September is always a busy month for us at VOICES. The pandemic changed the traditional ways we commemorated the anniversary, yet thanks to the contribution of so many, we found new and meaningful pathways to connect with each other during this challenging time.
VOICES Annual Remembrance Symposium was held virtually this year. Although we were not able to be together in person, the event provided an opportunity for hundreds of individuals from around the world to participate, many attending for the first time.
In advance of this year’s anniversary, we announced the change of our name to Voices Center for Resilience and launched our new website VoicesCenter.org. VOICES logo remains the same, along with our longstanding commitment to provide support for the 9/11 community. Our over 19 years of experience guides our efforts to assist those impacted by other tragedies.
On the 19th Anniversary, we commemorated the lives of the 2,977 we so tragically lost on 9/11, and honored the responders and survivors who have died of 9/11-related illnesses. While many marked the day in new ways, others found comfort in making their annual pilgrimage to attend the ceremony in person.
October is National Emotional Wellness Month which is an important focus of our mission. This month we launched a series of bereavement workshops and will be announcing additional programs in the coming weeks to promote wellness and build resilience. We also want to recognize October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Hotline information is available here.
As always, we are very grateful for the generosity of all those who have contributed in a variety of ways to support our work. Please contact our office at 203.966.3911 if we can be of assistance.