The University of Chicago Medicine REACT Program: Recovery and Empowerment After Community Trauma represents a response to Chicago’s greatest ongoing public health challenge: violence.

Based in an urban children’s hospital in one of the most racially and economically segregated areas of the United States, UCM REACT provides patients and families affected by community violence with previously unavailable brief trauma-focused intervention and access to psychological and psychiatric care and ongoing therapy.




REACT was launched in October, 2016 and is supported by grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

REACT is a Category III Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). REACT is the NCTSN’s sole Category III Center focused specifically on community violence and established specifically to serve urban African American children and families.




950 E 61st St., Suite 207-Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago Medicine REACT Program was established and is partially supported by funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), grant #5U79SM063163-03. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.