While the Hampden Family Center is closed until further notice, we are committed to our community and our participants’s health and well-being. You are our first priority and it is our mission to continue providing resources for all who live, learn and work in the community. We are currently working remotely and have access to email and voicemail. Please reach out to us individually or via the website. No issue or question is too small.
If you need assistance during this time of “social distancing,” please access the resources on our website for additional programs and services available. There are several groups who can help with grocery shopping, medications etc., and health care professionals who are ready to answer your questions.
The Center’s work in the community will be more critical than ever during this time. While no one yet knows how this will develop in the months ahead, we do know that our most vulnerable population is relying on the Center for resources and support.
We will get through this together.
Hampden Family Center Staff & Board of Directors
Hats Off to Hampden 25th Anniversary Gala
While we’ve been looking forward to celebrating Hampden Family Center’s 25th Anniversary with you on March 21st, the Center’s first duty as a neighborhood organization is to protect the community’s health. Given the apparent escalating challenges surrounding COVID-19, the committee and board decided today to move the HATS OFF TO HAMPDEN GALA to Saturday, June 13, 2020.
We’re excited that the American Visionary Art Museum, The Food Market’s Hoopla! Catering, Wine Source, The Modest Florist, Sweet Side Cafe and Harmony Bakery have all agreed to move the date. We’ll be in touch with updates.
Thank you as always for your support, and please share this information with your invited guests.
In the meantime, stay healthy, elbow bump, and use this time to make your hats even more fabulous!
See you in June.
Paul & Dorothy Wolman
Hats Off to Hampden Co-Chairs
(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
St. Mary's Outreach Center Moving to Family Center
St. Mary’s Outreach Center (SMOC) offices will move to the Hampden Family Center beginning February 10. 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
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. To reach the Pratt Library branch at the Center, please call 443-473-6397.
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.
Get help with Food Stamps, Tax Credits, Government Cell Phones and other benefits for which you may be eligible.
- 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 email@example.com.
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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“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