Posts Tagged ‘partnerships’

Leadership Snohomish County

Victim Support Services is excited to announce that we are one of the community organizations chosen to collaborate with Leadership Snohomish County (LSC) for a Community Impact Project Team. VSS was selected for their nine-month Leadership Program, which is designed to help private sector, and non-profit professionals acquire an understanding of the critical issues affecting…

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National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out is a community event where neighbors and organizations to come together to make all our neighborhoods a little safer.  It began 31 years ago in an effort to bring together community partners, residents, and law enforcement, and has been going strong ever since.  National Night Out is held on the first Tuesday…

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An Invitation to Joy Retreat

Working in a helping profession means continuously giving your strength, compassion, and nurturing to those you serve.  We think it is time to come together and nurture each other.  Find your joy again, rejuvenate, reinvigorate, and remember why you started doing this work. Come join us at Camp Burton on beautiful Vashon Island for a two-day retreat.…

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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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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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Funding Partnerships

Victim Support Services is excited to announce a new partnership with United Way of Snohomish County.   United Way of Snohomish County has not funded services for victims of crime in the past, but is recognizing the increased need for these important services.  We are thrilled to have been chosen to receive $15,000 for the next…

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