Trauma has emerged as an important public health concern because it has long-term adverse effects upon physical health and mental health. Trauma contributes to chronic health and behavioral health conditions. People in our communities, especially those with mental illness and substance use disorders, experience trauma in complex ways. Many of us have experienced traumatic events, such as assault, neglect, and other forms of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Using a strengths-based framework our therapists use a trauma informed care model that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma. By emphasizing the physical, psychological and emotional safety for clients we hope to create opportunities for our clients to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.