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Hampden Family Center's 20th Anniversary

Hampden Family Center's 20th Anniversary

Thank you to all our supporters!

The 20th anniversary celebration was a tremendous success! Thanks to everyone who participated into making it the best event it could be! Many thanks to Alice Ann Finnerty, event chair, and to the dynamic and talented event committee for all their hard work. Many thanks to all our sponsors and friends who made this event possible.

A special thank you to David Wells of The Wine Source for his extreme generosity and Chad Gauss of The Food Market for the most delicious food, and Carey Talucci of Carey’s Fine Foods for scrumptious desserts. Hats off to Amy Dibos for organizing an amazing silent and live auction with the help of Carol Breining and Leslie Stevenson; Paula Bogert for amazing graphics; Libby Francis – The Modest Florist for beautiful blossoms; Mary Allyn Distler and First Floor Graphics for exceptional signage and Doug Spiro of SpiroVision for condensing 20 years of activity into a beautiful video, and to both Doug and Daniel McGarrity for photographing the event.

Thanks to Mary Beth Marsden for serving as our MC and Brennen Phillips for serving as the auctioneer. We could not have done it without you! The Family Center is grateful for the support it has received from the community over the past 20 years. It is because of you that we are able to celebrate 20 years serving the Hampden community.

We thank our sponsors for this event: Platinum - The Food Market, The Wine Source; Gold - Joe Finnerty & Clara Bingham, MedStar Health, SpiroVision; Silver - Keswick Multicare, PJ Bogert Graphic Design, The Modest Florist; Bronze - Clean Cuts, Falkenhans Hardware, Junior League of Baltimore, MA Graphic Design, The Turnover Shop; Friends - Academy Ford – Laurel, IronRisk Strategies, Anita Healy O’Neill, Eileen & Tate McCoy

What's going on at the center this month?

After-School Enrichment Program (1st-5th grades)

After-School Enrichment ProgramThe Hampden Family Center’s After-School Enrichment Program provides daily positive youth development activities to children in grades 1-5. With a focus on strengthening and improving skills through applied learning, the students participate in enrichment activities in the arts, music, science, and athletics. The program is held Monday through Friday, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Limited space.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

If you have children 5 years and younger and/or are pregnant or 6 months postpartum, please visit the center to speak with Rhonda from WIC. By appointment only – please call 410-614-4848. *WIC is on site the second Thursday of the each month*


Adult Literacy

Adult Literacy ClassBrush up on the skills you need to earn your General Equivalency Diploma. Spring is here and with it a new semester. Classes begin April 21. Feel free to stop by to get information and speak with the instructor, Mike. The classes are free, in partnership with the Greater Homewood Community Corporation, and are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Fitness for 50+

Get into shape with an exercise class for those 50 and older! Led by a trained professional from MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, classes are every held Tuesday 11 a.m.-12 p.m.



Blood Pressure Screenings

Offered the third Friday of each month 11 a.m.-12 p.m. A cardiovascular educator from Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital will be on hand to measure your blood pressure and discuss the results with you.



Online Calendar

Check out our online calendar!

Never miss another Hampden Family Center program or event again! Stay up-to-date with our new online calendar.

Community Intern and Volunteers Needed

Are you looking to positively impact the life a child and give back to the community? If so, consider our community internship or volunteer opportunities.

Benefit Assistance

Need assistance in attaining such benefits as food stamps? Call to schedule an appointment or stop by 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Thursday or Friday.

Energy Assistance (MEAP)

If you need a little help with your gas or electric bill, stop by the Family Center or call 410-467-8710 to make an appointment. Walter Jackson can help you apply for energy assistance. Walter is on site is at the Family Center every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fuel Fund of Maryland

A representative is on site every Wednesday from 9:30 -5:00pm to assist those in need of additional resources for utility bills. Please call 410-467-8710 to make an appointment as there are required documents to be furnished.

About the center

On June 10, 1995, the Hampden Family Center became fully operational, providing services to any Hampden resident. Learn more about how the center started.

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