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
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