VOICES 2020 Annual Appeal Campaign
I hope you and your family are well during this challenging time! It has been a busy year at VOICES, so I want to update you on our progress and ask for your continued support.
This month we announced the change of our name to Voices Center for Resilience (VOICES) to better reflect our work over the years and our broadened mission to assist communities in preparing for and recovering from other tragedies. Our new website is a reliable source for information, programs, and initiatives, that is accessible to the individuals and communities we serve, here in the United States and abroad.
As an integral part of VOICES, we established the Wolfgruber Institute, in memory of our former Chairman Kurt Wolfgruber, to honor his longstanding commitment to VOICES mission to promote resilience in the lives of those impacted by tragedy. The Institute is a resource center with an expanding collection of publications, lessons learned and initiatives to advance research on mental health care and resiliency studies.
In response to the outbreak of the pandemic, we initiated VOICES Coronavirus Response Program to provide support and guidance for families by sharing Tip Sheets, hosting Discussion and Support Groups, and an ongoing series of Webinars that are free and open to the public.
With these exciting announcements, VOICES reaffirms our commitment to provide long-term support and resources that promote mental health care and wellness for 9/11 victims’ families, responders and survivors, while building on our nearly 19 years of experience to help those impacted by other tragedies. At Voices Center for Resilience, we provide hope and healing.
Thank you for your support in the past. At this critical time, we hope you will consider making a contribution to help us continue our important work.
With deepest gratitude,
Mary Fetchet, LCSW, Executive Director
VOICES legacy grew out of providing long-term support for thousands of 9/11 victims’ families, survivors and responders. Our expanded mission to help communities impacted by other tragedies is guided by nearly two decades of experience.
An Organization Born Out of Necessity
Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, VOICES has helped families and communities heal after tragedy. After almost two decades of providing thousands of victims’ families, survivors and responders with critical support, we are building on our expertise with new programming, training, education, and resources to help those impacted by tragedy on their path to resilience, and to better serve our growing community.
Given the world we live in today, we believe our work is more important than ever which is why VOICES, now known as the Voices Center for Resilience, will continue to meet the long-term evolving needs for people affected by tragedy, both in the United States and abroad.
VOICES provides a wide range of services that address the ongoing needs of victims’ families, survivors and responders, including access to resources and mental health care. Following the Coronavirus outbreak, VOICES expanded our programs to provide guidance and build resilience. Leveraging our expertise, we share lessons learned with communities in crisis.
Our programs focus on providing educational offerings and training, including workshops, in-person and online conferences with subject matter experts, preparedness training, and access to Tip Sheets and other relevant information. VOICES Connects offers discussion groups, support groups, and our popular ongoing Webinar Series.
VOICES Wolfgruber Institute
The Institute was established in memory of our late Chairman, Kurt Wolfgruber and his longstanding commitment to VOICES mission to promote healing and build community resilience. The Institute is a resource center with an expanding collection of publications, lessons learned, and initiatives to advance research on mental health care and resiliency studies.