CHAI Welcomes Arnitra Smith

April 14, 2023

CHAI is excited to welcome Arnitra Smith who joined the CHAI team on March 27 as our new Director of Community & School Engagement for Northwest Baltimore. Prior to coming to CHAI, Arnitra served in various community engagement roles in the nonprofit and health care sectors, most recently as a community liaison with the Baltimore... Read More

April 14, 2023

On April 5, CHAI joined the offices of Mayor Scott and Councilman Schleifer, the Department of Public Works, Project Ezra and the Chesed Fund for the Annual Baltimore Chometz Burning at Pimlico Race Course. Baltimore’s Jewish community gathered for the ceremonial burning of chometz (leavened products) ahead of the Passover holiday, which included a collection... Read More

Opening the Door to Equitable Housing Opportunity

April 14, 2023

For decades, CHAI has been providing HUD-approved Homebuyer Education Workshops to first-time homebuyers to meet its mission of creating access to safe and affordable housing. CHAI is excited to have the opportunity to extend this much needed knowledge to parents of children enrolled in Baltimore City’s Early Head Start program. Connected through a community contact,... Read More

Bringing Valuable Resources to Support Aging in Community

April 14, 2023

For senior homeowners in northwest Baltimore, addressing home repairs and modifications on a limited income can be a challenge. CHAI’s Senior Home Repair and Benefits program helps older adults remain in their homes by providing trusted modifications and repairs at no or low cost. When larger needs arise, CHAI can tap into other sources of... Read More

Myerberg Center’s Flexible Model Meets Members Where They Are

March 15, 2023

In 2020, the Edward A. Myerberg Center pivoted from a physical hub into a dynamic virtual center, offering over 50 live programs each week to keep older adults active, engaged and connected. When restrictions eased, the Center was able to resume some onsite programming, while still offering virtual options for those who prefer to participate... Read More

CHAI Welcomes Victor Arthur, CPA

March 14, 2023

CHAI is excited to announce that Victor Arthur has joined our team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Victor brings to CHAI 18 years of experience in finance and accounting holding leading roles in both corporate and non-profit environments. Most recently, he served as CFO for Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Inc. Victor is a Certified... Read More

A Warm Welcome Home for Residents of Weinberg Place

March 13, 2023

Weinberg Place, CHAI’s 227-unit senior residence on West Belvedere Avenue, is undergoing an exciting modernization. CHAI is thrilled to announce that the renovation of the north tower, comprised of over 100 units, is now complete, and the site team is welcoming residents back to their newly refurbished apartments! Service Coordinators remained engaged with residents while... Read More

Collaboration is Key to Strong Communities

March 13, 2023

One of the many roles of the Northwest Baltimore Partnership (NWBP) is to provide a forum for community stakeholders to collaborate on strategies to strengthen northwest Baltimore. NWBP has been working on updating its strategic revitalization plan, as required for funding from DHCD’s Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative (BRNI) program. The partnership has engaged in an... Read More

NNC Readers Create Community Connections

February 7, 2023

When a long-time member of CHAI’s Northwest Neighbors Connecting (NNC) began having difficulty reading her mail, her NNC family responded by offering their support. Several sighted members now visit her regularly to help, while others call just to check-in. With this reminder of the joy of volunteering, NNC looked for additional opportunities. Through CHAI’s community... Read More

Keeping Residents Informed and Connected

February 7, 2023

The dedicated Resident Services Coordinators at CHAI’s Weinberg Senior Living Communities are always looking for ways to improve the lives of residents. So, soon after the federal government announced the Affordable Connectivity Program and the Maryland Emergency Broadband Benefit, both of which offset the cost of internet service to make it more affordable, coordinators planned... Read More