About this Site
Support and advocate for those impacted by 9/11 and other terrorist attacks
Promote public policy reform for prevention, preparedness and response to terrorism
Foster improved relations and share best practices with all countries confronting terrorism.
ABOUT VOICES OF SEPTEMBER 11 th
VOICES of September 11th is an internationally recognized leader in providing support and advocacy in response to the 9/11 attacks. Founded in 2001 as a clearinghouse for information and support for those affected, VOICES has expanded its mission to include nonpartisan advocacy for public policy reform on prevention, preparedness and response related to terrorism.
In four years, VOICES evolved from a small group of 9/11 family members into an established nonprofit organization with professional expertise, a dedicated staff and a network of volunteers fully committed to our mission. VOICES is determined to make a difference by reaching out to all people affected by terrorism.
VOICES advocacy work and efforts to promote public awareness of government reform have earned recognition from business leaders, members of Congress, international leaders and the national media. VOICES has built an outstanding reputation, a powerful network of supporters and a strong foundation for the future.
• Provide up-to-date information on programs, resources, services and related events through email distribution, website and newsletters.
• Ensure respectful notification and handling of unidentified remains at Memorial Park, Fresh Kills and Ground Zero.
• Provide information to families regarding the return of personal effects.
• Provide community support programs for 9/11 families, survivors and other impacted by the terrorist attacks through education, support groups, assessment and referral to community mental health services.
• Interface with local, state and federal government officials, in New York, Washington D.C., Hartford and elsewhere as representatives and advocates of 9/11 families.
• Communicate with public officials and other organizations regarding the families' views on the Memorial at Ground Zero, commemorative events, building safety and the progress of the Independent Commission.
• Develop and implement a Building Bridges program in our communities through an annual art and literary competition. This project will foster mutual understanding of cultural diversity and promote world peace. This event will coincide with the anniversary of 9/11.