CVSC Training Series

WHEW! Our training series that was hosted under the CVSC Training Grant has come to anend. We jumped in fast and furious at the beginning of February with the initial 40-hournationally credentialed CORE Academy Training and qualified 12 new advocates to helpindividuals hurt or harmed by crime in WA state. We then got the ball…

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How to Cope with Fourth of July Celebrations After Experiencing Trauma

Written by: Leslie McPherson, Programs Administrator, Victim Support Services Covid-19 has stolen our holidays, disrupted our normal routines, family gatherings and so much more. With restrictions easing and states opening back up, many are looking forward to celebrating the Fourth of July, (almost) post-pandemic. The Fourth of July is a day of pride and celebration. …

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Washington State Crime Victim Service Center Hotline Update

Back in February of 2016, Victim Support Services was awarded a grant through the Office of Crime Victim Advocacy (OCVA) to manage and monitor the first 24×7 statewide hotline for victims of general crime in Washington state. Individuals hurt or harmed by crime have been able to speak with a trained advocate to receive crisis…

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July Pet of the Month

Asia is a quirky rescue pup, all the way from Taiwan, who found her forever home in 2010. Her favorite activities include playing with her beloved orange ball, sun-bathing, snow frolicking, water wading, and most of all, running along sandy beaches with her family. She is a PNW girl through and through, loving to be outside…

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May Employee of the Month

Please help us congratulate Janine Daniels-Moore, for being voted in by her peers as Employee of the Month for May! Janine is so awesome that this is her second time winning Employee of the Month since starting at Victim Support Services (VSS) back in October. Janine is the Victim Services and Outreach Coordinator providing services…

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Elder Abuse Awareness

June is elder abuse awareness month, and June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. During June, organizations promote local and national events to inform communities, seniors, caregivers, and others of the signs of elder abuse, and to emphasize the importance of understanding, recognizing, and reporting this type of abuse. Nearly 1 in 10 American…

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April Employee of the Month

Our VSS Rock Star of the month for April is Leslie McPherson! Leslie McPherson, Programs Administrator for Victim Support Services (VSS), has worked in the victim advocacy field for over eight years. A nationally credentialed Advocate with the designation of Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist, she oversees the Victim Services and Education, Training, and Outreach departments. …

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June Pet of the Month

Hailing from the great State of Washington is June’s Pet of The Month – Murphy Gene Weber! Adopted at 6 months old as a Rescue from a neglect case, Murphy was welcomed into the Weber family and has been building his legacy, since. At 4 years old, weighing in at 85 llbs, he is the…

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May Pet of the Month

Davie is VSS’s Facility Dog. He works to support crime victims and survivors by providing quiet companionship in the courtroom and other settings. Davie also LOVES to be petted and to snuggle. His birthday is May 18 and he will be 3 years old this year! He spent most of the first 2 years of his…

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Honoring the Joy and Grief of Mother’s Day

As we approach Mother’s Day, and celebrate those very special people in our lives, it’s important to understand, and remember, that not everyone can celebrate in-person with their parent. Likewise, some parents aren’t able to celebrate with their children. With this, it’s important to note that loss comes in many forms, and sometimes it’s not…

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