Valleywise Health Medical Center (249)


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Valleywise Health- Exceptional care, without exception, every patient, every time.

Valleywise Health is proudly serving as an ACS Verified and State designated Level 1 Trauma Center and Verified Burn Center in Central Phoenix, Arizona. We serve both children and adults in our medical center, helping to keep families impacted by trauma together while in the hospital.

We understand the profound impact that physical trauma can have, not just on the body, but on the mind and spirit as well. Our commitment goes beyond immediate medical intervention; we’re here to support patients through every stage of their recovery journey.

Trauma can be life-altering, posing both physical and psychological challenges for the individual who experiences the trauma, as well as the loved ones of those affected. Trauma has the power to reshape a person’s day-to-day life in very significant ways. We at Valleywise Health recognize the complexities of trauma recovery and provide the resources and support needed for patients and loved ones to navigate post-hospital lives with confidence.

At Valleywise Health, we believe in empowering patients to reclaim their lives and thrive beyond their traumatic experiences. This page should serve as a comprehensive resource hub, offering valuable information and support for individuals and loved ones affected by trauma. Through this page, patients can access a range of resources designed to help them navigate the physical, emotional, and practical aspects of life after trauma. From coping strategies to community support networks, we’re here to help patients build resilience and embrace a brighter future.

Welcome to the Valleywise Health Trauma Survivor Resource page, where compassionate care meets unwavering support. Whether you’re a patient, caregiver, or member of our community, we invite you to explore and discover the resources available to help you on patients and loved ones on their journey to recovery. Together, we’ll navigate the challenges of trauma and pave the way for a healthier, happier tomorrow.

TSN Coordinator



Stacey Coral
Email Coordinator

E Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, Arizona, 85005

work: 6023445975

[email protected]

Website(s) Valleywise Health Website

Upcoming Programs and Events

Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association -SCI Support Group

Ladies every 2nd Tuesday, Men’s Every Thursday. Grupos para mujeres: cada segundo martes del mes; grupos para hombres: todos los jueves. Vea el calendario en el sitio web. See schedule on website

Brain Injury Alliance Support Groups

In person and virtual options for those affected and caregivers, various times. See Schedule on website Opción virtual y en persona en varias horas para los afectados y cuidadores. Vea el calendario en el sitio. See website for schedule.

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

Check out community resources below. For more support, please contact us.

Ability 360 Continues a 40-year tradition of offering and promoting programs to empower people with all disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community. They offer comprehensive programing including: Peer Support, Home Modification, Employment Services, Social Security Work Incentives Consulting, Home Care Services, Sports & Fitness Center, Independent Living Skills Instruction.

Arizona Burn Foundation Support programs for children, adult burn survivors, and their families including crisis, recovery care, and programs to thrive.

American Chronic Pain Association Mission is to facilitate peer support, education, hope, and motivation for individuals living with pain and those treating pain conditions. Website offers resources for finding a mental health therapist, information about conditions, app resources, videos, pain log, and more.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. Offers information, resources, and support for those having thoughts of suicide, who survived an attempt, or lost someone to suicide.

Americans with Disabilities Act Provides information, resources, and assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act.

AMPOWER Mission to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, education, and community. Peer mentors are available in person, by phone, or online to answer questions, provide emotional support, and share information and resources.

Amputation Coalition On a mission to support, educate, and advocate for people impacted by limb loss and limb difference through virtual support groups, peer visitor program, the National Limb Loss Resource Center, Prosthetist Finder, educational webinars, and more.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America Works to prevent, treat, and cure of anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and PTSD through education, practice, and research.

Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association Non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries. Association focuses on peer and family support, education of consumers, families, caregivers, and professionals, and linking people to vocational, social, and recreational resources.

The Arizona Coalition for Victim Services Provides education, training, and advocacy to crime victim service providers throughout Arizona to improve the quantity and quality of services provided to victims in our communities. ACVS also promotes and protects the rights of victims through leadership, advocacy and community education.

Arizona Family Caregiver Support State program offers five direct services to Caregivers that best meet the range of their needs, including: Information about available services. Assistance in gaining access to supportive services, Individual counseling, organization of support groups, and training to assist caregivers in making decisions and solving problems relating to their roles, Respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities, Supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers.

Brainline National multimedia project offering authoritative information and support to anyone whose life has been affected by brain injury or PTSD: people with brain injuries, their family and friends, and the professionals who work with them. They seek to provide a sense of community, a place where people who care about brain injury can go 24 hours a day for information, support, and ideas.

Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona Mission to improve the quality of life for everyone impacted by brain injury by providing advocacy, education, information, support, and resources, while promoting brain injury prevention. Offers resources and support groups.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Hospital Discharge Planning: A Guide for Families and Caregivers. FCA provides services to family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments. Services include assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services, and legal/financial consultation vouchers.

Depression Information Publications and brochures about depression and related conditions – National Institute of Mental Health

Hope after Head Injury Exists to provide hope, community, support, encouragement, education, and awareness for brain injury through online support groups, the Hope Survives Podcast, blog posts, and weekly live video broadcasts, survivors and caregivers are encouraged to never give up and to keep fighting.

Legal Aid of Arizona Free lawyer referral service designed to assist you in obtaining legal representation at discounted rates. Does not offer direct pro bono services, can only provide referrals for legal matters in Arizona.

Legal Aid Resources Lists services that provide free or low cost legal aid, and lawyer referral services.

Mental Health America National nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of mental health, well-being, and illness prevention through crisis resources, finding a warmline, mental health treatment, or taking a mental health test.

National Center for PTSD The world’s leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress. Offers information about PTSD, treatment options, resources for managing symptoms, and resources for family and friends.

National Center for Victims of Crime Nonprofit advocacy organization committed to crime victims and their families, of all types of crime. Offers an array of resources including a resource guide, peer to peer program, attorney referrals, and weekday helpline through the Victim Connect Resource Center.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline The 988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call or text 988.

NextSteps A 6 week virtual interactive program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. You will work through a series of lessons and have the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from others who are facing similar challenges as trauma survivors.

PTSD Information Publications About PTS – National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Trauma Recovery Services of Arizona (TRSAZ Provides secure, and HIPPA compliant telehealth (live video), counseling services to adults and adolescents in the State of Arizona. Specializing in BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and veteran populations, they treat trauma survivors who have suffered tremendous loss and grief due to death, accidents, injuries, or are recovering from childhood or adulthood abuse/neglect issues.

Tri-State Advocacy Project Advocates who have personally faced the challenges of having a family member with a catastrophic injury, who can assist in navigating through the process of health insurance benefits, government benefits, and other community resources.

United Spinal Association Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) and all wheelchair users to achieve their highest quality of life. Resources include online help desk, support groups, pathways to employment, peer support program, products and service directory, and more.

Victims of Crimes-Arizona Mission to promote justice and healing for people affected by crime in the state of Arizona. These services include: the Victims’ Rights Program which provides financial assistance to criminal justice agencies, the Victims’ Rights complaint process, and Victims’ Rights Training.

Vocational Rehabilitation Program-Phoenix Office Provides services to individuals with disabilities, with the goal to prepare for, enter into, or retain employment. Services provided by VR may include, but are not limited to, vocational evaluation, job training, job search, job placement, transportation, job site modification, self-employment and entrepreneurial activities.