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Congratulations, Lora Brodniak!

Lora is transitioning from an on-call hotline advocate to the Region 4, Snohomish and Island County, Victim Services Coordinator. We are excited Lora took this new position and will be working with victims more directly and one-on-one! Since she started working here she has proven her skills and abilities, and her passion working with victims. Her…

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Welcome, our new Victim Services Coordinator, Rachel Martinez!

Rachel Martinez is our new Region 1, King County, Victim Services Coordinator. Before joining Victim Support Services, Rachel was the Community Outreach Coordinator with Seattle Against Slavery. She has an Master of Social Work from the University of Washington and a Bachelor Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Criminal Justice from Colorado State…

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Fourth of July: Triggers

Written by: Kimi Nolte, MPH, MSW, Lead Victim Services Coordinator On the fourth of July, most people look forward to the BBQs, firework displays and spending time with their loved ones. However, the holidays can be difficult for a number of reasons, especially if you and your family experienced a traumatic loss. Today, we’d like…

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National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out is an annual event where communities across the country connect with law enforcement. The focus of National Night Out is to get neighborhoods actively involved in preventing crime in their community. At National Night Out, you will be able to visit tables for various community organizations and interact with your local first…

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June Employee of the Month: Kimi Nolte

Kimi Nolte, Lead Victim Services Coordinator is our Employee of the Month for June. Kimi is always willing to step in and help any of her teammates with a cheerful, positive attitude. She takes the role of Lead very seriously. Additionally, Kimi is a very strong advocate for the clients she serves and she ensures…

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Welcome our new Hotline Advocate, Lora!

Please help us welcome our new On-Call Hotline Advocate, Lora Brodniak! Lora has seven years of experience as a victim advocate working with a variety of diverse clients and cultures. She has worked as a liaison for clients with law enforcement, CPS, hospital staff and forensic nurses at Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse…

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Welcome our new Victim Services Coordinator, Erik!

Victim Support Services is pleased to introduce Erik Saulness, our new Victim Services Coordinator for Skagit and Whatcom counties. Erik is a lifelong resident (with the exception of some time spent in the Navy) of Washington State and comes to VSS from a background in social work and child welfare with DSHS. Prior to his…

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Welcome our new Hotline Advocate, Schana Odell!

Please help VSS welcome our new on-call Hotline Advocate — Schana Odell! Schana comes to VSS with over 20 years of experience working with vulnerable populations including those individuals and families who are low-income, under resourced, have limited education and connections, who may have had previous trauma, chemical dependencies or have been victimized.  She currently works part-time for…

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We received a special training grant!

Victim Support Services is excited to announce that we have received a training grant from Washington state. This grant is short-term, ending September 30th, 2018. In between now and then, VSS will be providing four Core Advocate trainings – two in Everett, one in Wenatchee, and one in Kennewick – to victim advocates who want to be…

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