Pet of the Quarter

Please meet Thor, Lynx and Cheetara. Thor was born February 13, 2013 and is an American Staffordshire Terrier. He came to live with us when he was about eight weeks old. Lynx and Cheetara were born in 2007 and are tabby/calico sisters. They came to live with us when they were about six weeks old. …

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National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month – a time for communities to get involved and take a stand against bullying. In that spirit, this month, we want to bring awareness to one specific topic that falls under the umbrella of ‘bullying’.  For many, it is a common perception that bullying is strictly a childhood issue.…

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Emotional Wellness Month

Written by: Kaili Brown, King County Victim Services Coordinator The last year and a half has been a challenging time for all of us.  From navigating a pandemic, to experiencing political change, several of us have made drastic life changes to adjust to this new “normal”.  On top of it all, these changes have revolved…

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20-Years Later: Remembering and Honoring Those Lives Lost on 9/11

Written by: Leslie McPherson, Programs Administrator September 11, 2001 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks where nearly 3,000 people were killed in a series of attacks in the United States – a day Americans will never forget. Americans felt a collective trauma and devastation that has forever changed our lives. As we…

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Words from a Volunteer

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we think it’s important to honor our volunteers, not only current ones, but former volunteers as well. Liza Sanguinetti volunteered as a Hotline Advocate for the last 2 ½ years.  Liza came to VSS eager to help people and learn more about victim services in Washington State, where at…

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New Year’s Resolutions After Losing a Loved One

Written by: Rachel Martinez, Victim Services Coordinator While many people start off the new year with resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, or spend less money, these resolutions might seem unimportant or daunting to those stepping into the new year without a loved one. Others might want to create a resolution in coping with their…

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AntiTerrorism and Emergency Assistance Program Grant

  VSS has more exciting news! We were awarded with a $108,000 AntiTerrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) grant! With these funds, we are opening a new office in Skagit County and will be hiring a mental health therapist. Free trauma-informed therapy will be provided to victims and those affected by the Cascade Mall tragedy…

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2019 VSS Furry Friends Calendar

The VSS Furry Friends Calendar is back again this year, and better than ever! The calendar is filled with pictures of the VSS stakeholder’s (staff, board members, volunteers, etc.) pets. As well, the calendar has VSS events and National Days relating to victims of crime. This calendar is part of our 2018 Year-End-Campaign. What does…

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#GivingTuesday

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GIVINGTUESDAY! With only 7 days left before #GivingTuesday, which is on November 27th this year, the team here at Victim Support Services is readying themselves to set this years’ donations goal. What is #GivingTuesday? “#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated…

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Thanksgiving Grief

Written by: Janet Quiroga, Hotline Coordinator Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. It is a time for gathering with loved ones, to give thanks and enjoy good food. Although to those who have lost a loved one, Thanksgiving can be the total opposite. It can make them question what there is to be…

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