Adult Basic Education & GED Classes
The winter/spring session begins January 21 and runs through June 11. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:30–8:30 p.m. and are sponsored by Strong City Baltimore. Registration required.
Please call Strong City Baltimore at 410-261-3524 with any questions and to schedule registration.
Registration Dates and Locations
Thursday, January 9
Hampden Family Center
1104 West 36th Street
January 13, 14, 15, 16
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Strong City Baltimore
2101 East Biddle Street
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Avenue Kitchen & Bar
Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
Chuck’s Trading Post
Common Ground Cafe
Daniela Pasta & Pastries
Frazier’s on the Avenue
Golden West Café
Ma Petite Shoe
Rocket To Venus
The Food Market
The Wine Source
Well Crafted Kitchen
Support our campers
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. To reach the Pratt Library branch at the Center, please call 443-473-6397.
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.
Senior Wellness Programs
Lunch and Learn
Enjoy lunch and get your mind and body moving! Wise & Well facilitators will lead the group through brain games and physical movement classes, such as Melt. This is an excellent introduction to the Stepping on Falls Prevention program (see below).
January 23 & 30, 2020
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Activities: 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Stepping On Falls Prevention
8-week class to increase your awareness and reduce your risk of falling
February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 5, 12, 19, 26
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Class: 12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Have you experienced a slip, trip or fall that has shaken your confidence or left you with the fear of falling, or worse yet, resulted in injury? You understand that a threat of a fall is often a “game changer” for your independence — a barrier to doing the activities you enjoy. This falls prevention course, a Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging Curriculum, provides opportunities to increase your awareness and reduce your risk for falling. Community experts, physical therapists, vision experts, public safety officers and pharmacists along with your Coach facilitators share tips for what you can do to stay steady on your feet! Increase your strength and balance so you can continue to live well at home. This is an eight-week series. Certificate upon completion. Light lunch with this series.
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- 23 Jan 2020
- 28 Jan 2020
- 29 Jan 2020
- 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