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Missing and Unidentified Persons Awareness

Written By: Natalie Lanphear, Advocate The month of May is dedicated to Missing and Unidentified Persons Awareness. According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, there are over 600,000 people who go missing in our country every year. Although a large amount of these individuals are found, there are still thousands who stay missing…

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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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VSS’ 44th Anniversary

VSS is celebrating 44 years of serving victims of crime. On February 25, 1975, thirteen families came together in a church auditorium to share their heartbreaking experiences and to talk about their mutual concerns. As a result, Victim Support Services was established, formerly known as Families and Friends of Missing Persons and Violent Crime Victims. Here’s to many…

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Welcome our new Victim Services Coordinator, Emma!

We would like to welcome Emma Alty, our new Victim Services Coordinator for Island County through the Tompkins Project! Emma grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia and attended college at Virginia Tech where she majored in psychology and minored in history.  Emma has lived in Washington for almost a year now and, says that, here she has discovered…

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Welcome our new Whatcom & Skagit Counties Victim Services Coordinator!

Victim Support Services is excited to announce Janelle Barton as our new Whatcom & Skagit Victim Counties Services Coordinator! Janelle joins VSS from Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS) in Whatcom County where she worked as the Safe Housing Coordinator. Prior to working as the Safe Housing coordinator for DVSAS she worked on the Domestic Violence…

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