TOLEDO, Ohio — The Mercy Health Trauma Recovery Center has already opened and have been seeing patients for a couple of months
In 2018, Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Ohio Attorney General's Office to help victims of crime in the Toledo area.
According to hospital officials, it's the region's first Trauma Recovery Center.
Patients of the center will get the help they need to go back into society after being a victim of a crime.
"Everybody comes to a hospital and they get great trauma physical care. Their medical conditions are taken care of, but there's a real lack of mental health treatments throughout the country and we had an opportunity to recognize that," said Mercy trauma medical director, Dr. John Leskovan.
The process to getting the recovery center open was a long one, but they have already seen success from the 200 plus referrals since May.
Services range from helping with PTSD and anxiety, to legal and housing assistance, all of which are available to Ohio residents who have been victims of a crime.
You can find all the services that the Trauma Recovery Center provides here.
The ultimate goal with the space is to have them feel at home while they're recovering.