Dear Families and Friends,

I am absolutely delighted to share some exciting news with all of you! Family Focus is embracing a greener approach, and I couldn't be more thrilled to welcome you to our brand-new digital newsletter.

This newsletter is more than just a platform for updates; it's an avenue for sharing valuable insights, celebrating achievements, and igniting positive change as we continue to empower families across Chicagoland. I invite each one of you to join us on this incredible journey.

As we embark on this new chapter, we want you to be an integral part of the process. We are looking for a name that truly embodies the spirit of Family Focus and all that we stand for. Join us in choosing a compelling name for our digital newsletter. Simply, cast your vote now (it takes just 2 minutes) by clicking here. The deadline is August 21.

Let's come together as a united Family Focus community and create something truly special. Your participation will make a significant impact, just as every member of our Family Focus family plays a vital role in the positive changes we bring to the lives of children and families in our community.

Thank you for being a part of this wonderful journey with us. Your generous contributions play a vital role in sustaining our programs and supporting the families we serve. If you would like to make a difference and support our mission, we invite you to donate today. Your support enables us to continue providing valuable services and opportunities to communities in need.

With heartfelt gratitude,

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Celebrating FY2023 Accomplishments

Thank you for your support over the past year! As we step into fiscal year 2024, we're thrilled to share with you some of the highlights of our programs this past year. Your support was instrumental in making this happen – thank you for being on this journey with us!

Celebrating The Power Of Dreams: 2023 Dinner Recap

The annual Dream Builders Dinner raised over $600,000 to support the mission of Family Focus. The event featured Honoree Chancellor Juan Salgado (pictured) introduced by Dr. Walter Massey, and highlighted the importance of family support partnerships in the community.

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Celebrating Our Preschool Graduates

It’s a time of joy as we celebrate our preschool graduates! More than 60 children graduated last month from our Hyde Park and South Shore preschools. These children have completed a critical chapter of their education journey, and we are so proud to celebrate their achievements: from counting to colors, to shapes and letters and more, these kids are kindergarten ready! Let's applaud these remarkable graduates!

Program Spotlight: Doula Services

Family Focus is expanding its Doula services to Belmont Cragin, Evanston, Highland Park, and South Holland, with a goal to support 200 families by the end of the year. Click below to learn more about this vital resource!

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Family Focus Continues To Respond To Migrant Crisis

More than 10,000 asylum seekers, migrants and refugees have arrived in Chicagoland. Click below to learn how Family Focus is responding to this challenge.

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Strengthening Our Advocacy Team

Family Focus is expanding our policy and advocacy team so we can better advocate for our participants, at all levels of government. Click below to learn more about our newest team member!

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Join Us for the First Family Focus Job Fair!

Are you passionate about empowering individuals and strengthening families? Family Focus wants you to join our team for the first annual job fair!

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Sip & Shop For Family Focus!

Join Family Focus and designer Maria Pinto for a wine-tasting and shopping event on September 14th to support families and children. RSVP required.

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Special Thanks: Addressing Mental Health With Healing Care And Practices

We are grateful to all of our donors who are working to address the mental health needs of our participants, children and families, including an Anonymous Family Foundation, the Bright Promises Foundation, the Highland Park Community Foundation, and Northwestern Medicine.

Their continued support allows us to implement programs to help meet the mental health needs of our participants, including addressing pandemic stressors and behavioral challenges in our preschool students; counseling in neighborhoods plagued by poverty and violence; community support after the 2022 attack in Highland Park, and more. Remember: mental health care is essential health care!

Special Thanks: Lights, Camera, Action!

We are grateful for all of our donors – your gifts make our work possible. Special shout out to the Woman’s Club of Evanston, for supporting JoAnn Avery’s ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ Summer Camp in Evanston!

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