Metropolitan Family Services

Rating: 4.62 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services, Seniors

Location: One North Dearborn Chicago IL 60602 USA

Mission: We empower families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.
Results: Last year, we helped over 53,000 individuals and families in the Chicago-area.
Target demographics: To Empower Families
Geographic areas served: Metropolitan family services has seven community centers in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the Southwest suburbs and Dupage County.
Programs: economic stability, education, emotional wellness and empowerment services.

2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

This would be a great place to work, if HR would listen to some of the complaints some employees have regarding their (Administrative Staff Manager). Sad that some of us had to quit because of this.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Metropolitan Family Services is a great place to work. Our goal is make a difference in the lives of children and families. This goal is accomplished through the myriad of services and being deeply rooted in communities. Thank you to my colleagues for making a difference!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Though I have never worked at MFS, I have been there on a monthly basis and have observed a office of dedicated staff members who are passionate for the work and especially the clients that they serve.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

We at Metropolitan Family Services know the right steps to create community impact we set measurable goals and track progress to demonstrate we are changing the odds and building strong communities. Our process to make it work is simple we identify the challenges and needs in more than 5 communities of greatest need.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

MFS has a long history of serving families. It has managed to stay solvent for over 150 years, even in the face of ecnonomic recessions in social service agencies. As an employee over 8yrs, I have appreciated the reputation MFS has, especially Calumet site. My ability to positively impact children and families has been great because of the professionalism, concern, and support of MFS. Wasi Young, M.S.H.S.A.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

MFS is a great human services agency that is a critical link to the community--and one which embraces the community and is embraced by it! We are a community organizing agency and are sensitive to organizations that are in and of the community!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have served on the board of this wonderful human service organization for the past 31 years and can personally attest to the wonderful work the agency does in enriching the lives of children, families and the community at large.Their sensitivity to the problems of the disenfranchised and willingness to work with other groups both at the community and local levels to improve the lives of the undeserved is unparalleled. I am proud to be a part of Metropolitan Family Services and congratulate them on the outstanding professionalism and commitment that greatly benefits those they serve.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the principal of Gompers Fine Arts Option School located in the West Pullman area. We have a long-standing relationship with the Calumet office of Metropolitan Family Services and I don't know how we would manage the myriad of social issues we encounter on a daily basis without them. Not only are we part of their 21st Century Community School program which provides a quality before and after school program; they have provided support in many ways to families going through life-altering experiences. We're very thankful for their on-going support! Melody L. Seaton

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Metropolitan Family Services helps to decrease violence and support at risk youth by providing counseling and engaging them in positive activities. Metropolitan Family Services encourages, educates, empowers and helps to find employment for families in the community.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Metropolitan Family Services provides exemplary services to communities and citizens across the Chicagoland area. They provide outstanding programming to individuals and families from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds which makes it one of the premier agencies in the city.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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