A nonprofit organization

$3,608 raised by 37 donors

18% complete

$20,000 Goal

Power4STL is a 501c3 nonprofit organization located in the East Loop of Delmar Blvd in St. Louis, MO.  Founded in 2018 by trauma surgeon Dr. LJ Punch, we are committed to reducing the impact of trauma in the St. Louis region.  We are home to two programs which work synchronously to provide holistic care to people and their families experiencing trauma. Power4STL is staffed by a diverse team of clinicians, therapists, community health advocates, peer specialists, and future social and health professionals working collaboratively to address the whole person and whole community experience of trauma as it impacts the heart, mind, body, and soul.  In addition to clinical care for wounds, pain, injuries, infections, and myriad forms of psychological distress, the team provides support and real time resources to address the social determinants of health, including transportation support, food, clothing, childcare, and all supplies and care are provided for free.

This includes The T, a holistic harm reduction program for people who are at risk for overdose with a focus on people experiencing housing instability and poverty.

 and the Bullet Related Injury Clinic (The BRIC) which provides a patient-centered medical home for individuals and families who have been injured or threatened by a bullet.

Giving Activity


The T, which stands for trauma, is a holistic harm reduction program. We recognize that drug use is often a response to trauma, and that Black bodies in the US carry a collective, historic, and present burden of trauma within the body. Responding to this burden requires a commitment to physical, social, and spiritual wholeness that conventional treatments do not prioritize. The T meets people who use drugs where they are, and supports each individual's goals for their health and wellbeing. We do this through an accessible, open-door policy to the clinical and self-care services at the brick-and-mortar building. This center focuses on safe use, overdose prevention and reversal, wound care, infection management and prevention, and holistic self-directed methods for gaining control of chaotic illicit drug use. We also provide navigation to both treatment and recovery services. The T also collaborates with numerous community partners to engage the communities of need and service. In addition to the services provided at The T, there is a mobile component to the work known as The T on Wheels or "TWheels". This fleet of repurposed used ambulances and shuttles engages in over 10 regular outreach stops each week, bringing the healing care of The T to a large population of people experiencing housing insecurity. The T is located at 5874 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112.(314-474-5707). www.thetstl.com

The Bullet Related Injury Clinic (BRIC) is dedicated to supporting patients and families after the experience of Bullet Related Injury (BRI) through trauma informed, culturally congruent and whole person-centered care. The BRIC focuses on bridging care between emergency services and long-term trauma recovery for those suffering from BRI, including loved ones and family who were not directly impacted by the trajectory of the bullet. We BRIC Boxes which contain wound and self-care supplies as an invitation to the clinic. The BRIC engages patients in self-led healing from a holistic perspective, integrating spiritual and mental health care with bandage changes and other medical care. BRIKids is a specialized program within the clinic for children who have direct bullet injuries or children of adults who have been injured. This includes play therapy, child care, and age appropriate wellness resources. The clinic employs staff with lived experience in trauma, BRI and recovery, adding to the accessibility and impact of the care. The BRIC is located within the Delmar Divine, the prior home of Regional Hospital, which was the last public hospital focused on the care for Black people in St. Louis, located at 5501 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112 (314-624-0398). www.thebric.org

Organization Data


Organization name


other names

The BRIC and The T

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Community Improvement/Economic Development, Other, Health & Wellness - Hospitals & Clinics, Social Justice, Racial Equity, Public Safety, Mental/Behavioral Health, Medical/Scientific Research, Housing, Shelter, Homelessness, Health & Wellness, Faith-Based, Domestic Violence/Family Violence & Advocacy, Capacity Building/Intermediary

Operating Budget

Medium: $1,000,001 - $2,000,000

Service Area

St Louis County

Audiences Served

Military, General Public, First Responders, People with Disabilities, Immigrants, Refugees, Foreign-Born Populations, Justice-Involved Individuals, LGBTQIA+, Teens, Older Adults, Veterans, Women, Men, Children, Youth, Families, BILPOC

BILPOC Leadership

BILPOC Leadership


5501 Delmar Blvd Suite A430
St. Louis, MO 63112


314 624 0398

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