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About Us

You are not alone.


CHANA offers a Jewish community response to the needs of people who have experienced abuse or trauma. Our team is dedicated to the elimination of domestic violence, sexual abuse, elder abuse and all forms of interpersonal violence. We listen, counsel, support, guide and work to heal survivors of violence. At every point, we advocate for community awareness, safety and healing.

In 1995, CHANA was founded to serve Jewish victims of intimate partner violence with culturally-sensitive assistance.

In 2009, CHANA expanded its mission to provide victims and survivors of childhood abuse with trauma-informed, community-oriented, mental health services.

In 2013, CHANA initiated an Elder Abuse program to prevent, intervene, respond to and mitigate physical, emotional, and financial abuse, and neglect against older adults.

CHANA Provides

  • Trauma-informed supportive counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Legal advocacy
  • Shelter
  • Support groups
  • Prevention education

In nearly a quarter-century of service, we have helped women, men and children find safety and healing. We recognize our core value of cultural sensitivity enables CHANA to better serve clients of all faiths and ethnicities. We treat all individuals with utmost dignity and compassion, offering services in a manner that preserves safety, confidentiality and self-determination. All services are free.

If you need help or know someone who does, please contact CHANA.

We provide a Jewish response, which means caring for all.
We envision an aware and responsive community where all individuals are empowered to live with security and self-determination.  Everyone deserves to feel and be safe.

CHANA is among the 25 agencies and programs of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Together, we work to create a safer, healthier Baltimore for all. CHANA embraces the opportunity to do this work in partnership with other individuals, programs and agencies.

Mission & Vision

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