By AFRO Staff

LifeBridge Health held a socially distanced ceremonial groundbreaking for its new Center for Hope on Nov. 12. The space is a comprehensive center where innovative violence intervention and prevention services will be integrated together under one roof.

The $12 million, 32,000 square foot building will be the first built on Sinai Hospital’s expanded campus, which is located next to the Pimlico Race Course.

The Center for Hope brings together LifeBridge Health services around child abuse, domestic abuse and elder abuse along with community violence prevention programs, including a new Safe Streets site. The building design, which will be revealed at the event, was created to welcome children, youth and adults into a space that fosters hope, safety and wellness, including an outdoor area for therapeutic play.

LifeBridge Health president and CEO Neil Meltzer, LifeBridge Health vice president of violence intervention and prevention  Adam Rosenberg, State Delegate Sandy Rosenberg and Baltimore Mayor-Elect Brandon Scott were all in attendance. 

Recorded remarks from Governor Larry Hogan, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, Congressman Kweisi Mfume. Congressman John Sarbanes and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, were also shared at the ceremony. 

The Center for Hope is expected to open in early 2022. For more information, visit