Howard University Hospital, Department of Surgery/Division of Trauma
Our Vision Statement:
Recovery is a right not a privilege.
What We Believe:
- A values-based practice helps ensure integrated, trauma-informed care through each stage of a patient’s recovery pipeline.
- Traumatic events can deeply impact anyone regardless of gender, race or class but some individuals and communities are more susceptible and face increased institutional barriers in accessing supportive services. It is our duty to make trauma recovery supports accessible to every member of our society. We heal together- through rigorous and powerful inter-agency collaborations at every level, from intake personnel to administration. Violence and victimization must be understood through an intergenerational, intersectional and holistical lens. We provide our services in an efficient, effective and timely manner in order to immediately minimize the onset of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and increase the quality of survivor recovery.
2041 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, Washington D.C, 20060
Website(s) Howard University Hospital
Upcoming Programs & Events
- Next Steps Managing Life After Trauma Online Class
- TRIUMPH Peer Support Group
NextSteps is a free online program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. You can engage in the weekly education modules and live chats with other trauma survivors. NextSteps can help you explore the ways your life has changed after traumatic injury and how you can move forward on your journey. This program can help you manage difficult emotions and find the courage to achieve your goals. Join us! Learn more
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 12pm.
This peer support group is dedicated for male victims of violence who were treated at Howard University Hospital. The TRIUMPH program is dedicated to providing unparalleled trauma recovery supports that honor our educational legacy, particularly in the field of medicine, and the strength, resilience and intersectional existences of the communities we continue to serve, with specific attention to the needs of African Americans, other minorities, and the economically disadvantaged. Learn more
- Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous provides support and resources for people who struggle with a drinking problem or substance abuse. Confidential group meetings are available throughout the United States and Canada. Use the online locator to find the group and times that meet nearest you.
- A DC Resource: DC 211 Answers Please
211 Answers, Please! provides a variety of benefits for DC residents. This health and human information and referral service: Minimizes time involved in finding services by providing comprehensive information about available health and human social service programs Allows access to services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by telephone or Internet Provides answers to questions about the types of health and human services available to residents of the District of Columbia Provides details on program eligibility, hours of operation, intake procedures, and other program prerequisites Offers crisis intervention and referrals to programs that provide emergency services Increases awareness of the full range of community resources available in a ward or neighborhood Allows Internet searches and printed lists based on your choice of criteria.
- Spinal Cord Injury Online Community
A collection of spinal cord injury forums, chat rooms, message boards and newsgroups.
- Help Hope Live
For 35 years, Help Hope Live has been showing clients and families how to bring together a network of relatives, friends, and neighbors in fundraising efforts to help cover the costs of uncovered medical expenses. These efforts play a critical role in helping our clients recover and maintain their health and independence.
- The Trevor Project
866-488-7386 (Crisis Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth) Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
- Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon offers resources and support to family members and friends of someone who struggles with problem drinking or substance abuse. United States: Telephone: (757) 563-1600 Toll-free Meeting Line: (888) 425-2666 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- American Chronic Pain Association
Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on this site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research. It helps people understand the disorders and educates them about scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions. It also supports professionals who provide treatment and conduct research. Click the link to learn how ADAA could help you or your family.
Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. They focus on treatment and recovery information for moderate to severe TBI symptoms in both adults and children.
- Mental Health (PTSD)
If you have gone through a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel emotions such as distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, shame, or anger. If these symptoms don't go away over time, you may have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Visit this website from Mental Health America to find out about PTSD and ways you can help yourself or a family member who may be suffering from PTSD.
- VictimConnect Resource Center
1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846) Chat. The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. As a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, it combines: a telephone-based helpline, online chat, online information, and service referrals
- PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Helping a Veteran Get Needed Care. Help Your Veteran Get Needed Care When someone you care about has PTSD, it affects you too. You are probably spending time and energy to help your loved one cope. Even if your partner, family member, or friend with PTSD is getting treatment and getting better, you may still feel drained, worried, or even frustrated. You need support at the same time you are giving support.
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