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GiveBig to Help Victims of Crime

We all hear about terrible tragedies every day on the news, but what they don’t show is the time and energy it takes victims of crime to pick up the pieces after these events.  VSS understands that this can be a long arduous process, and we are here to help victims every step of the…

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Victims’ Rights Are Important

Every day we read, see and listen about the crime that is happening in our communities. For most people it is easy to dismiss the crime that has taken place because “I don’t live in that neighborhood”, “I don’t associate with those people”, or “I don’t engage in that behavior”. The sad truth is that…

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Victims' Rights Are Important

Every day we read, see and listen about the crime that is happening in our communities. For most people it is easy to dismiss the crime that has taken place because “I don’t live in that neighborhood”, “I don’t associate with those people”, or “I don’t engage in that behavior”. The sad truth is that…

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Hugs Help!

Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll is known for his exuberant style and for hugging players during the game.  With the Seahawks poised for their first Superbowl win it’s impossible not to get caught up in the 12th man energy here in the Puget Sound.  Phil Jubie of Superb Construction is bringing his passion for football…

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Physical Responses of Trauma; Is This Normal or Am I Crazy?

If you are a victim or survivor of crime, you are probably familiar with terms such as trauma, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and so on.  Many individuals also have the belief if you experience trauma and suffer from any of these symptoms, you are weak.  Maybe you have asked yourself the questions, why can’t…

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Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”.  When I start noticing signs of Christmas, that phrase is ever present in my thoughts.  I suspect this is so because I grew up with a mother that would pull out old record albums and play holiday music from Thanksgiving to Christmas; NONSTOP!!!  I am convinced my…

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VSS Counseling Services Available

Victim Support Services is excited to announce, through a grant from Snohomish County United Way, that we are able to provide five free counseling services to victims of crime. If you are a victim or family member of homicide, assault, robbery, vehicular homicide, or vehicular assault there are counseling services available to you. We have…

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King County Food Drive – Thank You!

The Federal Detention Center, in Sea-Tac, graciously combined efforts with their staff and inmates to donate a whopping sixteen boxes of food for victims of crime in King County! Food items are being sorted and distributed to families in need by our King County Victim Services Coordinator, Colleen Ingalls. For their effort and generosity, we…

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System-Based and Community Based Advocacy – The Need for Both

Many agencies around the country employ victim advocates within their own departments.  Such agencies include police departments, prosecutor offices and Department of Corrections.  Many victims are not aware that there are victim advocates within the community as well.  Many times I have heard why does a victim need an advocate from the community if they…

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John Keister + The MV Skansonia + Great Auction Items

Last year we held our first ever “An Evening to Remember” auction event, and a fabulous time was had by all.  This year’s auction is shaping up to be even bigger and better! Victim Support Services is thrilled to announce that Northwest comedic icon John Keister will appear, shall we say, “totally live” as our emcee and…

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