After six months
of serving the families affected by the Sept. 11 attacks on
the World Trade Center, the New Jersey Family Assistance Center
in Jersey City has closed.
provided by the center will be replaced by the New Jersey Family
Advocate Program, established by Governor James E. McGreevey
in February to provide individuals and families affected by
the Sept. 11 attacks with more personalized attention and to
help them navigate the wide array of services available. The
program will be operational in April.
families who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11 attacks and victims
who were injured in the attacks may call the Governor's Office
of Recovery and Victim Assistance at 609-777-1248 or contact
the Family Advocate Program at 866-652-7474. The toll-free line
is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those
calling after hours are encouraged to leave a message so the
call can be returned.