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Christmas Party Success!

Santa visits the children at the Christmas party

Our Christmas Party was a tremendous success thanks to our many volunteers and those who donated goods and services. More than 300 members of the community attended the party—162 of whom were children We offer our sincerest thanks to the American Legion, Calvert School, Nurses Ladder of  MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, VFW and community members who held toy drives and donated toys for the children of the party. Many thanks to the Bonner Scholars from Notre Dame University of Maryland for helping to wrap gifts and volunteering at the party, St. David’s Episcopal Church Youth Group and former and current board members who served as helpful volunteers the day of the party. And thank you to the Wine Source for donating beverages, the HVMA for their generous donation to help underwrite the party, and our jolly Santa, for making all of us smile. We are still glowing from all of the warmth and joy shared on that day. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from the Hampden Family Center!

Calling All Christmas Angels

Christmas Angels

The holidays are quickly approaching! Make a child’s Christmas sparkle by signing up to be a Christmas angel. We’ll provide you with their wish list, and by simply purchasing a few things, you can make their Christmas dreams come true. Call the Center for more information. 410-467-8710.

 

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.

Programs and Services

Senior Luncheon

senior luncheonThe next Senior Luncheon is Friday, December 15, 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 educationGet your GED – Classes are held at the Family Center Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Fall semester classes are in session. Contact Strong City Baltimore (3503 N. Charles St.) at 410-261-3500 for information about registering for the winter session, which will begin Tuesday, January 16.

Life Balance/Weight Management Program

This 16-week series of classes 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.

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)

WIC

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: January 11

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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