EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS
VIBS Children’s Fair
On Saturday, June 29th, 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.
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 on the link above to find out about attending the event, sponsorship opportunities, or other ways you can help!
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENT
VIBS 2019 Walk the Walk – Saturday, October 19th
Join the VIBS community as we come together to take a stand and walk for domestic violence awareness. Anyone can participate, so CLICK HERE 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 Spring…
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 area hospitals throughout Suffolk County.
CLICK HERE for details on how to donate.
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 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.