Human Services

TUESDAYS CHILDREN

  • New York, NY
  • www.tuesdayschildren.org

Mission Statement

Tuesday’s Children was founded to promote long-term healing in all those directly impacted by the events of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Our mission today is to keep the promise to those children and families while serving and supporting communities affected by acts of terror worldwide.

Main Programs

  1. Mentoring Program
  2. Counseling Services
  3. Project Common Bond
  4. Adult Programs
  5. Career Resource Center
  6. Resiliency Center of Newtown
  7. 9/11 First Responders
  8. Military Families

service areas

International

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ruling year

2001

chief executive

Ms. Terry Grace Sears

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Keywords

9/11, Youth, Mentoring, Peace Building, Leadership Programs, Career Guidance, Parenting, Community Building, Counseling, Volunteer Opportunities

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EIN

52-2347446

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Mentoring Program

Serving the greater New York tri-state region, this program is designed to encourage and support mutually beneficial, long-standing relationships between adult role models and children ages 6-18. Mentoring relationships enable children to grow emotionally and socially, build resilience and develop coping skills while encouraging them to make healthy choices. Mentors and children engage in community-based activities twice a month, for a minimum of one year. Events designed to encourage group dynamics, team building and community service are scheduled quarterly.
Tuesday’s Children identifies and recruits mentors through corporations, civic organizations and local media. All mentor candidates undergo thorough background and reference checks and, prior to being assigned, mentors receive special training in childhood development and the stages of grief. The program was designed with the National Mentoring Partnership and Dr. Jean Rhodes, a widely published expert on youth mentoring and a consultant on the program.

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Counseling Services

Tuesday’s Children offers free and confidential mental health services to all 9/11 children and families and bridges mental health services and our wellness programs. Our services for children, adolescents and adults include: psychological assessment; individual, family and couples counseling; support groups; and referrals to community resources. Psychologists and therapists from various organizations consult with our program managers on mental health considerations in the development and delivery of programming; provide training to staff about the signs and symptoms of trauma and grief and appropriate response to them; participate in the delivery of wellness programs; and provide appropriate referral, counseling and follow-through.

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Project Common Bond

Tuesday's Children brings together teens, ages 15-20, from around the world to share a “common bond”—the traumatic loss of family member to terrorism. Participants echo the mantra of our program to “Let Our Past Change the Future.” Teens gather for an eight day healing and peace-building symposium in a safe and supportive environment where they engage in dialogue and community-building activities that acknowledge and respect their differences while promoting friendship and understanding.  Tuesday's Children is  building an international community of young people whose lives have been transformed by terrorism, global ambassadors working toward peace, positivity and empowerment. Project COMMON BOND is the most expansive and fastest growing of our programs and the only international program uniting children directly impacted by acts of terrorism.

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Adult Programs

Innovative and transformative, Adult Programs address the mental health and life issues faced by families dealing with a traumatic loss. These include health and wellness programs, life management skills such as financial planning, career counseling and job search guidance. Our renowned Creative Insight program develops personal and interpersonal skills for challenging life situations, encourages creative problem solving and enhances communication skills. Parenting programs, developed in collaboration with nationally recognized leaders, address the parent-child relationship, as well as the unique needs of a single parent caring for young children and adolescents.

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Career Resource Center

Tuesday’s Children has many years of experience providing career guidance to the families directly impacted by the tragedy of September 11th. The Career Resource Center services are designed to provide young adults with tools and resources necessary to navigate the internship and career process.  Informational seminars, one-on-one sessions, career guidance resources and information are presented to engage each participant. A number of major corporations have committed to offer internship and career opportunities for qualified applicants and have partnered with Tuesday’s Children as career mentors.
 

 

 

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• Seminars, workshops and panel discussions to build skills and share resources
 

 

• Internship, job placement, and shadow day opportunities
 

 

• Participation in Tuesday’s Children’s annual Take Our Children to Work Day program
 

 

• One-on-one career mentor opportunities
 

 

• Networking opportunities with peers and mentors
 

 

• Toolkits and resources for skill building

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Resiliency Center of Newtown

Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) is a program of Tuesday’s Children which is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. RCN was founded by a community member for the community to help with the healing process. RCN will be offering long-term healing to anyone impacted by the tragic events of December 14, 2012, ensuring every individual reaches their full potential. The center will be a welcoming place where people feel comfortable connecting with others and with appropriate services to assist in the healing process.

Resiliency Center of Newtown offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere to engage with the community and provide confidential services located at 153 South Main Street (lower level).

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Children & Youth (0-19 years)

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Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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General Public/Unspecified

Program 7

9/11 First Responders

The Tuesday’s Children First Responder Alliance strives to provide responders and their families with services and programs to alleviate stress and other mental health concerns. The First Responder Alliance has many valuable partners which aim to address urgent needs and provide a bridge to external physical and mental health services.

We have also found that when we connect our First Responder families to other members of the 9/11 community there is a profound and positive impact on collective healing — many of our programs assist families in forming connections, developing support systems and assisting families in coping with chronic mental and physical concerns.

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Military Families

Tuesday’s Children has demonstrated success engaging, mentoring and blending military families in events and programs that build community and promote resilience

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International

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TUESDAY'S CHILDREN
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Terry Grace Sears

BIO

Terry Sears, Executive Director, long devoted to the challenges surrounding children and young women, served as the Chair of the Board of Tuesday's Children since its founding early in 2002 until 2005 when she assumed the role of Executive Director. A graduate of Fordham University, Terry serves on the Board of the Grace Institute in Manhattan, NY, the Sarita Kennedy East Foundation, the Santa Maria Foundation, and Our Lady of Grace Montessori School in Manhasset.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David Weild IV

Chairman and CEO of IssuWorks

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