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Celebrating Valentine’s Day After the Loss of a Loved One

By VSS | February 13, 2019

Written by: Jennifer Slobom, Victim Services Coordinator The month of February brings with it declarations of love and plenty of heart decorations, chocolates, and flowers showcased in every store. Valentine’s Day marks not only a time to spend with romantic partners, but also a time to celebrate the love between family members and friends. Against the backdrop of these celebrations, February can be especially difficult…

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Welcome back, Jonathan!

By VSS | February 11, 2019

Victim Support Services is pleased to welcome Jonathan Moore back as our new Community Outreach and Education Specialist, under the Tompkins Project for Island County! Jonathan is a Washington State native who has been around the world! He has a Master Degree in Human Rights and has worked specializing in child protection in emergencies and as a legal advocate for people in asylum and refugee processes. Some of…

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New Year’s Resolutions After Losing a Loved One

By VSS | January 30, 2019

Written by: Rachel Martinez, Victim Services Coordinator While many people start off the new year with resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, or spend less money, these resolutions might seem unimportant or daunting to those stepping into the new year without a loved one. Others might want to create a resolution in coping with their grief. Whatever is right for you, remember to be gentle…

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From The Desk of the Executive Director – Dr. Michaela Weber

By VSS | January 28, 2019

A New Year is upon us yet again – funny how that seems to happen so quickly! 2018 was another busy year for us here at VSS…..We started our year out with a record attendance for the agency at our annual Voices of Victims luncheon, with Captain Chris Vanghele of the Newtown Police Department as our Keynote speaker; an amazing man with conviction and the…

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Employee of the Month: December 2018

By VSS | January 25, 2019

VSS is proud to announce that Janet Quiroga, Hotline Coordinator, has been voted in by her peers as Employee of the Month for December! Janet has been at Victim Support Services for 16 months and has been voted in as Employee of the Month a handful of times now. Her peers and co-workers say that Janet goes above and beyond, volunteers to help with different…

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The Everett Clinic Foundation

By VSS | January 14, 2019

The good news keeps flowing for VSS! We have received a $9,750 grant from The Everett Clinic Foundation! We are thrilled to be able to use these funds toward our advocacy and outreach program in Snohomish County. Thank you to all Everett Clinic employees who support The Everett Clinic Foundation through personal contributions, you are making a world of difference.

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AntiTerrorism and Emergency Assistance Program Grant

By VSS | January 11, 2019

  VSS has more exciting news! We were awarded with a $108,000 AntiTerrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) grant! With these funds, we are opening a new office in Skagit County and will be hiring a mental health therapist. Free trauma-informed therapy will be provided to victims and those affected by the Cascade Mall tragedy from September of 2016. We are honored to be able…

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The Tompkins Project

By VSS | December 28, 2018

WE HAVE SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE!!! VSS was recently awarded a $500,000 grant specific to providing services in Island County! The grant, titled, ‘Services to Victims and Survivors: A Funding Initiative to Address Unmet Victim Service Needs’, was wrote specific to Island County and includes an additional VSS office location, specifically to serve residents of Island county who have been affected by general…

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Board Member of the Year

By VSS | December 21, 2018

I met Tom Cox three years ago when I joined the board for Victim Support Services. Being a law enforcement officer, we are sometimes skeptical of attorneys who work in criminal defense. Tom immediately disarmed me with his charm, devotion, and dedication to improving victim’s services in Washington State. Tom’s commitment as our vice-president and executive board member has always been demonstrated through his generous…

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