MetroHealth Trauma Recovery Center Receives $600K
The MetroHealth System’s nationally recognized Trauma Recovery Center has received $600,218 as part of the latest allocation of grants to organizations that support victims of gun violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and other trauma.
“This funding ensures that survivors continue to get the help they need,” said Megen Simpson, Director, Trauma Recovery Center. “Trauma rarely exists as an isolated incident in a person’s life. Stressful experiences are cumulative and linger. I am beyond proud of our team for their commitment and compassion to serving survivors.”
The Trauma Recovery Center offers survivors care coordination, recovery coaching, peer support, financial assistance and other resources.
The 2022-2023 award was made possible through grants from the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) fund – the same fund that provided start-up funding for the Trauma Recovery Center in 2017. VOCA grants are federal dollars allocated by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s office.
In all, the team served 2,006 individuals in 2021 – 29% of whom were victims of physical assault or gun violence. This year, the team is on track to serve even more survivors. From July through September of this year, the Trauma Recovery Center served 530 victims of crime – a record quarter since receiving its first VOCA funding in 2017.
The Trauma Recovery Center is a service through the MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ The Institute for H.O.P.E.™ was created to identify, address and eliminate barriers to care and to tackle the root causes of health disparities in our community.
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.