Resources

Other Resources for Individuals Affected by September 11

Career Breakthroughs: A Roadmap to New Opportunities is a special program offered to individuals whose work or career was directly affected by 9/11. The program helps individuals to develop a re-focused career plan, and apply that career plan to the changing world of work. Career Breakthroughs is operated by the Family Service League, Inc., a NJ based non-profit social services organization in Montclair, NJ. Contact Michael Laputka at (973) 746-0800 x20 or email mlaputka@familyserviceleague.org.

Sky Help provides three or four day small group “Resilience and Rebuilding” workshops at shore houses in NY and NJ for uniformed, civilian, and volunteer personnel who have served in 9/11 rescue/recovery efforts; returning veterans; and individuals returning from recent disasters. Sky Help also offers compassionate fatigue weekends for caregivers and survivors. Workshops offer additional services including individual interventions and follow-up referrals and care. Sky Help also provides training/education opportunities for participants and service providers. Call 1-877-SKY-HELP or visit www.skyhelp.org.

StoryCorps, the national oral history project, is conducting a special initiative to honor and remember the stories and people affected by the events of September 11, 2001, including survivors and rescue workers. StoryCorps also works to record the life stories of those who were lost on 9/11 by inviting family members and friends to record memories of their loved ones. At the end of the recording session, participants receive a CD of their interview. With participants’ permission, the recordings will be preserved at the Library of Congress and housed in the permanent collection at the WTC Memorial Museum to be heard for generations to come. StoryCorps recordings are designed to be conversations between loved ones, so participants are encouraged to come to the Storybooth with someone they know. If you would prefer to come on your own, a StoryCorps facilitator will interview you. Interviews can be conducted in any language. The StoryBooths in New York City are located in the WTC PATH station and in Grand Central Terminal. Call (646)723-7027 or visit www.storycorps.net/wtc. There is no fee to make a recording, but StoryCorps does accept donations.

College Scholarships. Many scholarships are available for children who lost a parent on 9/11 or for those who were permanently disabled in the attacks on the World Trade Center. For more information, call (877) 862-0136, visit www.scholarships911.org, www.familiesoffreedom.org and www.voicesofsept11.org, or email scholarships911@scholarshipamerica.org .

HESC–New York State Education Services Corporation. The World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship guarantees access to a college education for the families and financial dependents of victims who died or were severely and permanently disabled as a result of 9/11. Children, spouses, and financial dependents of deceased or severely and permanently disabled victims of 9/11 or the subsequent rescue and recovery operations are eligible, including victims at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, or who were on flights 11, 77, 93, or 175. Call 888-NYS-HESC or visit www.hesc.com

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