Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims is Now Victim Support Services

Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims has a new name, Victim Support Services
You may always remember us as Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims, that is okay since that is part of our heritage and we embrace it.  As a result, we have not legally changed our name but rather set ourselves up to do business as Victim Support Services.  As you have probably noticed, it more closely represents what we do (as well as being easier to say).  You will begin to see the name change on our documents, website, brochures and other sources of information from us as we move forward.
Whether Victim Support Services of Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims we still provide the same services.  Throughout this past year, clients have been served in elder abuse, robbery, assault, survivors of homicide victims or attempted victims, identity theft, vehicular assault, property crimes, and kidnapping and missing persons.  Contact was made with people to provide assistance through personal advocacy, our 24-hour crisis line, legal advocacy, information and referral services and crime victims’ compensation.  This past year, financial support allowed us to be able to provide for:

  • 2 10-week Homicide Support Groups
  • 5,998 hours of one-on-one crime victims advocacy (up from 1,808 hours the prior year)
  • 1,014 individual callers on our 24-hr emergency crisis line (up from 781 the prior year)
  • 2,876 people learning through our Outreach Services (up from 1,345 the prior year)


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Speak with a trained advocate who can provide assistance with needs resulting from victimization.  Call by clicking below! 


"With the help of VSS, you are empowered and encouraged to fight back and be pro-active. Then your conscience can be more at peace because you know you have taken some action to protest crimes inflicted on your loved one. It is sometimes your only consolation."

“The one takeaway for me in working with VSS is that it is a necessary organization. I know they are funded by grants and fundraisers but it’s something we need to make sure as a community that they have the funding needed because what they do for people in need doesn’t happen anywhere else. This is the only place that this happens and VSS helps with so many things.”

David Rose

Anchor, Q13 News and Host, Washington’s Most Wanted

“VSS is there when the unthinkable happens.  When a police officer knocks on your door and gives you tragic news, VSS helps navigate the court system, which can be very confusing. VSS is compassion, caring, and commitment. Commitment to once justice is done that victims and their families can move forward with their lives.”

Jennifer Gregerson

Mayor, City of Mukilteo

“VSS has been our partner in recovery and healing and a key part in what makes Mukilteo Strong. VSS has been a trusted advocate for the victims that have suffered so much in the community.  I’m so grateful to VSS as our partner in strength.”

Jon Nehring

Mayor, City of Marysville

“VSS is there for people in their darkest hour. At a time when they need an advocate and friend, VSS steps in to fill that gap and help them begin their journey back to some sense of normalcy.” 

Myrle Carner

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound

“This thing about closure. There is never really closure in a victim’s life but VSS helps individuals to get closer to that and that’s critical because the cops and the judicial system just move on to another case because they don’t have time. Victims live with this trauma forever so VSS is with them for as long as they need the services. VSS takes the time, more importantly, they really care."

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