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
Metropolitan Family Serivces is a life line to many people living throughtout the Chicagoland area. Speaking from personal experience - by the grace of God, MFS threw me a life line when my previous employer suddenly closed its doors and left me and hundreds of other employee in the cold. Metropolitan Family Services gets five stars from me.