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From The Desk of the Executive Director – Dr. Michaela Weber

A New Year is upon us yet again – funny how that seems to happen so quickly! 2018 was another busy year for us here at VSS…..We started our year out with a record attendance for the agency at our annual Voices of Victims luncheon, with Captain Chris Vanghele of the Newtown Police Department as…

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Board Member of the Year

I met Tom Cox three years ago when I joined the board for Victim Support Services. Being a law enforcement officer, we are sometimes skeptical of attorneys who work in criminal defense. Tom immediately disarmed me with his charm, devotion, and dedication to improving victim’s services in Washington State. Tom’s commitment as our vice-president and…

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September Employee of the Month: Janet Quiroga

It is no surprise that once again, Janet Quiroga, Hotline Coordinator, has been voted in by her peers as Employee of the Month for September! Her peers and co-workers say that Janet is always so helpful and stays on top of things.  Janet is also committed and dedicated to our fundraising events, the website, and…

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August Employee of the Month: Janet Quiroga

A huge congrats to Janet Quiroga for receiving August employee of the month! Janet was hired on as a Hotline Advocate in September of 2017 and months later, in June of 2018, Janet was promoted to Hotline Coordinator. As Hotline Coordinator, Janet plays a big part in day to day operations of the 24-hour hotline,…

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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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National Stress Awareness Month

Written by: Nicole Vangrimbergen, Victim Services Coordinator Many of us get home from work, grab a frozen dinner, toss it in the microwave and pour a glass of wine. Maybe we drop into the local fast food chain because we are in a rush to get to the next commitment, whether its baseball practice for…

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Employee of the Month: January 2018

Congratulations to our January Employee of the Month, Janet Quiroga!  Janet has been with VSS since September of 2017 and is our Hotline Advocate, providing primary coverage on the Washington State Crime Victim Service Center Hotline. She is the first one clients speak to when they call seeking services, resources, and crisis intervention.  Her peers…

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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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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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