The Hampden Family Center will be closed on Tuesday, February 2, due to inclement weather. You can still reach us at 410-467-8710 with any questions.

Staff hours at the Center are limited and are currently for the purpose of mail pick up and case management by appointment only. Please contact us at 410-467-8710 with any questions or if you need assistance. We are still here for you. Visit our COVID-19 page for additional resources.

Virtual Community Talent Show

HFC talent show

Do you have a talent or story you want to share? Something you have made or discovered that you think we should know about? If so, sign up for the Hampden Family Center Virtual Community Talent Show! It will be held virtually on March 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m. If you are interested in performing or attending, you must complete the form to receive the Zoom link. Hope to see you there!

Annual Fund Letter

Annual Fund Letter 2020
Click to read our annual fund letter 2020.

Virtual After-School Enrichment

Parents, are you looking for something to keep your child engaged and connected with their peers? Do your kids like or are interested in coding, dance, art or learning a new language? If so, our virtual after-school program is the perfect fit for your child! The program started January 26 and is $60 per month per child. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact psanders@hampdenfamilycenter.org

After-School Enrichment Program - spring 2021 schedule
Click image to view spring schedule

Remaining accessible to our most vulnerable neighbors

Since May 8, 2020, Hampden Family Center has coordinated food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon. We have received incredible fresh produce deliveries from Civic Works Real Food Farm, and produce, milk and protein coordinated by City Harbor Church & YWAM Baltimore throughout this time. These fresh, nutritious foods make all the difference in our community.

It has been our goal to remain accessible to our most vulnerable neighbors, who often do not have a consistent address or working phone, who need us now more than ever. These distributions have also allowed us to continue case management and socially distanced follow-ups. We serve about 40 individuals and households each week through our distribution, but the need is growing.

If you’d like to donate items, or know someone who needs assistance applying for food stamps, medical assistance, energy assistance, stimulus checks, WIC, tax credits etc., please call us at 410-467-8710. We’re staying connected, despite the distance.If you have items to drop off at the Center, please call us at 410-467-8710 to arrange a convenient time. We are in need of the following:

Hygiene items:

  • Socks
  • Blankets
  • Masks
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush + paste
  • Kleenex
  • Soap + wash cloth
  • Sunscreen
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Ponchos

Food items:

  • Can openers
  • Water bottles (reusable)
  • Peanut butter
  • Bread
  • Fruit cups
  • Canned chicken or tuna
  • Granola bars
food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon
food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon
food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon
food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon
food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon
food and essential item distributions every Friday at noon

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 hold distributions on Fridays at noon of essential items and nutritious foods for 40 individuals and families each week. No sign up necessary.
  • Case management continues remotely and by appointment. Call to schedule an appointment.
  • We continue to serve as a mailing address for those experiencing homelessness or in need of a reliable address.
  • Weekly mail distributions are conducted on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • The Center has joined a coalition of local service providers, including Action in Maturity (AIM), Keswick and St. Mary’s Outreach Center, to coordinate food distributions and case management to older adults in Hampden.
  • Counseling referrals to Springboard Community Services are available directly from the Center. Call us today.
  • Legal assistance is provided via partnership with Maryland Legal Aid. Call us today for a referral.
  • We receive regular policy and program updates from the Baltimore City Department of Human Services. If you have questions about current benefits or other programs, please call us.
  • We are connecting clients to our incredible community partners who can provide additional services.

Virtual Youth Enrichment Program

we're staying connected despite the distance - virtual youth enrichment program

Virtual activities from our amazing partners will include Art with a Heart, Code in the Schools, Hampden Dance Arts, JHU Sharing Languages, TasteWise Kids and Academic Tutoring support from CovEducation! We hope to add outdoor instruction and learning opportunities as appropriate throughout the semester so stay tuned!

If you would like your student to join the fun please contact Pierre Sanders at psanders@hampdenfamilycenter.org or 410-467-8710 with questions.

The virtual spring semester program for students K-5 begins Monday, January 25, 2021.

#stopthespread

Donate a mask. Help stop the spread.
Drop off your donation at Falkenhan's Hardware (3401 Chestnut Ave) or call the Center at 410-467-8710.

Zoom Fitness Classes

chair yoga

Get moving with these Zoom fitness classes held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays! Classes are taught by Debbie Bena, in partnership with MedStar Health. Please direct questions to 443-444-4793.

Tutoring Resources

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We have partnered with CovEducation to bring virtual mentoring and tutoring to Hampden students in grades K-12. Parents and guardians can sign up online and choose from a list of available mentors based on: schedules, school subjects, and grade level. Especially now during COVID, they are bringing academic support straight to your home. Please contact Outreach Team Member Ella at ella.stark@yale.edu with any questions.

St. Mary's Outreach

St. Mary's Outreach CenterSt. Mary’s Outreach Center (SMOC) offices have moved to the Hampden Family Center. 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.

Counseling

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.

Springboard Community Services

Springboard Community Services (formerly Family & Children Services) is partnering with Hampden Family Center to provide individual and family counseling services for community residents. In-person and Telehealth appointments are now available, please contact the Center for a referral. Medicaid is accepted.

Support Groups

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                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”
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