BY RICK KAZMER
United Way of the Laurel Highlands
When talking with Erika Brosig and Jessica Piro about their work at Victim Services, one word keeps coming up: trauma.
People experience physical trauma during harmful events such as vehicle accidents. Emotional trauma is harder to identify, but can be equally debilitating for people.
"Traumatic events effect everyone differently," Jessica Piro, the agency's safe housing coordinator, said. "Because of the pandemic, I might be OK, but you might not."