Giving to VIBS

 In 2020, VIBS served over 2,900 clients providing them with essential services needed to heal from violence, trauma and abuse — all while living through a global pandemic for most of the year. Through education and outreach, we reached over 4,500 community members and conducted 165+ virtual workshops and presentations. We answered over 2,800 crisis hotline phone calls and online chats, assisting those in need.

Your support will ensure that everyone who reaches out to VIBS will receive the assistance, support, information and resources they need to heal and be safe.


MAKE A DONATION. Online donations can be made as a one-time gift or on a monthly recurring basis. VIBS accepts all major credit cards — American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA. For your convenience, we also accept PayPal. To make your donation over the phone, please contact the Development Office at (631) 360-3730 ext. 3144.

Donations can also be mailed. Please make all checks payable to VIBS.
185 Oval Drive
Islandia, NY 11749

GIVE IN HONOR OF A PERSON OR EVENT. To celebrate a person or event, you can make a donation to VIBS in their honor. Your gift will allow us to continue to create futures free of violence and help survivors heal. An acknowledgement note can be sent to the honoree, if that information is available and provided. 

GIVE IN MEMORY OF SOMEONE. The passing of a loved one is a painful time. You can give a gift in their memory and encourage others to do the same. An acknowledgement note can be sent to the family of the loved one you are remembering, if that information is available and provided. 

GIVE TO THE DARI SCHWARTZ-BOOKAMER MEMORIAL FUND. Established in fall 2020 by the family of the former Chief of the Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Bureau in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Dari Schwartz-Bookamer Memorial Fund will support services for survivors of sexual assault. Give a gift in memory of Dari and her unwavering dedication to the SANE/SAFE Program at VIBS.

PLANNED GIVING. By including VIBS in your plans for the future, you can ensure that victims of violence will benefit directly from your generosity. Your choice to include VIBS in your will or trust comes with benefits to you and your family and to those VIBS serves daily.
To learn more about bequests, planned giving and your legacy contact or call (631) 360-3730.


To learn more about items needed (clothing, school supplies, food items, gift cards, etc.) please call VIBS today or visit our Amazon wish list (by clicking below) and purchasing a needed item.

Donate via our Amazon Wishlist

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VIBS is a 501(c)(3) organization, registered with the NY State Attorney General. VIBS will not share or otherwise distribute information about its donors or volunteers. Contributions to VIBS are deductible to the full extent of the law. A copy of  our financial statement may be obtained by writing to VIBS or the NYS Department of Law Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271 or by contacting


Primary funding sources for VIBS’ programs include:
Suffolk County Department of Social Services, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, NYS Department of Health, NYS Crime Victims Board,  NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services, U.S. Office on Violence Against Women, United Way of Long Island, and many generous individuals, organizations, foundations, and businesses.