For Immediate Release
5/5/2022

LifeBridge Health’s Center for Hope Debuts New Building


LifeBridge Health celebrated the opening of the Jill Fox Center for Hope with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 4, 2022.



Located on Sinai’s Expanded Campus, Center for Hope to House Comprehensive Violence Intervention and Prevention Programming

Baltimore, Md. - (May 4, 2022) LifeBridge Health’s Center for Hope announced today that construction is nearly complete on a 32,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that will accommodate the only comprehensive violence intervention and prevention center in the region, bringing numerous Center for Hope programs under one roof. The Jill Fox Center for Hope building is located on Sinai Hospital’s expanded campus at the intersection of Preakness Way and Belvedere Avenue. This comprehensive new center acts as the hub for all of LifeBridge Health’s violence prevention and response programming, addressing violence throughout the life span from child abuse, human trafficking, domestic violence, elder abuse, and community violence.

“After years of planning, we are thrilled to open the Center for Hope, a building that was designed from the ground up to be client focused with the intention of advancing hope, healing and resilience for those impacted by trauma, abuse and violence through comprehensive response, treatment, education and prevention,” said Adam Rosenberg, LifeBridge Health vice president of Violence Intervention and Prevention and executive director of Center for Hope.

He added, “Thanks to the incredible support of the community, we will now be able to address our violence intervention and prevention programming under one roof, using best practices and a new response model to make it easier to treat the entire client.”

LifeBridge Health President & CEO Neil Meltzer added, “We all recognize the devastating impact of violence in our communities, as well as its impact on individuals, creating ripples of trauma that can last for generations. Center for Hope embodies LifeBridge Health’s Care Bravely approach, taking on complex challenges and seeking to bring hope and healing to people in our communities.”

The Center is much more than a building; it will provide spaces and vital resources so children and families can focus on their health and well-being with the support of a dedicated team of health system professionals who can oversee trauma response programming that ranges from children to seniors.
Center For Hope
Features of the new building include:
  • Baltimore’s nationally accredited child advocacy center (formerly Baltimore Child Abuse Center)
  • Twelve therapy suites
  • Five forensic interview pods, using our newly designed Forensic Interview Toolbox featuring state-of-the-art equipment, hybrid recording technology to allow for in person or tele-forensic interviews, and sound proofing to ensure the most accurate retelling of incidents
  • Multiple meeting and observation rooms including a state-of-the-art forensic interview lab
  • Three medical suites and examination rooms
  • Staff space to collaborate on case conferences across varied treatment services
  • Five private waiting room suites for survivors of violence and their caregivers
  • Separate areas for child life, playroom, teen lounge, and family resources
  • Community Education and Learning lab featuring flexible spaces for training, community activities, ongoing professional development, group activities
  • Wellness room for staff and clients to engage in quiet wellness activities
  • Art therapy suite
  • Bright interior color scheme featuring blues, greens, oranges selected from a color palette that evokes calm, healing, and trust
  • A community closet for donations for clients in transition
  • Secure, outdoor playground
  • Ample and secure parking
  • Outdoor space for use by clients and staff
Center For Hope
“This building opening is the culmination of years of work to create a comprehensive violence prevention and intervention program for the greater community to access,” said Daniel Blum, president of Sinai Hospital and Grace Medical Center, and senior vice president at LifeBridge Health. “We are fortunate to have Adam Rosenberg lead the way to bring together a comprehensive strategy built on innovation and collaboration supported by one of the largest community health systems in the area.”

The new building is located at 5400 Preakness Way in the Park Heights neighborhood. Center for Hope is a vested partner in the ongoing revitalization of the Park Heights community, working to support development and future plans for the area.

Center for Hope embarked on a Capital Campaign more than 18 months ago. The campaign has garnered support from generous donors including the Jill Fox Memorial Fund; Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation; Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation; David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation; Josh and Genine Fidler and Family; Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation; and the France-Merrick Foundation. Construction and building partners include DPR Construction; Hord, Coplan & Macht Architects; Barton Associates; RK&K Civil Engineers.

About Center for Hope

LifeBridge Health is committed to building hope with our communities. Comprehensive programs, experts and city agency partners have joined together to foster positivity, safety and success for children, youth and adults. The Center for Hope offers 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. For more information, visit https://www.lifebridgehealth.org/CenterforHope

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, Grace Medical Center and related subsidiaries and affiliates, including ExpressCare Urgent Care Centers and LifeBridge Health & Fitness. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org
Stephani Renbaum
Center for Hope
stephanirenbaum@gmail.com
443-253-2105

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