Families for Safe Streets

FSS members at a rally


Families for Safe Streets confronts the epidemic of traffic violence through advocacy and support.

Every two hours in NYC, someone is killed or seriously injured in a traffic crash.

These are preventable crashes—not "accidents"—and the reckless driving and dangerous street design that cause these crashes have proven solutions.

We are represented by hundreds of members who have been injured or lost loved ones in crashes. Together, we transform our grief by telling our personal stories of trauma and loss to raise awareness and bring about policy and legislative change. Through hard-fought campaigns, we have lowered the speed limit and brought speed safety cameras to nearly every school district in NYC. We fight to end all traffic violence because no death or life-altering injury is acceptable.

We believe no one should have to endure the physical, emotional and spiritual trauma of traffic violence alone. FSS support services include monthly support communities, peer-mentoring, logistical assistance and a detailed resource guide.

In partnership with Transportation Alternatives, Families for Safe Streets was founded in 2014. With chapters forming across the country, we have begun a national movement to end this epidemic.

Join with us to be part of the solution. 



 

Families for Safe Streets Events

July 2019

  • Drumming thru Trauma


    111 John Street, Suite 260 (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 an traffic crash (recently or long ago)?  Did you know that drumming can reduce tension, stress and anxiety?  Some say it can even help control chronic pain and boost the immune system!  Join us for this hands-on workshop where together we will explore drumming as a therapeutic tool for personal transformation, community building and joy!  No music or drumming experience necessary.

August 2019

  • Picnic in the Park


    A NYC Park TBD (weather permitting)
    New York

    Families for Safe Streets Injury and Loss Support Community.  Have you been injured or lost a family member in a crash?  If so, you surely know that life's not always a picnic.  All the more reason for us to come together as a community .... and have a summer picnic!  We'll meet in a NYC Park (TBD), surrounded by nature's wonder.  Bring your blankets, sheets, chairs, food, drinks, family, games and more - or just bring yourself!  

September 2019

  • Nature and Mindfulness


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

    Families for Safe Streets Injury Support Community.  Have you been injured in a traffic crash?  Some days feel great and others not so much?  Join us for a social evening with other crash survivors coupled by an experiential workshop where Mother Nature will nurture us with her many gifts.  We will explore the power of nature and mindfulness for enhancing our self care practices.

October 2019

  • Healing Through Movement


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

    Families for Safe Streets Loss Support Community.  Have you lost a loved one in a traffic crash?  Whether you're someone who loves to dance or can't can't stand the thought of busting a move in front of others, this workshop is for you!  Join us for an opportunity to meet and chat with others who have also experienced the loss of a loved one, recently and long ago.  Together we'll explore the benefits of movement as a holistic approach to healing, based on the theory that mind, body, and spirit are inseparable and interconnected. No experience necessary.