VIBS Hotline: 631-360-3606
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 over 7,000 individuals in Suffolk County each year. 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.
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August 30, 2019: Support VIBS’ Veterans Counseling Program 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.
October 2019: 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 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. Bottle for the Brave will be at the event, so we are asking each participant to bring 100 clean empty water bottles. Stay tuned for details about the 2019 event!
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.