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New Canaan, CT, June 19, 2020 - VOICES will host its 6th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 31, 2020. The event will be held at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, NY with a 10am shotgun start. All proceeds will benefit VOICES work to assist communities preparing for and recovering from tragedy, and to provide long-term support and resources that promote mental health care and wellness in victims' families, survivors and responders.

Voices of September 11 (VOICES), a non-profit organization founded in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks, has issued a series of free tip sheets that share lessons learned about providing support and building resilience in times of crisis.
Voices of September 11th is pleased to announce that New Canaan resident, Bonnie McEneaney McNamara was elected as Chair of the Board, after serving as a board member since its inception in 2002. She is succeeding VOICES Board Chair, and former New Canaan resident Kurt Wolfgruber, who passed away in June 2019. Bonnie had a successful career in the financial services industry where she rose to the level of Senior Vice President at MasterCard Worldwide. She spent 21 years at MasterCard in positions of increasing responsibility in new product development, promotions and sports marketing and global cardholder services. She began her career at American Express.
On Wednesday, August 21 at 5:30 PM the summer interns at Voices of September 11th (VOICES) will present “Community and Strength: Post-9/11 Paths to Resiliency” at the New Canaan Library. The presentation is free to the public. A video will be included in the presentation that recounts survivors’ experiences and their paths to resiliency following 9/11, as well as the importance of VOICES unwavering support for the community at large. Each summer, a team of interns from New Canaan High School and various colleges join VOICES, working alongside staff on a variety of projects. This year, high school intern Davis Whiteley worked together with college interns Sally Clayton, Paige Freyre, Abigail Deery, and Rachel Fox. Much of their work went towards exemplifying the resilience of the 9/11 community, in the form of a collection of video interviews.
Voices of September 11th (VOICES) will be hosting its 5th annual charity golf outing on Monday, July 22, 2019. The event will be held at the Westchester Country Club’s West Course in Rye, New York. VOICES VP Frank Fetchet said, “This is an opportunity for us to connect directly with First Responders and 9/11 families while raising funds to continue our work.
Hardly a week goes by without news reports of another tragic event occurring in communities around the world, and we can no longer afford to think “it can't happen here”. Voices of September 11th (VOICES) seventeen years of providing support services for those impacted by 9/11 and documented research demonstrates that planning in advance and implementing early interventions are critical in promoting healing and long-term recovery.

Voices of September 11th (VOICES) will be hosting its 4th annual charity golf outing on Monday, July 23, 2018. The event will be held at the Westchester Country Club’s West Course in Rye, New York. An optional 9-hole round will be made available at the Club’s Par 3 Course, which was designed with the same quality fairways and greens as the West Course.

Voices of September 11th (VOICES) will be hosting its 4th annual charity golf outing on Monday, July 23, 2018. The event will be held at the Westchester Country Club’s West Course in Rye, New York.  An optional 9-hole round at the Club’s Par 3 Course will be made available, which was designed with the same quality fairways and greens as the West Course.

Voices of September 11th 10th Annual Always Remember Gala will be held on Wednesday, April 12, at the New York Athletic Club in New York City, 180 Central Park South. Secretary Leon Panetta, 23rd United States Secretary of Defense and former Director of the CIA, will be a featured speaker. Also presenting is Lara Logan, 60 Minutes correspondent who has become one of the most prominent reporters on the global stage. ESPN Host Mike Greenberg will serve as emcee. VOICES board members, Bonnie McEneaney McNamara and John Gannon, are co-chairing the event.

Voices of September 11th Receives CDC Contract to Assist 9/11 Survivors in Accessing Medical and Mental Health Care. Over 400,000 Individuals May Be Eligible for Treatment through the World Trade Center Health Program.

April 6 N.J. Event Promotes Resilience in Communities Impacted by Trauma

New Brunswick, N.J. (March 1, 2016) —Voices of September 11th (VOICES) will host its annual New Jersey symposium, “Promoting Resilience in Communities Impacted by Trauma” on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The all-day symposium, to be held at the Livingston Campus Student Center at Rutgers University in Piscataway, features presentations and panel discussions led by subject matter experts and clinicians working in the field of trauma, grief and disaster mental health.

Voices of September 11th (VOICES) was recently awarded a 14-month grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).   Funding is supporting VOICES initiative to create a training program that will assist communities in preparing for and responding to acts of terrorism, mass violence, and natural disasters. The project is an initiative of VOICES Resilience Center. This is the third grant VOICES has received from the prestigious foundation.

On June 1, 2015, Voices of September 11th (VOICES) launched a new research project in partnership with the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland and the Canadian Resource Center for Victims of Crime (CRCVC) in Ottawa, Ontario. The study, entitled "Investigating the Long-Term Impact of Bereavement Due to Terrorism: Factors That Contribute to Trauma, Grief, Growth and Resilience," has been funded in part by Public Safety Canada's Kanishka Project Contribution Program.

On Friday, April 3, Voices of September 11th (VOICES) will host its annual Resiliency Symposium, "Promoting Resiliency in Communities Impacted by Trauma: Identification and Treatment of Long-Term Needs." The event runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and will be held at Rutgers University Livingston Campus Student Center in Piscataway, NJ.

Voices of September 11th (VOICES) - an internationally recognized nonprofit organization providing support services for over a decade to those impacted by 9/11 - will honor CBS News Chairman and 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager with its Building Bridges Award.

Susan Cossette Eng has been named Development Director for Voices of September 11th (VOICES), headquartered in New Canaan.

In her new role, Ms. Eng will be responsible for partnering with VOICES' leadership and volunteers to develop and execute fundraising strategy to advance the organization's well-established work in mental health, community resiliency, and long-term support services for victims' families, responders and survivors.

As the 9/11 Museum prepares to open this week, Voices of September 11th, one of the 9/11 Memorial Museum's partner organizations, continues a critical post-9/11 mission: helping families and communities heal after tragedy.

This noble mission not only extends to the families impacted by 9/11, but also to families and communities torn by tragedies in the years since, including the Sandy Hook shooting, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the South Korea Ferry Disaster.

New Brunswick, New Jersey (December 19, 2013)- Voices of September 11th and the Rutgers University School of Social Work will host a symposium entitled, "Promoting Resiliency in Communities Impacted by Trauma: Identification and Treatment of Long Term Needs" on Friday, January 17, 2014. The conference will mark the launch of the VOICES Center of Excellence for Community Resilience, an initiative that will share lessons learned to promote healing in the lives of those impacted by mass violence and other tragedies.

New Canaan based Voices of September 11th held its 6th Annual Gala at Guastavino's in New York City on October 16th. The keynote speaker for the event was former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Building Bridges Award was given to Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. Other participants included singer/songwriter Mary Fahl, Joe Daniels and Alice Greenwald of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, as well as the emcee for the event, veteran television personality, Joan Lunden.

NYC Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly will receive the Building Bridges Award at the Voices of September 11th (VOICES)  6th Annual Always Remember Gala on October 16, 2013. The award will be presented following the keynote address of Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  At this year's event, VOICES will launch a broad initiative to help other families and communities impacted by other tragedies.
 

Voices of September 11th (VOICES) will host its 12th Annual Information Forum on September 10th at the Downtown Marriott Hotel.  The forum brings together members of the 9/11 community, including family members, responders and survivors, as well as government leaders, service providers, and subject matter experts. Programming will include informative presentations, panel discussions, roundtable conversations and 9/11 exhibits.

Highlights of the day's events will include the following.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the Voices of September 11th "Always Remember" Gala on October 16, 2013 at Guastavino's in New York City. Secretary Clinton has been a longstanding supporter of Voices of September 11th, beginning with the first meetings in her Senate office just days after the attacks.

Student interns from Voices of September 11th  traveled to the New York City offices of CBS News on August 6th  to learn firsthand about the challenge of reporting on the 9/11 attacks.

Voices of September 11th will hold its third speaker series event of the year at its New Brunswick office on Friday, March 8th from 2:00 - 4:00pm. In this workshop, lay Darma teacher Rebecca Li will discuss the principles and method of Chan meditation. Participants will learn how to establish their meditation practice and the correct posture, method and attitude needed to engage in the practice. They will also learn how to apply the practice on a daily basis, leading to a more fulfilling and joyful life.

Voices of September 11th will hold its second speaker series event at its New Brunswick office on Tuesday, February 19th. Nationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert, Erin Palinski, will speak on "Managing Stress to Improve Health & Wellness." She will teach breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, and dietary changes that can reduce stress and improve energy levels.