Posts Tagged ‘program changes’

Welcome our new Hotline Advocate, Lora!

Please help us welcome our new On-Call Hotline Advocate, Lora Brodniak! Lora has seven years of experience as a victim advocate working with a variety of diverse clients and cultures. She has worked as a liaison for clients with law enforcement, CPS, hospital staff and forensic nurses at Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse…

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Welcome our new Victim Services Coordinator, Erik!

Victim Support Services is pleased to introduce Erik Saulness, our new Victim Services Coordinator for Skagit and Whatcom counties. Erik is a lifelong resident (with the exception of some time spent in the Navy) of Washington State and comes to VSS from a background in social work and child welfare with DSHS. Prior to his…

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We received a special training grant!

Victim Support Services is excited to announce that we have received a training grant from Washington state. This grant is short-term, ending September 30th, 2018. In between now and then, VSS will be providing four Core Advocate trainings – two in Everett, one in Wenatchee, and one in Kennewick – to victim advocates who want to be…

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From the Desk of the Executive Director

Dr. Michaela Weber, Executive Director It’s the New Year and as you read this, I hope that you are all transitioning into 2018 feeling refreshed and relaxed, after spending some quality time with your respective families/friends/loved ones this past holiday season.  Many of you are reflecting on the past and making projections for the upcoming…

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Written by: Janet Quiroga, Hotline Advocate On November 1-2, the Victim Support Services team had the privilege to be a part of an ISPI workshop hosted by Roger Addison, Tim Hunt, and Leanne Jensen. VSS was selected, out of many programs throughout 46 countries, to receive this FREE service from the ISPI. This is their 3rd…

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Welcome Leslie McPherson

We are excited to welcome  Leslie McPherson as she transitions from volunteer crisis line advocate to the position of Crisis Line Coordinator. Leslie has volunteered on the crisis line, assisted at events and helped with other administrative tasks since June of 2013. She brings to the team at VSS her interest in the criminal justice…

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Goodbye to Jessica Drain

Victim Support Services is saying goodbye to Jessica Drain, our Skagit and Whatcom County Victim Services Coordinator.  Before taking over the Whatcom County office, she also worked in Island County.  Jessica has been with the agency for nearly four years, and has worked to develop strong relationships with law enforcement and partner agencies.  Jessica worked…

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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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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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