Emergency and Trauma Care

Hospital Violence Intervention Program 

You and your family members are victims of violence no matter how the injury occurred. The road to recovery can be challenging but we are here to help you every step of the way. Services are always confidential. 

Our mission is to partner, Hand in Hand, with the victims of intentional violence by fostering healthy communities, promoting safety and empowering individuals to make positive changes to their lives in alliance with the Riverside mission of caring for others as we would care for those we love.

We will work directly with those who have experienced intentional violence and their family or support if the participant agrees. We create discharge plans to include follow-up and ongoing care to assist participants with growth and healing. Hand In Hand staff will connect with you and your support system to provide ongoing wraparound services to help make desired changes to minimize additional violence, help resolve trauma, and improve the lives of those we serve.

Some services may include but are not limited to:

  • mental health and substance abuse counseling and safety planning
  • job coaching, psychoeducation and mentoring
  • referrals and connections to additional outpatient providers, applications for insurance enrollment, and legal support
  • family support.

By helping individuals make positive changes, we strive to improve the lives of those we serve. For more information, call Riverside Regional Medical Center Emergency Department at 757-594-2050 or contact the Hand in Hand program directly at 757-612-7215 or handinhand@rivhs.com.