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VOICES OF SEPTEMBER 11 INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 12/11/2013: VOICES OF SEPTEMBER 11 INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 12/08/2014: VOICES OF SEPTEMBER 11 INC

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New Canaan, CT
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VOICES OF SEPTEMBER 11 INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 12/11/2013: VOICES OF SEPTEMBER 11 INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 12/08/2014: VOICES OF SEPTEMBER 11 INC

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Physical Address: New Canaan, CT 06840 
EIN: 16-1639299
Web URL: www.voicesofsept11.org 
NTEE Category: F Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
F60 Counseling Support Groups
P Human Services
P20 Human Service Organizations
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A20 Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
Year Founded: 2001 
Ruling Year: 2003 


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Mission Statement

Voices of September 11th (VOICES) is a 501c3 nonpartisan organization established in 2001 that provides information and a wide range of support services to promote resiliency and address the long-term needs of all those affected by September 11th and other traumatic community events; commemorates the lives and stories of September 11, 2001; and advocates for public policy reform to promote national preparedness. VOICES is committed to helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from traumatic events, by sharing lessons learned that will promote resiliency and healing in the lives of those impacted by other tragedies.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $858,521
Total Expenses $993,642

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Leadership

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Mary Fetchet

Leadership Statement:

Voices of September 11th continues with its core mission of supporting those impacted by 9/11.  We are proud to offer a range of support services to 9/11 family members, rescue workers and survivors.  Our 9/11 Living Memorial project has proven to be a very healing opportunity for family members as they commemorate their lost loved ones.  VOICES continues to evolve its support services based on what this population needs.

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Programs

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Program: 9/11 Living Memorial (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$800,000
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Program Description:

Digitizing the stories of 9/11 as told by 9/11 family members of the victims, as well as survivors, rescue workers and companies located in the WTC complex that day.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

VOICES continues its outreach to those impacted by 9/11/01.  We added a second office in 2009 in New Brunswick, NJ.  Our staff has worked one-on-one with over 600 9/11 victims' family members to digitally document those lost in our 9/11 Living Memorial (www.911livingmemorial.org).  VOICES will outreach to all 9/11 victims' families before the Memorial Museum opens at Ground Zero in 2012.  Our outreach will continue to expand internationally in 2010.
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