About the Center for Hope

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.


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 is a unique space where comprehensive programs, experts and city agency partners join together to foster positivity, safety and success for children, youth and adults. The first of its kind in the nation, Center for Hope is a 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.


Children who have endured or witnessed abuse can find comfort, nurturing and healing from the Center’s Child Advocacy Center and its more than 30 years of experience providing hope and strength for tens of thousands of children throughout Maryland.


Center for Hope provides 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 work to break the cycle of aggression and crime in the community with support from experts at Center for Hope.

And seniors can turn to experts at Center for Hope as we work to promote elder justice in Baltimore.


Center for Hope provides extensive intervention and prevention services; we work to combat the incidence as well as the emotional, physical and financial impact of violence in Baltimore. Impacted individuals 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 deliver services with sensitivity and compassion, offering privacy, anonymity and protection for those who seek our help. This collaborative space provides 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.