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For Immediate Release
1/8/2019



Stephani Renbaum
stephani@stephanipr.com
443-253-2105

Sharon Boston
svboston@lifebridgehealth.org
410-601-4350




Baltimore Child Abuse Center Joins LifeBridge Health


Baltimore, MD – The Baltimore Child Abuse Center (BCAC) announced today that it has joined LifeBridge Health

Effective January 1, 2019, BCAC became a wholly owned subsidiary of LifeBridge Health and continues to serve the needs of the Baltimore community as a nationally recognized children’s advocacy center.  BCAC will retain its 501(c)(3) status and maintain its important work of helping children and families as a leader in best practices in preventing and responding to child abuse, trauma, violence and other “Adverse Childhood Experiences” (ACEs). 

“We are thrilled to join the LifeBridge Health family and serve as experts in the areas of child advocacy, trauma and safety,” says Adam Rosenberg, executive director of Baltimore Child Abuse Center.  “We look forward to helping the LifeBridge Health organization grow its presence and we applaud its commitment to helping the communities’ most vulnerable citizens throughout the LifeBridge Health network. Our BCAC team will remain in place, continuing to serve the entire Baltimore community, as we have for the past three decades.”

In joining LifeBridge Health, BCAC taps the health system’s resources and public health community, while BCAC provides expertise and professional staff to meet the growing crisis of ACEs and needs for victims of trauma and violence in and around the Greater Baltimore area. 

Thanks to an investment of resources by LifeBridge Health, BCAC will grow its programming with new space for mental health, support services and wellness programs. This builds on LifeBridge Health’s previous strategic partnership, which included support for BCAC’s medical director, a pediatrician specializing in child abuse, who was faculty member at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai.  

“LifeBridge Health and BCAC share a mission to care for people in our communities, so having this team as part of our organization is a natural fit. We are excited to expand upon our many years of partnership with BCAC, a national leader on these very important issues affecting far too many people,” says Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health. 
 
Brian M. White, LifeBridge Health executive vice president, adds, “With BCAC as part of LifeBridge Health, we are eager to work together to bring additional resources to children and families. Moving forward, we see BCAC serving as the foundation for future community programming and development through our LifeBridge Health family of services.”

BCAC will remain at its current location in the Old Goucher neighborhood of Baltimore and continue its co-location of services with Baltimore Child Protection Services, Baltimore City Police and the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City.

About Baltimore Child Abuse Center
The mission of Baltimore Child Abuse Center is to provide victims of child sexual abuse, trauma, and other adverse childhood experiences in Baltimore and their non-offending caretakers with comprehensive forensic interviews, medical treatment, and mental health treatment with a goal of preventing future trauma. Visit BCAC online at www.bcaci.org.

About LifeBridge Health
LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge Health includes Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and related subsidiaries and affiliates, including ExpressCare Urgent Care Centers and LifeBridge Health & Fitness. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org

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