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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

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Khalid S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Lisa196

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Lynjunita M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Metropolitan Family Service is dedicated to empowering youth, strengthening families, and changing lives!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Metropolitan Family Services is the best organization in the world!