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Senior Medicare Patrol Outreach

Jennifer Logie, our SMP Project Director will be visiting seniors in their communities to educate and spread awareness about Medicare Fraud. On October 13, 2022, she will be at Flamboyant Gardens in St. Croix from 10am-12pm. On October 14, 2022, she will be in St. Thomas at the Yellow Cedar Housing Community from 10am-12pm and the Celestino White Senior Center from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Join LSVI in spreading awareness for Domestic Violence during the month of October. Stop by our St. Thomas or St. Croix office and pick up some purple lights to display and show your support. Let’s light up the territory purple in support of our survivors! 
Join us as we join our friends at the Women’s Coalition  on October 15th for the “Drive Out DV” Motorcade. Decorate your vehicle and line up at 2pm at the Canegata Ballpark.
We will join our friends at the Women’s Coalition on October 20, 2022 for the “Take Back the Night” Silent March & Rally starting at 5:30pm at the Fish Market by Strand Street in Frederiksted. 

National Purple Thursday

Today is National #PurpleThursday and LSVI reminds our community that we are committed to providing equal access to justice and doing our part to support victims of domestic violence. We BELIEVE you!  The #1Thing that will end domestic violence is our collective power. If you or someone you know needs help please call our office: St.Croix – 340-718-2626 | St.Thomas/St.John – 340-774-6720 #LSVI #DVAM2021

CFVI Awards Over $1.4 Million for Recovery, Revitalization and Building Forward Projects

CFVI Awards Over $1.4 Million for Recovery, Revitalization and Building Forward Projects

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has awarded grants to 18 USVI nonprofit organizations for a total of $1,480,735 in funding. Grant funds will be used to support ongoing hurricane recovery, revitalization, and building forward efforts to enhance the wellbeing of residents and ecosystems across the territory. LSVI is the proud recipient of a  $100,00 grant from CFVI. Funding will support the deployment of additional legal resources via Mobile Justice Units in and around St. Thomas and St. Croix in order to bolster ongoing disaster recovery along with efforts to enhance the overall wellbeing of low-income residents, including seniors, and victims of domestic violence. Click here for more information.

LSVI Says #NOMORE to Domestic Violence

Domestic violence was already an epidemic before COVID-19, but the health crisis has caused a tremendous spike in incidents of abuse. Even as lockdown restrictions are lifted, the abuse will not simply end. It remains a critical time for survivors, and greater awareness, education, and bystander intervention are desperately needed. This October, join us in activating bystanders and sharing information that can help those who are experiencing violence during this unprecedented time.


VI SMP Joins Task Force

VI-SMP Joins Virgin Islands Health Care Fraud Task Force

Federal and local law enforcement and health care officials came together last year to form the Virgin Islands Health Care Fraud Task Force. The task force was formed in order to join forces and strengthen the fight against health care fraud by using a collaborative approach. In a news release issued Monday, Shappert said the first meeting of the Virgin Islands Health Care Fraud Task Force was conducted on a virtual platform, permitting the participants to share information and develop strategies for the territory.

The task force is composed of representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG); V.I. Justice Department (DOJ); V.I. Medicaid Program (MAP), Senior Medicare Patrol (VI-SMP), Disability Rights Center, (DRCVI), Veterans Affairs Office of Community Care, and the V.I. State Health Insurance Program (VI-SHIP).

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Census 2020 Scams

Census fraud can hit at home or at work (the Census Bureau conducts business-related surveys, too). Be especially watchful for impostors in the spring of 2020, when the actual Census Bureau will be sending out reminders to fill out your form and following up in person at households that don’t respond. (Plans for home visits may be affected by the coronavirus outbreak; check the 2020 Census website for developments.) Count on these tips to head off census scams.


Warning Signs

  • You get an unsolicited email purporting to be from the Census Bureau. For household surveys and the decennial Census, the agency almost always makes contact by mail.
  • A supposed census agent asks you for money or financial data, such as the number of and amount in your bank account.
  • A supposed census taker threatens you with arrest. Taking part in the Census is required by law, and you can be fined for not doing so, but you can’t be imprisoned.
If you suspect fraud, call 844-330-2020 to speak with a Census Bureau representative. If it is determined that the visitor who came to your door does not work for the Census Bureau, contact the Virgin Islands Police Department. You can also report suspected scams to the Virgin Islands Census 2020 office at 340-718-2020 or via email: and to the Federal Trade Commission (online or at 877-382-4357).