Pediatric Social Support Programs

New motherHealthy Families America

Sinai Hospital has partnered with the Family League of Baltimore to provide the Healthy Families America perinatal home visiting service. Our role is to assist women during pregnancy and the first year of baby's life. We provide home visiting services to connect families with health and social services that enhance the lives of the entire family. For more information, contact Stephanie Cockrell at 410-601-5047 or scockrel@lifebridgehealth.org.

Family Violence Program

The Family Violence Program at Sinai Hospital is dedicated to breaking the cycle of intimate partner violence by providing assistance to those who are affected. The program provides help and support through crisis intervention, individual and group counseling for women, ongoing support services, services coordination, legal information and court advocacy as well as education on domestic violence for both victims and health care providers. For more information, call 410-601-8692.

The Women, Children and Youth HIV Program

The Women, Children and Youth HIV program (WCYP) at Sinai Hospital provides support and advocacy for HIV-positive women, children, youth and their families. Services are provided together with the departments of Pediatrics, Adult Infectious Diseases and OB/GYN. Since 1989, this program has coordinated care with Greenspring Pediatric Associates. GPA is the provider of primary pediatric care and HIV specialty care at Sinai Hospital.

The WCYP gives attention to the psychosocial aspects of this chronic disease. Services include ongoing support, referrals for the community, HIV services and other social support services, care coordination with medical providers, illness counseling, in-home outreach services, crisis intervention for those newly diagnosed or experiencing a crisis, and a twice-monthly Women's Support Group for HIV-positive women. To learn more, contact Sarah Raihl at 410-601-5372 or sraihl@lifebridgehealth.org.

Perinatal Depression Outreach Program

The Perinatal Depression Outreach Program (PDOP) is dedicated to helping women understand the emotions that accompany pregnancy and the postpartum period. Since many women experience some form of depression or anxiety during pregnancy or after giving birth, Sinai Hospital's PDOP helps women identify when their experience is more than the "baby blues," and requires further assessment and treatment.

Mother and baby

We offer depression screening, clinical assessments, treatment referrals, education on the symptoms and risks of perinatal depression and anxiety, a weekly support group, and telephone follow-up. For more information, contact Sara Daly at 410-601-7832 or skdaly@lifebridgehealth.org.

Perinatal Addictions Specialist

The mission of the Perinatal Addictions Specialist is to assist substance using/abusing women who are pregnant or who have recently delivered. Services provided address illicit drug use/abuse in order to maintain and enhance the mother's health as well as that of her children.

Program services include addiction assessments for appropriate treatment referrals, follow-up services by means of in-home education, advocacy and services coordination. We also provide a psycho educational group for women who only use/abuse marijuana. For more information, contact Stephanie Cockrell at 410-601-5047 or scockrel@lifebridgehealth.org.

Youth Development Specialist

The mission of the Youth Development Specialist is to help fathers and young men to take an active role in the community and their family life. Our youth development specialist provides assistance with learning skills for responsible fatherhood. He encourages and makes referrals for education, job training and employment, and acts as an inspirational mentor to boys and male youth. He also facilitates teen empowerment groups at schools and community centers within the Park Heights community. For more information, contact Garrick Williams at 410-601-6258 or glwillia@lifebridgehealth.org.

Community Health Education

LifeBridge Health provides health promotion programs and disease prevention activities and screenings to the communities we serve as well as our employee population. Education programs are usually hands-on activities that help participants improve their health knowledge and learn new skills to move them forward in their wellness journey. Examples include:

  • A three-part Diabetes Management Program
  • Women's heart health and lifestyle screenings
  • Skin cancer screenings
  • Prostate screenings
  • Free eye exams for cataracts and glaucoma
  • Orthopedic screenings
  • Health fairs

To learn about more about our services, contact Terrie Dashiell at 410-521-7973 or tdashiel@lifebridgehealth.org.