Family Focus Nuestra Familia Cicero services Cicero, Berwyn, Melrose Park, Northlake and the surrounding suburbs.
After-school activities are offered Monday through Friday during the critical hours of 3 p.m.-6 p.m., the time when a lack of constructive activity and supervision can lead to risk-taking behavior. Most students attend four to five days per week through the regular school year. Programs focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), literacy, homework help, and arts activities.
Family Focus Nuestra Familia Cicero is currently offering after-school programs at Burnham Elementary.
A staff member is available to help families get enrolled in programs like home visiting, as well as referring them to other programs and services in the community. The coordinator will work with families to access their needs and determine what program and other service referrals can benefit the family the most.
Doulas are experienced professionals who provide physical, emotional, and educational support for a birthing person before, during, and after childbirth. A doula does not replace medical personnel such as a doctor or midwife but supports the pregnant participant he mother or birthing person with pre- and postnatal care, connections to healthcare and supportive services, and labor coaching. Using a doula helps create a safe environment to give birth, assists with breastfeeding and lactation, and provides a support system for families to help with anything unexpected.
The home visiting program is open to caregivers with children from newborn to 3 years old. Parents receive visits from their home visitor to ensure their child is meeting development milestones through parent-child activities and education. Activities guide parents and children in sharing and learning activities that improve gross motor, language, fine motor, social, and emotional skills. Parent curriculum includes good maternal or paternal and child health, home safety, food security, positive parenting, and school readiness. Most home visiting programs also invite the parents to engage with other parents in the program through community events or support groups.
Immigration and Citizenship Support
Family Focus provides immigrant families and individuals with bilingual services to provide pathways to success including assistance with the citizenship process by accredited staff, DACA renewal, interpretation services, ESL and GED classes, citizenship classes, referrals to healthcare, education, and employment resources, and more.
Contact us about program enrollment or other general inquiries