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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Peter C. Alderman was murdered by terrorists on September 11, 2001 while attending a conference at the World Trade Center in New York City. He was twenty-five years old.
Why did you create the Peter C. Alderman Foundation?
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The Alderman family wanted to leave a profound and indelible mark that Peter existed on this earth.
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Terrorism, torture and mass violence are a global epidemic affecting more than one billion survivors, one sixth of the earthís population. Helping these people is a living memorial to Peter.

How does the Peter C. Alderman Foundation (PCAF) differ from other non-profits?
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PCAF uses only indigenous healthcare providers.
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PCAF identifies and builds upon societal fabric and traditions that have existed for centuries.
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PCAF affiliates with ministries of health, universities and indigenous NGOs.
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PCAF works long-term, not just in the emergency phase.
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PCAF refines best practices based on outcome measurement.
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PCAF replicates a care model that is sustainable and scalable.

How is the PCAF structured?
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The Peter C. Alderman Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) entity, for which contributions are one hundred percent tax-deductible under section 509 (a) (1) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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PCAF is guided by a Board of Directors and an International Advisory Board.

In what countries does PCAF work?
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PCAF has trained mental health workers from 22 countries on five continents around the world, including Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Chile, Indonesia, Iraq, Macedonia, Peru, Rwanda, Srpska, Spain and Uganda.

Will PCAF provide long-term support to post-conflict countries?
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PCAF is committed to providing assistance for as long as needed, and commits to supporting its clinics for no more than ten years before transferring operations to the government.
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Using a train-the-trainer model, PCAF builds capacity by training indigenous healthcare workers to care for their victimized populations.

Where does my donation go?
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100 % of your dollar goes to support PCAF's three key programs: to train doctors, to run clinics and to propagate vital information among professionals.

Is my donation tax-deductible?
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All donations are tax-deductible and every donor receives a receipt.
Do we give and accept grants?
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PCAF accepts grants from both private individuals and institutions.
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PCAF uses its monies to fund its own programs and collaborate with its partners.
What kind of donations do you accept?
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PCAF will accept in-kind donations, tribute donations, gifts of stock, matching gifts, planned giving, checks and
on-line donations.

Does PCAF collaborate with others?
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PCAF is highly collaborative, collaborating with with governments, universities, religious institutions, and other NGOs.
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In every new venture, PCAF seeks additional partners.
Why donít you work in the United States?
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If a victim of terrorism or mass violence is fortunate enough to reach the U.S., help is available and accessible.
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In post-conflict countries there is little or no help available.
Are you a September 11th charity?
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While PCAF was born of September11th, its focus is entirely on the one billion people around the world who have experienced terrorism and mass violence. Traumatic depression has existed long before September 11th and unfortunately, will continue to exist far into the future.
How do we contact you?
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Address: Peter C. Alderman Foundation, P.O. Box 278, Bedford, NY 10506
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Telephone: 888.764.1804
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