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VIBS — Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk

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2020 Gift Matching Campaign 

Donate today and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000.

All gifts made by December 31, 2020 will go toward the matching grant campaign.
NY has reported a 30% increase in domestic violence. The current pandemic is being used by abusers as an excuse to further their control and abuse.
Survivors need your support! 

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2020 Peace Bracelet
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DONATE NEW ITEMS TO HELP SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

To learn more about items needed, view our Amazon wish list
In addition, shop smile.amazon.com and select “Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk, Inc.” and Amazon will donate a portion of your sales to VIBS at no cost to you. 

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FALL NEWSLETTER

October 2020
Read our most recent newsletter and learn more about happenings at VIBS.

 

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COVID-19 UPDATES

 In-person appointments are available to clients. The staff will also continue providing services remotely. Only those with an appointment will be permitted into the building. No children under age 7 will be allowed into the building at this time. Young children may enter the building with one guardian who will be permitted to wait in the Waiting Room. Safe social distancing must be practiced in the building.

All those entering our offices will be screened to ensure safety, including a temperature check. A face covering is required. Please continue to monitor our website and social media platforms for updates.

Governor Cuomo has announced a travel advisory for all individuals traveling to NY from states with significant spread. See the full list and more details here.

(Updated as of  11/2/20)

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In addition to limiting the number of employees at the agency at the same time and staggering schedules, several precautions have been put into place to ensure the safety and
well-being of the staff including:

  • Staff are required to wear a mask/face covering when utilizing shared spaces and common areas in the agency.
  • Protective equipment including sanitizer, gloves and masks is being provided to staff.
  • Personnel will maintain social distancing unless safety or core function requires shorter distance.
  • Staff are required to perform a screening upon entry that includes a temperature check and screening questions to ensure that they are healthy and have not come into contact with a COVID-19 positive person in the past 14 days.

The health and safety of our staff is of the utmost importance. We will continue to monitor the announcements from the Governor and officials in Suffolk County, and inform our clients and the community of any changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please call (631) 360-3730 or email info@vibs.org.

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Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Online chat available at www.VIBS.org. Crisis hotline available 24/7 at (631) 360-3606.

Please check our website and social media for updates, resources and timely information.
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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.