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February Employees of the Month

By VSS | March 26, 2019

Janet Quiroga Congratulations to Hotline Coordinator, Janet Quiroga, for being voted in by her peers as Employee of the Month for February! It is no surprise that Janet has been voted in many times, as it is WELL deserving! We are grateful that Janet plays such a vital role in helping manage the Washington State Crime Victim Service Center Hotline, where individuals hurt or harmed by…

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Use RADAR to Protect Your Inbox

By VSS | March 26, 2019

Written By: Kimi Nolte, Lead Advocate Phishing is a term that many people will recognize because of the ubiquitous news reports and articles warning the general public on how to avoid scams. Despite the many warnings about phishing and scams, perpetrators of these crimes continue to think of new ways to take advantage of people. According to the Federal Trade Commission, 350,000 people lost a total of…

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Open House

By VSS | March 22, 2019

Grab a lei and head our way for Victim Support Service’s Open House!This is your chance to come check out our admin office in Everett, meet our staff and volunteers, and learn about VSS. There will be free music, raffle prizes, games, food, and more!Spread the word because this event is open to the entire community. So grab your family, friends, kids, neighbors, colleagues, and…

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Grand Opening of the Island County Office ‘The Tompkins Project’

By VSS | March 12, 2019

Come and join us May 1, 2019 for the Grand Opening Event of the Island County Office ‘The Tompkins Project’. The event is located at 740 South Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA and runs from 2PM to 5PM, with the ribbon cutting scheduled for 3PM. This is the perfect time to check out our new office space, meet our staff and volunteers, learn more about…

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VSS’ 44th Anniversary

By VSS | February 26, 2019

VSS is celebrating 44 years of serving victims of crime. On February 25, 1975, thirteen families came together in a church auditorium to share their heartbreaking experiences and to talk about their mutual concerns. As a result, Victim Support Services was established, formerly known as Families and Friends of Missing Persons and Violent Crime Victims. Here’s to many more years of assisting victims of crime!

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Congratulations to our January Employee of the Month!

By VSS | February 22, 2019

VSS proudly announces Chewbeng Woodcock as January’s Employee of the Month. Also known as “Chew,” “Chewie” and “Chewbie”, she is not only the Accountant at VSS, but also carries out many of the agency’s Human Resources duties, serves as our resident technology guru, AND she makes a delicious curry for staff meetings!!  Chew was originally born in Malaysia but came to the US in 1989…

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Welcome, Natalie!

By VSS | February 21, 2019

Let’s give a warm welome to Natalie Lanphear, the new Victim Services Coordinator for Snohomish County!   Natalie graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a Degree in Family and Community Services. She is from Kansas City, Missouri, and she is a big Chiefs, Royals, and Sporting Kansas City fan. Natalie moved to the Seattle area in 2017 with her husband, Chase. She enjoys hiking, camping,…

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Welcome, Jennifer!

By VSS | February 20, 2019

Victim Support Services is excited to announce a new member to the team! Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Kloesel! Jennifer was hired as our Information & Referral Specialist and will be working in our Island County office through The Tompkins Project. Jennifer has her Bachelor’s in Communication with a minor in Psychology from Texas A&M University and was born and raised in Texas. When…

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Welcome our new Victim Services Coordinator, Emma!

By VSS | February 14, 2019

We would like to welcome Emma Alty, our new Victim Services Coordinator for Island County through the Tompkins Project! Emma grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia and attended college at Virginia Tech where she majored in psychology and minored in history.  Emma has lived in Washington for almost a year now and, says that, here she has discovered her love for hiking, skiing and camping. On days when…

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