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VOICES July Newsletter

Voices Newsletter

Dear Families and Friends,

As Independence Day approaches, we hope you are taking time to relax and enjoy the holiday!

Registration is now open for VOICES 2024 NYC Symposium to be held on September 9 and 10 at the Marriott Downtown Hotel in New York City. Once again, our flagship event includes presentations by world-renowned, subject-matter experts who will share their professional experience. Mark your calendars and plan to join us in person or online.

This month we are launching a year-long VOICES Preparedness Awareness Initiative to promote preparedness. With the holiday and summer activities in mind, we have included a link to FEMA’s Summer Safety Tips along with the National Safety Council’s Guide to prevent firework-related injuries.

In preparation for the 23rd Anniversary of 9/11, VOICES is hosting Our Voices Together – A 9/11 Community Virtual Gathering on Wednesdays, August 28 and September 18. The support groups provide the opportunity for family members, responders, survivors and families of those impacted by 9/11-related illness to gather virtually, both before and after the anniversary.

We wish you a safe and celebratory 4th of July. As always, please contact our office if we can be of assistance.

With warm regards,
Mary Fetchet & the VOICES Team


VOICES 2024 NYC Symposium
September 9 and 10, 2024
New York Marriott Downtown | 85 West Street, New York City
Voices Center for Resilience (VOICES) is hosting its 2024 NYC Symposium on Monday, September 9 and Tuesday, September 10 at the New York Marriott Downtown Hotel.
September 9 is held in partnership with the Leadership in Counter Terrorism Alumni Association (LinCT-AA) and the International Network Supporting Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence (INVICTM). September 10 is held in collaboration with the support of many of our 9/11 Community Partners.
This year’s theme, Bringing Communities Together, highlights the importance of public-private partnerships in preparing for and responding to tragedies. The event brings together professionals working in law enforcement, counterterrorism, emergency management, corporate security, government agencies, along with legal, medical and mental health providers. To view a list of confirmed speakers, register and learn about sponsorship opportunities click here.

Our Voices Together
Our Voices Together
A Virtual Gathering of the 9/11 Community
Before & After the 23rd Anniversary
Wednesday, August 28th – 7:00pm EST
Wednesday, September 18th – 7:00pm EST
Join us for our upcoming support groups that provide an opportunity for 9/11 families, responders, survivors and families of those impacted by 9/11-related illness to gather virtually in advance of, and after the 23rd Anniversary.
Participants will break into small discussion groups to allow for meaningful conversation. The groups will be facilitated by clinicians, including Suzanne Phillips, PhD, Craig Haen, PhD and their colleagues from the American Group Psychological Association (AGPA). Register to attend one or both of the sessions.

Preparedness Awareness Initiative
Preparedness begins at home and is vitally important in all aspects of our lives – family, community and work. While September is National Preparedness Month, preparedness should be an ongoing effort for us all. This month VOICES is launching an initiative to promote awareness and resources to help you and your family be better prepared. Read more.
Preparedness Awareness Initiative

VOICES Golf Outing
On June 10th, VOICES hosted our 10th Annual Golf Outing at the Quaker Ridge Golf Course in Scarsdale, NY. It was a fabulous day on the green. A special thanks to the Golf Committee and our generous sponsors. Congratulations to all the winners!!! To view photos of the event, click here.
VOICES Golf Outing

Newtown High School
It was a poignant moment for the Sandy Hook community as the kindergarteners who survived the tragic shooting on December 14, 2014 received their diplomas from Newtown High School. With the memory of those lost on our minds, we wish the graduates all the best. Read more.
Newtown High School

Mindful Moment Meditation
Friday, July 12th
Join VOICES for this month’s Mindful Moment Meditation facilitated by Meg Rooney – Embracing the Calm of Summer. Participation is free and registration is required.
Mindful Moment Meditation

VOICES Support Groups
VOICES is committed to providing long-term support and access to resources, mental health care, and programs that promote resilience. Our Community Peer Support Groups provide an opportunity to connect and discuss shared experiences.
VOICES Support Groups
Bereavement Group Who Lost a Loved One in the Past 3 Years
July 11 & 18 - Register
July 17 - Register
Family Members
July 15 - Register
Parents Helping Parents In-Person Peer Support Group
July 3 & 17 - Register
August 5 - Register
July 9 & 23 - Register