What do you do when you are a victim of a crime? Call or go to the police. Then how can you deal with the incident? Call Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS). BILS has been renewed for our nineteenth year to continue services to all people who are victims of crime and domestic violence through the New York State Crime Victims Board.
Program services include assistance filling out the compensation applications, counseling, separate support groups for both men and women, information and referral, criminal justice advocacy, emergency assistance, personal advocacy, and home/hospital visits.
BILS has expertise serving victims who are deaf or hard of hearing. 22% of our Crime Victims population is deaf and hearing impaired. BILS employs deaf counselors and an American Sign Language interpreter to translate for ad assist deaf and hard of hearing consumers.
About Bronx Independent Living Services
Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS) is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to empower all people with disabilities to understand and exercise their civil and human rights in order to live fully integrated lives in mainstream society. BILS assists individuals by providing them the necessary tools to make informed decisions about their own lives through access to education, skills development, and access to the appropriate resources. On a systemic level, BILS is committed to facilitating social, economic, and civic change by advocating for the removal of architectural, communication, and attitudinal barriers that has limited the disabled community for far too long.
For Crime Victims and Domestic Violence Services contact:
CV/DV Program Manager
Phone: 718-515-2800 ext. 118
Deaf Services Program Manager