VIP Job Fair
Friday, September 7, 2018 | 10am–2pm
176th Street (adjacent to 1870 Crotona Ave.), Bronx, NY 10460
Refreshments will be served
- Ruben Diaz, Jr. | President, Borough of the Bronx
- Gustavo Rivers | NYS Senator, 33rd Senate District
- Michael A. Blake | NYS Assemblyman, 79th Assembly District
- Ritchie J. Torres | NYC Council Member, 15th Council District
- Vanessa L. Gibson | NYC Council Member, 15th Council District
- Rafael Salamanca, Jr. | NYC Council Member, 17th Council District
Get read for the VIP Job Fair Preparation Class
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 10am–1pm
1910 Arthur Ave., 4th Floor, Bronx, NY 10457
For more information, please call Donnette Duncan: 718-731-3500 x7925
48th Precinct National Night Out
In association with: Councilman Ritchie Torres, 48 Pct. Community Council Phipps Neighborhoods, and VIP Community Services
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | 4pm–8pm
Hughes Avenue, between East 187th Street and East 188th Street
VIP Community Services and the New York Police Department (NYPD) are working together as community partners for National Night Out, a nationwide effort to partner law enforcement and the communities they serve in a positive way. The NYPD coordinates in each borough through their local precinct for the event. Our precinct is #48 in Bronx County. Each year, this event is held on a different street or area within each precinct, and this year’s event will be held at 187 & 188 Street & Hughes Avenue.
VIP Community Services and other community-based organizations will be displaying information about their many programs. It’s a fun event with police manning booths and playing games with the children, pony rides, hot dogs, burgers, ices, ice cream, and popcorn (carnival style) at no cost to the community.
For more information contact:
48th Pct. Community Council – Aida Haddock | 917-642-0197
Staff Picnic at Crotona Park
Entrance on Crotona Park East & Charlotte
Friday, August 10, 2018 | 11am–4pm
Be prepared to enjoy yourself at the VIP Staff Picnic!
Food | Games | Raffle | Music
Transportation provided by VIP
Bring your beach chairs, bug repellants, blankets, etc.
Rain date: Thursday, August 24, 2018 | 11am–4pm
Health Fair at Tremont Park
It was a hot summer day in the Bronx at Tremont Park. There were many children at the park enjoying the weather with friends and family. The Story Hour with our Director of Health & Wellness was well attended by the children under a cool tent. A clown created fun things with the children, including making animal balloons and creating funny faces for the children with face painting.
The Bronx continues to experience disparities in pediatric health care. For example, children in the Bronx are 3.5 times more likely to be hospitalized for asthma than children in the other boroughs. Correspondingly, when factored by race and ethnicity, the disparities are even more shocking. Statistics released by the Citizen’s Committee for Children of New York, Inc., in 2017, showed that over 40% of the children in the Bronx live below 100% of the federal poverty guideline.
With these striking statistics in mind, VIP will be providing comprehensive services to children from birth to 18 years old. We understand children are our future!
Community Resource Fair
The Community Resource Fair held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, in the parking lot at 716 Fairmount & 1870 Crotona Avenue, was a collaborative partnership with our local school CS44, VIP Community Services, CBO Phipps Neighborhoods, NYC Community Planning Board #6, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, and Parent Teacher’s Association. Resources were available for the community such as New York Public Library, DC 37-Voter Registration, Health Services, Narcan Training, Rain Senior Services, and many other community-based organizations. The event was also attended by Assemblyman Michael Blake from our 79th District and Senator Gustavo Rivera from the 33rd Senate District. Our CEO Debbian Fletcher-Blake greeted the participants.
Our Open House
Save the Date: Hope on the Hudson
VIP Community Services Cruise for Change | Wednesday Evening, September 12, 2018
World Yachts in NYC | Pier 81 (12th Avenue and West 41st Street)
Boarding Time: 6pm | Business/Festive Attire
AIDS Walk, May 20, 2018
VIP Community Services would like to thank everyone who participated and walked with us for the New York AIDS Walk on May 20, 2018! We appreciate all the support and look forward to walking next year! Together we can make a difference!
VIP Meet & Greet
VIP Community Services conducted voter registration at our Meet & Greet and successfully registered potential new voters.
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.
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.
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.