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Trauma Recovery Center

Seeds of NOLA

"They tried to bury us, but they didn't know we were seeds."

- inspired by Greek poet Dinos Christianopoulos

About us

The Trauma Recovery Center is the first of its kind in Louisiana. Rooted in principles of health equity and social justice, the center provides wraparound services to people whose lives have been disrupted by traumatic injury and violent crime, including but not limited to:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Community violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Other interpersonal violence
  • Work-related injuries


Services are available to any individual (age 13 or older) who has experienced a physical trauma, whether or not they received medical care through University Medical Center. Seeds of NOLA also serves family members and loved ones of those recovering from traumatic injury as well as individuals experiencing traumatic bereavement.

Healing services offered:

  • Individual + family psychotherapy
    • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Support Groups
  • Psychiatric medication management
  • Case management
  • Assertive outreach
  • Legal assistance
  • Violence prevention + intervention
  • Community referrals.

Our team

The Trauma Recovery team consists of case managers, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, violence intervention specialists, and violence interrupters who are dedicated to providing inclusive, trauma-informed care.

Using a strengths-based approach, our team works closely with other healthcare providers to maximize both mental and medical health outcomes for survivors of trauma and violence. Collaboration with community partners allows Seeds of NOLA staff to connect survivors with additional resources to support the healing process, such as education, employment, and housing assistance.

The Violence Intervention Team is made up of credible and clinically trained professionals who provide crisis intervention and support to survivors of gun violence while they are in the hospital. The team continues to work with survivors over the long term through assistance and case management to reduce the risk of further injury or violence.


Trauma Recovery Center
University Medical Center New Orleans
Clinic Building, Floor 3, Zone C
Enter at 2101 Tulane Avenue

To request an appointment, please call 504.702.4335.

Join our team

We are accepting applications for the following positions:

Violence Interrupters

These positions require familiarity with and experience in communities that have been impacted by violence. Important attributes include: the ability to communicate clearly, demonstrate caring to the survivors of violence and their families, and the ability to work independently and with various members of the hospital team. We are looking for people who demonstrate reliability, creative problem-solving, and the ability to complete assigned administrative tasks.

Apply for this position.

Trauma Recovery Center Psychologist

The Trauma Recover Center Psychologist will serve as a senior clinician and provide trauma-informed evaluation, psychotherapy, and assertive case management services to survivors of violent crime. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work environment. Experience working with trauma survivors from underserved populations is required.

Apply for this position.

If you are passionate about helping survivors of trauma and violence, we encourage you to apply for one of these positions. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, as well as the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our patients and their families.

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