While the Center is closed, you can still contact us at 410-467-8710. Please reach out with any questions, and visit our COVID-19 page for resources.

Hats Off to Hampden 25th Anniversary Gala

With your help, we raised essential funds for the Hampden Family Center during one of the most challenging times in our history. Many thanks to everyone who helped make the event a success — our Sponsors, Table Hosts, Hats Off Committee, Staff, Board of Directors, and so many others.

We hope you agree that from beginning to end, our virtual event was exciting, poignant, important and YES, even FUN!  So, while we couldn’t be physically together, we were surely together in support, spirit and love.

If you were an auction winner and want to pick up your item(s), stop by the Hampden Family Center this Thursday, June 18 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., or Friday, June 19 between 2 and 5 p.m. Or, if you would like us to deliver directly to you, call Ashley Wilkes at 410-467-8710 to make arrangements. One of our volunteers will get it to you!

If you were unable to attend the live portion of our 25th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday night, we will post the toasts and video on our site next week. If after watching, you are as moved as we were, feel free to donate on the site.

Thank you again for helping us continue to do what we must to keep our neighbors safe, healthy and cared for until we can fully reopen and further expand our services.


Melvin Bernstein
(In Memorium) Community Lawyer

Deborah M. Falkenhan
HFC Board Member; Owner, Falkenhan’s Hardware

John M. Kemp
HFC Capital Campaign Co-Chair;
President & CEO, Royal Farms

Junior League of Baltimore, Inc
HFC Co-Founding Partner

Robert W. Schaefer
HFC Capital Campaign Co-Chair;
Executive Director (ret.), France-Merrick Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Everclean Pros
The Modest Florist
Falkenhans Hardware
The Wine Source

Silver Sponsors

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Merritt Properties
In-House Title Co
Brion McCarthy Photography
Port Networks

Bronze Sponsors

Brad & Christine Chambers

Gutierrez Studios
The Classic Catering People Logo
Gallagher Evelius & Jones
Mill No 1 / Whitehall Mill

Adapted Services during COVID-19

While our building is closed, we are still working remotely and are adapting our services to meet the community’s needs in the safest and most efficient manner possible.

  • Staff can be reached by calling the main line: 410-467-8710.
  • We continue to serve as a mailing address for our homeless population.
  • Weekly mail distributions are conducted with the assistance of client liaisons.
  • The Center has joined a coalition of local service providers, including Action in Maturity (AIM), Keswick and St. Mary’s Outreach Center, to address food needs and coordinate food distributions to those most vulnerable in the community.
  • Our benefit assistance program continues to submit online applications for SNAP/Food Stamps, Medical Assistance, etc.
  • We receive regular policy and program updates from the Baltimore City Department of Human Services.
  • Virtual programming is being developed.
  • We are connecting clients to our incredible community partners who can provide additional services.
Donate a mask. Help stop the spread.
Drop off your donation at Falkenhan's Hardware (3401 Chestnut Ave) or call the Center at 410-467-8710.
Hampden Family Center Spring 2020 News
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St. Mary's Outreach

St. Mary's Outreach CenterSt. Mary’s Outreach Center (SMOC) offices moved to the Hampden Family Center this past winter. SMOC provides free services that help older adults in Baltimore City meet the challenge of living self-sufficiently with dignity and respect. Their services will complement the Family Center’s programs and resources. Read more here.

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Enoch Pratt Free Library

While the Pratt Library’s Hampden branch is undergoing renovations, library services are available at Hampden Family Center. Pratt staff provides weekly story times, a place for customers to browse collections and pick up books on hold, computer assistance, adult programming, and more. To reach the Pratt Library branch at the Center, please call 443-473-6397.


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.

Support Groups

    Support Services

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


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          Enoch Pratt Free Library

          Storytimes, a place to browse collections and pick up books on hold, computer assistance, adult programming, and more.




              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 ehghinger@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”
              2. Search for “Hampden Family Center”

              It’s easy to get us something we need when you shop from our Amazon Wish List!

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