Welcome to FOCUS

Founded in the traditions of faith and service, Family Outreach Community United Services (FOCUS) is a community based agency called to embrace people in need, bring voice to the voiceless, and restore hope and dignity to the forgotten. FOCUS fosters the skills that enable people to gain control of their lives and their futures by providing the necessary steps to emerge from homelessness and poverty, and gain economic and social stability.

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  • Our programming is much more than providing homes – we also help people attain educational goals, find employment and help them learn to plan for the future!
     
  • Upon 6 months of FOCUS subsidy ending, 96.5% of our exited participants remain stably housed! 
     
  •  In 2014, FOCUS housed 553 people – 64% of whom were children!
     
  • We supplied 245 beds for our families last year
     
  • FOCUS housed and stabilized the equivalent of 8-1/2 city blocks in 2014!  We are not only stabilizing families, but also Toledo’s neighborhoods, creating a better place to work and raise children
     
  • 86% of our resources are spent on Direct Program Support
     
  • Our Front Door Ministry provided 2,352 food referrals in 2014
     
  • Our generous Holiday Sponsors adopted over 329 people through our Holiday Adoption program – thank you!

Better Living Spotlight: Channel 24

Click on the photo below to watch the Channel 24 video highlighting FOCUS in our community!


You're Invited to the '15 Spring Luncheon!

To register, click the button in the left column!

FOCUS' New Learning Room

FOCUS’ new Learning Room for our participant children to stay busy while their parents work with FOCUS staff! Thanks to Title One Funding for helping provide such an enriching environment.


IF YOU ARE HOMELESS AND NEED HELP, PLEASE CALL 211 NOW!


A Cleaner Neighborhood

Members of FOCUS’ staff and board of directors, along with volunteers from ABLE, came together for a neighborhood clean-up on Saturday, June 14th. Volunteers walked a two-city block area, picking up trash. Heading the Saturday morning group, FOCUS board president, Drew Masse, said “FOCUS staff offices are in this neighborhood, and many of our clients live in this area as well. So it’s really up to all of us when it comes to keeping things clean and nice looking.” The weather cooperated for a change, and the volunteers were all left with a smile and a sense of having done something nice for others.

FOCUS hosts a neighborhood clean-up several times each year. Keep an eye on our calendar to see when the next one is scheduled – we could use your help!

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