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Serving public safety workers and their families affected by Sept. 11h

Since September 11th:

  • Have you felt less motivated/more fearful at work?
  • Argued more with family member(s)?
  • Felt more alone?
  • Drank more?
  • Had disturbing memories and/or dreams?

If you have experienced any of the above, you are not alone. Studies have found that the brave individuals and their family member(s) who were involved in rescue and recovery efforts after major disasters may continue to suffer effects that interfere with daily functioning.

We Can Help:
Safe Horizon's Project Rescue and Recovery program, funded by SAMHSA, provides FREE and confidential mental health services to public safety workers and their families affected by the attack on September 11th. The staff, all of whom are highly trained clinicians, provide individual, group and couples/family treatment utilizing a combination of consultation, education, support, psychotherapy and psychiatric services.

Who is Eligible:
Public safety workers and their families (partners and ex-partners, children, parents, siblings) who have been affected by September 11th, and/or anyone who was involved with rescue and recovery efforts, e.g. staff/volunteers of not-for-profit and/or for-profit agencies/companies that provided any type of assistance. Including: firefighters, police, medical personnel, mental health professionals, food and clothing distributors, communications and more. To find out if you are eligible, please call us.

How to Contact Us/Get Involved:
Please call - (347) 328-8110. Simply ask to speak with a Project Rescue and Recovery staff member. If no one is immediately available, please leave a message and specify that you are calling about the Project Rescue and Recovery program. Our days and hours of operation range from Monday through Saturday, morning through late afternoon/evening. You may also always call the Sept. 11 Support Hotline at (866) 689-HELP.

When and Where:
Services are available by appointment at our Safe Horizon Counseling Center located in downtown Brooklyn at 50 Court Street - 8th floor, accessible by most major subway lines (including the A,F,C,G,N,R,M,W,2,3,4,and 5).

The mission of Safe Horizon is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. For emergency assistance, please call one of our 24-hour hotlines - Domestic Violence: 800-621-HOPE, Crime Victims: 212-577-7777, Rape, Sexual Assault, and Incest: 212-227-3000. For more information about Safe Horizon, please call 212-577-7700. www.safehorizon.org


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