Charitable/Social Services


CHANA: Counseling, Helpline and Aid Network for Abused Women

Baltimore, Maryland
CHANA: Counseling, Helpline and Aid Network for the Abused is the Baltimore Jewish community’s comprehensive response to interpersonal abuse and trauma. Services are available for domestic violence victims and sexual abuse survivors of all ages, genders, sexual orientations and religious affiliation. Prevention workshops, healing groups, specialized trauma treatment as well as legal and advocacy interventions are available.
CHANA Helpline: 410-234-0023; if you need to speak with someone after hours, please call the House of Ruth’s 24/7 Hotline at 410-889-RUTH (7884).


The Chesed Fund Limited & Project Ezra of Greater Baltimore, Inc.

Baltimore, Maryland
The Chesed Fund, Ltd. serves the Greater Baltimore Jewish community through a
variety of programs such as CPR and first- aid training, arranging for AED defibrillators for organizations, schools and synagogues, reflector safety belts and bike helmets, Community Shredding Day, etc.


Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF)

P.O. Box 395
Stevenson, MD 21153
Executive Director: Charlie Levine
FIDF provides humanitarian aid for the men and women serving in the IDF. The official nonprofit fundraiser of the IDF.


The Friendship Circle of Greater Baltimore

6701 Old Pimlico Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
443-300-MYFC (6932)
The Friendship Circle unites teen volunteers with children and teens who have special needs. Through a wide range of innovative activities and social programs, they share fun and love, and build friendships that deeply enrich their lives.


Hebrew Free Loan Association of Baltimore City, Inc.

5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21208
President: Howard L. Goodman
Since 1898 the Hebrew Free Loan Associated has served the needs of Baltimore Jewry by providing interest free loans in the tradition of gemilut chasadim, performing acts of loving kindness.


Jewish Caring Network

122 Slade Avenue, Suite 100-A
Baltimore, MD 21208
Director of Operations:
Stacey Goldenberg
The Jewish Caring Network is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing a full range of support services to families facing life-threatening, lifelong and serious illnesses while preserving their privacy and dignity.


Jewish Community Services

5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Comprehensive human services agency of The Associated, providing a broad range of services to meet the needs and enhance the well-being of individuals and families at all stages of life: counseling and therapy; psychiatric services; career services; addiction services; prevention education; services for children and teens; services for people with special needs; resources for parents; care management and support services for older adults and caregivers; safety net services to those facing hardship; volunteer opportunities; and community information. Offices in Baltimore, Owings Mills and Howard County.

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