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Posts Tagged ‘Advocacy’

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

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…

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New Year’s Resolutions After Losing a Loved One

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…

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

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…

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Employee of the Month: December 2018

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…

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The Tompkins Project

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…

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Board Member of the Year

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…

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VSS Employee of the Year

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.…

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Welcome our new Victim Services Coordinator, Jen!

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…

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Congratulations to our October Employees of the Month!

Kimi Nolte, Lead Victim Services Coordinator is once again our Employee of the Month – tying with our Victim Service Coordinator, Rachel Martinez! Kimi is a strong leader in the agency and in the communities she serves. Her work is always victim-centered. She is a very strong advocate for the clients she serves and she…

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A Report on Our Special Training Grant

In late March 2018, Victim Support Services was the recipient of a special grant from Washington state that covered training to community members and professionals around the state who work with crime victims. The grant lasted 6 months – beginning April 1 and ending on September 30. For the six month period, VSS provided continuing…

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