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April 14, 7 – 11 p.m. at Preston Hall • $99 • GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

Join us at Preston Hall for the annual Hats Off to Hampden fundraising event. It’s all about hats, again…they’re optional but why not wear one of your own. Enjoy delectable delights, fun drinks and live it up and dance to great music! There will also be a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit ongoing programs and services of the center.

Tables Available • Free Parking • Music by Detour Dave • Food by The Food Market • Fun Drinks • Silent Auction • Mark your calendar • More info coming soon!

We hope your new year is off to a wonderful start!

The Family Center is excited to kick off 2018 with new sessions of Adult Literacy/GED classes and Life Balance/Weight Management classes. In January, our After-School Enrichment program continued French lessons, Movement Lab and art and STEM projects. We welcomed back our wonderful Bonner Scholars from Notre Dame of Maryland University and volunteers from Johns Hopkins University. And, the kids headed back out to the Skatepark of Baltimore to brush up on their skills from the fall. The Adult Literacy/GED class began the winter session and got off to a great start.

If there is wintery weather in the forecast, please check our Facebook page or your local news stations for updates. The Family Center follows the Baltimore City Schools inclement weather policy.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we also want to express our love and gratitude to our many partners, friends and neighbors. We are extremely encouraged by the support the center received during the holiday season. This generosity allows us to continue serving our community throughout the year. We felt the love! Thank you to everyone.

Programs and Services

Senior Luncheon

senior luncheonThe next Senior Luncheon is Friday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. In addition to sharing a hot meal with friends you can play a few rounds of Bingo. Senior Lunches are free, but advance registration is required as seating is limited. Please call on the first of the month to register.


Adult Education

Adult educationBrush up on the skills you need to earn your General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Classes for the Winter begin on Tuesday, January 16, and meets every Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Registration has been extended and will be held on January 26th at 9 a.m. at Strong City Baltimore, 3503 North Charles Street. For more information and to register, please call Strong City Baltimore at 410-261-0022.


Life Balance/Weight Management Program

This 16-week series of classes will begin on February 6 at 11 a.m. and focuses on helping participants to make healthy lifestyle changes. These lifestyle changes have been known to decrease the risk of diseases, such as stroke and heart disease, and is particularly aimed at reversing type 2 diabetes. The program is facilitated by a registered nurse/coach who will help support participants to make positive health changes. The curriculum for this program is from the "National Diabetes Prevention Program." The program is currently in session. Call 855-546-2105 for more information. Cost: Free.

Inclement Weather Policy

The Family Center follows Baltimore City Public Schools for inclement weather closings and delays.

Enjoying our new space

Six months later and with a whole new look the Hampden Family Center’s renovation is complete. For more than a month we have been delivering programs and services in the newly renovated Family Center and everyone is loving our new space and its elevator! The new Center is complete with energy-saving technology, multiple offices for benefits assistance and services, brand new classrooms for GED and computer classes, and a wonderful space for our summer enrichment and after-school programs. We are very grateful to our Capital Campaign Co-Chairs; John Kemp and Bob Schaefer who rallied the forces in our fundraising efforts and to the many foundations and individuals who supported the campaign.

Fitness for 50+

fitness for 50+

Get into shape with an exercise class for those 50 and older! Led by a trained professional from MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, this one-hour, low-impact aerobics and strength training class is held every every Tuesday 10 a.m.–11 a.m.

WIC (Women, Infants, Children)


If you have children 5 years and younger and/or if you're pregnant or 6 months postpartum, please visit our new location and speak with Rhonda from WIC. By appointment only – please call 410-614-4848. WIC is on site the second Thursday of the each month 9 a.m–5 p.m. Next Appt: Feb. 8

Benefit Assistance

If you need a little help with your gas or electric bill, stop by the Family Center and speak with Domonique who can help you apply for energy assistance. Domonique will be on site Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call 410-467-8710 to make an appointment.

Seedco EarnBenefits

Need assistance in attaining such benefits as: food stamps, healthcare, and utilities support and tax credits? To make an appointment with Ashley, call 410-467-8710. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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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