Tuesday’s Children – Non-Profit Spotlight

Who is Tuesday’s Children? Tuesday's Children serves all those directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001—children, families, 9/11 responders—through life-changing programs and services.

What is your mission? Tuesday's Children is a non-profit family service organization that has made a long-term commitment to every individual directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and more recently those who have been directly impacted by terrorist incidents worldwide.

Since 2001, Tuesday's Children has promoted healing and recovery by strengthening family resilience, providing individual coping and life management skills and creating community through programs, mental health support and family engagement opportunities.

What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space?

Tuesday's Children's Mentoring Program matches children who lost a parent on September 11th as well as children of 9/11 Responders who have passed away due to their time at Ground Zero with an adult mentor. The Mentoring Program is designed to encourage and support mutually beneficial, long-standing relationships between adult role models and children ages 8 to 18.  Mentoring relationships enable children to grow emotionally and socially, build resilience and develop coping skills while encouraging them to make healthy choices. Mentors need to commit to get together two times a month for a minimum of a year and must be 21 years old or older.

What is your organization up to at the moment & how can CUP Members be involved? Tuesday's Children is currently seeking two mentors for children waiting in the Long Island, NY area.

-12 year old girl in Valley Stream, NY (Lost her father on September 11th. She and her mother recently moved back to the New York area and she is excited to make new friends. She is an only child and is looking for a mentor who is adventurous and willing to try new things. One activity she is interested in doing with a mentor is learning how to cook.

-8 year old boy in Inwood, NY (Lost his father due to his illnesses sustained from his work at Ground Zero as FDNY. Youngest of 3 children. He is looking for a young, active mentor who can teach him how to play sports. He wants to learn how to do new things and would like a mentor to experience it with him).

If interested, please contact Molly at 516-562-9000 or molly@tuesdayschildren.org for further information.