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Six months later and with a whole new look the Hampden Family Center’s renovation is complete. We are very grateful to St. Luke’s Church for allowing us to operate out of their facilities during construction. As of April 24th all programs and services have resumed at 1104 W. 36th Street. 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 after-school and summer enrichment programs. Don’t miss the elevator! Stay tuned for information about an open house, please stop by to say hello in the meantime!

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, May 19, 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 began April 18, 2017. 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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