VOICES to Honor 9/11 Victims, Responders and Survivors with a Series of Programs and Events to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary. Voices Center for Resilience (VOICES), formerly Voices of September 11th, is announcing their 20th Anniversary Programs – Remembrance, Reflection and Resilience – by honoring the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and providing support for those who have been impacted since.
During this milestone anniversary year, VOICES is offering an array of meaningful programs and inspiring events beginning in May with the launch of programs that will provide a Pathway to Resilience, the creation of a retrospective video – Reflections on the 20th Anniversary, the opening of our art exhibit – Voices of Reflection, our Annual Remembrance Symposium in September, and VOICES Always Remember Gala in November.
Nearly 20th years ago, the U.S. suffered the unthinkable – an attack on our country that took the lives of 2,977 men, women, and children at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Since then, over 4,100 responders and survivors have died of 9/11-related illnesses due to their exposure to toxins, and thousands continue to suffer from medical and mental health conditions.
From 9/11 to today, Voices Center for Resilience provides long-term support and resources that promote mental health care and wellness for 9/11 victims’ families, responders and survivors, and assists communities in preparing for and recovering from other tragedies in the U.S. and abroad.
“The 20th Anniversary is a milestone for the families and friends who lost loved ones on 9/11, and for our nation that was forever changed that day, said Mary Fetchet, VOICES Executive Director. “As we commemorate the anniversary, VOICES will honor those we so tragically lost, provide critical support to those who need it, and share a retrospective of powerful stories that reflect on the past, and look forward to the future with hope and resilience.”
“The support of our donors over the past 20 years has provided VOICES with a unique opportunity to help those impacted by tragedy, in the U.S. and worldwide.” said Bonnie McNamara, Board of Directors Chair. “During these challenging times, as our country faces the pandemic and other traumatic events, VOICES programs are more relevant than ever. We are honored to continue this important work.”
VOICES Upcoming Programs and Events Calendar
Reflections on the 20th Anniversary Video featuring prominent dignitaries and those who were impacted or who made significant contributions in the aftermath of 9/11.
Pathways to Resilience Programs and Support Services – launching April 29
Ongoing programs that provide access to resources and mental health care to promote resilience, including support groups, interactive workshops and webinars.
9/11 Living Memorial Honoring Survivors & Responders – launching May 30
VOICES Living Memorial will document the lives and stories of the over 4,100 responders and survivors who have died of 9/11-related illnesses, through photographs and personal mementos.
Voices of Reflection Art Exhibit – September 1 through October 9
The exhibit will be held at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, Connecticut, and online, featuring VOICES extensive collection of art, drawings, quilts, and related mementos, created in response to, and in the years following 9/11.
20th Annual Remembrance Symposium – September 9 and 10
A two-day in person and virtual conference to be held in New York City, with presentations by leading experts in trauma, bereavement, compensation, public policy, and a range of topics relevant for those impacted by or responding to traumatic events.
VOICES Always Remember Gala – November 12
An inspirational evening commemorating the 20th Anniversary and recognizing special guests who have made significant contributions through their dedication and leadership. The annual gala will be held in New York City.
VOICES is seeking sponsors for its 20th Anniversary Commemorative Programs and Events. For information about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.VoicesCenter.org or contact Susan Serven at sserven@VoicesCenter.org
About Voices Center for Resilience
Founded in 2001, VOICES has provided over 180,000 hours of support services and a broad range of programs that address the evolving needs of those impacted by 9/11. As a respected thought leader sought after for its 20 years of expertise, VOICES works collaboratively with its partners to help communities impacted by other tragedies, in the United States and abroad.