FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.

FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. is a faith-based Non-profit organization designed to enhance the lives of teenaged girls ages 13-18. We believe that through the Word of God, hearts will be healed, lives transformed, and families restored.

Help our young girls stay FOCUSED!
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GirlsFOCUSED Mentoring Group

GirlsFOCUSED is a faith-based mentoring program serving the Chicagoland area. Our organization is motivated by God’s love to serve, support, and love young girls. Our purpose is to help young girls between the ages of 13-18 achieve excellence across all life areas through our 1:1 mentoring program and quarterly group activities.

  • We "keep it real" and relevant for this current generation without pushing a “religious agenda”
  • We are a resource for families, providing another layer of support because it truly “takes a village”

If you want to learn more about GirlsFOCUSED and/or want to enroll a young lady, you are invited to attend our first parent meeting. We look forward to seeing you there! You may also contact us for more information.

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Mrs. Tricia L. Murray, Executive Director
Dr. Trisha J. Baker, Founder/President

Here's a snippet from one of our girls...

"There are so many great things about GirlsFOCUSED, I barely even know where to start. First, Dr. Baker, Mrs. Murray, and every person on the GirlsFOCUSED board are so incredibly committed. They strive to help young women succeed in life by giving us an opportunity to have a relationship with God. What I love is that the founders of this organization make us girls feel like we are their number one, but what I love even more is that we actually aren't-- God is..."

Samantha, 15

The Lord blessed our 2nd Annual "For Our Girls!" Celebration & Benefit!

Special thanks to Ms. Yahdina U-Deen for being our featured guest soloist and Ms. Kiya Lewis & Little Ms. Payton Thompson for sharing your gifts expressed in dance! Thanks also to Rev. Michael Gibson, one of our Governing Board of Directors, and Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gibson, II for your service as well! You all made our event a blessing to all!

Another special thanks also goes to our:
Fundraising Coordinator Ms. Willie Shaw for organizing this event,
Board President Mrs. Shirlene Baker
Board Secretary Mrs. Margo McCoy,
Executive Director Mrs. Trish Murray and all of the Governing Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Members who were unable to attend.

YOUR generosity helps support meetings where Christian women offer activities to build confidence and the skills these young women need to keep

Focusing On Christ Until Spiritual Excellence is Demonstrated.

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Thank you for your continued prayers and support as we continue to move forward

Staying FOCUSED!
Dr. Baker

From the desk of the Executive Director:

Greetings on behalf of FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.,


We are so pleased that God has led you to this site. In doing so, He has opened a door and provided an opportunity for us to introduce ourselves to you as to who we are and what we do.


We are a non-profit organization with the simple but awesome mission: to help young women achieve excellence. Like other social service programs, we strive to address multiple facets of life, however, we are different. We are motivated by a God-given burden to love and a deep desire to embrace and lift up all of our young sisters. We are unashamedly faith-based and all of our work is grounded in Scripture.


At FOCUSED, we understand that life is often a bumpy journey. As we travel along the road of life, God allows certain paths to intersect for the specific purpose of building relationships. It is through the blessing of relationship with one another that we are strengthened. With God in our midst, the strengthened are also then empowered to achieve excellence. This is our testimony and we want it to be yours, too. We believe you were created to be excellent in all things. We want you to also believe this truth and live excellently!


We invite you to seek us out and make a connection that just might be life changing!

God Bless You!



Executive Director


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From Our Facebook Page

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen (Matthew 6:9-13 KJV).

Father, today I wanted to pause and pray like You taught Your disciples. We know You have the best for us and that we are in Your will so, today we check our alignment. Let us be in place. Let us not be like Adam but like Jesus. I ask blessings upon FOCUSED. We praise You for what we have and what is to come. Bless Dr. Baker. May she be consumed with Your promises. Let us live like we already have what we are believing You for and praise You in advance. I ask in Jesus name, Amen.

Offered by Bishop Derrick Thomas, Executive Advisor
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Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Psalm 73:25-26 NIV).

Our hope, our life, our strength is in You, Lord. Our times are in Your hands (Psalm 31:15)! Who do we have but You?

Father, this morning, we come to You with so much going on in the world much of which cannot be explained. The one thing we can depend on is You. Your love, Your mercy, and Your grace towards all of us is immeasurable, unexplainable, and undeniable. You still provide for us. You still bless us. You still desire our fellowship - even though we DO NOT deserve it. You still keep us when danger that lurks around unbeknownst to us. God, there is so much that You do for us that we just do not even know about.

For those who don’t really believe in You, You LOVE them still. For those who try to straddle the fence - between the church and the world - You have mercy on them for not understanding or believing in Your holiness and the standard by which You have set for Your people to live by.

Father, this day, we turn our thoughts and praise to You. The mission and vision of FOCUSED Ministries is still alive and well. Thank You for the recent strategic planning meeting. Lord, You gave the vision. You gave us - the board, the executive director, and me - the charge to bring this vision to pass. Lord, we need Your strength and courage to do just that. You said that the vision I yet for an appointed time, though it tarry, wait for it, for it will surely come (Habakkuk 2:3 KJV). Lord, we’ve talked, strategized, and made plans. We ask you now, Lord, to help us move. For those who doubt, help our unbelief. Increase our faith. Give us wisdom. You’ve already commanded us to be strong in You and in the power of Your might! Help us to believe this and more in Your word and move!

Bless the girls and their parents today! Keep them ever in Your care! This is our prayer, in Jesus’ name, Amen!!

Offered by Dr. Trisha J. Baker
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Mark 11:24 "Therefore I say unto you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them."

Heavenly Father,

I come to You in the precious name of Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank You for the privilege of coming before You another time. Thank You for being our ‪Abba‬ Father. Thank You for being our ultimate High Priest and for making constant intercession for us. Sometimes Father, we don't even know how to adequately express ourselves to You but we know that You understand our thoughts and that Your ears are open to our cries. Thank You that we are not on this journey alone but that You are walking alongside us each and everyday. Father, You have promised never to leave or forsake us. Thank You that everyone of Your promises are true and that You are God and very God. You are everything You say You are and more to us.

Father, I am coming on behalf of FOCUSED Ministries, its leadership, the young ladies it hopes to serve, its finances and all its plans. I ask for wisdom in every aspect of the decision-making process and the patience to experience Your continued faithfulness in bringing this ministry to its full potential. I know You are able because Your Word declares that You Who have begun this good work in us will be faithful to complete it. We are trusting You, Lord, with unwavering faith that You who have called will be faithful to bring it to completion. You have done it so many times before and You can certainly do it again!

I ask for unity among all of us that have committed ourselves to this ministry. Help us, Father, not to take this assignment lightly knowing that many lives are dependent on what we do as we seek to obey and work for You. Help us to know that it is really not about Dr. Baker and those of us working alongside her, but that it is all about You and the lives that will be transformed for the Kingdom of God. We ask You to cover us all under Your precious blood and destroy every negative thought and spirit that would rise up to try to bring this ministry down. Set Your divine seal of approval upon everyone involved. Encourage Dr. Baker as she allows You to lead, guide, and direct her every step and thought. Help her to lean constantly on You knowing that You are the anchor of all our souls and everything she needs for the task of leadership is in You. Bless her and please continue to reveal Your will, plan, and purpose to her.

We ask that You would help us to see the urgency of the hour and that You would place within our hearts, our wills, and our spirits the zeal and motivation to rise up, trust You, and move towards the goal. Help us not to question so much, but like Abraham we would obey and trust You totally to take care of the needs of the ministry. You know the needs, Lord and You know US. We are believing You to take care of the needs of the ministry and for the many girls that will be rescued from lives of destruction, sin and, shame to ones of beauty, worth, and blessing.

Thank You in advance, Father, for all the good gifts we have received and will be receiving. Please open up the windows of heaven and pour us out spiritual, physical, and financial blessings that will enable us to do your will. In the meantime, Father, please help us to be mindful of the hour we are in not to be careless in our walk with You but to keep our eyes on the Eastern skies knowing that our redemption draws nigh----OUR ETERNAL HOPE. Thank You for hearing and answering because we ask in the Name above every other name, the healing name, the victorious name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, Amen!
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