Barnes Jewish Hospital (28)

Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) cares for around 14,700 trauma patients a year, with a 99% of survival rate. BJH as one of the busiest trauma centers in the state. BJH continually provides leadership in prevention, public education and continuing education of trauma team members and the public. We are also committed to continued improvement through a comprehensive performance improvement program and an organized research effort to help direct new innovations in caring for the acutely injured patient.

Key elements of Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Trauma Center include 24-hour in-house coverage by general surgery, emergency medicine and obstetrics, as well as, prompt availability of care in specialties such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, cardiothoracic,  hand, microvascular and pediatric surgery.

TSN Coordinator


Laura Marple, MSW, MPH 

One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri, 63110

[email protected]



Upcoming Programs & Events

Snack and Chat

First Thursday of the month  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Snack and Chats provide opportunities for patients’ loved ones to meet each other, share their experiences, and learn from each other. They also provide extra opportunities to ask the trauma team and other care team members questions about hospitalization, the rehab process, or anything else on their mind.

Contact Person
Laura Marple 
Email: [email protected]

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.

Peer Visitor Program

We are looking into starting a peer visitation program where trauma survivors will visit current trauma patients. Trauma survivors will be able to help current patients heal by sharing their experiences, providing support, and giving encouragement. If you are a previous patient who is interested in becoming a peer visitor, please visit the link below.
Contact Person
Laura Marple 
Email: [email protected]


Community Resources

ADA National 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.

Al-Anon Family Groups – St. Louis

Al-Anon offers resources and support to family members and friends of someone who struggles with problem drinking or substance abuse. 

Alcoholics Anonymous – St. Louis

Alcoholics Anonymous provides support and resources for people who struggle with a drinking problem or substance abuse. Confidential group meetings are available throughout the United States and Canada. Use the online locator to find the group and times that meet nearest you. 

Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments (ALIVE)

ALIVE’s mission is to provide counseling, emergency sanctuary and other critical services to adults and children impacted by domestic abuse, as well as to increase awareness in order to create a supportive community.

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.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

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.

American Trauma Society

The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors.


The mission of AMPOWER is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, educational resources, and community events.

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. 

Behavioral Health Response

For over 28 years, BHR has provided 24-hour access to mental health services and counseling. The nonprofit corporation is comprised of trained clinicians and professionals who treat those in need with dignity, respect, excellence, and compassion.

BJC Behavioral Health

BJC Behavioral Health recognizes that behavioral health is essential to your well-being. They deliver services that are primarily community-based and coordinate with a variety of agencies and resources in the community. Their mission is to improve the mental health and well-being of the people and communities they serve who are impacted by mental illness.

BJC Billing and Financial Assistance

Dealing with medical issues is stressful and the related financial responsibilities can quickly become overwhelming. BJC HealthCare and our hospitals want to help you understand the resources that are available for you and your family.

BJH Medical Records

When a patient needs a copy of their Barnes-Jewish Hospital medical record, the Health Information Management department is available to help. Please visit their website or call 314-454-5934 to request a copy of your medical records. 

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. 

Brain Injury 101

Brain Injury 101 was produced by Shepherd Center and KPKinteractive in collaboration with the American Trauma Society, the Brain Injury Association of America and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The website contains helpful information about recovery from brain injury in both written and video formats. 


Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. They focus on treatment and recovery information for moderate to severe TBI symptoms in both adults and children.

The Bullet Related Injury Clinic (BRIC)

The Bullet Related Injury Clinic (BRIC) is a community-based clinic in St. Louis that helps people heal after they have been injured by a bullet.

CDC – 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. 

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. 

Crime Victim Center

The Crime Victim Center of St. Louis (CVC) was founded in 1972 as the first victim service agency in the nation. Their mission is to empower individuals impacted by crime to move from crisis to resiliency. They provide resources, counseling, advocacy, and referrals for thousands of victims of crime and their families in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. 

Domestic and Sexual Violence Intervention Partnership

Victim Advocates in the Domestic and Sexual Violence Intervention Partnership provide immediate crisis response and ongoing support for victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Most referrals are received from detectives in the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Units in the St. Louis County Police Department. Victim Advocates may respond at the police station, hospital, courthouse, or at the scene of a domestic disturbance call.

Family Caregiver Alliance 

The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family.

Hope After Head Injury

Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. They understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers they provide awareness, encouragement, and hope. Click the link to learn more about Hope After Head Injury.

Housing Authority of St. Louis County

The Housing Authority of St. Louis County provides decent, safe and affordable housing; ensures equal housing opportunity; promotes self-sufficiency; and improves the quality of life and economic vitality for low and moderate income families.

IL Cash, SNAP, and Medical Assistance

Illinois’ Department of Human Services website contains information about various support programs, including SNAP (food stamps). The site explains who qualifies for and how to apply for SNAP benefits. 

IL Medicaid

Illinois’ Healthcare and Family Services website contains information about various support programs, including Medicaid. The site explains who qualifies for Medicaid, how to apply for Medicaid, and how to renew existing Medicaid coverage. 

Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Resources and information for youth, parents, and adults. 

Mercy Neighborhood Ministry – Resources

When people are struggling to make ends meet, they may have one overwhelming need. But most often, they need multiple types of assistance at once. Mercy Neighborhood Ministry provides resources to help agency workers when referring clients to seek additional help.

Missouri Office of Victim Services

Missouri Department of Corrections’ Office of Victim Services works to provide timely and accurate information, as well as advocacy and referral services, to crime victims, victims’ family members and crime witnesses. The office coordinates notification services and victim accessibility to departmental proceedings in accordance with state statutes. 

MO Medicaid

Missouri’s MyDSS website contains information about various support programs, including Medicaid. The site explains who qualifies for Medicaid, how to apply for Medicaid, and how to renew existing Medicaid coverage. 

MO SNAP Benefits

Missouri’s MyDSS website contains information about various support programs, including SNAP (food stamps). The site explains who qualifies for and how to apply for SNAP benefits. 

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. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse. Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.

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 Institute of Mental Health – PTSD

This website provides mental health education about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Information includes signs and symptoms of PTSD as well as professional treatment of PTSD. 

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, text 741741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (TTY: 1-800-799-4889). 

Neurocritical Care Society

The Neurocritical Care Society provides and advocates for the highest quality of care for patients with critical neurological illness. It promotes skilled and compassionate patient care, professional collaboration, research, training and education, and advocacy. Click the links to learn more about the the Neurocritical Care Society and view a PDF of its patient and family brochure.

Office of Disability Employment Policy

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.

Rehabilitation Services Administration

Our mission — to provide leadership and resources to assist state and other agencies in providing vocational rehabilitation (VR) and other services to individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and integration into the community and the competitive labor market.

Safe Connections

Safe Connections is proud to be one of the St. Louis region’s oldest and largest organizations working to prevent and end domestic and sexual violence while helping survivors thrive. Their services in prevention education, crisis intervention and counseling make a big difference for families and the health of our community.

SLMPD Victim Services Unit

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department understands that being a victim of crime has a lasting impact on victims, their families, and our community. SLMPD has implemented a Victim Services Unit with the goal of expanding available victim services to better serve the needs and rights of victims and witnesses. Their mission is to empower victims of crime to overcome victimization by providing information and resources to positively restore their lives.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul | St. Louis

A network of friends, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need. Can provide clothing, home furnishings, financial assistance, and other support services. 

Start Here – St. Louis Area Resource Directory

​This website provides general information, street addresses, phone numbers and websites for dozens of agencies, shelters, employment resources, food pantries and other organizations throughout the St. Louis area.

Spinal Injury 101

Spinal Injury 101 was produced by Shepherd Center and KPKinteractive in collaboration with the American Trauma Society, the National Spinal Cord Injury Association and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The website contains helpful information about recovery from spinal cord injury in both written and video formats. 

St. Louis Crime Victim Center

The Crime Victim Center of St. Louis (CVC) was founded in 1972 as the first victim service agency in the nation. Their mission is to empower individuals impacted by crime to move from crisis to resiliency. They provide resources, counseling, advocacy, and referrals for thousands of victims of crime and their families in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (HELP)

Free health equipment lending program that provides recycled home medical equipment while preserving the environment. 

St. Louis Housing Authority

St. Louis Housing Authority works to provide a stable future for individuals and families with access to safe, affordable housing. Their federally funded Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) programs currently offer income-based assistance to more than 20,000 residents of St. Louis.

Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign intended to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889.

UMSL Children’s Advocacy Center

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis is a university-based, multidisciplinary center that provides high-quality trauma-focused services to youth, families, and the community. They promote resiliency, physical safety, and emotional stability through comprehensive research, forensic and clinical services, and educational and advocacy programming. They serve children impacted by all types of traumatic events including childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect. They also serve witnesses of domestic abuse and violent crime and children who have suffered accidents, natural disasters, and traumatic bereavement. 

United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers, and professionals. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D with active lifestyle information, peer support, advocacy, and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. 

United Way 2-1-1

United Way 2-1-1 is your 24/7 connection to agencies and resources near you. Serving United Way of Greater St. Louis’ service area and the entire state of Missouri, United Way 2-1-1 connects people to services that help them live their best possible lives – from basic needs to child care to disaster relief to counseling.

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis

The mission of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc. is to empower African Americans and others throughout the region in securing economic self-reliance, social equality and civil rights.

Victim Connect Resource Center

The Victim Connect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. As a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, it combines: a telephone-based helpline, online chat, online information, and service referrals. 

YWCA Women’s Resource Center

YWCA Metro St. Louis provides a variety of crucial services for women and their families: crisis intervention and housing for victims of sexual and domestic violence, Head Start and Early Head Start education and services that support families, and programs that promote economic stability as a strategy to end racial and social injustice.