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History of National Night Out

Written By: Janet Quiroga, Hotline Coordinator 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. Here is how NNO all got started: “National Night Out was introduced in August of…

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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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February Employees of the Month

Janet Quiroga Congratulations to Hotline Coordinator, Janet Quiroga, for being voted in by her peers as Employee of the Month for February! It is no surprise that Janet has been voted in many times, as it is WELL deserving! We are grateful that Janet plays such a vital role in helping manage the Washington State Crime…

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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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Congratulations to our January Employee of the Month!

VSS proudly announces Chewbeng Woodcock as January’s Employee of the Month. Also known as “Chew,” “Chewie” and “Chewbie”, she is not only the Accountant at VSS, but also carries out many of the agency’s Human Resources duties, serves as our resident technology guru, AND she makes a delicious curry for staff meetings!!  Chew was originally…

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Welcome, Natalie!

Let’s give a warm welome to Natalie Lanphear, the new Victim Services Coordinator for Snohomish County!   Natalie graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a Degree in Family and Community Services. She is from Kansas City, Missouri, and she is a big Chiefs, Royals, and Sporting Kansas City fan. Natalie moved to the Seattle area…

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Welcome, Jennifer!

Victim Support Services is excited to announce a new member to the team! Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Kloesel! Jennifer was hired as our Information & Referral Specialist and will be working in our Island County office through The Tompkins Project. Jennifer has her Bachelor’s in Communication with a minor in Psychology from Texas…

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day After the Loss of a Loved One

Written by: Jennifer Slobom, Victim Services Coordinator The month of February brings with it declarations of love and plenty of heart decorations, chocolates, and flowers showcased in every store. Valentine’s Day marks not only a time to spend with romantic partners, but also a time to celebrate the love between family members and friends. Against…

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Welcome back, Jonathan!

Victim Support Services is pleased to welcome Jonathan Moore back as our new Community Outreach and Education Specialist, under the Tompkins Project for Island County! Jonathan is a Washington State native who has been around the world! He has a Master Degree in Human Rights and has worked specializing in child protection in emergencies and as a…

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New Year’s Resolutions After Losing a Loved One

Written by: Rachel Martinez, Victim Services Coordinator While many people start off the new year with resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, or spend less money, these resolutions might seem unimportant or daunting to those stepping into the new year without a loved one. Others might want to create a resolution in coping with their…

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