Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


The Level I Trauma Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a leader in providing life-saving trauma care to New Jersey residents.

One of only three Level I Trauma Centers in New Jersey, the center at RWJUH cares for nearly 2,500 trauma patients annually in an Emergency Department that sees nearly 90,000 patients each year.

In 2012, RWJUH became the first New Jersey hospital to be verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Pediatric Trauma Center.

In addition to treating the seriously injured, the clinical faculty affiliated with the Level I Trauma Center at RWJUH conducts research and educates other health care professionals about the most recent advances in trauma care.

Please see below for additional adult and pediatric resources.  


TSN Coordinator

Samantha Levine
Email Coordinator

One Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901

Community Resources

American Chronic Pain Association

Support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy.

American Trauma Society

Advocates for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families.

Americans with Disabilities Act

This website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act.



Empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference.

Amputee Coalition

Empowers people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy.

Anxiety and Depression Assoc of America

Dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders.

Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

Advances awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.


Brainline provides information and education about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric populations.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis.

Family Caregiver Alliance

Provides support, information and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving.

Hangar Clinic

Specializes in orthotic and prosthetic services and products with one goal in mind: Empowering Human Potential.

Hangar Clinic Amputee Support Group

AMPOWER Amputee Peer Support Group consists of a nationwide network of trained peer mentors.

Hope After Head Injury

Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers they provide awareness, encouragement and hope.

JFK /Johnson Amputee Rehab Program

Comprehensive service offering early post-surgical evaluation and ongoing care for individuals with upper and lower limb amputation.

JFK/Johnson Rehab Institute Center for Brain Injuries

Provides quality rehabilitation that will assist adults and children living with disabilities to obtain optimal function and independence within an accepting community.

JFK/Johnson Rehab Institute Center for Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord patients have around the clock access to comprehensive and extensive medical and behavioral services.

Kessler Amputee Support Group

Listing of all Kessler Support Groups

Kessler Center for Brain Injury Rehab

Patients benefit from a highly specialized program that is tailored to the unique physical and/or functional limitations, cognitive impairments, and emotional or behavioral difficulties.

Kessler West Orange Spinal Cord Injury Rehab

Patients and their families benefit from the expertise and experience of a team of spinal cord injury rehabilitation specialists.

Mental Health America

The nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness.

National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD.

National Center for Victimes of Crime

Find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects and browse resources to help victims rebuild their lives.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Find social and legal services for victims and survivors of human trafficking.

National Institute of Mental Health

This website provides mental health education about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.

Neurocritical Care Society

To provide and advocate for the highest quality of care for patients with critical neurological illness throughout the world.

NJ Guarantee Association (PLIGA)

Provides a safety net designed to mitigate the effects of loss on claimants and policyholders who, through no fault of their own, find themselves without coverage.

NJ Temporary Disability Programs

Disability Determination Services handles claims for long-term disability.

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.

Office of Personal Management, Federal Employment of People with Disabilities

Learn how to be considered for Federal jobs under the noncompetitive process.

Rehabilitation Services Administration

Provides leadership and resources to assist state and other agencies in providing vocational rehabilitation.

Social Security Disability on-line Application for Benefits

An online disability application you can complete at your convenience.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Medicare Assistance

Provides free help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about their health insurance.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for victims of spinal cord injury (SCI).

Trauma Survivor's Network

A community of patients and survivors looking to connect with one another and rebuild their lives after a serious injury.

Trauma Survivor's Network - Support groups

Offers survivors an opportunity to connect with other survivors and receive and give support.

Trauma Survivor's Network - Next Steps

NextSteps teaches you how to become more active and take control of your recovery.

Tri-State Advocacy Project

Composed of advocates who have personally faced the challenges of having a family member with a catastrophic injury.

United Spinal Association

Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D).

Victims of Crime Compensation

Benefits for victims of crimes.

Women Aware (all Services)

A 24-hour helpline for crisis counseling and referrals.

Women Aware Domestic Violence Services for Middlesex Cty

Promotes the safety and self-sufficiency of individuals and families affected by domestic violence in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Children's Specialized Hospital - New Brunswick, NJ

For children facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries.

Child Mind Institute

Free trauma resources to aid parents, educators, and other adults.

Embrace Kids

Maintain normalcy and improve the quality of life for families whose children are facing cancer, sickle cell and other serious health challenges.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S.

Phoenix Society—Resources for Parents and Children

Advocating that healing is life-long process.

Ronald McDoanld House Tri-State

Provides resources to children and their families during times of critical childhood illness.

Ronald McDonald House of Central and Northern NJ

Provides resources to children and their families in the tri-state ares during times of critical childhood illness.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

To reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs.

Teen Hotline

A teen-to-teen hotline with community outreach services.

The Trevor Project

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.

U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Find information and explore resources on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.


15 nonprofit organizations that have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues.

You Can NOT Be Replaced

Reduce the factors that can contribute to someone in crisis.

Resources that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs.

New Life Styles - Senior Living anad Care

Comprehensive, nationwide database to find the community or care that fits your needs.

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