a recent, and perhaps important, change in how sequestration may affect VOCA.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which is responsible for determining…

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Bill to protect Crime Victims' Fund from Sequestration

By admin | June 6, 2013

Reps. Jim Costa and Ted Poe, co-chairs of the Congressional Crime Victims Caucus,just introduced H.R. 2238, which would exempt the Crime Victims Fund from sequestration. It is very important to encourage members of Congress to sign on as co-sponsors. There has been a recent, and perhaps important, change in how sequestration may affect VOCA.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which is responsible for determining…

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Summer Safety Tips

By admin | May 30, 2013

  Summer is about having fun, being outside and staying cool. Criminals are very aware of this and will use the opportunity to take what is yours. Don’t let them ruin your summer fun. Use and share these tips to help prevent criminals from stealing from you. Even though your car may be hot when you return to it, be sure to roll up your windows all…

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Saying Goodbye to Holly Diaz

By admin | May 28, 2013

Victim Support Services is sad to be saying say goodbye to our Whatcom County Victim Advocate, Holly Diaz, who has been a vital part of the agency for more than 7 years.  Holly’s positive impact on the agency and the clients she has served will be felt long after she leaves.  Holly was pivotal in developing our offices in Whatcom and Skagit County, and has…

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An Evening to Remember

By admin | May 24, 2013

We’re beginning to plan our 2nd Annual Evening to Remember Auction and Wine Tasting.  Last year’s event was a huge success.  We had over 200 guests in attendance bidding on more than 250 items in the silent and live auctions.  We were able to raise over $21,000 to support our services. Not only did we raise money, but we had a great time, and people walked away…

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Volunteer & Training Opportunities – Join the VSS Team

By admin | March 13, 2013

Integral to providing direct services to victims in the State of Washington is Core Advocacy Training. This thirty hour training qualifies individuals to provide services at Crime Victim Assistance Centers. Victim Support Services (VSS) provides this essential training two or three times a year. Our core training is open to any staff, volunteer or Board member working on behalf of a Crime Victims Assistance Center…

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Volunteer & Training Opportunities – Join the VSS Team

By admin | March 13, 2013

Integral to providing direct services to victims in the State of Washington is Core Advocacy Training. This thirty hour training qualifies individuals to provide services at Crime Victim Assistance Centers. Victim Support Services (VSS) provides this essential training two or three times a year. Our core training is open to any staff, volunteer or Board member working on behalf of a Crime Victims Assistance Center…

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Voices of Victims Breakfast – Thank You for Your Support

By admin | February 28, 2013

We held our annual Voices of Victims Breakfast fundraiser on February 27, 2013 at the Tulalip Resort Casino.  A big thanks to our speakers, Dan Satterberg, Myrle Carner, Tom Cox, Jan Stivers, and Pam & Richard Wilson. At our final tally, with your support we were able to raise $37,896 which allows us to continue to support those whose lives have been touched by crime.…

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