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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.

A Taste of Hampden {2014}

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! Thanks to: 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, The Wine Source and Woodberry Kitchen! Many thanks to Paula Bogert for her wonderful design of the invitation and poster, Daniel Wylie for spinning fine tunes, Rueben Petersheim and the youth group from Hampden Christian School and members of Alpha Phi Omega for their help sprucing up the place, Alice Ann Finnerty for adding the extra touches and Deb Falkenhan for gathering all the goods and organizing the raffle!

What's going on at the center?

NEW PROGRAM: Middle School After-School Enrichment Program

Students in grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to enroll in drop-in classes in a variety of subject areas!  Some enrichment classes offered may include those that are familiar such as Tae Kwon Do and Access Art. Other classes may include Becoming a Naturalist, Culinary Arts, Drama, Leadership Development, Dance, Art Club, Youth Voice Recording Studio, etc.
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 (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, or if you are pregnant or 6 months postpartum, please visit the center on Thursday, October 9 anytime between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 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, October 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.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.



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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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.

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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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