Manorville, NY - October 17, 2016 - Independent Group Home Living Program, Inc., (IGHL), providing services for men, women and children who have intellectual disabilities, is pleased to announce a merger with Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS), a not-for-profit organization that has been a pioneer in the domestic violence and rape crisis movements.
"Merging with VIBS has allowed IGHL," says Walter Stockton, CEO of IGHL, "to once again expand our services throughout the Long Island community as we continue to grow and provide more programs and services to help those in need."
This is the third acquisition that IGHL has completed within the past few months following the merger with the Center for Developmental Disabilities (CDD) and the Families of TWA Flight 800 Association.
The mission of VIBS is to assist the survivors of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, elder abuse, child sexual abuse and human 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.
“VIBS looks forward to this partnership with IGHL and the joint pioneering work we can do on behalf of developmentally disabled adults and children who are victims of violence or abuse.” says Alesia Soltanpanah, Executive Director of VIBS.
Since 1976, VIBS has touched the lives of thousands of people, pioneering innovative and effective programs to address domestic violence and sexual assault. VIBS helps over 7,000 victims of violence each year.
IGHL provides services for men, women and children who have intellectual disabilities, at their Manorville headquarters and at 70 group homes and 25 day programs located throughout both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
For more information, visit: www.ighl.org