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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Services, Human Services, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 68,000 families and individuals annually through seven community centers in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County. Metropolitan’s services promote education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.

Target demographics: Individuals and families as diverse as the communities in which they live, with 81% being part of the working poor or lower-middle class.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 68,435 Individuals

Geographic areas served: Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the Southwest suburbs and DuPage County

Programs: Four key service area in economic stability, education, emotional wellness and empowerment

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!