We are moving! On Thursday, June 9, the Center for Hope is opening at our new address. We will be located at 5400 Preakness Way, Baltimore MD, 21215. Reach us at 410-601-HOPE.

About Center for Hope

Advancing hope, healing, and resilience for those impacted by trauma, abuse, and violence through comprehensive response, treatment, education, and prevention. Creating a center of excellence and new response model LifeBridge Health’s Center for Hope provides intervention & prevention for: Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Street Violence, Safe Streets, and Elder Justice for survivors, caregivers, and communities.

  • Collaborating throughout the LifeBridge Health system and community service area
  • Educating LifeBridge Health communities and beyond on preventative practices
  • Connecting communities and survivors or violence to resources and workforce development
  • Finding and promoting best practices Working to promote healthier outcomes for our communities

The LifeBridge Health’s Center for Hope will be built in the community near Pimlico Road and Belvedere Avenue, with ready access by Center clients, family members and community members to engage in violence prevention, capacity building, wellness activities, education, workforce development, and referral programming.

More about Center for Hope

Lives Changed in FY 2021

  • Supported 5,348 clients including 1,622 children
  • Conducted 3,159 counseling sessions
  • Held 3,039 case management & advocacy sessions, a 21% increase from last year
  • Completed 695 forensic interviews
  • Provided 597 shelter nights, a 10% increase from last year
  • Conducted 512 medical exams
  • Made 227 hospital bedside visits, a 33% increase from last year
  • Provided 180 trainings to 13,911 participants
  • Mediated 46 high risk conflicts

Building Hope

At LifeBridge Health, we recognize the devastating impact of violence in our communities, and the growing number of victims of all ages. This is a public health issue and we need to help our communities by partnering with the people in them, to break the cycle of violence. We need to partner alongside community leaders, stand shoulder to shoulder with parents and caregivers, and help provide survivors of violence and crime with support and healing, in order to grow a collective hope for a better city and a better world. 

In response to the growing presence of violence in Baltimore, LifeBridge Health is committed to building hope with our communities with the new Center for Hope. Center for Hope will provide a unique space where comprehensive programs, experts and city agency partners will join together to foster positivity, safety and success for children, youth and adults. The first of its kind in the nation, Center for Hope will be the new model for employing integrated programs and services designed to break the cycle of violence and its lifelong impact for victims of all races, ethnicities and religions, from the cradle to old age.   The two-story Center for Hope, planned on the Pimlico campus near Sinai Hospital, will employ evidence-supported practices to change lives. Children who have endured or witnessed abuse can find comfort, nurturing and healing from the Center’s anchor, Baltimore Child Abuse Center, and its more than 30 years of experience providing hope and strength for tens of thousands of children throughout Maryland. Center for Hope will provide a path to recovery for survivors of domestic violence, many of whom live with challenges like depression or mental illness, through the LifeBridge Health DOVE Program, available to help victims around the clock. Community mentors from the Kujichagulia Center and violence interrupters from Safe Streets Baltimore will work to break the cycle of aggression and crime in the community with support from experts at Center for Hope. And seniors will turn to experts at Center for Hope as we work to promote Elder Justice in Baltimore. 

Center for Hope will provide extensive intervention and prevention services as we work to combat the incidence as well as the emotional, physical and financial impact of violence in Baltimore. Impacted individuals will benefit from the experience of experts who understand the connections across the violence spectrum, from the abused child living with a parent suffering from depression and mental illness, to the gang member on the street dealing with gun violence who goes home to care for an elderly grandparent. Trained professionals and volunteers will deliver services with sensitivity and compassion, offering privacy, anonymity and protection for those who seek our help. This collaborative space will provide necessary trauma-focused services such as crisis response, forensic and medical examinations, mental health, victim advocacy, education, and outreach as we dig deeply to address the root causes of abuse and violence.