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August 31, 2005

9/11 Online Community Support Group:

Remembrance and Resilience
Around the Fourth Commemoration

Please join your peers in the 9/11 community for two upcoming online support chats, one the week prior to the fourth commemoration and one the week after. These chats will provide 9/11 victims' families, survivors, first responders, and others affected by the attacks at the Pentagon, the World Trade Center, and Shanksville the opportunity to discuss issues and topics of importance in a safe, supportive environment. Whether you're a sibling speaking at this year's ceremony in Lower Manhattan and would like to share your experience, or if you live away from the East Coast and are just looking to connect with others this time of year, we invite you to participate. As a reminder, all participants must be FOS11 members (please see below on how to register as a member for free). You can enroll in one or both chat sessions, but please enroll in each chat separately. Dr. Donna Gaffney, a licensed mental health professional and noted trauma specialist, will facilitate both chats.

Chat Session One: Wednesday, September 7, 8-9PM EDT
Enroll in Session One:


Chat Session Two: Thursday, September 15, 8-9PM EDT
Enroll in Session Two:


After you login, you will be able to choose an anonymous chat name (which will identify you in the chat room) and a password. Then, you will receive an email with a link to the chat. At 8PM on the day of the chat, please click on the link that is emailed to you and enter your chosen chat name and password. As a reminder, all participants must be 18 years of age or older and members of Families of September 11 (FOS11). To register as a FOS11 member, please click on the link at the bottom of this email. If you have any problems or questions, contact chathelp@familiesofseptember11.org or 212-575-1878.

Families of September 11 (FOS11) membership is free and open to all 9/11 families, survivors, first responders, and others interested in supporting our mission. Please forward this email to those who you think might like to participate.

To register as a member of FOS11, please visit: