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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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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.  The forum is free and preregistration is requested. For information and to register today click here.

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October 13, 2018: VIBS’ 5K Walk the Walk  Click here for details and more information.  Help us make a difference during Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.  Registration starts at 8:30am.  5K Walk/Run starts at 9:30 am.  Walk the Walk will be immediately followed by family fun activities and refreshments.   $20 Adult Pre-registration.  $15 Youth Pre-registration.  $25 day of registration. Children 5 and under are free.

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October 18, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm:  Commemoration Day – please join us in honoring community members affected by domestic violence and promoting non-violence in Suffolk County.  Click here for details

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October 2018: VIBS is participating in the 2018 Purple Purse Challenge.  Stay tuned for details!

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August 31, 2018:  Thank you for your support of 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.

Thank you to C’est Cheese  and L.I. Pour House  for holding events on August 31 to support the VIBS Veterans Counseling Program. 

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 Help VIBS help families this coming school year

Thank you so much to our friends for supporting our Back to School Drive!!

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

 

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