Assessing Community Needs

March 31, 2020

Our Community Engagement Team is offering support as it is needed, regularly sharing emergency resource information with school principals and community associations in our Baltimore City Neighborhoods and Pikesville. The team is continuing to host virtual community meetings such as the Five Community Associations Presidents, Pikesville Schools Coalition, and Northwest Baltimore Partnership online or via... Read More

Supporting the Residents of CHAI’s Weinberg Senior Living

March 31, 2020

CHAI’s dedicated staff is working hard to keep the 1,600 residents of our independent senior communities safe. Properties are sanitized and community spaces are closed. The service coordination team is conducting wellness checks via phone to ensure the residents have the food, medication and household supplies they need and supplying them when there is a... Read More

Finding New Avenues to Assist Potential Home Buyers and Homeowners Experiencing Difficulty

March 31, 2020

Although CHAI’s highly anticipated Home Buyer Expo and Homeownership Workshops have been postponed, our homeownership team continues to provide one-on-one counseling via phone and is gearing up to conduct video counseling sessions. Potential homebuyers are encouraged to complete an online workshop through our HUD certified partner, eHomeAmerica and have a follow up one on one session with our Homeownership Specialist, Chesca... Read More

Thousands of Calls to Our Older Neighbors

March 31, 2020

One of our most pressing concerns during this time of social distancing is making sure that older community members are safe and engaged. CHAI staff, volunteers and members of Northwest Neighbors Connecting have made thousands of check-in calls to assess the needs of seniors who are living independently. After the caller establishes that their essential... Read More

CHAI to Receive Over $3.7 Million in Federal Funding to Support Affordable Housing for Baltimore Seniors

February 11, 2020

Official Press Release – February 6, 2020 Baltimore Delegation Announces $4.8 Million in Federal Funding to Support Affordable Housing for Baltimore Seniors WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced more than $4.8 million in federal funding to support affordable housing options... Read More

Mitzvah for a Bar Mitzvah

October 7, 2019

Preparing for their Bar Mitzvahs, Evan Rosen, son of former CHAI Board President Jeff Rosen, and his friend Jack Harburger, planned and executed a clean-up of the Western Run Stream on Sunday, September 22, in partnership with CHAI and Jewish Volunteer Connection. Armed with supplies from CHAI of trash grabbers, trash bags and gloves, the... Read More

CHAI’s Weinberg Villages Receives National Attention For Innovative Senior Program

October 7, 2019

  Weinberg Villages is one of 40 affordable housing sites around the country participating in a three-year pilot program called IWISH — Integrated Wellness in Supportive Housing.  IWISH aims to keep residents out of emergency rooms and nursing homes by providing in-house health care services. Read the full article here.   Read More

Fallstaff International Day

August 12, 2019

Join the celebration of our community’s diverse cultures through food, fun and festivities at an outdoor get-together! Community members will bring and share various items that represent their respective cultures. There will be pizza, a DJ and kids activities including a moon bounce and face painter. Fun for all ages! Music, Games, Children’s Activities, Food,... Read More

Creating a Diverse Mosaic – Community Dialogues

July 16, 2019

On June 19, CHAI hosted the first in a series of community dialogues for Women of Color and Orthodox Jewish women to engage in open, authentic and respectful discussion surrounding the complexities, friction and overlap in their communities. Sharlimar Douglass facilitated the session with nineteen members of the northwest community in attendance. The group will reconvene for... Read More

Combatting Senior Isolation with Voice Activated Technology

July 16, 2019

Technology is one way to help seniors connect — to each other and to the greater community. On August 6, CHAI will hold a launch event for AARP’s Connected Communities (Amazon Alexa) program at the Weinberg Village campus. Each week leading up to the launch, a group of volunteer “super users” will assist fellow residents... Read More