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

Virtual Celebration on June 13

Hats Off to Hampden - Virtual Celebration on June 13

The work at Hampden Family Center can’t stop. So we won’t let COVID-19 stop our 25th anniversary celebration!

We’re literally cooking up a great night, starting with a gourmet supper and celebration kit for every ticket buyer and table guest. We’ll gather virtually on Saturday, June 13th at 7:30 p.m. We’ll celebrate our honorees, the critical work that continues, as well as enjoy dessert and pop some champagne “together” as one community.

The evening also includes amazing silent auction packages, “Pay it Forward” opportunities and a hat contest. We’ll be posting more information in the coming weeks. In the meantime, tickets are still available!


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

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.
Yoga Nidra on Tuesdays on Facebook Live
Take a little time to relax! Join us on Tuesdays at noon on Facebook Live for a free Yoga Nidra with Kerry Martinez.
Donate a mask. Help stop the spread.
Drop off your donation at Falkenhan's Hardware (3401 Chestnut Avenue) 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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      Seedco EarnBenefits

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


      Enoch Pratt

      • 02 Jun 2020

        Enoch Pratt Free Library

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




        • 04 Jun 2020

          After-School Enrichment

          Daily positive youth development activities for children in grades 1 through 5.
        • 05 Jun 2020

          After-School Enrichment

          Daily positive youth development activities for children in grades 1 through 5.

        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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