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 have served on the board of this wonderful human service organization for the past 31 years and can personally attest to the wonderful work the agency does in enriching the lives of children, families and the community at large.Their sensitivity to the problems of the disenfranchised and willingness to work with other groups both at the community and local levels to improve the lives of the undeserved is unparalleled. I am proud to be a part of Metropolitan Family Services and congratulate them on the outstanding professionalism and commitment that greatly benefits those they serve.