Get to Know Family Focus

Learn how Family Focus helps nurture children by strengthening families. We help caregivers put the pieces of parenting together, one piece at a time.

 

 

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Success Stories

A.D. came to Illinois with her son, Javier. She did not speak English, making her feel out of place and lonely. She became a participant in Family Focus’s programing and drastically improved her life. A.D. learned English and gained parenting knowledge. She now has three daughters, all of whom have been a part of the Family Focus programming preparing them for pre-school and beyond.

 

 

Testimonials

  • I wanted to dance just like other girls did. But we didn't have the money and transporation for dance class. [Family Focus] helped me overcome this obstacle.

                            -Haide, Age 13

     

    I love ballet [but] the classes are too expensive for my family...and the program [at Family Focus] helped me to get a scholarship. I am more responsible and I put more effort into what I do.

                            -Juliana, Age 11

  • "[My dream] is for my sons to go to college, my daughter too, so they can have a better life.” Rivera looked at her newly-secured citizenship certificate. “It’s not too late for me either now that I have this,” Francisca Rivera

  • “I made a good choice in coming to the Family Focus program,” reflected Jamilla Chatman, “I feel better than what I did. I was failing, but now I’m doing a lot better!”

  • "Before the class, I didn't know walking, standing and leaning may help stimulate contractions, and that kneeling may relieve back pain and hemorrhoids. I'm glad I attended the Prenatal classes." - Antone Robinson, teen father

  •  "I was thankful my doula was at my birth. I thanked her for her services before she left the hospital".-- Gabrielle Young, teen mother

STATISTICS

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015

 

Strategic Plan Executive Summary

From a single drop-in center in Evanston, Illinois, Family Focus now provides holistic family support services to over 20,000 individuals through programming, outreach, and crisis services.

OUR SUPPORTERS

Successful Ballet Classes for Young Girls

I wanted to dance just like other girls did. But we didn't have the money and transporation for dance class. [Family Focus] helped me overcome this obstacle.

                        -Haide, Age 13

 

I love ballet [but] the classes are too expensive for my family...and the program [at Family Focus] helped me to get a scholarship. I am more responsible and I put more effort into what I do.

                        -Juliana, Age 11

#GivingTuesday

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday it's Giving Tuesday, a global day where non-profits, charities, families, businesses, community centers, families, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

 Your support helps keep over 17,000 children thriving and builds lifelong skills and networks that impact their future and our community.

Any donation amount will:

  • Buy books for children to have in their home
  • Sponsor children summer camps to keep them safe and active
  • Support a parent in our ESL class who is trying to learn English so they can work
  • Support a father is a year-long program so he can build a relationship with his children
  • Provide after school snack for children.

Show your support by taking an #UnSelfie! Take a picture of yourself with a sign stating why you support Family Focus. Share your photo with us on Twitter @FamilyFocus or Facebook and use the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #FamilyFocus.

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Family Focus is a top-rated nonprofit whose focus helps Chicago-area families living in low-income communities give their children the best possible start in life. We help families gain the confidence and skills to be the parents they want to be. By offering customized classes, support groups and referral services in a welcoming and caring environment, Family Focus helps families help themselves while building a relationship based on equality and respect. Since 1976, its successful results have proved the value of the family support approach to improving the lives of children have led to Family Focus’ methods being adopted by other non-profit organizations and agencies nationwide.

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