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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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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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April Employee of the Month: Leslie McPherson

VSS wishes to congratulate Leslie McPherson, Director of Hotline & Volunteer Services for being voted in again as this month’s Employee of the Month. Last month, you had the opportunity to read about Leslie’s extensive history with VSS, as well as her quick progression from a volunteer to a Program Director at the agency. One of Leslie’s passions here…

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A Letter of Appreciation to all Volunteers

Written by: Leslie McPherson, Director of Hotline & Volunteer Services I would like to take a moment to deviate from our usual style of posting to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who devote their personal time to Victim Support Services. Whether it be the individual who selflessly spends hours on-call in the wee hours…

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Volunteer Appreciation Week

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, VSS would like to take a moment to honor Belinda Gloyd, our longest standing volunteer EVER! We asked Belinda to share a few words, and here is what she said: “Volunteering is a great way to feel a belonging to the community in which you live.  When I look…

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The Myths & Facts of Stalking

Written by: Maia McCoy, MSW, Victim Services Coordinator Myth #1: Stalking happens only between intimate partners. Fact: It is true that overwhelmingly, stalking victims are stalked by an intimate partner. 44% of male victims and 61% of female victims are stalked by an intimate partner. However, many stalking cases occur between acquaintances. What this means…

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Welcome our new Hotline Advocate, Nicole Vangrimbergen!

Victim Support Services is excited to announce that we hired a new hotline advocate, Nicole Vangrimbergen!  Nicole comes to VSS with a wealth of experience. In the past, she has been a Correctional Custody Officer for the Washington State Department of Corrections, a Case Manager with Pioneer Human Services providing supervision for Federal, United States Probation,…

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