Who We Are
Founded in 1976 by Bernice Weissbourd, a leading scholar and educator in child development, the organization has grown from a single site to seven direct service centers in the city of Chicago and the greater suburbs. What started as a drop in center for parents to find support with other parents has blossomed into many early childhood, youth and family support services all centered around the mission of strengthening families will nurture the child.
Family Focus continues to engage, educate and empower families to be the teachers and advocates of their children’s healthy development. Our program centers in Aurora, DuPage, Englewood, Evanston, Highland Park, Hermosa/Cicero, and Lawndale reached over 17,000 individuals last year.