Our current regular hours of operation are Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm. Please contact us at 410-467-8710 with any questions or if you need assistance. We are still here for you. Visit our COVID-19 page for additional resources.

Office Hours for Case Management

New open office hours for case management services — drop by Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon or Fridays noon to 2 p.m. to speak to Marchelle Adams, Case Manager, who can assist with programs such as SNAP, medical assistance, utility assistance. Copy, fax and scan services are also available for those who are submitting redeterminations and other documents to the Department of Social Services.

Intern Volunteer Spotlight - Zach

Meet Zach! Zach is a post-bac researcher at the Nation Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA). Zach started as a volunteer with the After-School Enrichment Program this fall. He quickly jumped right into and connected with our young people. Zach helped animate a young person’s puppet show and assisted them as they documented their brainstorming into writing. Zach is great at guiding young people through the creative process. He is patient and leaves room for our young people’s independence and growth. Zach is great at meeting them where they are and loves jumping right into learning and play.

Intern Volunteer Spotlight - Meet Zach!

Neil A. MacDonald Community Fund

Neil A. MacDonald
We are excited to announce a new fund to support the Hampden Family Center—the Neil A. MacDonald Community Fund — in honor of his 42-year career with MedStar Health and unwavering commitment to the Hampden Family Center.

Neil’s vision and extraordinary commitment helped lay the groundwork to ensure that the Center’s capacity for service will continue to grow and benefit Hampden and its most vulnerable residents for years to come. Neil’s colleagues have already raised over $10,000 in recognition of his service to the community. Please join us in celebrating Neil!

Chair Yoga

Tuesdays at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Gentle stretching and strengthening exercise, all done while sitting in a chair. Register by contacting Debbie Bena at 410-274-0446 (you will receive the Zoom link after registering).

Senior Fitness

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Low-impact aerobic exercise, followed by strengthening and stretching. Light weights and exercise bands are optional. This class can be done while sitting in a chair. Register by contacting Debbie Bena at 410-274-0446 (you will receive the Zoom link after registering).

Cardio/Floor Yoga

Thursdays at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Twenty minutes of low-impact standing exercise followed by 50 minutes of floor yoga. Register by contacting Debbie Bena at 410-274-0446 (you will receive the Zoom link after registering).

In-Person Fitness is Back!

Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Jay Santouse from the Keswick Wise & Well Center. Includes a variety of exercises for all levels to improve strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. You may bring your own weights/bands (optional). Space is limited. Contact Ashley at 410-467-8710 to sign up or learn more. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental IllnessFamily Support Group

Open to any family member whose loved one lives with a mental health condition.

Thursdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register here

Connection Support Group

Open to any adult (18+) with a mental health condition.

Young Adult Connection Support Group

Open to any adult (18-39) who lives with a mental health condition.

Second and fourth Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Register here

Internet and Technology Addicts Anonymous

ITAA is a 12-step fellowship of individuals who support each other in recovering from the problems resulting from compulsive internet and technology use. The group’s single purpose is to abstain from compulsive internet and technology use and to help others find freedom from the effects of this addiction.

Meetings on Sundays at 2pm in the Hampden Family Center. Please contact baltimore.itaa@gmail.com if you are interested.

Here for Hampden. Here for Good.

Remaining accessible to our most vulnerable neighbors

Since May 8, 2020, Hampden Family Center has coordinated food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon. We have received incredible fresh produce deliveries from Civic Works Real Food Farm, and produce, milk and protein coordinated by City Harbor Church & YWAM Baltimore throughout this time. These fresh, nutritious foods make all the difference in our community.

It has been our goal to remain accessible to our most vulnerable neighbors, who often do not have a consistent address or working phone, who need us now more than ever. These distributions have also allowed us to continue case management and socially distanced follow-ups. We serve about 40 individuals and households each week through our distribution, but the need is growing.

If you’d like to donate items, or know someone who needs assistance applying for food stamps, medical assistance, energy assistance, stimulus checks, WIC, tax credits etc., please call us at 410-467-8710. We’re staying connected, despite the distance.If you have items to drop off at the Center, please call us at 410-467-8710 to arrange a convenient time. We are in need of the following:

Hygiene items:

  • Socks
  • Blankets
  • Masks
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush + paste
  • Kleenex
  • Soap + wash cloth
  • Sunscreen
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Ponchos

Food items:

  • Can openers
  • Water bottles (reusable)
  • Peanut butter
  • Bread
  • Fruit cups
  • Canned chicken or tuna
  • Granola bars
food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon
food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon
food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon
food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon
food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon
food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon

Adapted Services during COVID-19

The Center is open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm and by appointment. Call us if you have questions about our programs or services!

  • Staff can be reached by calling the main line: 410-467-8710.
  • We hold distributions on Fridays at noon of essential items and nutritious foods for 40 individuals and families each week. No sign up necessary.
  • Case management continues remotely and by appointment. Call to schedule an appointment.
  • We continue to serve as a mailing address for those experiencing homelessness or in need of a reliable address.
  • The Center has joined a coalition of local service providers, including Action in Maturity (AIM), Keswick and St. Mary’s Outreach Center, to coordinate food distributions and case management to older adults in Hampden.
  • Counseling referrals to Springboard Community Services are available directly from the Center. Call us today.
  • Legal assistance is provided via partnership with Maryland Legal Aid. Call us today for a referral.
  • We receive regular policy and program updates from the Baltimore City Department of Human Services. If you have questions about current benefits or other programs, please call us.
  • We are connecting clients to our incredible community partners who can provide additional services.

Maryland Legal Aid Community Lawyering Initiative

Maryland Legal Aid

The Hampden Family Center has partnered with Maryland Legal Aid’s Community Lawyering Initiative to connect you to free civil legal services! Are you not sure how to deal with a landlord issue? Do you have questions about unemployment benefits? Contact the Center to complete a quick screening and for a direct referral to an attorney.

Maryland Legal Aid attorneys are here to provide one-on-one advice by phone and e-mail on a variety of civil legal issues including:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Debt Collection
  • Expungements
  • Government Benefits
  • Housing
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Veterans’ Benefits
  • Unemployment Benefits

Email lawyer@mdlab.org or call 443-451-2805 – or contact the Center for a direct referral!

Counseling

Family and Children's Services

Are you looking for counseling, but not sure where to start? Hampden Family Center is pleased to announce its partnership with Family & Children’s Services of Central Maryland. Call the Center at 410-467-8710 for more information and to schedule an appointment to complete a referral form.

Springboard Community Services

Springboard Community Services (formerly Family & Children Services) is partnering with Hampden Family Center to provide individual and family counseling services for community residents. In-person and Telehealth appointments are now available, please contact the Center for a referral. Medicaid is accepted.

Support Groups

    Support Services

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          Seniors

            Education

              Kids

                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.

                Volunteers must be 16 or older. For more details, contact Lisa Ghinger at cyost@hampdenfamilycenter.org.

                25 Years of Support, Comfort and Hope

                In these unsettling and worrisome times, people turn to us. Knowing the Hampden Family Center is still a phone call away is of great comfort to many, particularly our most vulnerable clients. We are continually modifying programs and expanding our partnerships to best support the changing needs of the community.

                As we begin our next 25 years of service, our work is now more critical than ever, and we’d love for you to join us. Please give what you can today.

                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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                1. Click “Your Account” and choose “Change Your Charity”
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