Press Releases

Pam Terrell named Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services Southwest

Pam Terrell, MSW, formerly Division Director of Community Services at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, has been named the new Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services Southwest, serving the southwest suburban communities of the Chicago area.

Mpower the Night Gala Raises $1.1 Million to Mpower Children & Families

Windy City Live’s Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini co-hosted; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois president received Legacy Award

Metropolitan Family Services names new members to its Board of Directors

Metropolitan Family Services welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors. All active in philanthropy and community engagement, Aleck Matambo, of McKinsey & Company; Bryan Rozum, of Ares Credit Group; and Kamiar Vossoughi, of BMO Harris; will also contribute experience in fields including business, finance, and operational strategy.

Mpower the Night Gala Celebrates 161 years of Mpowering Children and Families

Five hundred of Chicago’s business and philanthropic leaders will celebrate 161 years of “Mpowering” families at the “Mpower the Night” gala, taking place from 6 – 11 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago.

2018 Equal Access to Justice Award Luncheon Recognizes Pro Bono Excellence

The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services’ annual Equal Access to Justice Award Luncheon raised $333,000 as 300 leaders from Chicago’s legal community gathered to honor outstanding contributions to pro bono law at the event on Oct. 23, 2018, held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage names new members to its Community Board

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage welcomes four new members to its Community Board. All active supporters of the DuPage County communities Metropolitan serves, Sara Hammang Clark, of Wheaton; Christopher Dabovich, of Wheaton; Carol Dimas, of Naperville; and Dennise Vaughn, of Lisle; contribute experience in fields including accounting, business, advocacy and healthcare.

17th Annual DuPage Gala to Celebrate Families & Community

More than 400 guests from DuPage County’s business and philanthropic communities will celebrate family and community at the 17th Annual DuPage Gala. ABC 7’s Tracy Butler will emcee the event.

Delayed Site Inspections Threaten Hundreds of Mental Health Residents with Homelessness

Metropolitan Family Services CILA Residents Among Those at Risk Starting May 1

New UIC Report Details Barriers Facing Chicago’s Asian Americans

City’s Fastest Growing Racial/Ethnic Group Faces Challenges in Housing, Education & Labor

Metropolitan Family Services North Children’s Center Receives ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality Designation

Metropolitan Family Services North Children’s Center received the Gold Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers.

Rita Lopez Brosnan named Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage

DuPage County resident Rita Lopez Brosnan has been named the new Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center, located in Wheaton.

Catch Spring Fever on April 21!

Join Metropolitan for a night of fun, food, and games benefiting our Evanston/Skokie Center and its Family Support & Prevention program.

Early Childhood Education Celebrated at DuPage Gala

Kimberly Stapleton to Be Honored; ABC7’s Tracy Butler to Emcee
Strong families make strong communities, and 400 DuPage County leaders will celebrate an evening of “Mpowering” children and families through early learning at the 17th annual DuPage Gala.

Miguel C. Keberlein Named Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services

Miguel C. Keberlein has been named the new Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society (LAS) of Metropolitan Family Services. He will assume the position March 1, 2018 and be based at LAS’ headquarters in downtown Chicago.

After budget impasse, Healthy Families program returning to Metropolitan Family Services North Center

Metropolitan Family Services North Center is now enrolling first-time prenatal mothers to participate in its newly re-established Healthy Families program, which provides direct service and trauma-informed support to families in order to promote child well-being from birth to age five.

Get Aware – January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

The Human Trafficking Initiative of Metropolitan’s Legal Aid Society (LAS) has been at the forefront of the fight against human trafficking, rendering legal aid to trafficking survivors since 2012.

Sarina’s Story: Preparing for a Bright Future

Like most high school seniors, 17-year-old Sarina Shane looked forward to college with anticipation and excitement. But as Sarina stepped on the campus of Spelman College in Atlanta in fall 2014 the experience will mean a little more. She is taking advantage of an opportunity her parents never had—attending college.

Mpower the Night Gala Celebrates Metropolitan’s 160th Anniversary

Six hundred of Chicago’s business and philanthropic leaders will celebrate 160 years of “Mpowering” families at the “Mpower the Night” gala, taking place from 5:30 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago. ABC 7’s Leah Hope will emcee.

“Resilient Families” Panel Targets Ways to Handle Life’s Challenges

Cook County Dept. of Public Health COO Dr. Terry Mason to Provide Keynote

Elena Kraus, Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Walgreen Co. to Receive Equal Access to Justice Award

The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services is pleased to announce that Elena Kraus, Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Walgreen Co., will be honored for her contributions to pro bono law at the 2017 Equal Access to Justice Award Luncheon, taking place from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

Harlan High School Unveils New Student Mural

First Work of Its Kind in 10 Years

Free Online Portal Empowers Crime Victims with Comprehensive Legal Help

Information & Referrals Provided in Spanish & English

Great Music and More in Store at Jazz at the Met

ABC 7’s Will Jones to Serve as Event Emcee

Metropolitan and ACT Now Announce Partnership

Metropolitan Serving as ACT Now’s Financial Sponsor

5K Summer Dash to Support After-School Programs

Proceeds benefit youth summer programs on Chicago’s Southwest Side

More Than $255,000 Raised at DuPage Gala

Proceeds to Benefit Families & Individuals Served by Metropolitan Family Services DuPage

16th Annual DuPage Gala Honors Families & Communities

ABC 7’s Tracy Butler to Emcee

New Program Brings Behavioral Health Services to Bridge Communities Residents

Marks Partnership Between Bridge Communities & Metropolitan Family Services

Families Mpowered Celebrated at DuPage Gala

John and Stephanie Stitzell to Be Honored; ABC7’s Tracy Butler to Emcee

South Side Youth to Get Construction Jobs Training & Certification in YouthBuild

Metropolitan Family Services Launches Program March 3

Catch Spring Fever on April 29!

Night of Fun, Food & Games Benefiting Metropolitan Evanston/Skokie Center

Roxanne Nava Named Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services North Center & Evanston/Skokie

Nava brings more than 25 years of business expertise.

Human Trafficking – Look Beneath the Surface

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Get Aware – January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Help Is Available

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Launches Music & Memory© Program

Program Seeking iTunes Donations & Volunteers

Susan C. Levy, EVP and General Counsel of Northern Trust, to Receive Equal Access to Justice Award

Anton R. Valukas, Jenner & Block Chairman, to Interview Honoree at Event

Roseland Community to Unveil Plan to Prevent Violence

Plan Is Part of the Get IN Chicago Initiative

Job Opportunities, Financial Literacy Showcased at Englewood Whole Foods Grand Opening

The Financial Opportunity Center to provide financial tools and training opportunities

Executive Vice President and COO Colleen Jones Retires After 42 Years

Honored for Outstanding Service

1st Annual Gerst Family Young Fathers Program Awards Salute Amazing Dads

Dads and Community Partners Recognized

Metropolitan Launches “Mpower the Night” Gala in 2016

Host Committee Chair Named; New Venue Featured

Erie Family Health Center and Metropolitan Expand Behavioral Health Services in Evanston & Skokie

Agencies Partner to Offer Services for Children and Families in Evanston and Skokie

Metropolis Makes Impact for Families

Event Raises $32K for Metropolitan’s Programs and Services

Power of Fathers Event Focuses on Empowering Dads

Strategies to engage and support dads are the focus of the “Power of Fathers,” an event taking place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2017 at Kennedy-King College, 740 E. 63rd St in Chicago

Food Drive Celebrates Older Americans’ Month

Metropolitan DuPage Collecting Donations Through May 31

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