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.
(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
Brad & Christine Chambers
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.
St. Mary's Outreach
St. 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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