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Family Focus Lawndale

Family Focus Lawndale Family Focus was founded on the simple but powerful idea that happy, healthy children are raised by competent, confident parents.

Inspired by Bernice Weissbourd’s founding vision, we build on every family’s inherent strengths and values to support them in achieving their goals. Our mission is to promote the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening their families in and with their communities. We’re in eight communities through the Chicagoland area and reach over 20,000 people every year with parent s

Inspired by Bernice Weissbourd’s founding vision, we build on every family’s inherent strengths and values to support them in achieving their goals. Our mission is to promote the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening their families in and with their communities. We’re in eight communities through the Chicagoland area and reach over 20,000 people every year with parent s

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Family Focus wishes all of our families a Happy Mother’s Day!
05/08/2022

Family Focus wishes all of our families a Happy Mother’s Day!

On Tuesday, May 3rd, our leadership team visited classrooms at Hyde Park and South Shore, and presented our outstanding ...
05/06/2022

On Tuesday, May 3rd, our leadership team visited classrooms at Hyde Park and South Shore, and presented our outstanding teachers and aids with flowers, cards, and hugs. Happy : we ❤️ our teachers!

Congratulations to  Kenilworth Union Church   on hosting it's 22nd Annual Outreach Benefit, "Murmuration of Hope”! Famil...
05/06/2022

Congratulations to Kenilworth Union Church on hosting it's 22nd Annual Outreach Benefit, "Murmuration of Hope”! Family Focus is honored to have been one of more than 40 social service agencies honored at the benefit, and we are grateful for your continued support!

Wishing everyone a happy Cinco de Mayo! This holiday commemorates Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the ...
05/05/2022
Ideas For Celebrating Cinco de Mayo With Kids [Activities & Food] - Family Focus Blog

Wishing everyone a happy Cinco de Mayo! This holiday commemorates Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the battle of Puebla in 1862; and has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and history. Here are some fun activities you can share with your child: how will you celebrate? https://bit.ly/3vJgz9F

Enjoy these Cinco De Mayo activities for kids, Cinco de Mayo food ideas, and free printable Cinco de Mayo coloring pages.

As we celebrate , we are grateful for all teachers who work tirelessly to help educate our children: you’re rockstars!
05/04/2022

As we celebrate , we are grateful for all teachers who work tirelessly to help educate our children: you’re rockstars!

Family Focus Lawndale will be hosting a Community Day and Resource Fair on Monday, April 11th, from 10am to 2pm. Come jo...
04/09/2022

Family Focus Lawndale will be hosting a Community Day and Resource Fair on Monday, April 11th, from 10am to 2pm. Come join us for a day of face painting and balloon art, community-based vendors, raffles, baby item giveaways (diapers, wipes, clothes, etc), and more. We look forward to seeing you!

As we end , we celebrate  and recognize the importance of families and caregivers, who are the first and most important ...
04/08/2022

As we end , we celebrate and recognize the importance of families and caregivers, who are the first and most important teachers for children!

Family Focus congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic confirmation to the United States Supreme Court! ...
04/07/2022

Family Focus congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic confirmation to the United States Supreme Court! The first Black woman to sit on the court, 's confirmation is not only an historic achievement, but will help children of color, especially girls, aspire to go wherever their dreams take them in life.

Almost to the end of the week! On this , we celebrate all the ways children make art: from elbow macaroni to painting, t...
04/07/2022

Almost to the end of the week! On this , we celebrate all the ways children make art: from elbow macaroni to painting, to music, song and dance, drawing, writing or storytelling, there's no limit to a child's ways to express themselves. How can you nurture a child's creativity and imagination?

Family Focus is joining the  Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights   to fight for health care and economic...
04/07/2022

Family Focus is joining the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to fight for health care and economic justice in Illinois!

There are only a few days left of the state legislative session, and we need your support -- please take a moment to send an email to your Senator and Representative to support the legislative platform! https://bit.ly/3uZ0xXl

Halfway through ! Today we celebrate Work Together Wednesday. The smallest things -- from books, to a pile of branches, ...
04/06/2022

Halfway through ! Today we celebrate Work Together Wednesday. The smallest things -- from books, to a pile of branches, to paper and crayons, can fire up a child's imagination. Likewise, doing it with a friend can make that experience even more meaningful, while building teamwork and social skills. What can you do today to help children work together?

Family Focus is joining the  Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights   to fight for health care and economic...
04/06/2022

Family Focus is joining the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to fight for health care and economic justice in Illinois!

There are only a few days left of the state legislative session, and we need your support -- please take a moment to send an email to your Senator and Representative to support the legislative platform! https://bit.ly/3uZ0xXl

It's Tasty Tuesday! As we continue to celebrate , remember that cooking with your kids is not only great bonding time, i...
04/05/2022

It's Tasty Tuesday! As we continue to celebrate , remember that cooking with your kids is not only great bonding time, it also helps them practice their reading, math, teamwork and time management skills! What were your favorite foods to cook with your parents?

Family Focus is joining the  Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights   to fight for health care and economic...
04/05/2022

Family Focus is joining the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to fight for health care and economic justice in Illinois!

There are only a few days left of the state legislative session, and we need your support -- please take a moment to send an email to your Senator and Representative to support the legislative platform! https://bit.ly/3uZ0xXl

Family Focus home visiting and preschool programs give parents resources for fostering language development. Watch this ...
04/04/2022
LSX PSA: Talk with Me

Family Focus home visiting and preschool programs give parents resources for fostering language development. Watch this to learn about the critical importance of communication and language in early childhood! https://bit.ly/3u5MwYK

Research confirms that conversations between parents and children foster children’s brain processing, language and cognitive development. Sacha Kyle, Melissa...

Today we celebrate  with Music 🎶 Monday. We can't wait to see and share the memories you'll create with your kids this w...
04/04/2022

Today we celebrate with Music 🎶 Monday. We can't wait to see and share the memories you'll create with your kids this week!

Did you know that support for parents is one of the most effective ways to help end child abuse? As we mark National Chi...
04/01/2022

Did you know that support for parents is one of the most effective ways to help end child abuse? As we mark National Child Abuse Awareness Month, we will show you how thriving families depend on strong support systems -- coming from family, friends, neighbors, and others in the community; and how organizations like Family Focus help make the well-being of children and families a priority. Learn what it takes to invest in families by visiting https://bit.ly/3uImvhs.

¡¡¡ANUNCIO IMPORTANTE!!!¡A partir de hoy, los adultos sin estatus mayores de 55 años pueden inscribirse en la cobertura ...
04/01/2022

¡¡¡ANUNCIO IMPORTANTE!!!

¡A partir de hoy, los adultos sin estatus mayores de 55 años pueden inscribirse en la cobertura de atención médica! Vaya a https://bit.ly/3NxrcmF para solicitar cobertura.
Tendremos más información en los próximos días y semanas para responder a todas sus preguntas, pero mientras tanto, ¡puede inscribirse HOY!

Don’t forget to wear blue today! You can join thousands across the nation and show your support for Child Abuse Preventi...
04/01/2022

Don’t forget to wear blue today! You can join thousands across the nation and show your support for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, wear blue, and post your pictures with the hashtag . 💙

This Women’s History Month, Family Focus honors Ethel Verry Knight (1898 – 1991), who served as the executive director o...
03/31/2022

This Women’s History Month, Family Focus honors Ethel Verry Knight (1898 – 1991), who served as the executive director of Chicago Child Care Society for more than 35 years, from 1926 to 1962! During her leadership, CCCS placed more than 10,000 orphaned children in safe, nurturing homes; helped establish national standards for child-care agencies; and helped lead the creation of our Hyde Park location!

This Women’s History Month, Family Focus honors Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), a prominent champion of early childhood educat...
03/30/2022

This Women’s History Month, Family Focus honors Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), a prominent champion of early childhood education; investigative journalism; and defender of human rights in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among her numerous accomplishments, she also worked to create educational opportunities for Black children and founded the first kindergarten for that purpose!

Don’t forget: this Friday, April 1st is WEAR BLUE DAY. You can join thousands across the nation and show your support fo...
03/29/2022

Don’t forget: this Friday, April 1st is WEAR BLUE DAY. You can join thousands across the nation and show your support for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month by wearing blue this Friday, April 1st and posting your pictures with the hashtag . 💙

Family Focus thanks Ron Lewis, Ph. D., for his inspirational keynote address at our annual staff Winter Institute. Thank...
03/25/2022

Family Focus thanks Ron Lewis, Ph. D., for his inspirational keynote address at our annual staff Winter Institute. Thank you Dr. Lewis!

Illinois  State Rep. Rita Mayfield  (60th District) spoke to our management team today, about current family needs in La...
03/16/2022

Illinois State Rep. Rita Mayfield (60th District) spoke to our management team today, about current family needs in Lake County. We thank her for being with us and for standing with our families in Lake County! https://bit.ly/3KLUID6

On this  Family Focus honors the courage, determination and leadership of women and girls everywhere. We salute JoAnn Av...
03/08/2022

On this Family Focus honors the courage, determination and leadership of women and girls everywhere. We salute JoAnn Avery (pictured left) on her 40th anniversary of working for Family Focus Evanston, who has changed the lives of thousands of children over 40 years!

Family Focus was honored to partner with the  Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter  , and  Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Ph...
03/04/2022

Family Focus was honored to partner with the Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter , and Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated to shower Lawndale Moms and Moms-To-Be with gifts of love this past Saturday. More than 80 cars participated, and together we collected hundreds of gifts for our participants, including strollers, car seats, bouncers, diapers, wipes, clothes, toys, and so much more! Our sincerest thank you to our donors, and to the women and men of CMAC & Xi Lambda!

Virtual Community Safety Town Halls: Join us to inform the City's efforts to reduce violence and help us make our neighb...
03/04/2022

Virtual Community Safety Town Halls: Join us to inform the City's efforts to reduce violence and help us make our neighborhoods safer! https://bit.ly/3pD7FXT

Join us to inform the City's efforts to reduce violence and help make our neighborhoods safer! https://bit.ly/3II7rGj
03/04/2022

Join us to inform the City's efforts to reduce violence and help make our neighborhoods safer! https://bit.ly/3II7rGj

Family Focus President & CEO Dara Munson has been recognized as one of the top ten black women making an impact in Chica...
03/02/2022
10 of Chicago’s Top Black Women of Impact — 2022

Family Focus President & CEO Dara Munson has been recognized as one of the top ten black women making an impact in Chicago. Congratulations Dara! https://bit.ly/3LWP2aC

During challenging times, the 10 women named to our Black Women of Impact List for 2022 have taken the helm of a range of different important institutions and h

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02/28/2022

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Family Focus South Shore celebrates Black History by involving students! Over the course of last week, kids were invited...
02/25/2022

Family Focus South Shore celebrates Black History by involving students! Over the course of last week, kids were invited to participate in spirit week by wearing shades of love, showing love for their favorite sport teams, representing their favorite colleges, wearing all black, and representing black history with Pan-African colors, and many other activities!

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3517 W Arthington St
Chicago, IL
60624

Blue Line: Kedzie/Homan Stop; Homan/Kimball Bus #82: Arthington Stop

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(773) 722-5057

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Are you enrolled in high school yet? Are you ready to get your high school diploma? Are you interested in small classes, dedicated teachers and staff? We offer free childcare services. Now is the time to enroll, WE HAVE SLOTS AVAILABLE! You can reach us at (773) 305-9300 for more information or stop by the school to register (1116 N Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL).
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