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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. 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. Join Hampden seniors in fellowship and good fun at the next senior luncheon, held the third Friday of each month 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please call 410-467-8710 to reserve your seat. Get in shape for 50+!

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Taste of Hampden: A Huge Success!

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Hampden Family Center would like to extend a huge thank you for a wonderfully successful Taste of Hampden 2016. Special thanks to all of the many restaurants that participated this year. Taste was a tremendous success due in no small measure to the big hearts of the local establishments that joined us at The Ideal Arts Space for an evening of exceptional food and lots of fun. It was a success because of all of you!

Thank you to our participants: The Art House, Asian Taste, Birroteca, Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar, Café Cito, Café Hon, The Charmery, Common Ground, Corner Charcuterie Bar, Cosima, Dangerously Delicious Pies, Daniela’s Pasta Bar, Five & Dime Ale House, The Food Market, Frazier’s on the Avenue, Harmony Bakery, Holy Frijoles, La Cuchara, Ma Petite Shoe Café, Play Café, Rocket to Venus, Union Craft Brewery, The Sweet Side Café, Wicked Sisters, The Wine Source and Woodberry Kitchen.

Special thanks to Paula Bogert for the design of a great invitation, Libby Francis and The Modest Florist for the wonderful floral arrangements, and Deb Falkenhan who served as the quarterback for this event.

Special Programs Coming Up

Annual Hampden Family Christmas Party

December 10, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Enjoy holiday carols, craft activities and yummy treats while visiting with Santa! Families must pre-register their children 12 and under to receive a small wrapped gift. If you are planning to attend please call 410-467-8710 to register and receive your ticket. Space is limited so please don’t wait!


Senior Luncheon

Senior Luncheon on Friday, December 16, 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.


Programs and Services

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 ProgramThe 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)

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. December 8


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, classes are held every Tuesday 11 a.m.–12 p.m.


Adult Education

Start working towards your GED in the New Year! Registration for the winter session will be held on December 12 at 9:30 a.m. and December 13 at 6 p.m. at Strong City Baltimore’s Adult Learning Center located at 3501 North Charles Street, 21218. The class will begin Tuesday, January 10, 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.

Happy Thanksgiving and Thank YOU!

The Family Center would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of the Center. It is truly an honor to serve the folks in our neighborhood and we are very grateful for that privilege. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Temporary Location During Construction

All Family Center programs and services are operating out of St. Luke's Church 800 West 36th Street during construction.

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.

Annual Christmas Party Needs Toy Donations

If you would like to donate toys for children 12 and under to be distributed at our annual Christmas party please feel free to do so. We would wholeheartedly welcome your donation and you will put a smile on the face of a child!

Calling All Christmas Angels

Be an angel this holiday season and adopt a Hampden child for Christmas. The Family Center sponsors the Christmas Angel Program for children in need ages 0-12. Call 410-467-8710 or stop by the church for more information.

Happy Holidays

The Family Center would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday. We thank you for your support over this past year and wish you a very Happy New Year! May 2017 bring you only the very best..

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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