EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS
This September, VIBS will be hosting an Art Show to support our Victims’ therapy and healing programs. Artwork produced by clients as well as staff who work with them will be on display and for sale!
Friday, Sept. 20th
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
VIBS – 185 Oval Dr., Islandia
Suggested Donation: $15
Light refreshments will be served.
To become a sponsor, please contact Paige Carbone at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (631) 360-3730 and ask for Paige at extension 144
VIBS 2019 Walk the Walk – Saturday, October 26th
Join the VIBS community as we come together to take a stand and walk for domestic violence awareness. Anyone can participate, just click below to find out about how to help VIBS spread the word about domestic violence and the work being done at VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center.
VIBS In the News!
VIBS senior director of education and communications, Anthony Zenkus, is interviewed by WCBS News Radio 880 and NPR’s WSHU Public Radio about the connection between opioid addiction, trauma and human trafficking on Long Island.
Check out VIBS’ latest Newsletter!
Click the image below to see what’s been going on at VIBS this Fall. Read an interview with Joe, a survivor of child abuse. Find out about our upcoming events and see what we’ve been up to these past few months.
VETERANS’ PTSD ACTION CHALLENGE
VIBS was part of this year’s 22PAC PTSD Action Challenge which helped raise awareness and funds to help Long Island’s veterans who suffer from PTSD on August 3oth.
The 22PAC is a 22 mile cross-sound kayak event. The goal is to increase awareness for the 22 veterans who die by suicide everyday, and for people living with PTSD. After the challenge, there will be free food and family fun – and information about resources available from different agencies. VIBS offers specialized trauma counseling for veterans, living with MST and PTSD, as well as for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape who are living with PTSD.
VIBS Children’s Fair
In June, VIBS hosted a Children’s Fair for the children of clients helped by VIBS as well as the children of those who work there. VIBS provided a day of sunshine, games, food and fun to help the children, and their families, through the healing process. Joining VIBS was the Long Island Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse, (BACA) and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, who were providing free photo I.D. kits to help keep kids safe.
VIBS 24 HOUR HOTLINE
Established in 1976, Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS) is a family violence and rape crisis center that provides free and confidential services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and education on these issues.
VIBS provides specialized trauma informed counseling, advocacy, 24/7 confidential hotline, community education and legal representation to residents of all ages throughout Suffolk County. Services are for victims of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, child sexual abuse, elder abuse, human trafficking, witnesses to homicide and for veterans suffering from Military Sexual Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For more information about our programs and services click here.
Because of you – we can do more.
Please join us in making a difference by giving the gift of HOPE.
Click here to donate now or Support VIBS through Amazon Smile!
VIBS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in the delivery of services nor employment.
VIBS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Public Charity, Tax ID: 11-2411984
Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk, Inc. is a registered 501c3 and files annual financial reports with the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau. A copy of the latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the organization VIBS or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau located at 28 Liberty Street, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10005.