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Plans are progressing for a trauma recovery center in Santa Clara County to assist survivors of violent crimes and other traumatic events after the Board of Supervisors recently gave its unanimous approval to the project.
The proposal also recommends providing immediate trauma-related services to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority workers and their families recovering from a mass shooting May 26, when an employee gunned down nine of his co-workers before taking his own life.
County staff will come back with recommendations for a center at the Sept. 14 board meeting, according to a news release from county officials.
If approved, Santa Clara County would follow similar efforts in Contra Costa County, which opened three trauma centers July 1 catering to the needs of people who have suffered from physical violence, human trafficking and other forms of abuse.