The Advocate Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) is focused on treating the social determinants and behavioral health needs of individuals who have experienced an intentional act of violence within the last three years, are 13 years of age or older, and reside in the Cook County area of Illinois. The Advocate TRC is a violence intervention program providing comprehensive services to survivors of violent crime and their families who typically do not have access to services due to individual and cultural barriers. The Advocate TRC seeks to aid survivors in ending the cycle of violence by ensuring they have access to appropriate trauma-informed care, services, and resources. Our multidisciplinary team built of behavioral health clinicians and trauma recovery specialists are specialty trained to support the unique needs of survivors and their families to help them build a better future. This innovative program provides a full range of services at no cost to the individuals. The Advocate TRC has collaborations with numerous community partners to help meet the wide variety of needs that maybe impacting individuals who have experienced trauma including, but not limited to, housing, education, family services, long term counseling, access to medical care, inpatient substance abuse treatment and job opportunities.
The AmeriCorps member will aid to directly and indirectly support survivors of intentional violence in a variety of roles including: directly working with survivors on case management needs as such application for Medicaid and victim compensation, providing brief trauma screening to assess symptoms severity and needs assessment, and leading substance abuse prevention therapy groups with a mental health clinician.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
- Eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits
- Enrollment in the AmeriCorps Member Assistance Program (MAP) for accessible, free mental health services
- Extensive professional development
Less than High School Completed
Subject to criminal background check