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Time Is Up! Illinois Needs a Realistic State Budget Today

With the state’s fiscal year expiring at midnight, Metropolitan Family Services today joined hundreds of Illinois not-for-profits in calling on Governor Rauner and the General Assembly to promptly pass a fair and adequately funded state budget.

6/19 Workshop for Mental Health Professionals

CEUs Available

Midway Center Holds 5K Summer Dash

Proceeds to benefit youth summer programs

Metro Rallies for Mental Health

Clients & Staff Attend Rally in Force

Celebrate Family and Community at the 14th Annual DuPage Gala

ABC7’s Judy Hsu to Emcee

Metropolitan Speaks Again on Teen Reach

Staff Member Leslie Chestnut Among Those at Press Conference

Teen Reach Students Rally at Thompson Center

Students Join Crowds to Show Support for After-School Program

Metro Supports Mental Health at 4/1 Budget Hearing

AMH Client Testifies About Importance of Mental Health Funding

Metropolitan Teen Stands Up For Families

Eighth grader testifies at a state Senate budget hearing about the impact of Teen Reach

Metropolitan Partners With Impact DuPage

New initiative collects data to drive policy and services in DuPage County

Metropolitan Will Be Open Thurs., 2/19

Severe Weather Conditions Expected

Legal Aid Society Announces New Executive Director

Former Leader Retires After 40-Year Legal Career

One in Four Asks You to Help Fight Mental Illness

One in Four Asks You to Help Fight Mental Illness

Metro Calumet Holds Health Care Enrollment Event 2/14

The deadline to be enrolled for health insurance is 2/15

Metropolitan Among Sponsors of “Innovations in Healthcare” Event 2/23

Event Presented by Leadership Greater Chicago

Human Trafficking Initiative Co-Hosts Conference & Training

Events Commemorate Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Sec. Jesse White Shares Life Lessons at Metro Calumet

White to Speak With Young Black Men About Positive Choices

Industry Expo Donates $16K to Metropolitan

Grant to Purchase Boiler/HVAC Components for Metro Southwest Center

Mayor Announces City Awarded $600 MM for ECE Programming

Emanuel Administration Will Triple Full-Day Pre-K Classrooms by 2019

Get Aware – It’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month

It’s estimated that more than 20.9 million people worldwide*, including children and adults, are trafficked – trapped in a modern-day form of slavery – each year. And it happens here at home.

Mpower Families With a Year-End Donation

Help Make Season Merrier for Families

DuPage Early Ed Benefits From $20MM Grant

Full-Day Preschool for 4-Year-Olds Expanded

Mpower the Night Raises $1.2 Million

Holiday Celebration Supports Metropolitan’s Programs and Services

“Mpower” the Night at the Holiday Celebration!

ABC7’s Judy Hsu to Emcee; More than 700 Expected to Attend

Legal Aid Society’s Award Luncheon Raises Nearly $250,000

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon & Cam Findlay, General Counsel of ADM, Among Honorees

Town Hall Raises DV Awareness Oct. 16

Speakers, Video Presentation, and Expert Panel Discussion Among Highlights

Evanston/Skokie Center & Y.O.U. Sponsor Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

WBEZ’s Steve Bynum to Moderate Panel

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon and Atty. Cameron Findlay to be Recognized

Legal Aid Society Annual Luncheon honors outstanding contributions to the legal community.

Se Abrieron ya las Inscripciones para Educación Temprana Calificada

Guarderia, “Head Start” y Cuidado de Niños disponible en Metropolitan Family Services

Calm those First-Day-of-School Jitters: Tips for Preparing Your Child for Preschool Early Learning

Here are some tips to help your child’s first day of preschool go smoothly.

Mayor Emanuel and Metropolitan Announce New Southwest Side Early Learning Center

Mayor Outlines Vision to Expand Pre-Kindergarten to All 4-Year Old Children in the City of Chicago

Enrollment Open Now for Quality Early Learning in Chicago and DuPage

PreK, Head Start and Child Care Available at Metropolitan Family Services

MetroMentors Youth Mentoring Program Receives $12,500 Grant from The DuPage Community Foundation

MetroMentors youth mentoring program has received a $12,500 grant from The DuPage Community Foundation.

President Bill Clinton and Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tour Englewood Learning and Wellness Center

Metropolitan Family Services was honored on June 20 to welcome President Bill Clinton and Mayor Rahm Emanuel to its Learning and Wellness Center, which opened in February to provide high quality early learning and a range of other services to families in the greater Englewood area.

One-Day ‘Blitz Build’ Will Give Englewood Children’s Facility a Face Lift

A team of more than 150 design and construction professionals and volunteers will come together June 25 for a one-day “blitz build” event to transform Metropolitan Family Services’ Learning and Wellness Center that recently opened on Chicago’s South Side.

A Tie for Father’s Day? Good Idea!

Donate to Metropolitan for Father’s Day and give a father in need a tie…along with resume help, interview coaching and any other placement support a young father can use to land a job.

Jazz at the Met: A Swinging Good Time

ABC7 News Reporter Leah Hope will Emcee the Event Featuring Live Performances

Leaders Celebrate Opening of New Health Program in Englewood

More than 100 community leaders, service providers and local residents gathered today for the official opening of the Child & Wellness Program at Mile Square Health Center Englewood, the first facility in Chicago’s Englewood community to offer integrated physical and mental health care services to families.

DuPage Gala Raises $181,000 for DuPage Families in Need

350 of DuPage County’s civic and social leaders came out for an evening of celebration and fundraising at the 13th Annual DuPage Gala of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage.

Cubs Care Goes to Bat for Community Schools

Metropolitan’s Community Schools program is the beneficiary of Cubs Care generosity.

Metropolis 2014 is June 6

Supporting quality early childhood programs, violence prevention and intervention programs, and services ranging from counseling to financial and legal services is the goal of Metropolis 2014.

We’ve Got the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Help a Mother or Family in Need

NBC5’s Dr. Sandy Goldberg to Emcee DuPage Gala Friday

Dr. Sandy Goldberg, special contributor to NBC5 News and host of the series “Food for Thought,” will emcee the 13th Annual DuPage Gala Friday, May 2.

Spring Fever Benefit Raises Funds for Metropolitan Family Services Evanston/Skokie Valley Center

Live music, dancing and shrieks of delight from raffle winners helped make this year’s Spring Fever a night to remember.

Volunteer and Get Something Back

It is estimated that about 1 in 4 Americans volunteered their time to an organization last year

Our New Learning & Wellness Center is the Focus of National Group’s Visit

A team of 35 representatives from cities, schools and community organizations from across the country convened in Chicago today to discuss how communities are better aligning services to meet the needs of children and families.

The 13th Annual DuPage Gala is May 2

Charity Fete Benefits Provider of Head Start, Mental Health and Senior Services throughout DuPage County

Hats Off to Social Workers

They are mentors, counselors, motivators and advocates.