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FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.

Focusing On Christ Until Spiritual Excellence is Demonstrated

Morton Grove, IL   |  www.focused-ministries.org

Mission

OUR MISSION To empower young girls and boys through The Word of God to live out their God-given purpose in the earth OUR VISION To see young girls and boys influence their communities as they live out their God-given purpose. OUR CORE VALUES We are FOCUSED on the Word of God. We are PASSIONATE about sharing the love of God with others. We are COMMITTED to the task and challenge of making a difference in the lives of young ladies. We are EXCITED about fulfilling God’s purpose in our community Illinois North Shore area - including but not limited to Skokie, Evanston, Morton Grove, Des Plaines, Glenview, United States

Ruling year info

2016

Founder/President & CEO

Dr. Dr Trisha J J Baker

Executive Director

Mrs. Mrs. Tricia L Murray

Main address

P.O. Box 746

Morton Grove, IL 60053 USA

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EIN

46-1669632

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

GirlsFOCUSED / BoysFOCUSED

In a world that constantly pulls our youth in different directions, it is essential to help them stay FOCUSED on what truly matters. That's why we created GirlsFOCUSED / BoysFOCUSED, a safe and nurturing environment for young ladies and young men to discover their identity in Christ, unleash their passions, talents, and gifts, and achieve great things for God's glory. With monthly meetings led by mature Christian mentors, we provide activities that build confidence and equip these young people with the skills they need to keep Focusing on Christ Until Spiritual Excellence is Demonstrated. Your generosity can make a difference in the lives of these young souls. Join us in our mission to help our youth stay focused on Christ and make a positive impact on the world!

"Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways" (Proverbs 4:25-27).

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

At FOCUSED Ministries, Inc., With the onset of COVID-19, we expanded our focus to also support families through our Family Giving Campaign, which has now evolved into our annual Family Giving Holiday Gift Card Giveaway. This year, we want to spread even more joy and cheer Thanksgiving and Christmas by providing a little extra support during the holidays. We believe in giving because God gave, and we are excited to spread that love and generosity throughout the community. Join us in making the 2023 holiday season a little brighter for those in need.

Population(s) Served
Preteens
Adolescents
Families

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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FOCUSED Ministries is a faith-based, non-profit organization which will provide a safe residential facility designed to enhance the lives of young girls ages 13-18. In this structured environment, participants will participate in:
1. Personal and vocational surveys and discoveries to understand their strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, etc.
2. Study and tutoring sessions to improve in their academics.
3. Daily/weekly Bible studies to increase in their knowledge of God.
4. Improve family relations in family counseling sessions by trained staff.
5. Mentoring/apprentice programs through a variety businesses and community agencies to increase their vocational skills.
6. Individual and group counseling to improve social and interpersonal skills.
Housing. The location of the residential facility(ies) will be determined. The vision is to purchase a 15.56-acre property located in Skokie, Illinois. The property will include residential housing, central office space with parking space, a recreational facility, and a gardening space.
Program implementation. We will implement a behavior modification program to help modify deviant behaviors with disciplinary actions appropriate for the behavior. There will be scheduled times for study, therapy sessions, Bible study, nursing classes and recreational time.
Nursing personnel will be on-call. Nursing personnel will also implement classes in health and personal hygiene on a weekly basis.
There will be 24-hour supervision in each facility by trained personnel.
We will also utilize the services of local emergency departments including self-defense training and other personal safety information.
There will be outings to museums, theaters, architectural buildings etc., and trips to varying destinations.
At the end of intensive program, we will re-evaluate the goals and expectations and determine if the goals were attained. A decision will then be made whether to graduate the participant and return her to her parents/residence or to extend her stay until the goals and expectations are met. Upon graduation from the program, each participant will receive follow-up services lasting from six to twelve months. Mentoring and apprenticeship programs will also continue after graduation.
Services will be available to young ladies who runaway and/or need temporary housing. Participants accepted under this type of criteria will be allowed a two to four months and receive services/supports based on need. The need for further services/supports will be determined based on circumstances and availability space.
Finally, a variety of Christian and secular materials will be used as teaching tools.

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FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Mrs Shirlene Baker

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Nicole English

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Margo McCoy

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Michael Gibson

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Larry Waites

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Jaidyn Peck

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/23/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female

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