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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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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Ms. Foster’s Class

Recently we had Ms. Foster, a volunteer at a summer safety program for teens, reach out to us to let us know about a very useful safe driving website that one of the teens in the program found. Ms. Foster is teaching the teens in her summer safety program, “that safety is important in our…

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June Employee of the Month

This month, we celebrate a VSS Rock Star whose work is done primarily behind the scenes. Hard working, efficient and dedicated, she can handle almost anything. An accountaholic and ledger-lover by nature, we are talking about our very own, ChewBeng Woodcock! ChewBeng (affectionately known among VSS staff and Board as “Chew”) has worked as the…

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Looking Back as we Look Ahead

Written by: Leslie McPherson, Programs Administrator As we begin another fiscal year, it’s a great time to reflect on everything Victim Support Services (VSS) has achieved in the last year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021).  And what a year it has been! As the world grappled with a pandemic, the need for victim…

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Meet Melissa and Davie!

VSS is proud to announce that we have a new all regions advocate and court house dog!  Melissa and Davie are the latest members of the VSS family and we are excited to share this amazing news with you all.  Melissa grew up in Iowa on a small hobby farm with horses. She participated in 4H and…

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Congratulations, Leslie

Last month, one of our very own, Leslie McPherson (Director of Hotline & Volunteer Services), graduated from the Leadership Snohomish County Signature Class on May 23. Leadership Snohomish County is the local organization recognized for cultivating sustainable leadership. Since its founding in 1996, LSC has graduated talented, motivated professionals who are informed about local issues…

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