BENEFITING: Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk, Inc.
VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center was established in 1976 Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS) has been a pioneer in the domestic violence and rape crisis movements.
Over the past 40 years, we have been providing counseling and advocacy to victims, and their families, of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault.
Or mission is to assist adult and child survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and trafficking; to prevent the incidence of these crimes through education and services; and to raise community awareness of the need for justice and compassion for victims.
This year, VIBS will provide services to over 7,000 survivors in Suffolk County, New York.
VIBS provides services that empower survivors of violence and promote dignity, self-sufficiency and safety. VIBS is the sole non-residential domestic violence service agency and rape crisis service in Suffolk County.
VIBS runs the SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) units, the only rape crisis centers in Suffolk County, which are located at Good Samaritan Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center and Stony Brook University Medical Center. We have nurses on call that are dispatched to the hospital that the victim is referred to and we have Rape Crisis Counselor there to help with their immediate well-being and any other procedural issues that may arise.