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Thanksgiving Grief

By VSS | November 20, 2018

Written by: Janet Quiroga, Hotline Coordinator Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. It is a time for gathering with loved ones, to give thanks and enjoy good food. Although to those who have lost a loved one, Thanksgiving can be the total opposite. It can make them question what there is to be grateful for, if their loved one is no longer around.…

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Congratulations to our October Employees of the Month!

By VSS | November 14, 2018

Kimi Nolte, Lead Victim Services Coordinator is once again our Employee of the Month – tying with our Victim Service Coordinator, Rachel Martinez! Kimi is a strong leader in the agency and in the communities she serves. Her work is always victim-centered. She is a very strong advocate for the clients she serves and she ensures their voices are heard and their hearts are supported…

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OPEN HOUSE

By VSS | November 7, 2018

Get your game face on, and wear your favorite football team’s gear, to VSS’s last Open House of the year! Come check out our admin office in Everett and learn about Victim Support Services. We provide free and confidential services to victims of crime, and the more the community knows about VSS, the more people we can help! We hope you can join us for…

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A Report on Our Special Training Grant

By VSS | October 26, 2018

In late March 2018, Victim Support Services was the recipient of a special grant from Washington state that covered training to community members and professionals around the state who work with crime victims. The grant lasted 6 months – beginning April 1 and ending on September 30. For the six month period, VSS provided continuing education classes to 776 professionals around the state, and Core…

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OUR NEGATIVE SELF TALK

By VSS | October 24, 2018

Written by: Julie Thomas, Director of Victim Services and Training I often encounter people in the course of my work who tell me “I am my own worst enemy”. It is so easy for us to believe the worst about ourselves, to put ourselves down, to litter our days’ thoughts with negative self-talk.  Somewhere in our past we’ve been delivered the message that to say positive,…

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Welcome our new Hotline Advocate, Jana!

By VSS | October 19, 2018

Welcome new Hotline Advocate, Jana Grafe! Jana will be answering hotline calls after business hours on the 24-hour statewide hotline. She will provide crisis intervention, emotional support, resources and more to those individuals who have been hurt or harmed by crime. Jana comes to VSS with a wealth of knowledge working as a Legal Assistant for the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office and many law firms.…

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New King County Office location is up and running!

By VSS | October 17, 2018

Victim Support Services is excited to add another satellite office for King County clients! Located in Pioneer Square, this office is in a convenient, central location for Seattle-area clients. The office is in the heart of Pioneer Square with an overlooking view of Centurylink Field, and is a short walk from the Seattle Courthouse. The space is shared with a variety of knowledgeable lawyers, each…

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September Employee of the Month: Janet Quiroga

By VSS | October 15, 2018

It is no surprise that once again, Janet Quiroga, Hotline Coordinator, has been voted in by her peers as Employee of the Month for September! Her peers and co-workers say that Janet is always so helpful and stays on top of things.  Janet is also committed and dedicated to our fundraising events, the website, and most of all, the statewide hotline. Last month, when one…

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BECU People Helping People Awards

By VSS | September 28, 2018

Victim Support Service is excited to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the 2018 BECU People Helping People Awards! At minimum, our organization has been rewarded a $15,000 Community Benefit Award. Additionally, we are up for the following rewards: • $40,000 People’s Choice (popular vote by the community) • $30,000 Employees’ Choice (popular vote by BECU Employees) • $30,000 Past Recipient…

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