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Victims of Crime (VOCA)

The Trauma Recovery Center at MetroHealth was established in 2017 with grant funding from the Ohio Attorney General’s office for crime victim service providers. Since launch, over 4,000 patients have been screened for trauma-related resources. In 2019, 375 counseling sessions were completed, and 419 individuals received referrals to community partners through the Trauma Recovery Center. 

The Trauma Recovery Center is committed to:

  • Helping inform victims of their rights.
  • Improving and maintaining victim access to community services and resources.
  • Helping victims and their loved ones during their healing process.
  • Advocating and elevating the voices of victims and their loved ones.

Services Available through the Trauma Recovery Center:

Services are available to eligible victims of crime and may also be available to family members of victims and witnesses of violence. Services are free and may include:

Trauma-Focused Counseling

The Trauma Recovery Center offers up to 12 weeks of trauma-focused therapy to victims of crime by licensed providers. Therapy is designed to focus on thoughts and feelings to help you or your loved ones recover from traumatic events. 

Social Work Coordination

The Trauma Recovery Center has a team of social workers on staff, specifically for victims of crime. The Trauma Recovery Center offers up to 13 weeks of social work assistance. The social work team is skilled in accessing resources and promoting advocacy.  

Victim Compensation

The Ohio Attorney General compensates victimized individuals to help pay for expenses related to a crime. The Trauma Recovery Center can assist in the reimbursement process depending on eligibility according to state guidelines.

Other Services Available to Victims and Families include:

  • Emergency Housing Coordination
  • Food Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Healthcare Coordination
  • Victim Advocacy and Support 
  • Connection to Legal Services
  • Connection with Community-Based Clergy and Pastoral Care 
  • Connection to Employment Assistance 
  • Connection to Grief Support 
  • Referrals to Outside Agencies

If interested in these services, please contact the Trauma Recovery Center at 216-778-8199 or [email protected].

 

Locations

The Trauma Recovery Center is currently offering services at:

MetroHealth Main Campus Medical Center

Buckeye Health Center