Welcoming guests with an in-person celebration of community connection
The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services (LAS) is pleased to announce that AbbVie and Laura J. Schumacher, AbbVie’s Vice Chairman, External Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, will be honored for their support of pro bono law at the 2022 Equal Access to Justice Award Luncheon, taking place 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thurs., October 13, 2022 at RPM Events in Chicago.
I Grow Chicago will become We Grow Chicago—a community-based coalition of four Greater Englewood-based and Black led organizations and Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services DuPage (MFSD) welcomes eight new members to its Community Board.
Tim Holper has been named Chief Data Officer at Metropolitan Family Services, effective December 6, 2021. Holper reports to Metropolitan President & CEO Ric Estrada.
The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services (LAS) has secured a $2 million grant to fund and expand legal services and outreach to agricultural workers in Central and Northern Illinois who are at risk for human trafficking.
Community Transformation to be Part of “Past, Present & Future” Theme
Jason Eliason has been named Chief of Staff at Metropolitan Family Services, effective August 2, 2021. Eliason reports to Metropolitan President & CEO Ric Estrada.
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
Most successful event yet “Mpowered” children and families; Northern Trust honored
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.
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.
Over the last few days, the Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P) coalition members have grieved the loss of George Floyd.
Previously Interim Executive Director, Cameron to lead Metropolitan DuPage in serving 22,000
Academy Promotes Best Practices to Professionalize Outreach
and Reduce Chicago Violence
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.
ABC 7’S Alan Krashesky emceed;
The Tony Hunter Family honored as Family of the Year
McDonald’s Corporation’s Jerry Krulewitch Among Honorees
End-of-Summer ‘Light in the Nights’ Convene Thousands in South & West Sides As They Reclaim Public Spaces
Metropolitan Family Services DuPage welcomes six new members to its Community Board. All active supporters of the DuPage County communities Metropolitan serves, Gina Sharp of Naperville; Steve Junk of Downers Grove; April Arnold of Lombard; Dan McGowan of Wheaton; Greg Vesta of Barlett and Mary Beth McClean of Elmhurst contribute experience in fields including law enforcement, business, advocacy, financial services, information technology and healthcare.
18th Annual Gala Honored Steve and Dina Gonzalez with Roger K. Johnson Leadership Award
Metropolitan Family Services will honor Steve and Dina Gonzalez
ABC 7’s John Garcia will serve as emcee
Family Shelter Service (FSS), DuPage County’s only comprehensive domestic violence services provider and emergency shelter, and Metropolitan Family Services DuPage (MFS), the County’s largest provider of community services, ranging from behavioral health to early childhood services, are pleased to announce that FSS will merge with MFS, effective April 1, 2019.
Metropolitan Family Services DuPage will honor Steve and Dina Gonzalez with the Roger K. Johnson Leadership Award
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.
Windy City Live’s Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini co-hosted; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois president received Legacy Award
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Metropolitan Family Services CILA Residents Among Those at Risk Starting May 1
City’s Fastest Growing Racial/Ethnic Group Faces Challenges in Housing, Education & Labor
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.
DuPage County resident Rita Lopez Brosnan has been named the new Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center, located in Wheaton.
Join Metropolitan for a night of fun, food, and games benefiting our Evanston/Skokie Center and its Family Support & Prevention program.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cook County Dept. of Public Health COO Dr. Terry Mason to Provide Keynote
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.
First Work of Its Kind in 10 Years
Information & Referrals Provided in Spanish & English
ABC 7’s Will Jones to Serve as Event Emcee
Metropolitan Serving as ACT Now’s Financial Sponsor
Proceeds benefit youth summer programs on Chicago’s Southwest Side