Attorney General DeWine Awards MetroHealth $1.5 million for Trauma Recovery Center
(Cleveland, Ohio) – The MetroHealth System’s Trauma Recovery Center has received a $1.5 million grant as part of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s allocation of grants to crime victim service providers. MetroHealth’s Trauma Recovery Center provides counseling, financial help and other special care for victims of violent crime. The Center recognizes that healing means more than what happens inside the hospital.
Over the next 12 months, MetroHealth will use the grant money to expand capacity and programming for the Trauma Recovery Center, which includes victim service support and trauma-focused counseling. The funding will also support art therapists, counselors and MetroHealth’s faith-based work. An additional four therapists and five social workers will be added to the Trauma Recovery Center staff.
“We are honored to receive this grant from Attorney General Dewine. It is a reflection of the amazing work our team does to address the needs of people experiencing pervasive trauma in the community and in their lives."
The grant dollars will also create new services for the School Health Program, new training for the SANE program, additional support for the Alpha Clinic and Child Advocacy Center. Additionally, the funds will support Arts in Medicine initiatives and vocational rehabilitation including job support and job training.
The SANE program trains and educates nurses to specialize in the care of sexual assault victims. It will receive $200,000 of the grant money, with $50,000 dedicated to more specialized training for its nurses to continue providing coordinated care to pediatric and adult victims of sexual assault 24 hours a day.
“We are honored to receive this grant from Attorney General Dewine. It is a reflection of the amazing work our team does to address the needs of people experiencing pervasive trauma in the community and in their lives,” said Sarah Hendrickson, manager of survivor recovery services. “We’re committed to MetroHealth’s mission and these dollars allow us the opportunity to go above and beyond for our patients and survivors.”
Since the Trauma Recovery Services program launched in 2017, more than 4,000 patients have been screened for trauma-related resources.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.