As the holiday season approaches and the year comes to a close we would like to share our gratitude and appreciation for our team, funders, and partners in their support of VIP. This past year has been filled with challenging times, novel circumstances, and most importantly – resilience. In the Spring, our team worked hard to quickly adapt Video Interaction Project for remote delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a team we rallied together to ensure that our families would continue to receive one-on-one sessions, resources, and support from our VIP Coaches. Every individual’s effort led us to successfully launch “Virtual VIP” in April and bring VIP (virtually) to the homes of over 1,000 families since then.
Despite the challenges that this year brought we were still able to successfully launch VIP at two new locations: NYC H+H/Queens in Jamaica, Queens, and Children’s Aid Bronx Health Services in the Bronx. Over the summer we began conducting sessions with families at both of these new locations and have received enthusiastic feedback from both sites. These two new locations bring our total up to ten sites total across 3 states.
We are proud and incredibly grateful to continue bringing VIP to more children and their parents every year and it would not be possible without the effort of our fantastic team of VIP Coaches, our research team, supervisors, and Center of Excellence staff. We also are so thankful to the pediatric providers, staff, and administrators at our sites who share our love for this program. A special thank you goes out to our funders who make all of this possible by continuing to support this important work. Most importantly, we are thankful for our patients who are the reason we work hard every day!
Have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season!
The VIP Team