FSS Cross-Country Support Community Meeting: Honoring our loved ones and acknowledging our injuries
Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7pm eastern
There are many ways to hold loved ones close or acknowledge our own injury crashes. Some of us have initiated family foundations and scholarship funds, others have planted memorial gardens, organized awareness walks, or opened their hearts and hands to support a variety of community needs.
If you have an experience to share, or you’d like to learn from fellow community members about theirs, please join us (on Zoom) Thursday, March 2 at 7:00pm Eastern/4:00pm Pacific. We will hold a panel discussion to hear from members who have tried various initiatives, and as always, there will be plenty of time to share your experiences and thoughts on this topic.
We will hear from members who have experience with these efforts, and as always make time to share your experiences and thoughts on this topic.
ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITY: DDOT Performance Oversight Hearing
Written testimony due by March 4, 2023 close of business
The DC Council holds annual performance oversight and budget hearings on District departments and agencies. For performance oversight, Councilmembers have an opportunity to question the agencies they oversee, while individuals and organizations can submit testimony to raise concerns/issues or even thank yous where agencies are doing things well. The budget hearings are also an opportunity for individuals and organizations to provide input on where they’d like to see resources go for agencies to carry out their work.
The Council’s Committee on Transportation and the Environment has scheduled DDOT’s performance oversight hearing for Monday, February 27, 2023. The hearing record for all agencies under the Committee’s jurisdiction will close at the close of business on March 4, 2023.
Read more about DDOT’s performance oversight hearing and specific instructions to submit testimony.. And please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or want to brainstorm about your testimony!
GWU Hospital: Virtual Trauma Survivors Group
Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 6:30pm to 8pm via Zoom
This virtual meeting hosted by the George Washington University Hospital is open to all trauma survivors, family members and loved ones. It is a space where people can connect with other people who have experienced similar circumstances.
Contact us at DCFamiliesForSafeStreets [at] gmail.com for the Zoom link.
FSS National Peer Mentor Training
Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7pm eastern
FSS Peer Mentoring provides bereaved family members, those seriously injured, and their caregivers, with a connection to a volunteer peer support mentor. FSS mentors are all individuals who have been through similar experiences and are dedicated to helping others survive these life-altering tragedies. If you are interested in becoming a peer mentor – or just want to learn more about this process – please join us!
DC-FSS Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 evening
Please hold this date for our next monthly meeting. More information to be announced if the meeting will take place on Zoom or in-person in conjunction with the National Bike Summit.
Contact us at DCFamiliesForSafeStreets [at] gmail.com with any questions.