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Visit the VOICES Booth at the Health Fair in Perth Amboy

Health Fair in Perth Amboy

Do you have questions about eligibility for the World Trade Center Health Program? Visit with us in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on Sunday, June 22nd at the Dominican American Communitarian Association Health Fair.

At the fair, we will meet with responders, survivors and their friends to provide information about the application process for The World Trade Center Health Program. The federally funded program was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. More.

VOICES Hosts Training Session on Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing

During the event, Ms Shelby spoke about motivational interviewing principles and techniques and how they can be used as an effective strategy for engaging clients in behavior change. She explained that motivational interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of interviewing to illicit and strengthen motivation for change.

It is used to seek to understand the person's frame of reference. Key to its success is reflective listening, expressing empathy, support of self-efficacy, rolling with resistance, and avoiding arguments. More.

Edison’s 24th Annual Family Day

Edison’s 24th Annual Family Day

Carrie Miller, the Program Director in our New Jersey office, and intern Lauren Picciallo participated in the 24th Annual Edison Family day on Saturday June 14th at the NJ Convention & Expo Center in Raritan Center. During the event, they spoke to 9/11 responders and survivors about their potential eligibility for the World Trade Center Health Program and distributed applications. 

The World Trade Center Health Program provides services for responders, workers, and volunteers who helped with rescue, recovery, and cleanup at the World Trade Center and related sites in New York City. It also provides services for survivors who were in the New York City disaster area, lived, worked, or were in school in the area. If you missed out on the Edison event, make sure to check out the Dominican American Communitarian Association Fair June 22nd in Perth Amboy, NJ where VOICES will have another booth set up with more information and applications available. More.

VOICES Center for Resilience Hosts Motivational Interviewing Training

Motivational Interviewing Training

On Tuesday, June 10th VOICES Center of Excellence for Community Resilience is hosting a half-day training on Motivational Interviewing. The training will be held from 1pm to 4pm at the VOICES office, located at 84 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ. Emma Shelby, Assistant Director of Wellness and Recovery Services at The Mental Health Association in New Jersey will provide the training. The training is free, but space is limited and reservations are required.

VOICES Center of Excellence for Community Resilience shares lessons learned to assist communities in preparing for, responding to and recovering from traumatic events. More.

Thoughts on the Opening of the 9/11 Museum

Thoughts on the Opening of the 9/11 Museum

As the 9/11 Museum officially opens to the public today, I want to take a moment to acknowledge those who made this day possible. This has been a long journey and a collaborative effort that began just months after the attacks when families and others impacted gathered to discuss creating a fitting memorial.

The Museum would not have been built without the leadership of government officials including Mayor Bloomberg. Governor Pataki, Senators Clinton and Schumer, to mention a few. More.

An Update from the Office of Military Commissions

Motivational Interviewing Training

Karen Loftus from the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions asked us to send you information about hearings scheduled at Guantanamo Bay in April and June. Karen's email is below and you can view the current docketing order.

There is a hearing scheduled in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from 14-17 April 2014. All four of the CCTV sites will be open daily. If you need to update your badge, please let us know and we will alert the Visitor's Center of your expected arrival. More.

Exciting Announcement from 9/11 Museum

Exciting Announcement from 9/11 Museum

Our partners at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum have asked us to share exciting news about the upcoming opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum! In the email below, they provide details about the Dedication Period that begins on Thursday, May 15, preceding the public opening on Wednesday May 21, 2014.

The opening of the Museum would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of thousands of people for nearly 13 years. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize four individuals who we have had the privilege of working with closely over the past several years. Many of you know Joe Daniels and Alice Greenwald in their leadership roles at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. More.

Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation College Scholarships

The Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation is a scholarship program. Its' purpose is to provide grants to enable the children of firefighters, the children of other victims of the September 11 attacks, and the children of other fires and disasters to afford higher education. The specific details on eligibility as well as the application process may be found on our website,

The deadline for application submission is earlier this year, February 14, in order for us to inform applicants prior to May 1st, when they must make their college selections. More.

BIKEMAN: A 9/11 Play

BIKEMAN: A 9/11 Play
Bikeman is a new play adapted from the critically acclaimed book by Thomas F. Flynn, a reporter recounting his first person experience on the morning of the September 11 attacks. The Producers of Bikeman proudly support the 9/11 Memorial. More.

Register Now for the 2014 5K Run/Walk

9/11 Memorial Run/Walk

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host a 5KRun/Walk and Family Day in New York City on April 27. All funds raised will directly support the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. You can participate by registering as a Global Runner and committing to run, walk, or participate from home. Please encourage friends, family, co-workers, or even your local gym to get involved.

Learn more and register online now at The deadline for early, discounted registration is January 31, 2014.


VOICES Provides Support Services

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

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