National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month – a time for communities to get involved and take a stand against bullying. In that spirit, this month, we want to bring awareness to one specific topic that falls under the umbrella of ‘bullying’.  For many, it is a common perception that bullying is strictly a childhood issue.…

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Emotional Wellness Month

Written by: Kaili Brown, King County Victim Services Coordinator The last year and a half has been a challenging time for all of us.  From navigating a pandemic, to experiencing political change, several of us have made drastic life changes to adjust to this new “normal”.  On top of it all, these changes have revolved…

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20-Years Later: Remembering and Honoring Those Lives Lost on 9/11

Written by: Leslie McPherson, Programs Administrator September 11, 2001 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks where nearly 3,000 people were killed in a series of attacks in the United States – a day Americans will never forget. Americans felt a collective trauma and devastation that has forever changed our lives. As we…

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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 Everett Clinic Foundation

The good news keeps flowing for VSS! We have received a $9,750 grant from The Everett Clinic Foundation! We are thrilled to be able to use these funds toward our advocacy and outreach program in Snohomish County. Thank you to all Everett Clinic employees who support The Everett Clinic Foundation through personal contributions, you are…

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AntiTerrorism and Emergency Assistance Program Grant

  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…

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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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