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Andrew Wade Appointed Vice President for Strategy and Communication

Newly Created Department will be Key in Integrating Strategic Initiatives

Cure Your “Spring Fever” with Live Music, Dancing and Tasty Treats

Proceeds Benefit Evanston/Skokie Valley Center

New Learning and Wellness Center To Open

It takes a village to raise a child.

Focusing on Healthy Teen Relationships

Unhealthy dating relationships can start early and can affect teens in many ways for years to come.

Tips for Tackling Stress

Focus on Mental Wellness

Poverty Rate Holds On Stubbornly

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month

Make a Resolution that Makes a Difference

January is National Mentoring Month

Listen to the Back Office Cooperative Interview

The innovative Back Office Cooperative, a collaborative group of nonprofit organizations in Chicago, is celebrating its fifth year of operation and $5 million in collective savings for its members.

Make a Tax-Deductible Gift by Dec. 31

Remember to make a tax-deductible gift to Metropolitan Family Services by December 31.

400 Families in Need Receive Holiday Dinners

On Dec. 21, volunteers from MillerCoors and Town & Country Distributors, packed up and passed out 400 bags of food containing the makings of a holiday feast.

President & CEO Ric Estrada Named Person of the Year

President and CEO Ric Estrada was named the 2013 Person of the Year by the Corporate Responsibility Group of Greater Chicago.

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Welcomes Three New Board Members

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage has named three new members to its Community Board.

150 Families in Need Received Holiday Dinners

The event is made possible by the generous contributions of MillerCoors, along with partner Jewel-Osco.

Media Celebs to Emcee Holiday Celebration

ABC7 Meteorologist Tracy Butler and WLS Radio’s Roe Conn to Emceethe Metropolitan Family Services 32nd Annual Holiday Celebration

Help for Our Veterans

Veterans Day is a holiday set aside to honor and thank the men and women who served our nation in the military, both in wartime and peace.

Metropolitan Receives National Award

Recognized by National Membership Association as Agency of the Year

Former U.S. Attorneys Patrick Fitzgerald and Scott R. Lassar Share Insights on Current Legal Issues

Event raises more than $203,000 for legal services benefiting low-income Chicago-area families

Metropolitan Appoints New Chair, Board Members

Tribune Publishing Co. CEO/Publisher Tony Hunter Named Board Chair

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Awards Multi-Million Dollar Grant for Chil

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Awards Multi-Million Dollar Grant for Children’s Mental Health Services in Chicago’s High Risk Neighborhoods.

Tickets on Sale for the 32nd Annual Holiday Celebration

Celebrate the Season of Giving and Get a Chance to Win an “Instant Wine Cellar”

Metropolitan Rallies for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It is estimated that one in four women and one in seven men in the United States suffer serious physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner at least once during their lifetimes.

Legal Aid Society Annual Luncheon Features Patrick Fitzgerald, Honors Kelly McNamara Corley

The event is part of the Legal Aid Society’s annual Equal Access to Justice Award Luncheon.

Forward-Thinking Cooperative Revolutionizes Nonprofit Office Operations, Nets $5 Million in Savings

Chicago’s Back Office Cooperative Celebrates Five Years of Savings, Sharing Best Practices

Pre-Opening for Metropolitan’s Learning and Wellness Center Takes Place Aug. 30

Introducing Early Childhood Education Programming

Mayor, CPS CEO and DFSS Commissioner Announce New Englewood/Back-of-the-Yards Early Learning Center

The Early Education Center Is Part of the $36 Million the Mayor Is Investing in Increasing Access to Early Education Programs

Clear Channel Partners with Metropolitan

Click here for the Press Release PDF.

Jazz at the Met Raises More Than $35,000

Thanks to all who made Jazz at the Met 2013 a big success!

Metropolitan Midway a Partner in the Chicago DFSS’ WINGS Metro Domestic Violence Housing Project

Metropolitan, WINGS and Greater Southwest Development Corporation form Collaboration

 

Ameena Matthews of CeaseFire and the film, “The Interrupters,” to Speak at “I Am a Queen”

Mentoring and inspiration are the themes of the third annual “I Am a Queen” enrichment program.

Have a Swinging Good Time at Metropolitan Family Services’ “Jazz at the Met”

Live Performances and WVON Radio’s Cliff Kelley & Precious Witherspoon to Emcee

Metropolitan Family Services Offers Help for Those Affected by Foreclosure

Metropolitan Family Services Offers Help for Those Affected by Foreclosure. “Know Your Rights” Seminar Monday, June 3, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Metropolitan Family Services Calumet Center, 235 E. 103rd St., Chicago.

The Metropolitan Family Services Metro Board Presents Metropolis June 7

The Metropolitan Family Services Metro Board Presents Metropolis June 7

Metropolitan is Getting the Word Out about Mental Health

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, May 12-18.

LAS Board Member Tianne Bataille Earns Recognition

Video Feature Part of Honor

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Gala Raises $243,000 for DuPage Families in Need

WLS-TV News Anchor Judy Hsu Emceed the Event; Drew Nearly 400 Attendees

Head Start Alumni “Reunion” Showcases ROI of Early Learning Programs

Taking Place 4/22 at Midway Head Start Facility

Fun-filled Activities Focus on Education, Health & Fitness for Week of the Young Child April 14-20

A full slate of fun, educational and healthy activities is planned to celebrate Week of the Young Child, April 14-20, at Metropolitan Family Services Children’s Centers.

Metropolitan Family Services Recognizes National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Metropolitan Family Services supports parents in acquiring skills that promote the healthy growth and development of children as well as learning important life skills to benefit themselves and their family.

“Spring Fever” Offers Fun-Filled Night on April 20

Evanston Resident Bart Rocca to Be Honored

Social Workers are Woven into the Fabric of Our Society

March is National Professional Social Workers Month

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Names Pat Whiteside to its Community Board

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Names Pat Whiteside to its Community Board

Legal Aid Society Brings Together Professionals to Fight Sex Trafficking in Chicago

Group helps survivors of trafficking recover and rebuild their lives.

Come Out for ‘Fresh Moves Fridays’ at Our Calumet Center

Come Out for ‘Fresh Moves Fridays’ at Our Calumet Center

Get the Facts on Teen Dating Violence

February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month

Make a Resolution that Makes a Difference

January is National Mentoring Month. Please consider becoming a mentor. The friendships and personal connections made through mentoring leave such a positive, lifelong impression on both mentors and mentees. You can make a difference.

1 in 5 Children Live in Poverty in the U.S.

Among the growing ranks of people living in poverty are the working poor who hold minimum wage jobs, seniors living on fixed incomes, and those who lost their jobs.

400 Families in Need will Receive Complete Holiday Dinners at the North Center

Holiday dinner fixings will help make the season merry for 400 client families of Metropolitan’s North Center

200 DuPage Families in Need will Receive Complete Holiday Dinners

Holiday dinner fixings will help make the season merry for 200 families at Metropolitan DuPage