9/11 Providing Assistance

Supportive Organizations for Individuals and Family Affected by 9/11 Attacks

There are several nonprofits and organizations that provide support and assistance to individuals covered by the Zadroga Act. Here are a few notable ones:

1. 9/11 Health Watch: 9/11 Health Watch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to monitoring and advocating for the health needs of individuals affected by the 9/11 attacks. They work to ensure that the government’s commitment to providing healthcare and compensation under the Zadroga Act is fulfilled.

2. FealGood Foundation: The FealGood Foundation is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the rights and needs of 9/11 first responders and survivors. They work to raise awareness, provide support, and advocate for policy changes to improve the lives of those affected by the attacks.

3. Tuesday’s Children: Tuesday’s Children is a nonprofit organization that provides support and services to individuals and families affected by terrorism and traumatic loss, including those impacted by the 9/11 attacks. They offer various programs and resources to help with healing, resilience, and community-building.

The Zadroga Act primarily focuses on providing healthcare services and financial compensation to individuals who were exposed to toxins and suffer from health conditions related to the 9/11 attacks. It established the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program, which provides medical monitoring, treatment, and mental health services to responders, survivors, and residents affected by the attacks. The program covers a wide range of conditions, including respiratory illnesses, cancers, and mental health disorders.

The act also created the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), which provides financial compensation to individuals who suffered physical injuries or lost loved ones as a result of the attacks. The VCF aims to assist with medical expenses, lost wages, and other economic losses.

Originally, the Zadroga Act was set to expire in 2016. However, it was subsequently extended to continue providing support. The most recent extension of the act, known as the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, was signed into law on July 29, 2019. This ensures the continuation of healthcare and compensation services for affected individuals.