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2/20/19: We are closed today for inclement weather. We follow Baltimore City Public Schools for inclement weather closings and delays.

4/22/2019: The Center will be closed in observance of Easter Monday on April 22nd. We wish everyone a wonderful holiday!

Pratt Partners with Hampden Family Center

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Library services available while branch is renovated

The Pratt Library’s Hampden branch will undergo major renovations starting on May 20. In order to provide library services to the community during the construction period, the Pratt has partnered with the Hampden Family Center. Pratt staff will provide weekly storytimes, a place for customers to browse collections and pick up books on hold, computer assistance, adult programming, and more.

“We’re so grateful to the Hampden Family Center for letting the Pratt share space so we can provide vital programming to the neighborhood,” says Pratt President & CEO Heidi Daniel. “This is a great example of strong community partnerships working to provide access to Baltimore residents.”

“It’s important to Hampden residents and our clients of all ages that there continues to be a library presence and services available in the neighborhood during the branch renovation,” says Lisa Ghinger, Executive Director of the Hampden Family Center. “We are happy to provide the space and look forward to this innovative partnership.”  

The Pratt’s Hampden branch first opened in 1900. The renovation will double the space of the branch by making the basement usable space that will include a meeting room, public bathrooms, and staff offices. In addition, a ramp system will be added to the exterior of the building to make it handicapped accessible. The renovation project is expected to take about two years.

Why do Hampden seniors love our luncheons?

senior luncheon video

Our monthly senior luncheons provide a place for Hampden seniors to congregate and share with each other. The meal is followed by bingo, prizes, and laughter.

So why do our seniors come back month after month?  Watch our video to find out why Hampden seniors love the Family Center’s luncheons!

Is it the bingo?
Is it the food?
Is it the community?
Is it the conversation?

Easter Baskets

Easter bagsThank you St. David’s Episcopal Church for once again donating Easter baskets to the Hampden community!

We received a generous donation 61 baskets, which will supply families with the makings for a festive holiday weekend.

Individual and Family Counseling

Family and Children's ServicesAre you looking for counseling, but not sure where to start? The Family Center is pleased to announce its partnership with Family & Children’s Services of Central Maryland. A counselor will be on site every Thursday to meet with clients on a weekly basis. Call the Center at 410-467-8710 for more information and to schedule an appointment to complete a referral form.

Individual and Family Counseling

Family and Children's ServicesAre you looking for counseling, but not sure where to start? The Family Center is pleased to announce its partnership with Family & Children’s Services of Central Maryland. A counselor will be on site every Thursday to meet with clients on a weekly basis. Call the Center at 410-467-8710 for more information and to schedule an appointment to complete a referral form.

Kids

  • 23 May 2019

    After-School Enrichment

    Daily positive youth development activities for children in grades 1 through 5.
  • 23 May 2019

    Study Buddy

    One-on-one free tutoring for students in grades K-12 during the academic year.

Support Services

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      Seedco EarnBenefits

      Get help with Food Stamps, Tax Credits, Government Cell Phones and other benefits for which you may be eligible.

    Health

    • 28 May 2019

      Fitness for 50+

      One-hour, low-impact aerobics and strength training class for 50+
    • 04 Jun 2019

      Fitness for 50+

      One-hour, low-impact aerobics and strength training class for 50+

    Seniors

    • 21 Jun 2019

      Senior Luncheon

      Share a hot meal and a game of bingo with friends.

    Education

    • 23 May 2019

      Adult Literacy

      The current session is in progress. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Volunteers Wanted!

    • Study Buddy and After-School Enrichment programs provide opportunities to work with children on a regular basis (commitment is once a week or more).
    • Senior Luncheons offered monthly, provide an opportunity to serve lunch and mingle with seniors on a monthly basis or when it’s convenient for you.

    Volunteers must be 16 or older. For more details, contact Adam DeStefano at adestefano@hampdenfamilycenter.org.

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

    The Hampden Family Center relies on individual donations as a means of supporting the Hampden community. Your contribution will help the Family Center provide programs and services for all ages in Hampden. Your donation to the Hampden Family Center makes a difference. Find out how far your dollars can go!

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