EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS
VIBS In the News!
VIBS senior director of education and communications, Anthony Zenkus, is interviewed by WCBS News Radio 880 about the connection between opioid addiction, trauma and human trafficking on Long Island.
Legislative Day of Action 2019
On May 14th, staff from VIBS and supporters of domestic violence victims across New York State gathered at the State Capitol to speak with legislators about the need to increase support for domestic violence survivors in Legislative Day of Action. Four important bills were discussed, some of which were passed that day. VIBS is working hard to stand up for increased support for survivors and working to create futures free of violence for all New Yorkers.
VIBS’ 14th Annual Author’s Luncheon a success!
On May 6th, over 100 supporters of VIBS gathered to attend our 14th Annual Author’s Luncheon featuring New York Times bestselling author Regina Calcaterra. Ms. Calcaterra, a Long Island native, wrote the book Etched in Sand about her experiences growing up in foster care and her journey from abuse to healing.
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You Can Help Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault
VIBS needs new clothing items donated so that victims of rape and sexual assault can have fresh, clean clothes to wear after they receive
Forensic Evidence Exams at the SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Centers that VIBS operates throughout Suffolk County.
CLICK HERE for details on how to donate.
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 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 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.
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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
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.