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The Jill Fox
Center for Hope

Advancing hope, healing and resilience for those impacted by trauma, abuse and violence.

Creating a center of excellence and new response model, LifeBridge Health’s Center for Hope provides intervention and prevention for: child abuse, domestic violence, street violence, and elder justice for survivors, caregivers, and communities.

Our Vision: 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.

Lives Changed in 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

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"Hope is scientifically proven to be a positive mechanism for change. Hope is recognized as the single best predictor for well-being. Hope helps people heal from trauma and abuse."

Adam Rosenberg

Vice President, Violence Intervention and Prevention, LifeBridge Health

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Our New Home

Our new, state-of-the-art Jill Fox Center For Hope building is located in Park Heights with ready access by Center clients, family members and community members to engage in violence prevention, capacity building, wellness activities, education, workforce development, referral programming and more.

How We Do It - Center For Hope Programs

Our integrated programs help to provide comprehensive support for those impacted by violence in our communities, working to end community violence, prevent all forms of child and domestic abuse, advocate for elders and more.

Child Advocacy Center

The Children’s Advocacy Center is a nationally accredited agency dedicated to violence intervention and prevention. The center offers support to children and families affected by violence.

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CHAMP

CHAMP (Maryland Child Abuse Medical Professionals) is a network of nurses and physicians who specialize in child maltreatment, CHAMP helps provide expert consultation and training to healthcare providers who evaluate children suspected to be experiencing abuse or neglect.

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DOVE

The DOVE Program for domestic violence at Northwest Hospital provides crisis intervention and assists patients, employees and community members with free and confidential services.

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Community Outreach

We help to educate organizations and communities and train professionals and community members to serve those whoe are vulnerable as effectively as possible, including training for mandated reporters, who are the first line of defense in responding to abuse and neglect.

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PAAVE

PAAVE is a community-based, trauma-informed program that provides care coordination and case management services to direct clients towards personalized services and interventions already available within Baltimore

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Violence Response

Violence Response Teams located at Sinai Hospital and Grace Medical Center, along with violence interrupters from Safe Streets Belvedere, and workforce mentors at the Kujichagulia Program work to break the cycle of aggression and crime in the community with support from therapists, case managers, and counselors at the Center for Hope.

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Elder Justice

Using time-tested violence intervention and prevention approaches for children, Center for Hope is providing a new approach specific to the elderly which is rapidly growing in demand. Our new Elder Justice Center will provide the same 24-hour team-oriented crisis response for every vulnerable elderly adult in our community.

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Mental Health

The Mental Health Program (MHP) provides trauma-focused, evidence-based outpatient psychotherapeutic services to Baltimore City residents recovering from traumatic life experiences across the lifespan, as young as 3-years-old.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers make a meaningful impact on the lives of the children and families we serve, enhancing our efforts to advance hope, healing and resilience.

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Giving

The generosity of partners like you allows us to serve children, families and community members in crisis, providing the tools they need to heal from trauma and abuse.

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Get Help

Instances of child abuse often go unreported, leaving children who fear they may not be believed, have been threatened, or are too young to understand their abuse, to suffer in silence. Learn how to identify and report possible abuse.

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Get Training

Center for Hope works to prevent violence before it happens by working closely with the surrounding communities to educate about preventative practices. We also train professionals and youth serving organizations in the field of violence intervention and prevention:

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FIRE Program

Forensic Interview Reasearch and Education (FIRE) bridges the gap between forensic interview research and practice by engaging in partnerships with researchers and expert practitioners alike. The department engages in forensic interview research and educates forensic interviewers and other professionals nationally.

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Red Desk Project

The Red Desk Project is both an art installation and a call to action, raising awareness and support to address child homicide in Baltimore.

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Resources

The Center for Hope offers educational resources on topics related to parenting, childhood trauma, child safety and more.

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