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

Family Focus Anniversary Gala Honoring The Steans Family on June 25, 2014

FAMILY FOCUS ANNIVERSARY GALA

Family Focus Anniversary Gala
Honoring the Steans Family
Palmer House Hotel
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Reception 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:45 p.m.

To view the invitation, click here

Sponsorship opportunities:

Corporate Sponsorship

Individual Sponsorship

Individual Tickets:

Tickets are $350 each
To purchase tickets, click here

Family Focus is grateful for the generosity of our sponsors:

Visionary
Susan and Richard Kiphart

Luminary

Steans Family
Bernice Weissbourd

Premier

Champion
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Chicago Tribune
The Crown Family
Beverly and Warren Hayford
Kay and Jim Mabie
MB Financial Bank
Morgan Stanley
Prairie Capital
Pritzker Family Foundation
Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P.
Sidley Austin LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP

Patron
Baxter International Inc.
Crowe Horwath LLP
Deloitte
Ernst & Young, LLP
First Bank & Trust
Hub International Midwest, Ltd.
Irving Harris Foundation
Carol and Edward Kaplan
Mesirow Financial
Northern Trust
The PrivateBank
Diana and Bruce Rauner
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe
Steven Kent
Wolf & Company

Supporter
Ariel Investments
Merri and Mitchell Ex
E. Vaughn Gordy III
Amanda and Carol Kloster
Frances and Elliot Lehman
Addie and Harold Morrison
Cathy and Bill Osborn
Esther S. Saks
SB Friedman Development Advisors
Penny Bender Sebring and Charles Ashby Lewis
Rita Sussman
Anne and John Tuohy
Urban Partnership Bank

 

Family Focus Youth Gets Four Year Scholarship from Magic Johnson

Family Focus Youth Gets Four Year Scholarship from Magic Johnson

Haman Cross IV, shown here with basketball legend Magic Johnson and Governor Pat Quinn, was presented a four year scholarship to the college of his choice in an emotional presentation at the Magic Johnson Lawndale Bridgescape Academy, an alternative school for troubled youth.  Mr. Johnson said of Haman Cross IV,

“If I did not know Haman I would have never thought he was in high school by the way he carries himself and speaks. Listening to him lets me know more of these schools are needed."

Haman Cross, who worked as a Family Focus summer camp counselor this past summer and whose father is a Resource Coordinator with Family Focus, has said his dream school is the University of Michigan.

Click Here to read an article and watch a video posted on CBS Chicago Local!

Rivera

"[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

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