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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

Summer Enrichment Program

The Summer Enrichment Program provides an engaging and exciting program to community children in first through fifth grades. The program operates June 26, 2017 – August 11, 2017.  Children participate in daily swimming at the Roosevelt Recreation Center, arts, science, and language activities, and weekly field trips throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area. Space is limited, please call 410-467-8710 for more information.


Schedule: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $50 per child, per week
Registration: $100 (includes $50 registration fee and first week’s payment)



Senior Luncheon

senior luncheonThe next Senior Luncheon is Friday, July 21, 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.

There will be no Senior Luncheon in August.





Adult Education

Adult educationAdult Basic Education classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fall classes will resume September 12. For more information, please call Strong City Baltimore at 410-261-3500.


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.

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.

Summer Schedule: July classes canceled; Aug. 1, 8, 15 @ Center; Aug. 22, 29 @ St. Luke's

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 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.

Fuel Fund of Maryland

A Fuel Fund representative is available 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, 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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