Anniversary Gala

This year's Anniversary Gala will be Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Tickets, tables and sponsorship information is now available here.


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.




  • 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


The proof that our programs work is in the evidence. The state average of families who receive support from the Department of Children and Family Services that are re-reported the year later is 32%. At Family Focus, only 1% of participants are re-reported. That's the Family Focus difference.


Volunteers Needed for Citizenship Workshops

Family Focus' Immigrant Family Resource Program and New Americans Initiative helps immigrants in the State of Illinois access and navigate state services. This April Family Focus is hosting two citizenship workshops for legal permanent residents that are eligible to become US citizens.  Workshops are taking place 4/28 in Cicero and 4/21 in Aurora. We're looking for volunteers for both events. Call Family Focus Aurora at 708-652-0900 for workshop locations, hours and more information, or email for more information or to volunteer.

For those looking to attend the Cicero citizenship workshop, please see this flyer for more details. For questions about the Aurora workshop, please contact 708-652-0900.