Programs and Services for Adults
WIC (Women Infants & Children)
The WIC program is a supplemental nutrition program serving pregnant women and children 5 and under. WIC is on site the second Thursday of each month to register those eligible.
Advancing Education and Employment
According to the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA) Neighborhood Statistics, the Hampden, Medfield, and Remington neighborhoods have almost a 14 percent high school dropout rate. For individuals without a high school diploma, employment opportunities are extremely limited, and are typically restricted to hourly, minimum wage jobs. In fact, high school graduates earn on average $7,200 more annually than those who have not received a high school diploma.
Adult Literacy Class
The Family Center in partnership with Greater Homewood Community Corporation provides Adult Basic Education classes to promote literacy — including reading, writing, and math. These classes provide Hampden residents the opportunity to strengthen their literacy skills and prepare for the GED class and exam. We work with adults aged 18 and above. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. for 12 weeks per session. Four sessions are held per year. Call the Family Center for more information: 410-467-8710.