Written by: Maia McCoy, MSW, Victim Services Coordinator Myth #1: Stalking happens only between intimate partners. Fact: It is true that overwhelmingly, stalking victims are stalked by an intimate partner. 44% of male victims and 61% of female victims are stalked by an intimate partner. However, many stalking cases occur between acquaintances. What this means…

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Written by: Maia McCoy, Victim Services Coordinator The word “trigger” has become so ubiquitous in our vernacular that it has lost meaning. “Trigger” is used when one’s buttons are pushed, when one is vexed, frustrated, or fed up. “I was so triggered.” However, many annoyances do not rise to the level of trauma, and by…

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Congratulations to Brigitta Ellwein, King County Victim Service Coordinator, for being nominated by her peers, as the Victim Support Services Employee of the Year, 2017! This is an award that is provided by co-workers to the team member whom they believe contributed significantly to the agency’s good work in the community throughout the year. Brigitta has…

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VSS is launching their first ever calendar for 2018! The calendar is filled with pictures of the VSS staff’s pets. As well, the calendar has VSS events and National Days relating to victims of crime. This calendar is part of our 2017 Year-End-Campaign. What does this mean? If you make a donation of $50 or…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#WearOrange on June 2nd!” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23f79838″ google_fonts=”font_family:Dosis%3A200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row] On January 21st, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old high school student from the south side of Chicago, marched in President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed. Orange is the color a group of Hadiya’s friends chose to wear to remember her life.…

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Unfortunately we had to cancel this free informational workshop. If you would like to receive information still, we would be more than happy to meet with you.  Please call us at 425.252.6081 for more information and to set something up. [vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1459279977032{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is coming up on April…

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Did you know that as of February 1st, Victim Support Services now runs and manages the new statewide hotline for general crime victims?  We are very excited for this opportunity and have been very busy with this transition and it is still a work in progress.  What this means is that VSS will be answering…

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Are you a victim of crime and find yourself struggling?  Do you feel like you are going crazy?  All of these are completely normal reactions after experiencing something traumatic.  Starting this Fall in Bellingham, we are offering workshops for victims of crime. If you would like to register or have any questions, please call 360-756-1780.…

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Elders are targets of being victims of financial fraud and identity theft.  They are attractive targets to the perpetrators because elders are likely to have disabilities that make them dependent on others for help, severely impaired individuals are also less likely to take action against their abusers because of a result of embarrassment or health…

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