Please note:

CHAI offices are closed to the public until further notice in an effort to keep our community and staff safe.


To our dear community members:

CHAI is dedicated to the wellbeing of our clients, volunteers, staff and community.  We have been continuously monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, which has included guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Maryland and local Departments of Health, community healthcare organizations, and The Associated.

Supporting and engaging our community is our top priority, especially those who are the most vulnerable. We want to ensure that we do so in a safe and responsible way during the COVID-19 outbreak and therefore we are making some temporary modifications to the way we provide our services.

Our offices are closed to the public but will continue providing services to the community. 

Please refer to the list of COVID-19 resources below.

General Inquiries:

  • The Associated Jewish Federation of Baltimore Emergency Resources
    Includes information on meal programs, COVID testing, and links.
  • Baltimore City Mayor’s Joint Information Center Information about food, City services, State services, etc.
  • State Health Department Press #2 for Coronavirus inquiries. General public can call with questions.
  • Jewish Community Services:  Information, resources and assistance.
  • Baltimore County Department of Health: 410-887-3816. Residents can call with questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.
  • Baltimore County Food Assistance: If you have questions or need assistance with food access, call 410-887-2594 or email
  • Baltimore County Senior Food Access: If you are a senior, or contacting us on behalf of a senior, with food access needs, call 410-887-2954 or email

Baltimore Area Meal Programs:


Older Adults

Local Senior Centers, though closed, will provide boxed to-go lunches. Home delivery of meals may be available for eligible older adults. Call the following for eligibility information:

Volunteer Opportunities:

Northwest Baltimore and Park Heights:

Baltimore City:

Baltimore County:

State of Maryland:


Meals on Wheels: If you are in need of meals for a neighbor, friend or loved one, frozen meal packs are available for pick up at our Haven Street location. Contact Kathy Tinker to place an order at 443-573-0942.


CHAI, a proud agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, is mobilized to respond in times of crisis thanks due the network of agencies who receive funding and financial support from The Associated’s Annual Campaign. Our Associated network needs your support to continue the growing needs in our community due to the current COVID-19 crisis.  Please give generously:

CHAI by the Numbers

Years serving northwest Baltimore
Helped annually through homeownership programs
Homes saved from foreclosure
Units of housing for low-income seniors

CHAI strengthens the fabric of neighborhoods connected to Jewish Baltimore, through housing and community development, so residents of all ages can thrive. We accomplish this mission by:

  • Developing and managing affordable housing for seniors, families and individuals with disabilities.
  • Rehabilitating housing and providing supporting repair services to improve housing stock and enhance economic stability in northwest Baltimore.
  • Promoting sustainable homeownership through homebuyer education, housing counseling and favorable financing mechanisms.
  • Undertaking community organizing and supporting residents to become agents of change in their neighborhoods.
  • Strengthening area schools through community engagement.
  • Supporting older adults to age in their own homes and communities.

Staff and Leadership

At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset. Meet the dedicated team that's helping inspire change in northwest Baltimore.


Our Partners

Thank you to our local partners, who help us make a difference in our neighborhoods! We are grateful for the support of our funding partners, who help support our community development programs and services in northwest Baltimore.


Careers at CHAI

Are you looking for a job that will help you turn mission into action? Joining our team is an experience filled with hard work, creativity and collaboration.

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Annual Reports

Browse our recent Annual Reports to learn more about how CHAI works.