The members of the World Trade Center Survivors' Network were directly affected by the attacks of September 11, 2001. Some were present during the site of the attacks, some worked and lived nearby, and some were rescue and recovery workers, uniformed services personnel and volunteers who were present the day of the attacks and in the months afterward.
Those who worked in the World Trade Center, spent their days in its shadow or lived or worked in the surrounding neighborhoods were affected profoundly and permanently by September 11th:
Many survivors have found positive ways to channel their experiences, through educating the public, honoring the memory of those who are gone, and working to ensure that the lessons of September 11 are not forgotten. The World Trade Center Survivors Network organizes and participates in many of those activities.
Other survivors continue to face difficulties. They may feel isolated or be unaware of the resources that are available to help them. When they need someone listen to them, people who won't judge or criticize their experiences, they can turn to the World Trade Center Survivors Network.
We understand because we were there, too.
Members reside throughout the tri-state area and all over the United States, as well as in other countries.