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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.

Annual Christmas Party!

Christmas Angels

Annual Hampden Family Christmas Party on December 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy holiday carols, craft activities and yummy treats while visiting with Santa! Families must pre-register their children 12 and under to receive a small wrapped gift. If you are planning to attend please call 410-467-8710 to register and receive your ticket. Space is limited so please don’t wait!

What's going on at the center this month?

After-School Enrichment Program (1st-5th grades)

Your child will work with a volunteer from a local college or university on their reading, writing and math skills. In addition, your child will enjoy TaeKwonDo, Yoga, gardening, learn Japanese and work on art projects! Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.



If you are have children 5 years and younger and/or are pregnant or 6 months postpartum please visit the center on Thursday, November 13 anytime between 9:00 and 4:30 to speak with a WIC worker who can assist with the application process to receive supplemental food benefits.


Blood Pressure Screening

Blood pressure screenings are offered the third Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. A cardiovascular educator is on hand to measure your blood pressure and discuss the results with you.



Senior Luncheon

Friday, November 21 at 11 a.m. Join us for a hot meal with friends and participate in a fun filled activity. Senior Lunches are free, but advance registration is required as seating is limited. Please call to reserve your spot.



Thank you to our supporters!

Christmas Angels

Sincere thanks to all of the many restaurants that participated in A Taste of Hampden this year and the merchants that donated goods. The Taste was a tremendous success due in no small measure to the big hearts of the local establishments that joined us for an evening of food, fun, wine and music. Your generosity and support of the Family Center is greatly appreciated!

Please patronize the following the next time you decide to do a little shopping: Antique Exchange Home & Design, Atomic Books, Avenue Antiques, Charlotte Elliott And The Bookstore Next Door, Doubledutch Boutique, Fleckenstein Gallery, Russel Huntley, In the Details, In Watermelon Sugar, Kiss’N Make-Up, Le Garage Beer Bar and Frites, Mono Azul Boutique, Mud And Metal, Retrofurn, Sandy’s Bargain Center, Edye Sanford, Shananigans Toy Shop, Sixteen Tons, Studio C, Sugar, The Modest Florist, The Wine Source, and Whatnots Antiques, Etc.

Or the next time you dine out: 13.5, Alchemy, The Art House, Asian Taste, Birroteca, Blue Pit Barbeque, Café Cito, Café Hon, The Charmery, A Common Ground, Corner BYOB, Daniela Pasta & Pastries, The Food Market, Frazier’s On The Avenue, Golden West Café, Holy Frijoles, Jukai Juice Company, Kodee Cakes, Ma Petite Shoe Café+Shop, Rocket to Venus and and Woodberry Kitchen!

Many thanks to Alpha Phi Omega fraternity for their help sprucing up the place, Paula Bogert for her wonderful design of the invitation and poster, Deb Falkenhan for gathering all the goods and organizing a successful raffle, Alice Ann Finnerty for adding the extra touches, Libby Francis and The Modest Florist for the exquisite flower arrangements, Reuben Petersheim and the youth group from Hampden Christian School for many hours of painting and Daniel Wylie for spinning fine tunes!

Community Intern and Volunteers Needed

We need Study Buddies!

Are you looking for an opportunity to positively impact the life a child and give back to the community? If so, consider our community internship or volunteer opportunities.

Online Calendar

Check out our online calendar!

Never miss another Hampden Family Center program or event again! Stay up-to-date with our new online calendar.

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.

Show your support

Supporting Hampden Family Center easy! You can even make a secure online donation using our Network for Good page. You can make a difference in the lives of Hampden residents.

Stay connected

Keep up to date with the happenings of Hampden Family Center through our Facebook page and our email newsletter, sent out six times a year.

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