Update to VSS Programs and Services Due to Drastic Budget Cuts

Huge funding cuts have affected victim services agencies across the country that support crime survivors and victims, and Victim Support Services (VSS) is no exception. The funding cut is due to a dwindling balance in the national Crime Victims Fund (CVF), which was established in 1984 as part of the Victims of Crime Act, commonly…

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Today is National Boss’s Day!

Boss’s Day is a day for employees to thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year, and acknowledge all that they do. Here at Victim Support Services we have an amazing, fearless leader, Dr. Michaela Weber, who goes above and beyond for crime victims and her team every single day.   In honor of…

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Looking Back as we Look Ahead

Written by: Leslie McPherson, Programs Administrator As we begin another fiscal year, it’s a great time to reflect on everything Victim Support Services (VSS) has achieved in the last year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021).  And what a year it has been! As the world grappled with a pandemic, the need for victim…

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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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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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Welcome our new Hotline Advocate, Schana Odell!

Please help VSS welcome our new on-call Hotline Advocate — Schana Odell! Schana comes to VSS with over 20 years of experience working with vulnerable populations including those individuals and families who are low-income, under resourced, have limited education and connections, who may have had previous trauma, chemical dependencies or have been victimized.  She currently works part-time for…

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VSS is offering a free informational class on identity theft!

Unfortunately we had to cancel this free informational workshop. If you would like to receive information still, we would be more than happy to meet with you.  Please call us at 425.252.6081 for more information and to set something up. [vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1459279977032{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is coming up on April…

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The New Statewide Hotline is up and running!

Did you know that as of February 1st, Victim Support Services now runs and manages the new statewide hotline for general crime victims?  We are very excited for this opportunity and have been very busy with this transition and it is still a work in progress.  What this means is that VSS will be answering…

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