Family Focus invests in strengthening families and their children in Chicago and NE Illinois so they build social capital and achieve upward economic mobility through high-quality innovative programs and services, grounded in anti-racism and social justice.
WHAT WE DO
Early Childhood Development
We provide parents with training and educational tools to support healthy early childhood development. We work as partners, evaluating benchmarks and providing resources to meet the developmental needs of children. We connect parents to others in their community, creating a support structure that enables the whole family to positively impact a child’s emotional state, ability to socialize, capacity to learn, and preparation for school, for a lifetime of well-being.
Family Focus supports children and youth ages 6-18 through enhanced educational opportunities programs to explore science, technology, engineering and math, as well as sports and cultural activities that encourage healthy development, self-confidence and the ability to create positive relationships.
Family Support Services
By helping parents, grandparents and family members achieve their own personal academic and career goals, we impact the lives of their children. Classes, support groups, and family events help caregivers gain skills and confidence.
PROGRAM STRATEGIES INCLUDE:
- Developmental screenings to ensure that children are reaching important milestones
- Parenting education workshops/support groups
- Evidence-based early childhood curriculum
- Prenatal education and birthing support
- Family goal-setting
- Pre-literacy learning activities
- Focus on father engagement