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The mission of the Hampden Family Center is to enrich the lives of Hampden residents through education and professional support, and to encourage individual growth and community fellowship.

Annual Christmas Party!

Christmas Angels

Our annual Hampden Family Christmas Party was held on December 13.

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Christmas Angels

Christmas Angels

Be an angel and adopt a local child for the holiday!

The Family Center and volunteers from the community participate in the Christmas Angel Program for needy children ages 0-12. A child’s wish list is provided to the Christmas Angel specifying the child’s age and request. For more information or to become an Angel, call 410-467-8710 or stop by the center. Christmas Angels donors have begun delivering gifts! We are so thankful for all of our community supporters!


What's going on at the center this month?

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

Your child will work with a volunteer from a local college or university on their reading, writing and math skills. In addition, your child will enjoy TaeKwonDo, Yoga, gardening, learn Japanese and work on art projects! Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.



If you are have children 5 years and younger and/or are pregnant or 6 months postpartum please visit the center on Thursday, November 13 anytime between 9:00 and 4:30 to speak with a WIC worker who can assist with the application process to receive supplemental food benefits.


Senior Luncheon

The holidays are upon us! Enjoy a festive lunch and celebrate with friends on Friday, December 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Santa may even pay a visit! Space is limited. Please call the Family Center at 410-467-8710 to reserve your place.



Adult Literacy

New class to begin in January. Brush up on the skills you need to earn your General Equivalency Diploma. Classes are held in partnership with Greater Homewood Community Corporation. The class is free. Students pay $25 for the textbook.


Center Closings for Holidays

We need Study Buddies!

The Family Center will be closed beginning Thursday, December 25, and reopen Monday, January 5 at 9 a.m. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy holiday and all the best for the New Year!

Inclement Weather Policy

We need Study Buddies!

Hampden Family Center follows Baltimore City Public Schools inclement weather policy relating to closings, delays and early dismissals.

Community Intern and Volunteers Needed

We need Study Buddies!

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.

Blood Pressure Screenings

We need Study Buddies!

Blood pressure screenings are offered the third Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. A cardiovascular educator can measure your blood pressure and discuss your results.

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.

Exercise Class

Get into shape! Exercise class for 50+ held Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This class is led by a trained professional from Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital.

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. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Seedco Earn Benefits

Need assistance in attaining such benefits as: food stamps, healthcare, housing and utilities support and tax credits. To make an appointment, call 410-467-8710, or stop by the center.

Fuel Fund of Maryland

A representative is on site Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist those in need of additional resources for utility bills.

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.

Show your support

Supporting Hampden Family Center easy! You can even make a secure online donation using our Network for Good page. You can make a difference in the lives of Hampden residents.

Stay connected

Keep up to date with the happenings of Hampden Family Center through our Facebook page and our email newsletter, sent out six times a year.

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