St. Francis Medical Center and Southern California Crossroads recently announced the opening of the South L.A. Trauma Recovery Center in Lynwood. The initiative helps centralize and coordinate a range of free services for victims of violent crime and families of homicide victims. 

The center offers medical care, mental health counseling, housing and other basic needs, said St. Francis President and CEO Gerald Kozai. “Our goal is to mitigate the long-term physical, mental and emotional trauma associated with violent crime by providing a multidisciplinary continuum of care that promotes healing and recovery.”  

All victims of violent crime, as well as community-based organizations and health care providers wanting to be part of the program or receive training, are urged to contact the center at (424) 785-5157.