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Press Releases for 2021

DuPage Community to Celebrate Early Childhood Education at 20th Annual DuPage Gala

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage will honor former Board Member Mike Skarr
ABC 7’s Alan Krashesky will moderate a panel discussion of parents and education experts

Mpower the Night featured a unique, open conversation on violence prevention

Most successful event yet “Mpowered” children and families; Northern Trust honored

Statement on Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Resale Shop in Westmont

Due to severe financial constraints, the decision has been made to permanently close the Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage (FSSD) Resale Shop located in Westmont, Ill., effective October 30, 2020.


Presented with a historic agreement between consumer advocates – including the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services – and Illinois’ major utilities, state regulators are now considering one of the most comprehensive COVID-19 utility-focused relief measures in the country.

Metropolitan Statement on George Floyd

At Metropolitan Family Services, we stand in agreement in calling for justice for George Floyd and the many others who have been killed like him.

CP4P Statement on George Floyd

Over the last few days, the Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P) coalition members have grieved the loss of George Floyd.

Nicole Cameron Named Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage

Previously Interim Executive Director, Cameron to lead Metropolitan DuPage in serving 22,000

Metropolitan Peace Academy graduates fourth cohort of street outreach workers

Academy Promotes Best Practices to Professionalize Outreach
and Reduce Chicago Violence

Violence Prevention Organizations Urge City to “Take Us to Scale.” Coalition Says Community-Based Programs Are Chicago’s Best Hope for a Safer Future

Gun violence in Chicago is down significantly for the third year in a row, but the city is still closing out the year with some 500 homicides and 2,600 shootings, prompting a coalition of community organizations to urge the city to take successful violence prevention programs to scale.

Mpower the Night Gala Raises $1.27 Million to Mpower Children & Families

ABC 7’S Alan Krashesky emceed;
The Tony Hunter Family honored as Family of the Year