93,106 SERVED:
OUR mPACT IN NUMBERS



 
 

FINANCIAL LITERACY

All Metropolitan Family Services workforce programs, including those for adults and for youth, provide financial literacy training as part of their core services.

89%

of participants know how to open and use checking and savings accounts responsibly

85%

have identified at least one financial goal to achieve in the next year

81%

know how credit works, and how to apply for and safely use credit

    JOB READINESS

    AND EMPLOYMENT

  • 91%
  • participants can identify and address barriers to employment

    FINANCIAL POSITION

  • 83%
  • participants have increased their ability to meet needs by demonstrating positive change in ability to pay for housing, medical care, medicine, transportation, or food

    SKILL DEVELOPMENT

    FOR YOUTH

  • 95%
  • youth demonstrated gains in at least one college and career skill

  • 93%
  • are prepared to deal with setbacks or difficulties in searching for a job

  • 95%
  • take responsibility for their actions and do not blame others

 
 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH


Includes counseling and mental health services through programs such as the Living Room, Project Access, InSHAPE
97%

improved functioning after receiving behavioral health care
 
98%

decreased barriers to accessing behavioral health care
 

WHAT CAN BARRIERS LOOK LIKE?

>> Paying for care

>> Transportation to an appropriate health professional or facility

>> Communication, including cultural differences and issues relating to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion
 
THE LIVING ROOM
A safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment for individuals in crisis
100%

    100% of clients were able to remain psychiatrically stable in the community after participating, avoiding psychiatric hospitalization

ADOPTION PRESERVATION

Helps families formed by adoption or guardianship with children who have emotional/trauma issues

404

CHILDREN &

959

FAMILY MEMBERS

99%

OF CHILDREN KEPT IN THEIR ADOPTIVE HOMES

SENIOR COUNSELING

Healthy IDEAS (Identifying Depression, Empowering Activities for Seniors) integrates depression awareness and management into existing case management services

93.69%

clients improved overall functioning

94% improved in coping skills

96% improved in safety concerns

 
 
 
 
 
 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:
COUNSELING & COURT ADVOCACY

IN DUPAGE

2,442

CLIENTS

285 children &

2,157 adults

IN CHICAGO

2,058

CLIENTS

191 children &

1,867 adults

    CLIENTS SAY

  • 95%
  • “I have an increased understanding of my legal rights as a DV victim"

  • 97%
  • “The emotional support I received from the FSS of MFSD court advocates was helpful”

    CLIENTS SAY

  • 96%
  • “I feel more hopeful about my future"

  • 97%
  • “I better understand the effects of abuse on my children's lives”

 

LEGAL AID SOCIETY

12,922

CLIENTS


3,980

clients receive information or referrals

3,201

additional family members received services

8,058

hours donated by volunteers, law students and pro bono attorneys, valued at $1,591,140

3,691

participants attended an LAS training

Topics include: Know Your Rights, Identifying Trafficking Victims, Labor Trafficking Initiative
 

SAFETY & FAMILY

Includes Domestic Violence, Safe Families Program, Elder Justice Initiative, Youth Fathers Legal Clinic

1,527

clients

+2,499

family members

HEALTH, HOUSING & ECONOMIC STABILITY

Includes health, housing, and employment

284

clients

+404

family members

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Includes Human Trafficking Initiative, Victims Legal Assistance Network, victim rights, social services referrals and linkages

229

clients

+209

family members

PRO BONO

85

clients

+89

family members


 

 

Metropolitan
Family
Services


Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that Mpowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.