Contra Costa County to launch trauma recovery center for victims of violence

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Contra Costa to launch trauma recovery center for victims of violence
Photo courtesy of the Contra Costa County Family Justice Center.

On July 1, Contra Costa County is set to launch its first trauma recovery center serving victims of violence at Family Justice Centers in Richmond, Antioch and Concord.

Modeled after the University of California San Francisco Trauma Recovery Center, the Contra Costa Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) will provide trauma-informed mental health counseling, psychiatric evaluation, medication management and clinical case management to all victims of all ages, at no cost to recipients, the County said. All survivors of violent crimes, including sexual assault, domestic violence, battery, gun and gang violence, and human trafficking, can get help. 

Funded through a California Victim Compensation Board grant in partnership with Familia Unidas, the TRC aims to help victims unable to access traditional services.

“It will fill a severely unmet need for mental health services for uninsured, low-income, and undocumented county residents who lack access to mental health treatment,” County officials said.

The Family Justice Center runs three one stop service centers, including at 256 24th St. in Richmond. Residents impacted by violent crimes can access the Contra Costa Trauma Recovery Center at all three Centers.

For more information, contact Oravanh Thammasen at oravanh@cocofamilyjustice.org.