Pet of the Quarter

Captain Jack Weber (Captain) is one of six rescued fuzz kids belonging to Michaela Weber (VSS ED). Originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico, his journey to his new life began in May of 2021 in El Paso, Texas, when he was adopted by The Webers and driven across the Country to his new home in…

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To our Rockstar Volunteers, Thank You

Written by: Leslie McPherson, Programs Administrator “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they have the heart.” –Elizabeth Andrew Behind every successful organization there are extraordinary volunteers. In a day and age where time is a precious commodity, it’s important to find the right words to thank volunteers who take time from their busy lives…

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Support the Dan Rocha Memorial Fund

On March 25, 2022, the community suffered a tragic loss when Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha was killed in the line of duty. Officer Rocha left behind a wife, two sons, and a large extended family.  Victim Support Services is partnering with Coastal Community Bank and the City of Everett to raise funds to honor Officer Rocha. 100% of the funds will directly benefit the family, helping to defray…

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Employee of the Quarter

This month, VSS is shining a spotlight on one of its best and brightest, as Employee of the Quarter! Leslie McPherson, Programs Administrator at VSS, has been selected by her colleagues for her outstanding commitment to victims of crime and their loved ones in our region. Over the past 9 years, her contributions to the…

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Turning the Page: How Grief and VSS Changed my Life

The salty waters of Bellingham Bay in Western Washington glinted like diamonds in the sunlight as I stood in a circle with roughly 20 strangers. Some of us had tears in our eyes. Some of us didn’t. But we each held a rock with the name of a murdered loved one written on it. It…

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Pet of the Quarter

Written by: Melissa Isenhart, Victim Services CoordinatorWhatcom, Skagit & Island County; Court Facility Dog – All Regions Allegra is a fitting name, as Alegre in Spanish means “happy.” Allegra is a happy go lucky dog who has many joys in life. She loves getting belly rubs, playing outside, chasing critters, chewing on bones, going swimming…

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Employee of the Quarter

VSS is proud to announce that Kaili Brown, Victim Services Coordinator for King County, has been voted in by her peers as Employee of the Quarter for October 1 – December 31, 2021! Kaili has been at Victim Support Services since October of 2020, dedicating her time serving victims of crime by providing crisis intervention,…

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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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Employee of the Quarter

VSS is proud to announce that Janet Quiroga, Hotline Manger, has been voted in by her peers as Employee of the Quarter for July 1 – September 30, 2021! Janet has been at Victim Support Services for over four years now, dedicating her time to serving victims of crime on the WA State Crime Victim…

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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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