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Enjoying our new space!

Six months later and with a whole new look the Hampden Family Center’s renovation is complete. For more than a month we have been delivering programs and services in the newly renovated Family Center and everyone is loving our new space and its elevator! The new Center is complete with energy-saving technology, multiple offices for benefits assistance and services, brand new classrooms for GED and computer classes, and a wonderful space for our summer enrichment and after-school programs. We are very grateful to our Capital Campaign Co-Chairs; John Kemp and Bob Schaefer who rallied the forces in our fundraising efforts and to the many foundations and individuals who supported the campaign.

Grand Re-Opening!

On Wednesday, June 7, the Hampden Family Center celebrated its Grand Re-Opening! Community partners, past and present board members, friends and all the generous donors that supported the Capital Campaign all gathered to celebrate the renovated space and the promising opportunity for growth. Mayor Catherine Pugh welcomed guests and applauded the Center’s 22 years of diligent service in Hampden. It was wonderful to see the countless people who have supported the Center for more than two decades, and welcome many new faces who will be a vital part of our future growth.

Thank you to the following individuals and businesses for their donation of time and talent to the Hampden Family Center’s Grand Re-Opening: Ann Beegle · PJ Bogert Design · The Food Market · Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses · Rutland Beard Florist · Harry Selby · Dan Sellers Fine Art · The Wine Source

Mayor Catherine Pugh and Founder Alice Ann Finnerty

Mayor Catherine Pugh and Founder Alice Ann Finnerty

Lisa Ghinger, Executive Director; Neil MacDonald, President; Alice Ann Finnerty, Founder; John Kemp, Capital Campaign Co Chair; Bob Schaefer, Capital Campaign Co Chair

Lisa Ghinger, Executive Director; Neil MacDonald, President; Alice Ann Finnerty, Founder; John Kemp, Capital Campaign Co Chair; Bob Schaefer, Capital Campaign Co Chair

Programs and Services

7th Annual  Health Fair!

The Family Center in partnership with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital will hold the 7th Annual Health Fair Saturday, September 16th 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Free flu shots
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cholesterol and glucose screening
  • Diabetes information
  • Eye screening, heart health and more  

Senior Luncheon

senior luncheonThe next Senior Luncheon is Friday, September 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. In addition to sharing a hot meal with friends you can play a few rounds of Bingo. Senior Lunches are free, but advance registration is required as seating is limited.







Adult Education

Adult educationGet your GED – Classes are held at the Family Center Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration for fall semester will be held by appointment only on September 5th, 6th, & 7th at Strong City Baltimore 3503 North Charles Street. Please call to schedule an appointment 410-261-3500. Classes begin Tuesday, September 12th at 5:30.

Life Balance/Weight Management Program

This 16-week series of classes focuses on helping participants to make healthy lifestyle changes. These lifestyle changes have been known to decrease the risk of diseases, such as stroke and heart disease, and is particularly aimed at reversing type 2 diabetes. The program is facilitated by a registered nurse/coach who will help support participants to make positive health changes. The curriculum for this program is from the "National Diabetes Prevention Program." The program is currently in session. Call 855-546-2105 for more information. Cost: Free.

Summer Schedule

The Family Center will be closed from beginning  Monday, August 21st and will reopen Tuesday, September 5th.

Fitness for 50+

fitness for 50+

Get into shape with an exercise class for those 50 and older! Led by a trained professional from MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, this one-hour, low-impact aerobics and strength training class is held every every Tuesday 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Schedule: September 5, 12, 19 & 26

WIC (Women, Infants, Children)


If you have children 5 years and younger and/or if you're pregnant or 6 months postpartum, please visit our new location and speak with Rhonda from WIC. By appointment only – please call 410-614-4848. WIC is on site the second Thursday of the each month 9 a.m–5 p.m. September 14

Benefit Assistance

If you need a little help with your gas or electric bill, stop by the Family Center and speak with Dominique who can help you apply for energy assistance. Dominque will be on site Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call 410-467-8710 to make an appointment.

Seedco EarnBenefits

Need assistance in attaining such benefits as: food stamps, healthcare, and utilities support and tax credits? To make an appointment with Ashley, call 410-467-8710. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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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