Resources and Support
How are you doing? Are you concerned about a family member? More than a decade after 9/11, we at VOICES are getting calls from people we haven't heard from before who lost a loved one, or who survived or responded to the events of 9/11. VOICES has a range of services that can help you.
In addition to our regular services, we are conducting 9/11 Living Memorial Appointments throughout the country. The appointments allow 9/11 family members, rescue workers and survivors to commemorate their loved ones and tell their stories. The appointments also provide an opportunity for those affected to meet with our mental health professionals and get referrals to local support services if they need them. Click here for a schedule of upcoming 9/11 Living Memorial Appointments.
Telephone screenings are available throughout the year, Monday through Friday during regular business hours. In addition, we set aside additional time during Annual Anxiety and Depression Screening Weeks. Please call our office at 866-505-3911 for further information or to speak to one of our mental health staff members at any time.
Depression and Anxiety Screenings
VOICES offers screenings over the telephone semi-annually on national screening dates in October and May, as well as throughout the year by request. The screenings are conducted by mental health professionals free of charge and referrals are made as needed.
Teleconference Support Groups
VOICES provides teleconference support groups for individuals living throughout the United States and abroad. Facilitated by mental health professionals, the groups remove the obstacle of geography so that members can join from wherever they live. Please call our office at 866-505-3911 for further information and registration or to speak to one of our mental health staff members at any time. Check here for the current schedule, the type of group and meeting times. All dates listed are for 2009. All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Firefighter Mothers' Group
For the mothers of firefighters who were killed as a result of the events of 9/11, the group meets by teleconference every first Tuesday of the month from 10:00am to 11:00am.
Next Meetings: July 2nd, August 6th
Parents' Support Group
For parents of victims who died as a result of the events of 9/11, this group meets by teleconference on the first Tuesday of the month from 3:45pm to 5:00pm.
Next Meetings: July 2nd, August 6th
Parenting Teleconference Workshop Group
Led by Michelle Doherty, LCSW For spouses of 9/11 victims with children, the meeting is held the first Wednesday of the month from 9:00pm to 10:00pm.
Next Meetings: July 3rd, August 7th
For adults who lost a brother or sister as a result of the events of 9/11, a Siblings' Group meets by teleconference on the third Wednesday of the month from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
Next Meetings: June 19th, July 17th, August 21st
Witness/Survivors' Support Group
For those who were in the vicinity of the World Trade Center on 9/11 and experienced the trauma of that event, the group meets by teleconference every fourth Tuesday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
Next Meetings: June 25th, July 23rd, August 27th
Time and distance may separate people from events on that historic and tragic day, but they are connected through a common bond of shared experiences and feelings. Coming together to comfort and support each other can be one step in the healing process. Our goal is to help individuals find strength by connecting with others who understand what they’ve been through and where they are headed. Facilitated by mental health professionals, VOICES provides in-person support groups in Rockland County, NY. All groups are provided at no cost to the participants. Please call our office at 866-505-3911 for further information and registration or to speak to one of our mental health staff members at any time. Check here for the current schedule, type of group, meeting times and location.
Rockland County Parents' Support Group
Meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Next Meetings: June 18th, July 16th, August 20th
For more information or to register to participate, please call us at (866) 505-3911.
Michelle Doherty, LCSW
Judy Stotz, LPC
Jo Ann Zucker, LCSW, BCD