Who is TRC?


The Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) is a community based service offering South Los Angeles and surrounding areas in Los Angeles County trauma-informed, comprehensive treatment, and resources for survivors, and witnesses of crime. The Trauma Recovery Center differs from other agencies in that we focus specifically on victims or witnesses of a crime. No insurance (i.e. medi-cal, or private) is needed to cover the costs, as our services are free of charge. The Trauma Recovery Center believes that perpetrators were once victims, and are willing to provide services for those who have been incarcerated as a form of recovery and re-entry into society. TRC is focused and committed to providing one to one services and resources to the underserved victims of crime in our community.


The Trauma Recovery Center is a part of the Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System (HOPICS) a division of Special Service Groups (SSG). The TRC uses an integrated approach of addressing mental health issues, substance abuse treatment, homelessness, and housing assistance are services offered but not limited to.


Individuals We Serve:


The Trauma Recovery Center services families, children, and/or spouse of all ages who have witnessed crime or have been affected physically emotionally or behaviorally. Individuals must have been a victim, derivative victim of or has been affected by a violent  crime related experience.


Services Provided


The services offered by the Trauma Recovery Center are as follows:

  • Resource Center - The resource center is equipped with computers, internet, printable, and reading materials. One to one support is provided with our resource specialist.


  • One-on-one support - A licensed professional is able to talk with and process our clients crime related traumatic
    experience in a non-threatening, safe, and stable environment.


  • Case management - The case manager assists with introducing and coaching coping strategies to reduce risk factors that hinder daily ability to thrive and manage.


  • System Navigator - The system navigator serves as a guide through the mazes of clinics, administrative systems, and patient support services by reinforcing continuity of care through collaborative relationships and accompanying clients as needed.


  • Psychiatric Services - Medication support, Nutritional, and Dietary Assessment is available to our clients if needed.

  • Psychologist - Psychological testing is available to our clients, if needed.

  • Psycho-educational group - Provides information and support in a group setting with individuals who have experienced and/or witnessed similar experiences. Currently, TRC offers open psycho-educational groups addressing but not limited to:

    • Is my experience considered a crime?

    • What does trauma mean?

    • What are the cause and effect of my experience?


Open groups are offered to the public whereas, closed groups will be tailored to specific crime-related experiences (i.e. domestic violence, rape, theft) in which individuals will meet collectively and discuss coping strategies and interventions to encourage self-awareness and empowerment. Participants involved in the closed group sessions are eligible for case management and system navigator services pending specific needs and consistency.