COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends,

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.

Stay well,
Hampden Family Center Staff & Board of Directors

Hampden Neighbors

Stay In Touch

Call 410-467-8710 and you will be forwarded to the staff member you are trying to reach.

Do you need support while staying at home?

Hampden’s COVID-19 Response Team is made up of your neighbors who would like to help you stay well. If you need assistance with grocery shopping, medications, dog walking or any other errands, please fill out the forms at the links below. If you know a neighbor or an older adult without access to the internet, please assist them in completing these forms.

Support Services

Food Distribution Sites

For school-aged children, city school sites will provide breakfast and lunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Recreation Centers will provide snacks 2-3 p.m. and dinner 5-7 p.m. Meals are grab-n-go. Find a site here.

For seniors who are in need of meals, please contact Meals on Wheels at 410-558-0827 or Eating Together, a program offered through Maryland Access Point, at 410-396-2273.

Food distribution will continue during the first four Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Hampden United Methodist Church (3449 Falls Road) until further notice.

For more distribution sites and updates, please visit Maryland Food Bank. If you would like to join in this effort, you can donate toward a Back Up Box, containing 30 pounds of shelf-stable, nutritious foods, or sign up for a volunteer shift at mdfoodbank.org/volunteer.

Social Services

For adults who need to apply for SNAP/Food Stamps or other benefits, please contact Ashley Wilkes at the Hampden Family Center (410-467-8710 or awilkes@hampdenfamilycenter.org). The Department of Human Services (DHS) is still accepting benefit applications online, but their offices are closed until further notice.

Food Stamps: The SNAP Emergency Allotment is effective immediately, meaning that individuals and households that receive Food Stamps in Maryland will receive the maximum monthly amount for April and May. Read more here.

Household of 1: $194
Household of 2: $355
Household of 3: $509

Redeterminations: If your Food Stamp benefits were going to expire in March, April or May, your certification period has now been extended by six months. Your benefits will continue for six months.

DHS also extended the redetermination requirements for those Marylanders receiving cash benefits, such as Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) and Temporary Disability Assistance (TDAP), for an additional six months.

Click here to learn more. Or, call the DHS Call Center at 1-800-332-6347 from 8:30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

Replacement EBT cards: Call 1-800-997-2222 to order a new card.

Medical Assistance: Maryland Health Connection has opened a special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders through April 15. You can apply online or call Ashley for assistance.

Women Infants and Children (WIC): WIC is still working remotely with clients. If you need to sign up for this program, or have questions about your current benefits, please call 410-614-4848, or contact the Center.

Rent Relief

The $2 trillion coronavirus response bill provides 120 days of eviction relief for people in federally-funded housing. This means landlords may not charge tenants late fees for delayed payments. The new law also provides additional dollars to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund housing vouchers and rent assistance, so tenants should speak with their local housing agency to discuss their options.

The Fair Housing Action Center of Maryland also created a list of resources for renters seeking financial assistance. Some are listed below.

Health Care & Testing

Talk to a Healthcare Professional

Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 410-601-2222

MedStar eVisit allows you to video chat with a medical provider through your smartphone, tablet or computer. Visit medstarhealth.org/medstar-health-evisit

Testing Sites & Information

If you think you have been exposed to COVID‑19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

MedStar PromptCare (walk-ins)
1420 Key Hwy
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-230-7820

Lifebridge (Sinai Hospital Drive-thru)
2401 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-601-2222

Mercy Medical Center
345 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-332-4866

Maryland Department of Health (for full list of testing sites)
410-767-6871

The closest primary care clinic for uninsured patients is located at:

Shepherd’s Clinic
2800 Kirk Ave. 21218
Call 410-467-7140 ext 3
Serves the following zip codes: 21211, 21212, 21213, 21214, 21215, 21218, 21234, 21239,
and 21206