VIP Community Services attends NA Convention
On February 17, 2018, Janet Camacho, our Clinical Supervisor from the OTP Clinic, together with Sadie Billinger, Patient Advocate, and Ronald Johnson, Clinical Counselor, accompanied a busload of patients to a Narcotics Anonymous Convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, New York. It was a fun filled inspirational event for the patients. Through their participation in meetings and sharing with others in recovery, they learned about the resources and support systems available. They also were treated to a “recovery play” which inspired them to continue their participation to meet their treatment goals.
Community Planning Board #6 Meeting at VIP Community Services
On February 14, 2018, our local Community Planning Board #6 held a general board meeting at 764 East 176 Street. The meeting was well attended by the community as well as by representatives from the offices of our elected officials.
New York City Mural Arts Project
VIP Community Services members cut the ribbon with Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett, artist Tova Snyder, and elected officials to celebrate the first installment of the New York City Mural Arts Project. Three murals in the Bronx and Manhattan will promote community engagement and health awareness.
World Aid Days
The VIP Care Coordination Team hosted a breakfast commemorating World Aid Days on December 1, 2017, from 9am to 11am.
Free HiV and HepC testing took place as well as information and Aids Awareness.
The Candlelight Vigil held on 10/18/17 is an annual event hosted by VIP Community Services in honor of those in recovery and remembering those who have been lost to addiction. Our speaker lost her son five years ago to the disease. She joins us every year to encourage those in recovery to continue treatment and seek help when needed.