Families and Friends gets new name, same mission

TULALIP — More than 400 people gathered here Wednesday morning for the annual “Voices of Victims” breakfast, a fundraiser that helps keep the doors open for the volunteer organization that focuses on helping people hurting because of violent crime in Washington.

The group, based in Everett, has been working with crime victims for 38 years as Families and Friends of Violent Crime Victims, its legal name as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

On Wednesday, executive director Marge Martin, announced that the group is getting a new, shorter name: Victim Support Services.

King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg said that people working for the organization bring healing to the community.

Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Roe, who serves on the group’s board, said that in the past year alone, the organization has provided 5,998 hours of advocacy support to crime victims; served 2,876 people in outreach services and answered more than 1,000 calls to its 24-hour crisis line.

“This organization does save lives,” he said.

For more information: www.fnfvcv.org or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/fnfvcv.

More in Local News

A customer walks away after buying a hot dog from a vendor on 33rd St and Smith Street near the Everett Station on Friday. The Everett Station District Alliance pictures the area east of Broadway and south of Hewitt Avenue as a future neighborhood and transit hub that could absorb expected population growth. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
How can Everett Station become a vibrant part of city?

A neighborhood alliance focused on long-term revitalization will update the public Tuesday.

Man arrested after police find van full of drugs, cash and guns

An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle by itself in the middle of a WinCo parking lot at 2 a.m.

After work to address issues, Lynnwood gets clean audit

The city has benefited from increased revenues from sales tax.

Bolshevik replaces BS in Eyman’s voters pamphlet statement

The initiative promoter also lost a bid to include a hyperlink to online coverage of the battle.

Man with shotgun confronts man on toilet about missing phone

Police say the victim was doing his business when the suspect barged in and threatened him.

Detectives seek suspect in woman’s homicide

Alisha Michelle Canales-McGuire was shot to death Wednesday at a home south of Paine Field.

Car crashes near Everett after State Patrol pursuit

The driver and a second person in the car suffered injuries.

Smith Island habitat restoration cost to rise $1.2 million

The project is intended to increase survival rates for juvenile chinook salmon.

Jim Mathis, the Vietnam veteran whose Marysville garden was recently featured in The Herald, died Wednesday. Mathis, who suffered from PTSD and cancer, found solace in his beautiful garden. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Vietnam veteran Jim Mathis found peace in his garden

The Marysville man who served two tours died Wednesday after suffering from cancer and PTSD.

Most Read