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A Taste of Hampden {2014}
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.

A Taste of Hampden {2014}

Back by popular demand – A Taste of Hampden will be held October 23, 6-9 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the programs and services of the Hampden Family Center. A Taste showcases many of Hampden’s wonderful restaurants and businesses, including 13.5%, The Art House, Asian Taste, Birroteca, Blue Pit BBQ, Café Cito, Café Hon, The Charmery, Common Ground, Corner BYOB, Daniela Pasta & Pastries, The Food Market, Frazier’s on The Avenue, Golden West Café, Holy Frijoles, Kodee Cakes, Ma Petite Shoe & Chocolates, Rocket to Venus, Woodberry Kitchen …and more! Enjoy samplings of the local fare while relaxing with friend and enjoying a glass of wine/beer. $35 in advance/$40 at door {Get your tickets here}

What's going on at the center?

NEW PROGRAM: Middle School After-School Enrichment Program

Students in grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to enroll in drop-in classes in a variety of subject areas!  Some enrichment classes offered may include those that are familiar such as Tae Kwon Do and Access Art. Other classes may include Becoming a Naturalist, Culinary Arts, Drama, Leadership Development, Dance, Art Club, Youth Voice Recording Studio, etc.
A different class will be offered each day of the week, and youth can choose to enroll in one, some, or all of the classes offered. The program begins October 6 – stop by the Family Center to register and enroll.

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, or if you are pregnant or 6 months postpartum, please visit the center on Thursday, October 9 anytime between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to speak with a WIC worker who can assist with the application process to receive supplemental food benefits.


Blood Pressure Screening

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



Senior Luncheon

Friday, October 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us for a hot meal with friends and participate in a fun filled activity. Senior Lunches are free, but advance registration is required as seating is limited. Please call to reserve your spot.



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.

When: 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.-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.

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