Not all heroes wear capes — some wrap gifts. This holiday season, you can make a child’s dreams come true by purchasing a few gifts from their wish list! Contact the Center at 410-467-8710 to “adopt” a child age 0-12. Each wish list contains three gift suggestions under $25 each. All gifts must be wrapped and brought in to the Center by close of business on Friday, December 13.
The Center will host our Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 14. This festive event is a special time for families who may not otherwise have the resources to celebrate the holidays. Santa will attend, and there will be lunch, crafts and gifts for children. Please sign up in the Center with a photo ID. You will receive a ticket for each adult and child in your group. Must present tickets for entry on Dec. 14.
We are accepting donations of gifts less than $15 for children between 0 and 12 years old. Drop off your unwrapped gifts to the Center by Monday, Dec. 9. A thoughtful gift makes a big difference!
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Enoch Pratt Free Library Partnership
While the Pratt Library’s Hampden branch is undergoing renovations, library services are available at the Hampden Family Center. Pratt staff will provide weekly story times, a place for customers to browse collections and pick up books on hold, computer assistance, adult programming, and more. View our calendar of events below.
Individual and Family Counseling
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. 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.
Adult Basic Education
In partnership with Strong City Baltimore, we provide Adult Basic Education and GED prep classes to promote literacy, including reading, writing, and math. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:30–8:30pm at the Center Jan. 21 through June 11, 2020. Registration is required and is by appointment.
- Registration Jan. 9, 4-8:30pm at Hampden Family Center
(1104 West 36th Street); call 410-467-8710
- Registration Jan. 13-16, 9am – 5pm at Strong City Baltimore
(2101 E. Biddle Street); call 410-261-3517
Individual and Family Counseling
Are 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.
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- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Family Center follows Baltimore City Public Schools for inclement weather closings and delays.
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“The Center is a great place that has really been there for me, helping me find the benefits I needed to get back on my feet.” — William
“We love the Senior Luncheons! We are able to meet up with friends from around the neighborhood as well as meet new ones.” — Kenny & Peaches
“My dad came here when he was a kid and learned how to skateboard. Now my brother and I come here after school and do our homework or just play with friends.” — Hayden
“The Hampden Family Center wellness program has brought balance into my life. In addition to exercise, I’m learning about healthy food choices and the importance of getting plenty of rest.” — JoAnna
“The Hampden Family Center is here for the community. I’m taking the computer class, which teaches word processing and the internet. This has helped me stay in touch with friends and family.” — Joyce
“The Center’s exercise program for seniors is helping me with my flexibility and overall wellness, which helps me continue to live on my own.” — Paul
“I like coming to the Hampden Family Center after school because they have different things to do.There is always a fun activity planned for us.” — Sophia
“The Senior Exercise Program is helping me manage my diabetes while making friends and having fun.” — Donnamae
“The Hampden Family Center was there for me when times were tough, connecting me to benefits and helping me keep the heat on.” — Sharon
“My parents work, so I come to the Center after school. I like that I can hang out with my friends and we can work on projects together.” — Luka