Though some of us are able to work through our pain relatively quickly, for others, the process can be long-suffering. On this national day of remembrance, we’ve compiled a few resources for those who were affected by September 11th.
Formed within days after the attacks, Tuesday’s Children is not only one of the first organizations of its type, it’s also among the most comprehensive. With services ranging from crisis counseling and life management skills to college and career prep for teens, Tuesday’s Children has something to offer everyone directly impacted by 9/11.
Located just footsteps from where the Twin Towers once stood, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum offers an emotional and immersive experience. The Memorial, which is open daily to the public free of charge, features the names of every person who died in both the 2001 and 1993 attacks. With its multimedia displays, first-person accounts, and artifacts (both personal and monumental), the Museum strives to preserve the event’s history and examine its continued significance.
When the families of 9/11 victims needed help figuring out how to file death certificates, navigate social service agencies, and obtain assistance from charities, Voices of September 11th formed to fill the void. Today, the organization continues to lend support via in-person support groups, anxiety and depression screenings, and speaker series.
A project of the September 11 Families Association, the 9/11 Tribute Center opened in 2006, inspired in part by the widows and families of the New York Fire Department. Its abundance of artifacts and oral histories -- including weekly “We Were There” presentations by Tribute Center guides -- make for an emotionally compelling way to reflect and relate.