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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

VSS Employee of the Year

By VSS | December 18, 2018

Congratulations to the Victim Support Services Employee of the Year, Kimi Nolte! The individual who was selected for VSS Employee of the Year was voted in unanimously and here’s why: This individual was selected based on her outstanding performance in all areas of the job: overall job performance, demeanor, customer service, teamwork, leadership, and initiative. She has been described by her peers as being fabulous,…

Read More

Congratulations to our November Employee of the Month, ChewBeng!

By VSS | December 11, 2018

This month we are proud to announce ChewBeng Woodcock as our VSS Employee of the Month! Chew (as she is frequently called) has held the title of Accounts Manager here at VSS for over 4 years and is a huge asset to our organization. Her job is a crucial one here at the agency where she manages billing, payroll, grants and contracts. She has a…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More

#GivingTuesday

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More