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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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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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National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

Last Wednesday, September 25th was National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.  In 2007, Congress designated Sept. 25 as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.  Robert and Charlotte Hullinger, of Cincinnati, formed Parents of Murdered Children following the 1978 murder of their 19-year-old daughter, Lisa, while she was studying in Germany. The annual day of observance…

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