AdventHealth Littleton (261)

AdventHealth Littleton offers world class doctors, compassionate care, and a broad array of medical specialties close to home. We have been taking care of patients for over 35 years and are committed to providing our community with specialized trauma care. AdventHealth Littleton supports injury prevention and outreach activities for our community in the Arapahoe, Jefferson, and Douglas Counties and referring facilities.

What We Offer:

We are a 231 bed American College of Surgeons and state designated Level II trauma community hospital. AdventHealth Littleton was rated top 5 best regional hospitals in Colorado, and top non-Academic hospital by U.S. news. Our multidisciplinary team offers services that care for the whole person, providing care for every patient coming into our hospital. As a Magnet designated hospital, we are a comprehensive cardiovascular, stroke center, epilepsy, and cancer center with services available 7 days a week. We offer inpatient hospice services supported by our palliative care team and chaplains.

The acute care surgery teams encompassing trauma, surgical critical care, and emergency surgery at AdventHealth Littleton offer in house attending physician coverage 24/7 for critically ill patients in need of immediate trauma care. Expertise includes complex orthopedic traumatology, Interventional Radiology, and Level 3 NICU. We also offer facial surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, and urology care.

Meet the team:

Crea Fusco, MD- Trauma Medical Director

Kelly Jung MS, BSN, RN- Regional Director of Trauma and EMS

Brenda Grizzle-Dunn, MSN, RN, CEN- Trauma Program Manager

Jane Komarmi RN, CEN- Trauma Program Specialist

Mindie Ottke, BSN, RN, TCRN, CCRN- Injury Prevention and Outreach Specialist

For more information about Trauma Survivor Network please contact: [email protected] or 303-250-3507

TSN Coordinator


Brenda GrizzleDunn
Email Coordinator

7700 S, Broadway
Littleton, Colorado, 80122

work: 303-738-2664

[email protected]


Upcoming Programs & Events

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

Adaptive Recreation In the City If you are a person with a disability or are helping a person with a disability, these resources can help you find adaptive recreation programs in the Denver metro area. This list includes programs for all ages, adults, teens & young adults, and children.

American Disabilities Act Colorado Network The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” ADA specialists help families address complex questions on a wide range of ADA topics such as reasonable accommodations at work, building codes for new construction projects, accessible housing, and transitioning from school to work. ADA specialists also address questions about other disability laws, such as the Fair Housing Act, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, and the Rehabilitation Act.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AMPOWER: Amputee Support Group & Peer Visitors The mission of AMPOWER is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, education, and community. It consists of a nationwide network of trained peer mentors who have successfully recovered and rehabilitated following amputation and want to share their personal experiences with you.

American Chronic Pain Association Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on this site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.

Amputee Coalition The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Resources and information for children, adults, and families.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research. It helps people understand the disorders and educates them about scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions. It also supports professionals who provide treatment and conduct research. Click the link to learn how ADAA could help you or your family.

Mental Health – Aurora Mental Health & Recovery ( Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado 303.355.9969, toll-free 1.800.955.2443 –Resource Navigation is for survivors, family members, and caregivers (adults and children) –Directory of support groups and classes available throughout Colorado. –Educational materials –Provider directory –Recreational programs

Brain Injury Association of America The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.

BraunAbility Mobility Solutions Affordable wheelchair accessible vehicles

Colorado Crisis Services 24/7 Emergency Phone Line 1-844-493-TALK (8255) This organization provides support and counseling for a broad range of topics. Call, text, and walk-in options available. There are multiple sites throughout the Denver area and other areas of Colorado.

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) is the premier organization in Colorado advocating for disability rights. Our mission is to advocate for social justice for people with all types of disabilities (what we call a cross-disability). We work with individuals, service providers, businesses, and government agencies to ensure that people with what we call cross-disability have equal rights and equal access.

Colorado Department of Human Services The Colorado Department of Human Services connects people with assistance, resources and support for living independently in our state. We’re the people who help people. Colorado has a state-supervised and county-administered human services system. Under this system, county departments are the main provider of direct services to Colorado’s families, children and adults.

Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) assists people with disabilities to succeed at work and live independently. We believe that anyone with a disability who wants to work, can work, regardless of the type or severity of their disability. We work closely with a variety of partners and stakeholders, including our vendors, employers, state and federal agencies, Workforce Centers and Centers for Independent Living. DVR uses public funds to provide our services, so it is important that this money be used responsibly according to our policy, rules and regulations.

Detox Information and support to find the best drug or alcohol detox program for you or a loved one.

Division of Disability Rights The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that provides people with disabilities equal access to employment, state and local government programs, goods and services. The Denver Division of Disability Rights coordinates the City and County of Denver’s efforts to ensure compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Craig Hospital Brain Injury Rehabilitation Craig Hospital provides a comprehensive system of care for patients with brain injury, from the initial days after injury, through inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient treatment, home -and-community-based services, and long-term follow-up

Grief Support Network The Grief Support Network (GSN) seeks to transform how communities perceive, experience and move through loss. Our vision is a culture that does not run from grief but embraces it as an opportunity for growth and connection. Our mission is to transform the way individuals and our culture experience loss.

National Center for PTSD The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

National Center for Victims of Crime The National Center for Victims of Crimes 1. Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims, 2. Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation, and 3. Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims’ Issues. This website helps survivors and families find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims of crime to rebuild their lives. (Also see VictimConnect Resource Center)

National Human Trafficking Hotline Human Trafficking is a crime in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in sex acts or labor services against his/her will. If you, or someone you know, are a victim of Human Trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, or visit this website.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), TTY: 1-800-799-4889. The Crisis Text Line is: 741741

National Alliance on Mental Health- Colorado If you are in a crisis, we have the resources to guide you.

Maria Droste Counseling Center Counseling & mental health services with sliding scale cost based on the patient’s ability to pay. Services include: –addiction counseling –chronic and long-term illness –Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) –Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder –Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) –Family & relationship counseling –grief counseling –Survivors Mental Health Program (SMHP) for survivors of violence.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (Resources, Therapists, Support Groups) Aurora mental health & Recovery The Colorado chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers connections to many different resources for managing mental illness, from depression to PTSD. Search for support groups, find therapists, learn about living with mental illness, and connect in online forums.

Peaceworks & Mountain Peace Shelter The PeaceWorks organization owns and operates Mountain Peace Shelter (MPS), a temporary secure and confidential place for individuals, families and pets that are experiencing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). If you are in need of emergency shelter due to intimate partner violence or sexual assault, please call our 24 Hour Crisis Hotline at 303-838-8181 to speak with a confidential advocate. Peaceworks Administrative Office 30403 Kings Valley Drive, Suite 210 E Conifer, CO 80403

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder If you have gone through a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel emotions such as distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, shame, or anger. If these symptoms don’t go away over time, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Visit this website from Mental Health America to find out about PTSD and ways you can help yourself or a family member who may be suffering from PTSD.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Flyer Helpful flyer and booklet information for patients and families on the symptoms of PTSD and how to help.

List of Methadone Clinics Methadone Clinics – Colorado – Opiate Addiction & Treatment Resource

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Opioid Overdose Prevention The Center for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research, specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Some medications, such as prescription opioids, can help relieve pain in the short term but also come with serious risks and potential complications—and should be prescribed and used carefully. The CDC highlights that the best ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths are to improve opioid prescribing, reduce exposure to opioids, prevent misuse, and treat opioid use disorder

Find a Licensed Therapist You can use this search to identify a licensed therapist who can help you work through your trauma recovery.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Call 988- Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Mental Health resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (Resources, Therapists, Support Groups) The Colorado chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers connections to many different resources for managing mental illness, from depression to PTSD. Search for support groups, find therapists, learn about livin

Medical Equipment The South Metro Medical Equipment Loan Closet’s (SMMELC) purpose is to provide temporary loans of durable medical equipment to persons 18 years of age and over, who need aid in their recovery from surgery, illness or injury, serving the South Metro area of Denver, Colorado. Call 720-443-2013 for appointment to borrow, return, or donate equipment.

Mountain Resource Center (Conifer, CO) MRC offers a wide variety of helpful services to the greater Conifer, CO area, including basic needs, food pantry, family education, healthy living, public benefits program assistance, veterans support services, workforce program, and referrals to other helpful resource partners.

The Center for Trauma and Resilience The Center for Trauma & Resilience provides culturally and linguistically responsive programs, health promotion and crime prevention education. We provide services to those affected by crime and the resulting trauma, at no cost

Senior Resources Arapahoe County Arapahoe County is home to more than 100,000 residents over the age of 60. To assist seniors and those with disabilities in maintaining healthy, active and independent lives, the County offers various programs and partners with local governments and organizations. For questions of free resources call 303-738-8080.