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Hats Off A Great Success! Thank You!

What a great party and successful event! This event would not have been impossible to have without the efforts of many. There are far too many people to list but a special thank you goes out to the party planning committee for their hard work and enthusiasm — they did a dynamite job!

We kept it local this year — not only the venue but all the vendors! Many thanks to Jody and Abby of The Ideal Arts Space — what a fantastic venue for a party and creatively decorated with beautiful blue suede shoe mini gardens thanks to Libby Francis and The Modest Florist. The BBQ from Blue Pit has to be the best in the City not to be outdone by the delicious desserts from The Charmery and Sweet Side Café. Libations were free flowing thanks to the generosity of David Wells and The Wine Source and served up by our friends from The Food Market.

We are very grateful for the generosity and support we received from our silver sponsors: Capital Funding Bank, Falkenhan’s, Keswick-Multi Care and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in addition to Bronze sponsor: Brad and Christine Chambers. Many thanks to the local merchants — we could not have done this without your help. It is through their support that we are able to host such a terrific event.

Under Construction

As you may have noticed, the Family Center has been undergoing major renovations these last several months. Most recently the façade of the building has taken on a very different look. Gone are the store front windows and “walk way” to the front door. Wondering what is going to be behind the doors? Well for one all the programs and services that you have accessed and enjoyed will continue in this newly renovated space. Programs such as senior luncheons, exercise class, after-school and summer enrichment will continue to be offered as will GED and computer classes. In addition, the new space will provide additional classrooms, offices and computer labs that will enable us to expand the programs and services to best serve our community. In the meantime all programs and services are offered at St. Luke’s Church 800 West 36th Street. Any questions please call 410-467-810.

Programs and Services

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 stroke, 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." Program currently is session. Call 855-546-2105 for more information. Cost: Free

Study Buddy

Study BuddyThis program offers one-on-one tutoring for students in grades K-12. Students are matched with volunteers for one-on-one tutoring. This program is free. Call Doug, Program Manager 410-467-8710 to discuss your child’s needs. Tuesdays, 6–7 p.m.



After-School Enrichment Program

After-School Enrichment Program

The After-School Enrichment Program provides homework help and positive youth development activities for children in grades 1-5. Your child can do better in school through individual tutoring and homework help working with a staff and volunteers on their reading, writing and math skills. In addition, your child will enjoy Taekwondo, music, skateboarding, art and gardening just to name a few. Children are picked up from Hampden Elementary/Middle School and St. Thomas Aquinas School.


Schedule: Monday - Friday, 2:30–5:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per child, per month
Registration: $50 (includes $25 registration fee and first month’s payment)




Senior Luncheon

senior luncheon

Senior Luncheon on Friday, March 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit and join us for lunch. 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.

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.

Adult Education

Adult education

Start working towards your GED! Registration for the spring session coming soon. The next class begins April 18, 2017 at our temporary location, St. Luke’s Church 800 West 36th Street. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call 410-467-8710.

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.

Benefit Assistance

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

Fuel Fund of Maryland

A representative is onsite on Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. 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.

Seedco EarnBenefits

Need assistance in attaining such benefits as: food stamps, healthcare, housing 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.

Inclement Weather Policy

The Hampden Family Center follows BCPS inclement weather policy for delays, closings and early dismissal.

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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