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Remembering Senator Frank Lautenberg

Remembering Senator Frank Lautenberg
Sadly, we lost a champion for the 9/11 community with the recent death of Senator Frank Lautenberg. After 9/11, he relentlessly pushed for higher spending on homeland security and on the Tenth Anniversary he sponsored legislation calling for a national moment of silence to honor the victims. Most importantly, Senator Lautenberg was always available to listen to our concerns. I have fond memories of my last conversation with him while traveling from Washington DC on the Amtrak train. He reflected on how 9/11 affected him personally, and spoke passionately about his personal goal of making sure that future generations "never forget". As they say your eyes are the window to your soul. His compassion, determination to make a difference and love of life was conveyed through the twinkle in his bright blue eyes. Senator Lautenberg will sorely be missed.

News 4 New York Giants Health and Fitness Expo

News 4 New York Giants Health and Fitness Expo
VOICES staff participated in the News 4 New York Giants Health and Fitness Expo. Over 20,000 people attended the one-of-a-kind weekend event held in the MetLife Stadium. The VOICES team got a chance to meet several members of the News 4 team right on the field where the NY Giants play in the fall! They also got the chance to talk to hundreds of people about how to apply to the World Trade Center Health Program. The New York metropolitan area is home to many of the responders and survivors who were at the WTC site after 9/11. We are privileged to work with them to help determine their eligibility for health care coverage under the program and to assist with the application process. To learn more about the WTC Health Program, you can call Debbie Westfal toll free at 855-709-0100, email us at wtchp@voicesofsept11.org or go to our website at www.voicesofsept11.org.

Outreach Campaign to Publicize Expanded 9/11 Resources Under Zadroga Act

Outreach Campaign to Publicize Expanded 9/11 Resources Under Zadroga Act
On Monday, June 24th Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Congressman Jerrold Nadler held a press conference in Lower Manhattan to raise awareness about health care benefits available under the Zadroga Law. The event also marked the 100 day countdown to the deadline for most survivors and responders to file claims for economic losses with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). To view the press release, click here.

Mary Fetchet Inducted in Columbia University School of Social Work Hall of Fame

Mary Fetchet Inducted in Columbia University School of Social Work Hall of Fame
VOICES Founding Director Mary Fetchet was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the annual Alumni Day of her alma mater, the Columbia University School of Social Work. "It was a great honor to be recognized with such esteemed individuals - Paul Kurzman '64, Sadye Logan '80DSW, and the late Shelton Granger '47, each who have made significant contributions to the field of social work. During the daylong event, we had an opportunity to present our work to educators and alumni." Those in attendance were especially interested to learn how VOICES social work training has influenced their work. "At the induction I was able to thank those who have supported my vision for VOICES - our dedicated staff, volunteers and interns, and my family and friends. As I reflect on the evolution of the organization over the past 12 years, the 9/11 families, survivors, rescue and recovery workers have been critical in guiding our work, and will continue to do so in the years ahead."

List of Cancers Covered Under Zadroga Law To Include Breast Cancer

List of Cancers Covered Under Zadroga Law To Include Breast Cancer
Recently, the list of cancers covered by the James Zadroga Law has been expanded to include breast cancer. We have been working with rescuers and survivors to help them learn about what is now covered by the law and how they can apply to receive medical at one of the Centers of Excellence. We can even help fill out the forms. More information is available on our website or by calling our toll free number, 855-709-0100 or emailing us at wtchp@voicesofsept11.org.

Resources for those Affected by Tornados in Oklahoma

The friendship we have developed over the years with the families from Oklahoma City means a great deal to so many of us. So, it is with deep sadness that I send our message of sympathy to the communities of Oklahoma City and Moore, who are recovering from the devastating tornado that took so many lives and injured hundreds of people.
 
We will always be grateful to the Oklahoma City families and survivors who offered their friendship and support in the aftermath of 9/11. Thanks to the support of Anthony Gardner and the WTC United Family Group, they participated in the VOICES Information Forum over the past 11 years. More.

Creative Empowerment: Music Improvisation for Healing

Creative Empowerment
Come and learn to play and celebrate music in community. Discover, explore and express deep listening, gentle movement and free improvisation. Learn to tap into your capacity for healing, stress reduction and self-empowerment using your own unique sounds and rhythms in a supportive and playful atmosphere. Use of instruments are provided or bring your own! No musical experience is required.
 
Ms. Saltiel is a Licensed Clinician and Consultant in private practice located in Jersey City, NJ. In addition to providing clinical services for individuals, couples, families and groups, she has devoted a significant part of her practice to developing and presenting trainings and presentations for many organizations and Employee Assistance Programs nationwide. More.

18th Anniversary of the 1995 Bombing

April 19th marks the 18th anniversary of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. As families and friends gather together on this solemn occasion, we join them in remembering the 168 who perished and the 680 who were injured. More.

Chan Meditation Workshop

Chan Meditation Workshop
In this workshop, we will discuss the principles and method of Chan meditation. You will learn how to establish your meditation practice and the correct posture, method and attitude needed to engage in the practice. You will also learn how to apply the practice in your daily life so that you can live a more fulfilling and joyful life. Please come in comfortable clothing. More.

Alice Greenwald to speak in Princeton on March 14th

Alice Greenwald, Director of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, will speak in the Community Room of the Princeton Public Library on Thursday, March 14th, 2013, at 7:00 pm. The talk,"Memory and Meaning: Building a Vision for a Museum at Ground Zero," will focus on the challenges of commemorating the attacks of September 11th and outline the process of planning the museum. More.

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VOICES Provides Support Services

VOICES Staff Provides Support Services Including: Assessments, Support Groups, Referrals, Commemorative Events, Workshops.

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