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October 31, 2014

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October 31, 2014

Family Focus consistently reviews the needs of their clients and tweaks their programming needs to meet the needs of the community they serve. The staff always has a can do attitude and will find the resources when possible for their clients. It's always a pleasure to collaborate or provide programs with this organization. Nora Barquin goes out of her way to work with many organizations to bring resources to her clients as well as helping organizations that have programs reach the clients.

I have watched many youth flourish as a result of the programs that are brought to the community. Family members are able to live productive lives because barriers are removed because of this caring organization.
October 28, 2014

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October 28, 2014

Family Focus Aurora serves families in the community with many different programs offered to the Aurora area. Are variety of programs assist families who are interested in youth programs, Healthy Families program, Parents As Teachers program, Family Advocacy Program, Immigration services, Illinois Welcoming Center and many more programs that reach out to our community. Families in the Aurora community feel positive to reach out to us and assist low-income/high risk families.
October 28, 2014

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October 28, 2014

As a fellow non-profit organization collaborator, I've worked with Family Focus Lawndale in helping to promote heart healthy lifestyles and providing resources to the community. Individual empowerment is evident in what they do for residents every day. Their employees are dedicated and do function truly as family, not as "employees" in the usual sense. I find it rewarding to work with them and observe some of the programs they offer. Great organization and a great asset to the community - keep it strong!
November 12, 2012
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November 12, 2012
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This organization practices unethical standards. Many of their reports to funders are false such as to DHS, CPS, and ISBE PI programs. Money in the form of gift cards were kept by the center directer for many many years. Documents were falsified stating that the 100.00, 50.00, and 200.00 gift cards were give to participants and they were not. So called signed verification sheets stating that participants received gift cards were marked in by staff that this money was received by them. A binder was created and given to Inc accountant Tarita Anderson was created and have in it that participants received gift cards and they did not. A very very small percentage maybe. I know because I created the binder under the direction of Lawndale's center director. Those cards were kept by the center director. I was there. This went on for over three years. Food purchased from Sams Club was food given to employee, center. director's mother, aunts and other family members.

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2012

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