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LifeBridge Health breaks ground on the Center for Hope, for victims of violence

Center for Hope
Posted at 12:17 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 16:05:34-05

BALTIMORE — LifeBridge Health on Thursday held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Center for Hope.

The new $12 million -- two-story building is being constructed on 32,000 square feet of Sinai Hospital’s expanded campus, next to the Pimlico Race Course.

It will include the following resources all in one building for victims of violence.

- Baltimore Child Abuse Center,
- The domestic violence hospital response program at Sinai and the DOVE program at Northwest Hospital
- The Kujichagulia Center, which includes the Street Violence Intervention Program and a Working Life Skills Readiness program
- A new Safe Streets site in the Belvedere/ Park Heights neighborhood
- An elder justice program

Building highlights include private waiting spaces for children, caregivers and survivors of violence; numerous mental health suites where clinicians can safely meet with children and families; specially designed rooms for forensic services; dedicated space for Baltimore Police detectives and other partners who investigate these crimes; and large training and collaboration spaces to enable survivors, caregivers and community members to learn how to prevent abuse, build resilience and protect vulnerable children and adults.

LifeBridge Health has tapped Adam Rosenberg, the former executive director of Baltimore Child Abuse Center, to oversee all victim trauma response programming.

The building is expected to open in early 2022.