2019 VSS Furry Friends Calendar

By VSS | December 7, 2018

The VSS Furry Friends Calendar is back again this year, and better than ever! The calendar is filled with pictures of the VSS stakeholder’s (staff, board members, volunteers, etc.) pets. As well, the calendar has VSS events and National Days relating to victims of crime. This calendar is part of our 2018 Year-End-Campaign. What does this mean? If you make a donation of $50 or…

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Welcome our new Victim Services Coordinator, Jen!

By VSS | December 6, 2018

Please join us in welcoming our new region 12 Victim Services Coordinator, Jen Slobom! Jen will be serving Whatcom and Skagit counties and we feel so lucky to have her on-board. Jen is originally from California, but has lived in Washington state for four years. She graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Psychology, and is pursuing a second Bachelors in Criminal Justice.…

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By VSS | November 20, 2018

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GIVINGTUESDAY! With only 7 days left before #GivingTuesday, which is on November 27th this year, the team here at Victim Support Services is readying themselves to set this years’ donations goal. What is #GivingTuesday? “#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the…

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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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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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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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