953 Southern Boulevard, Suite 203
Bronx, New York 10459
Program Director: Bishara Toussaint
SHOPP's VIP Program focuses on alleviating the effects of domestic violence and crime on older Bronx residents and helping to prevent victimization of the elderly. We believe that older adults should be in a safe environment and that they should be able to recognize and deal appropriately with threatening situations in a manner that minimizes risk to themselves. VIP social workers provide specialized services for older victims of domestic violence and crime through information and referral, case assistance, individual and family counseling, assistance with crime victims compensation claims, crisis intervention, and crime and elder abuse prevention workshops and educational presentations. Coordination and collaboration with other agencies such as Adult Protective Services, the Bronx District Attorney's Office,and the NYC Department for the Aging Elderly Victims Resource Center ensure that victims are provided with timely and effective intervention.