"We cannot afford to ignore the important lessons we learned about the world and ourselves in the aftermath of 9/11. Always Remember is indeed a phrase we must live by, especially as we move forward into the 21st century."
Former President Bill Clinton
"We know we face a future laden with economic, natural and man-made risks, and our ability to bounce back better and stronger from adversity always comes down to the strength of our communities and civil society."
Dr. Steven Flynn
"With VOICES support, WTC United Family Group has been able to enhance the bond that the 9/11 community shares with the Oklahoma City bombing community. We have come together to help each other heal and move forward." Anthony Gardner
"We share your pain. Terrorism doesn't know country boundaries. May God's love and peace be with you."
Message from a Canadian Family of a 9/11 Victim to Beslin Family impacted the attack on their school
How We Help After Tragedies
Commemoration, remembrance activities and the arts can all contribute to the healing process of individuals and communities impacted by mass violence.
Communities in Recovery
VOICES uses its years of experience providing support services to victims' families and survivors to advise other communities impacted by traumatic events.
VOICES hosts an annual September 9 Symposium and September 10 Information Forum in NYC to inform the 9/11 community, and promotes commemorative ceremonies in communities throughout the U.S. and abroad.
With the assistance of our professional staff, family members go through the emotional, but healing process of organizing their photographs and personal keepsakes to create a meaningful tribute to their loved one.
Creating artwork is an effective way to promote healing for both the healing for both the artist and the recipient. VOICES works with the Seattle Art Project and the Remember September Mail Art Initiative to foster healing through art.
Communities in Recovery
In 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice awarded VOICES a two-year grant to document best practices that will educate professionals, service providers and communities impacted by large-scale acts of mass violence or natural disasters. Since that time we’ve been able to expand on our initial work to provide additional resources and training materials.
At Homeland Security and Mental Health Conferences, VOICES shares its expertise in providing long-term support services to victims' families and survivors and its advocacy efforts to ensure that communities are prepared to respond to other tragedies.
In the aftermath of traumatic events and natural disasters, VOICES has expressed solidarity with victims' families and survivors by providing emotional support and sharing ways that individuals can provide assistance to those in need.