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National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out is an annual event where communities across the country connect with law enforcement. The focus of National Night Out is to get neighborhoods actively involved in preventing crime in their community. At National Night Out, you will be able to visit tables for various community organizations and interact with your local first…

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A Letter of Appreciation to all Volunteers

Written by: Leslie McPherson, Director of Hotline & Volunteer Services I would like to take a moment to deviate from our usual style of posting to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who devote their personal time to Victim Support Services. Whether it be the individual who selflessly spends hours on-call in the wee hours…

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Volunteer Appreciation Week

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, VSS would like to take a moment to honor Belinda Gloyd, our longest standing volunteer EVER! We asked Belinda to share a few words, and here is what she said: “Volunteering is a great way to feel a belonging to the community in which you live.  When I look…

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Power of One Award

Many individuals can attest to the backbone of nonprofit agencies – our volunteers. Quite often the unsung heroes of this work – they dedicate their free and personal time to helping us advance our mission in so many different ways. Much of what we are able to do is in large part, because we have…

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Welcome Leslie McPherson

We are excited to welcome  Leslie McPherson as she transitions from volunteer crisis line advocate to the position of Crisis Line Coordinator. Leslie has volunteered on the crisis line, assisted at events and helped with other administrative tasks since June of 2013. She brings to the team at VSS her interest in the criminal justice…

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Golf Tournament Thank You!

Thanks to all of the golfers, sponsors, volunteers and staff for supporting the Victim Support Services 11th Annual Golf Tournament at Legion Memorial Golf Course this past weekend. The weather was great, the company fabulous and the day filled with fun!  Click here to see our event photos! Thanks to all of our golfers and sponsors…

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An Invitation to Joy Retreat

Working in a helping profession means continuously giving your strength, compassion, and nurturing to those you serve.  We think it is time to come together and nurture each other.  Find your joy again, rejuvenate, reinvigorate, and remember why you started doing this work. Come join us at Camp Burton on beautiful Vashon Island for a two-day retreat.…

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King County Food Drive – Thank You!

The Federal Detention Center, in Sea-Tac, graciously combined efforts with their staff and inmates to donate a whopping sixteen boxes of food for victims of crime in King County! Food items are being sorted and distributed to families in need by our King County Victim Services Coordinator, Colleen Ingalls. For their effort and generosity, we…

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Volunteer & Training Opportunities – Join the VSS Team

Integral to providing direct services to victims in the State of Washington is Core Advocacy Training. This thirty hour training qualifies individuals to provide services at Crime Victim Assistance Centers. Victim Support Services (VSS) provides this essential training two or three times a year. Our core training is open to any staff, volunteer or Board…

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Volunteer & Training Opportunities – Join the VSS Team

Integral to providing direct services to victims in the State of Washington is Core Advocacy Training. This thirty hour training qualifies individuals to provide services at Crime Victim Assistance Centers. Victim Support Services (VSS) provides this essential training two or three times a year. Our core training is open to any staff, volunteer or Board…

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