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.

Highlights from the GirlsFOCUSED Conference 2018 coming soon...

"My daughter had a wonderful time yesterday."

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GirlsFOCUSED Monthly group meetings coming this April 2018! Sign up here to receive notifications about upcoming meetings.

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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!</br >
God Bless You!


Executive Director

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He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform (Romans 4:20-21 KJV).

I am thankful for the privilege to be able to share in prayer with you this week. I am thankful as well to share this passage of scripture that blessed me. This passage speaks to my heart because it reminds me that God is faithful. It also reminds me that I cannot stagger at what God has spoken to me, in particular, regarding FOCUSED Ministries.

In this passage, Abraham did not waver at God‘s promise, but he stood strong and believed that God would keep His promise. He was fully persuaded! Nothing could shake his faith in believing that God would fulfill His promise to him. This is exactly the spot I want to be in. Not wavering at what God has spoken. Strong in faith, praising God as I go! And being confident and fully assured that He will bring all things to pass by His divine plan!

The Lord gave me this vision several years ago. That is a long time, but as the scripture reminds me, and I hope it reminds you, that God is more than able to perform the promise that He gave. So, as we begin this new month with prayer, let us be reminded that God is faithful. Let us be reminded that we need to be fully persuaded that God is more than able to do as He promised and let us trust Him to accomplish His will.

Father, first of all, thank You for this new day. It is by Your mercies that have been renewed that we are able to see this day. We bless Your name today for allowing us to see it and be a part of it. A day we have never seen before and once it is gone, we will never see again.

This morning Father, I lift to You the girls of FOCUSED Ministries, past and present, and their families. I thank You, Lord God, for the opportunity You have given us to plant and water seeds of faith in their hearts and in their lives. I pray, Father, this morning, that You would let Your word be ever in their thoughts. I pray that You would encourage them today and I pray that You give them peace.

I pray for the Board Members that oversee the financial health of this ministry. I ask You to give them wisdom and direction as to what to do and how to do to increase the reach of FOCUSED Ministries so that we would be able to reach all of the girls living on the North Shore and beyond with the Word of God and the love of God. I thank You for all those who have planted seeds in this ministry and have confidence in the vision that You have given. I pray a blessing upon them and I thank You for increase in their lives.

Finally, Father, I pray for this nation. I thank You for Your mercy. I ask You to stretch Your grace across state lines, into every county, and onto every neighborhood block. I pray Father, that You would send revival among the people of God that they would rise up, stand for truth, and declare that Jesus is Lord! I thank You for all this and more and praise You because You alone are God and none stands beside You. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen!

Staying FOCUSED - Moving forward,

Dr. Baker
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