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Living with abuse can lead to severe trauma.

With assistance from CHANA’s trauma-informed counselors, victims start to heal and rebuild their lives. All services are confidential and free.

Supportive Counseling: CHANA offers compassionate, confidential supportive counseling to anyone affected by abuse, empowering individuals to move toward safety.

Support Groups: CHANA’s support groups provide a safe, confidential place for survivors and those who care about them to connect with others, to heal and to take steps toward a brighter future. A variety of groups are offered in northwest Baltimore.

Support Includes

  • Safety planning
  • Emotional support
  • Education about the dynamics of abuse
  • Guidance about legal options
  • Connection to community resources

“After years of abuse, I wanted to feel safe. I wanted to become independent from my abuser. I wanted to be honest and say what really happened to me. Unless you’ve been abused, you can’t understand the feelings of shame, fear and loneliness. When I met other women and heard about their situations, I realized I wasn’t alone and I became stronger over time.”

Anne, previous CHANA domestic abuse support group participant, living safely outside Maryland

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.

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