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Mark your calendars! Our annual Taste of Hampden will take place on October 22 from 6-9 p.m. A Taste showcases many of Hampden’s wonderful restaurants and businesses. Enjoy samplings of the local fare while relaxing with a glass of cheer!

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A CELEBRATION OF PLACE through November 18

painting by Ann ZaimanA Celebration of Place: Paintings of Hampden by Ann Zaiman. This special exhibition is a collection of paintings inspired by sights for which Hampden has become known and loved: the oversized flamingo outside of Café Hon; yarn bombed trees that pepper the Avenue; the rusty old milk jug that used to sit outside of David’s on the Avenue.

Ann’s exhibition will run through November 18, 2015 at the Hampden Family Center. She has graciously agreed to donate 40 percent of its proceeds to support our work.

After School Enrichment Program

The After-School Enrichment Program provides daily academic support and enrichment activities to children in grades 1 through 5. The program runs from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and currently costs $25 per month, per child. With a focus on strengthening and improving skills through applied learning and enrichment, this year’s activities include homework help, and classes in art, music, science, and gardening, Tae Kwon Do, and skateboarding. Spaces fill quickly. To register, call 410-467-8710, ext. 106.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

If you have children 5 years and younger and/or are pregnant or 6 months postpartum, please visit the center to speak with Rhonda from WIC. By appointment only – please call 410-614-4848. WIC is on site the second Thursday of the each month: October 8


Adult Literacy

Adult Literacy ClassBrush up on the skills you need to earn your General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Fall Registration will be held Thursday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. Classes begin October 13 and are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feel free to stop by to get information and speak with Mike, the instructor. These classes are free in partnership with Strong City Baltimore (formerly Greater Homewood Community Corporation).

Computer Classes

Computer Classes led by Poindexter SolutionsLed by Poindexter Solutions, this free class will cover Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 over the course of six weeks. This class is intended for beginners and will take place on Wednesday from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Space is very limited. Please call 410-467-8710 for more information.


Senior Luncheon

Join Hampden seniors in fellowship and good fun at the next senior luncheon on Friday, June 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Please call 410-467-8710 to reserve your seat. The next luncheon is scheduled for October 16.



Blood Pressure Screenings

Offered the third Friday of each month 11 a.m.-12 p.m. A cardiovascular educator from Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital will be on hand to measure your blood pressure and discuss the results with you.



New Program! Life Balance/Weight Management

Life Balance/Weight Management. This FREE 16-week, one hour per week class focuses on helping participants to make healthy lifestyle changes. These lifestyle changes have been known to decrease the risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. The program is facilitated by a registered nurse who will help support participants to make positive health changes. Topics include:

  • Effective ways to lose and maintain weight loss
  • Healthy eating
  • Fitness and exercise
  • Coping skills
  • Problem solving
  • Ways to manage stress

Dates: September 16 – December 31
Schedule: Wednesday, 2 - 3 p.m.
Registration: Wednesday, September 16, p.m. FREE
Sponsored by MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

Volunteers Needed! Internship Opportunities Available!

Are you looking to give back to the community and/or gain work experience? If so, consider applying for one of our available positions.

Energy Assistance (MEAP)

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. Walter is on site Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call 410-467-8710 to make an appointment.

Benefit Assistance

Need assistance with applying for food stamps or other benefit programs? Through a quick screening, the Benefits Counselor can determine your eligibility and provide assistance in the application process. Please contact the center to schedule an appointment with Sandy. Sandy is on site Monday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fitness for 50+

Get into shape with an exercise class for those 50 and older! Led by a trained professional from MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, classes are every held Tuesday 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fuel Fund of Maryland

A representative is on site every Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to assist those in need of additional resources for utility bills. Please call 410-467-8710 to make an appointment as there are required documents to be furnished.

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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