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The mission of the Hampden Family Center is to enrich the lives of Hampden residents through education and professional support, and to encourage individual growth and community fellowship.

What's going on at the center?

Did you miss Restaurant Week?

The Food MarketEnjoy a fine meal and give back to the community. If you missed restaurant week earlier this month, here’s a rain check. The Food Market will host Restaurant Week Rain Check from September 8th through September 14th featuring a 3-course meal for $35, while donating a portion of the sales to the Family Center!

Free Health Fair on Saturday, September 27

The Family Center will host a FREE Health Fair in partnership with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find out what your blood pressure is and have your cholesterol and sugar checked. Learn about cancer prevention and sign up for a free mammogram. Have a vision screening and speak with a pharmacist who will be on hand to answer any questions you have about your medications or more general questions. In addition there will be nutrition information, fitness and bone assessment, heart health, diabetes information, WIC and much more.  All ages welcome…young and old!

NEW PROGRAM: Middle School After-School Enrichment Program

There are new changes coming! Starting this fall, students in grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to enroll in drop-in classes in a variety of subject areas! Some enrichment classes may include those that are familiar such as Tae Kwon Do and Access Art. Other classes may include Drama, Leadership Development, Dance, Art Club, and Youth Voice Recording Studio.

A different class will be offered each day of the week, and youth can choose to enroll in one, some, or all of the classes offered. The program begins October 6. Stop by the Family Center to register and enroll.

After-School Enrichment Program

Your child can do better in school through individual tutoring, school support and homework help. Your child will work with a staff and volunteers on their reading, writing and math skills. In addition, your child can enjoy arts and crafts and other fun filled activities. Monday through Friday during the school year, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. ages 1st through 5th grades. Applications available at the center. Program begins Monday, September 15.

Senior Luncheon

Friday, September 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Join us for a hot meal with friends, a short program and a few rounds of bingo. Learn about important issues such as prescription drug management, tax issues, identity theft prevention and more. Senior Lunches are free, but advance registration is required as seating is limited.

 

A Taste of Hampden on October 23: Save the date!

A Taste showcases many of Hampden’s wonderful restaurants and businesses. Enjoy samplings of the local fare while relaxing with a glass of cheer. Tickets $35 in advance and $40 at door. Tickets will be available soon.

 

 

Shopping for a Cause

Want to do some last-minute shopping? Come down to The Avenue on Sunday, August 24! The merchants are holding a sidewalk sale. You’ll find great deals and things you never thought you would need. Want to feel good about those purchases? A portion of the proceeds from all sales that day will be donated to the Family Center!

Thank you and we'll miss you!

Many thanks to Claire Fredrick our MICA AmeriCorps CAC member! Claire worked in the after-school enrichment and summer program over the last year. The children created wonderful art pieces, worked on a mosaic for the Ash Street garden and had a lot of fun with “Miss Claire.” We wish Claire all the best as she continues to work on her MFA in Community Art and thank her for the many hours of service to the Family Center.

Center Closed

The Family Center will be closed beginning Monday, August 18, and will reopen Tuesday, September 2.

Exercise Class

Get into shape! Exercise class for 50+ held Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This class is led by a trained professional from Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital.

Benefit Assistance

If you need a little help with your gas or electric bill, stop by the Family Center and speak with Walter Jackson who can help you apply for energy assistance.

When: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Seedco Earn Benefits

Need assistance in attaining such benefits as: food stamps, healthcare, housing and utilities support and tax credits. To make an appointment, call 410-467-8710, or stop by the center.

Fuel Fund of Maryland

A representative is on site Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to assist those in need of additional resources for utility bills.

About the center

On June 10, 1995, the Hampden Family Center became fully operational, providing services to any Hampden resident. Learn more about how the center started.

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