Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $488,000)
This project will support the work of the Virginia Hospital Healthcare Association Foundation Virginia Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program (HVIP) Collaborative. This funding supports three existing hospital-based programs: VCU Health's Project EMPOWER located in Richmond, VA, Bon Secours Mercy Health's Violence Intervention Team located in Richmond, VA, and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center's Healing Opportunities Providing Empowerment (HOPE) Program located in Chesapeake, VA. These HVIP programs provide services to survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence (SV), and human trafficking. Instead of waiting for a patient to seek services, HVIPs initiate trauma-informed care to the patient while in a hospital-based setting.