Families for Safe Streets

FSS members at a rally


As individuals who have lost loved ones or been injured in traffic crashes, we give New Yorkers the opportunity to receive support services and channel their grief into action.

We bear witness to our pain and suffering in order to eliminate fatalities and injuries on our streets. We seek to make it socially unacceptable to drive recklessly and press for solutions like safe multi-modal streets to prevent other loved ones from enduring injury or harm. We envision a city where pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles safely co-exist by encouraging the rapid implementation of Vision Zero. We encourage others to join our Advocacy work.

We gain strength from the emotional support we share from each other’s experiences because traffic crashes can be unimaginably difficult. We offer a wide range of support services because no one should have to endure this alone. Also, building upon our collective knowledge, we created a resource guide to help others through this painful and complex process. Our Peer Support and Resource Guide can assist you.

We came together in 2014 as a project of Transportation Alternatives and build on TransAlt’s longstanding commitment to amplify the voices of people affected by traffic crashes.

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Families for Safe Streets Events

October 2018

  • Innovative Approaches to Traumatic Memor…


    NY Presbyterian Hospital, 180 Ft. Washington Ave, Harkness Pavillion, 2nd Fl, Social Work Dept
    New York

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    Families for Safe Streets Injury Support Community. Have you been injured in a crash (recently or long ago)? Ever experience distress connected to post-traumatic memories? There are treatments that can help. Join us for a social evening to connect with other crash survivors - followed by a presentation by Verena Salvi, LCSW on interactive techniques for relieving psychological stress, including EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. 

November 2018

  • Vision Zero Cities - FSS Workshop


    TBD
    New York

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    Families for Safe Streets Members Only. Been injured or lose a loved on in a crash? Join for a media workshop at the Vision Zero Cities Conference. Details and registration will be available shortly on the Vision Zero Cities website.
  • Vision Zero Cities - FSS All Day Worksho…


    111 John Street
    New York

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    Families for Safe Streets Only. Been injured in a crash or lose a family member? Join FSS members from across the country for an FSS member only day of workshops: Advocacy Through Storytelling Fundraising Member Outreach & Engagement How to Identify a Campaign & Win 9:30am-4pm. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration will be available shortly on the Vision Zero Cities conference website.  
  • World Day of Remembrance


    TBD
    New York

    Join Families for Safe Streets as we remember those killed and seriously injured in traffic crashes in NYC, the United States and around the globe. Stay tuned for details.

December 2018

  • Healing Sound Bath


    111 John Street, 2nd Fl (subject to change)
    New York

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    Families for Safe Streets Injury and Loss Support Community. Have you been injured or lost a loved one in a traffic crash?  Let's join together before the winter chill sets in and the holiday bells start ringing.  Relish in this unique opportunity to be immersed in beautiful sounds - and learn how sound can be an important relaxation and healing technique for our minds, bodies, and souls.  No musical experience necessary. And as always, we'll have ample time for meeting new members, chatting about resources and sharing support, especially before the holiday season.

January 2019

  • Therapeutic Writing


    111 John Street, Suite 260 (subject to change)
    New York

    Families for Safe Streets Injury Support Community. Been injured in a crash? Join us for a facilitated workshop as we explore writing as a powerful tool for healing.  Not a writer? This evening is meant for you too!  No writing experience necessary and exercises can be done in whatever language you prefer.  Appropriate whether your crash was recent or long ago. 

February 2019

  • Creating Meaning After Loss


    111 John Street, 2nd Fl (subject to change)
    New York

    Families for Safe Streets Loss Support Community. Have you lost a loved one in a traffic crash?  For many people, the aftermath of losing a loved one can bring moments (or months, maybe even years) of confusion, depression, anxiety and hopelessness.  Whether our losses were recent or long ago, we gain tremendous strength and power from each other. Join us for this facilitated workshop where we will explore re-experiencing joy and meaning after loss and trauma. 

March 2019

  • Wellness Retreat Night


    111 John Street, 2nd Fl (subject to change)
    New York

    Families for Safe Streets Injury and Loss Support Community.  Have you been injured or lost a loved one in a traffic crash? We hope you'll join us for an evening of well-deserved pampering.  Nourish your mind, body and spirit.  Featuring an array of wellness practitioners.   

April 2019

  • Post Crash Body and Mind


    111 John Street, 2nd Fl (subject to change)
    New York

    Families for Safe Streets Injury Support Community.  Have you been injured in a traffic crash? Ever find yourself referring to life BC (before crash) and PC (post crash)?  Please join us for a facilitated workshop addressing this major life event, including guidance, tips and resources.  Appropriate whether your crash was recent or long ago. 

May 2019

  • Nature and Mindfulness


    Outdoor location TBD (weather permitting)
    New York

    Families for Safe Streets Loss Support Community.  Have you lost a loved one in a traffic crash?  Re-experiencing joy after loss and trauma isn't always easy.  Join us for this experiential workshop where Mother Nature will nurture us with her many gifts.  We will explore the power of nature and mindfulness as we strive to honor our loved ones' memories and maintain our own self care.