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FINDING OUR STRENGTH IN VALUING EACH OTHER

Fiscal Year 2020 started as a “normal” year for us at Metropolitan Family Services, but it ended as one we will never forget.

These have been challenging times, but we have seen that such times can bring out the best in people.

RESPONDING IN TIMES OF NEED IS IN OUR DNA


Our agency was founded in 1857 as the Chicago Relief & Aid Society; we’ve existed through challenging times for more than 160 years.


  • "We are all in it together, and I can do my part too.”
  • A live-stream concert by Windy City artists playing for a cause, not applause
  • "We feel confident we are going to overcome this obstacle."

VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives (MPI) continues to expand, offering support for Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P)


  • Behavioral Health
  • Workforce Development
  • Legal Aid
MFS Legal Aid Society Annual Luncheon, Photography by LeVern A. Danley IIIwww.LeVernDanley.comLAL_Maria-crowd

LEGAL AID SOCIETY


“I hope the inequities the pandemic has exposed in our society will not get quickly unlearned.” >> Miguel Keberlein, Executive Director, The Legal Aid Society


  • "This program is hope, for a new future, for a new life."
  • At the intersection of violence prevention and legal aid
METROPOLITAN

SUPPORTERS

 
 
EDUCATION

7046

YOUTH

enrolled in Community Schools

ECONOMIC STABILITY

1031

JOB SEEKERS

participated in Workforce Development

EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

4292

YOUTH AND ADULTS

received Mental Health support

EMPOWERMENT

13801

CLIENTS

served by the Legal Aid Society