Tuesday, September 24, 2019
VOICES Annual Always Remember Gala was held on Tuesday, September 24 at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. Our annual gala is always a testimony to the strength and resiliency of the 9/11 community as we come together to reflect and remember. View photo gallery here.
Funds raised at the gala help VOICES provide long-term support and access to resources for thousands of 9/11 families, survivors and responders, while also helping communities impacted by other tragedies. Learn more.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
September 11, 2001. On that dark day, the citizens of Gander, Newfoundland welcomed 38 airliners and thousands of passengers who had no place else to go. Gander shone as the beacon of hope in the wake of tragedy, welcoming strangers who left as life-long friends.
We are excited to announce that tickets are now available for YOU ARE HERE! This award-winning documentary will be shown in hundreds of theaters for one night only on Wednesday, September 11th. Find your theater and reserve your seats. Learn more.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
On the eve of the Anniversary, VOICES hosted our 18th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum: Reflecting, Remembering, and Inspiring a Resilient Community.
As in years past, representatives from the World Trade Center Health Program provided updates on treatment for medical and psychological conditions. Legal experts and victims’ advocates discussed victim compensation programs and progress made since the enactment of JASTA. Clinicians with decades of professional experience shared their expertise about mental health treatment and building strength and resiliency. Learn more.
Monday, September 9, 2019
VOICES Resiliency Symposium, Knowledge to Practice: Pathways to Long-Term Healing, brought together leading researchers, mental health practitioners and government agencies providing support services for victims’ families, survivors and responders, in the United States and abroad.
The event was a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between research and practice, as well as to learn from individuals who have been directly affected by acts of terrorism and mass violence. Learn more.
On Monday, July 22 VOICES hosted our 5th Annual Golf Outing at the beautiful Westchester Country Club!
Thank you to our sponsors - Bankwell, ESPN Radio, JetBlue, Kane 11, New Balance of New Canaan, Ray Catena Lexus of Larchmont, and Phillips-Van Heusen for your outstanding contributions to our event.
A special thank you to Mike Greenberg, our Honorary Chairman and our golf committee co-chairs Peter Krieger and Jack Loop, and their committee: George Bodenheimer, Bill Cobb, Robert Doran, John Duffy, Bill Fessler, Frank Fetchet, Peter Finnican, Jerry Miller, and Mark Silverman…and to our volunteers and staff who helped make the event a wonderful success! Learn more.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
On March 28, VOICES hosted a day-long training on planning for an effective community response following acts of mass violence. Law enforcement and emergency management including fire, police, and EMTs were in attendance.
The event trained law enforcement and emergency responders on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from traumatic events, taking into consideration both the short and long-term support the community will require. The morning training was followed by afternoon presentations by individuals who were impacted by, or responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Learn more.
Friday, March 29, 2019
On March 29, VOICES hosted a day-long training on planning for an effective community response following acts of mass violence. Social service providers including mental health professionals and representatives from faith-based organizations were in attendance.
The event trained social service providers on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from traumatic events, taking into consideration both the short and long-term support the community will require. The morning training was followed by afternoon presentations by individuals who were impacted by, or responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Learn more.
Join us for a daylong program for mental health professionals, victims' services, emergency managers, law enforcement and other community stakeholders.
Topics include: The Multigenerational Impact of Trauma on Survivors and Responders, Research to Practice: Treatment of PTSD and Anxiety, Responding to Tragedy: National and International Perspectives, Giving Voice to Victim's Families and Survivors, Vicarious and Shared Trauma: Promoting Resilient Responders, and Cultivating a Resilient Community: A Pathway to Thrive. Learn more.
Join us for our annual gathering for 9/11 families, survivors and responders and the dedicated professionals providing support services.
Topics include: WTC Health Program: Medical Treatment Updates, Helping Children and Adults Cope with Loss, Cultivating Personal Resilience: 6 Keys to Thrive, WTC Health Program: Mental Health Research and Interventions, Victim Compensation Programs, Families and Survivors Advocating for Reforms: Progress Report Since JASTA, Uplifting Yourself and Others: Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Discussion, and Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11 featuring ESPN's Mike Greenberg. Learn more.
Join us for a spectacular day of golf at Westchester Country Club! Those not playing golf are welcome to join us later in the day for the dinner and speaker program. Either way, our committee has planned an intimate "non-corporate" flavor for the event.
Funds raised support VOICES efforts to provide long-term mental health care and resources for 9/11 families, survivors and responders; commemorate the 2,977 lives lost; and share our lessons learned with communities impacted by other tragedies, both in the United States and abroad.