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VIBS, Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk

VIBS Hotline:  631-360-3606

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 to the overall Suffolk County community.  In 2017, VIBS provided services to over 7,000 individuals.

For over forty years, VIBS has been a champion in the efforts to combat domestic and sexual violence in Suffolk County.

VIBS offers specialized counseling, advocacy, 24/7 confidential hotline, community education and legal representation to victims of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, child sexual abuse, elder abuse, human trafficking, witnesses to homicide and most recently to veterans suffering from Military Sexual Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.   For more information about our programs and services click here.

We are hiring! Please visit our Employment Opportunities page.

 

2018 EVENTS

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Help VIBS help families this coming school year

For many parents, the upcoming school year brings thoughts of financial stress. Purchasing books, backpacks, supplies and clothes is an expensive endeavor. For the families receiving services through VIBS, this is even more significant as they are dealing with abuse and trauma. We are asking for your help in raising funds to purchase gift cards for our VIBS’ clients who are parents of school-aged children, so they can be empowered to purchase needed supplies. Our goal is to raise $30 per child, however, no amount is too small. Please visit our School Supply Page to DONATE TODAY!

 

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September 21, 2018: VIBS is hosting our 3rd Annual Elder Abuse Forum focused on the prevention of Elder Financial Exploitation. The Forum will take place from 12:00 pm -2:00 pm.  It will provide useful information for professionals, law enforcement officials and older adults for recognizing signs and preventing financial exploitation of older adults.  For information about the forum click here.
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August 31, 2018:  Please support VIBS through the 22 PTSD Awareness Challenge.

The 22PAC is a 22 mile cross-sound kayak event. The event starts in Bridgeport, CT, and ends in Port Jefferson, NY. 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.  Click here to learn more and for sponsorship information.

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October 13, 2018: VIBS’ 5K Run and Walk.  Click here for details and more information.  Help us make a difference during Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

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Thank you to our friends and raffle donors who supported our Summer Painting Evening Event!  For more information about our event donors click here.

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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