Jamaica Hospital Medical Center (229)

Jamaica Hospital has been recognized as one of the leading hospitals in Queens, New York since 1891. Jamaica Hospital’s Emergency Department serves as a Level I Trauma Center and Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center– the only one of its kind in South Queens. There are a wide range of specialties that cater to the needs of patients and their families. The Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) at Jamaica Hospital is a community of patients and their loved ones offering support and connection following a traumatic injury. There are several resources available to TSN participants including:

Peer Visitation: Peer visitors are trained volunteers who are survivors of a traumatic injury or loved ones of a survivor. Inpatient and outpatient visitations are available. 

Support Groups: Monthly meetings are available for survivors and their loved ones. Group sessions offer opportunities to share experiences and tools to facilitate recovery. 

Counseling services: Referrals for counseling services are available to support mental health and emotional wellbeing.
NextSteps Services: Online program with live chats that provides support in managing lifestyle changes and exploring difficult emotions that follow a serious physical injury.

TSN Coordinator


Jacqueline Lovell 
Email Coordinator

8900 Vanwyck Expressway 
Queens, New York, 11418

work: 718-206-8085


Upcoming Programs & Events

Virtual Support Group for Trauma Survivors

5/8, 5/22  5/8 is 3:30-5:00 PM EST, 5/22 is 5:30-7:00PM EST

This is a free, 90-minute virtual support group for survivors of physical injury. This session is led by TSN Trauma Professionals and TSN Peers. Please use the link below to register for the session.


Northwell Grief Support Group

This is an 8-week bereavement support group that takes place in-person and online. Services are available to residents of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Westchester. Please contact 631-666-6863 to register for a support group near you.


The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) Virtual Support Group

This is a free and virtual support group that aims to provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills. Groups are facilitated by the group members themselves and do not provide treatment for chronic conditions. Please register at the link provided.


Amputee Coalition Virtual Caregiver Support Group Meeting

2nd Wednesday of each month  7:00 PM

This is a virtual support group for non-professional caregivers of those who have experienced limb loss or limb difference. Sessions are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Please register at the link provided.


Amputee Coalition Virtual Support Group Meeting

1st Thursday of each month  6:00 PM

This is a free virtual support group for those living with limb loss or limb difference and their caregivers. This is a great resource to connect with others and find support.


CaringKind Support and Bereavement Groups

Support groups for those caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Meetings are offered in all 5 boroughs in the daytime and evening hours, in multiple languages. Please call 646-744-2900 to register for a support group.

Virtual BIPOC Support Group via Amputee Coalition

Every 3rd Wednesday of each month  6 pm – 7 pm 

A virtual monthly support group through The Amputee Coalition for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who have experienced limb loss. This is an opportunity to share your own experiences and connect with others in the community.

Virtual Young Adult Support Group via Amputee Coalition

3rd Thursday of each month  7-8pm ET

Are you or do you know a young adult between the ages of 18 and 30 who has experienced limb loss or limb difference? We invite you to join our supportive community and connect with others in your stage of life.

May is Trauma Awareness Month!

May 2024 – The entire month of May is focused on raising awareness for trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. Learn more here .

National Trauma Survivors Day!

May 15, 2024 – The 3rd Wednesday in May is National Trauma Survivors Day! We celebrate together the strength and resiliency of trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. Learn more here.

NextSteps Online

Ongoing The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more here.




Community Resources

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)


The ACPA provides peer support, education, hope, and motivation for individuals living with chronic pain conditions. The ACPA strives to raise awareness about issues of living with physical and emotional pain.

American Trauma Society


The American Trauma Society (ATS) serves as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families. Contact: 800-556-7890

Americans with Disabilities Act


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website provides information on various areas including service animals, parking services, and mobility devices. Contact: 1-800-514-0301 (voice); 1-833-610-1264 (TTY)

Amputee Coalition


The Amputee Coalition aims to support, educate, and advocate for people impacted by limb loss and limb difference. This organization provides several types of support groups for survivors of limb loss and their caregivers. Contact: 888-267-5669



Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. Contact: 703-998-2020



Detox provides information on PTSD and addiction. Detox can assist in getting connected with inpatient and outpatient addiction resources. Contact: 800-654-0987

Free Food


Free Food provides information on food pantries based on your location.

National Center for PTSD


The National Center for Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) provides trauma survivors and their families with information and support regarding PTSD. Without support, PTSD may cause long-term disruptions to one’s life. Contact: 800-698-2411

Northwell Children and Family Bereavement


Northwell Health offers group counseling, individual counseling, memorial services, community referrals, phone counseling, school outreach, and crisis intervention. Services are available to children and adults. Please contact (631) 666-6863 to access resources.