January 2024 events

FSS Cross-Country Support Community Meeting: The Comfort of our Pets

Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 7:00pm eastern via Zoom

We know that the company of animals makes us feel good. Extensive research proves it. Pets have the ability to relieve stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, and boost our mood. We’ll share conversation, visits from pets who want to be on camera, and resources for pet therapy.

Must RSVP for the Zoom link.

GW Hospital: Virtual Trauma Survivors Group

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm 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 individuals who have experienced traumatic injury can connect with others who have experienced similar circumstances.

Contact us at DCFamiliesForSafeStreets [at] gmail.com for the Zoom link.

FSS Quarterly Peer Mentoring Training

Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm online

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

Register here. FSS National will send a confirmation email with information about the training.

FSS Monthly Birthday & Anniversary Support Gathering

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 7:00pm

Crash anniversaries and birthdays can be very challenging. These are times to be comforted by peers who have been through similar loss and heartbreak. Join this ongoing gathering in the month of your or your loved one’s anniversary and/or birthday to share stories, traditions, to comfort others and receive comfort. This gathering will be facilitated by FSS support staff and open to anyone who has a crash anniversary or birthday in the given month.

Register here to receive the Zoom link