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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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OPEN HOUSE

Get your game face on, and wear your favorite football team’s gear, to VSS’s last Open House of the year! Come check out our admin office in Everett and learn about Victim Support Services. We provide free and confidential services to victims of crime, and the more the community knows about VSS, the more people…

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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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New King County Office location is up and running!

Victim Support Services is excited to add another satellite office for King County clients! Located in Pioneer Square, this office is in a convenient, central location for Seattle-area clients. The office is in the heart of Pioneer Square with an overlooking view of Centurylink Field, and is a short walk from the Seattle Courthouse. The…

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BECU People Helping People Awards

Victim Support Service is excited to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the 2018 BECU People Helping People Awards! At minimum, our organization has been rewarded a $15,000 Community Benefit Award. Additionally, we are up for the following rewards: • $40,000 People’s Choice (popular vote by the community) • $30,000 Employees’…

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy….Part 1 of the Symptoms of Stress

Written by: Julie Thomas, Director of Victim Services and Training Are you a worrier?  That is a question I ask participants in my Emotional Wellness classes that I teach for VSS.  Inevitably many slowly raise their hands, some blurt out, “Oh Yes!” “Are you kidding?” “Lifelong worrier.”  Worrying in this day and age almost seems to…

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July Employee of the Month: Nicole Vangrimbergen

Please join us in congratulating our July employee of the month, Nicole Vangrimbergen. Nicole was voted employee of the month by her coworkers and peers. Nicole transitioned recently into region 12, which is Whatcom and Skagit Counties. She moved into that position seamlessly, hitting the ground running and quickly making connections. All the while she…

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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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