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.
Note: You can still donate to For Our Girls! and In memory of Elizabeth Swamy on our Donations Page

For Our Girls 2nd annual celebration 
Ticket sales begin July 1

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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Our Father, we praise You for You are, “The Almighty!” No one compares to You. As we approach Your throne, we come in the name of Jesus. We acknowledge You as our Father, Lord, and Creator. You know the end from the beginning, therefore, we honor You and magnify Your holy name. Lord, we love You. Never let our hearts be any other way. Never let us miss You or be out of place when You call.

Today, we ask for favor. We receive Your love. It is my prayer that we grow and develop into the people You are calling for. Let Your will be done. I pray for the success of our upcoming event. Surprise us! Your Word says, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20). Father, I pray You would exceed our expectations. You are able to do it by few or by many. In either case, we praise You now! Father, favor our leader, give her influence in the market place, in the real estate market, and in the financial institutions. Send forth what we need. Let our cups overflow, in Jesus name, Amen!

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Greetings! Prayer is the foundation upon which FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. stands. We believe God through faith that He will bring the vision and mission of FOCUSED Ministries to pass. This week, I am reaching out to you, Friends of FOCUSED, as we prepare for our upcoming annual fundraising event.

FOCUSED Ministries is a faith-based nonprofit organization designed to reach out to girls living on the North Shore, ages 13-18. Statistics reported about girls at-risk today is not encouraging. However, at FOCUSED Ministries, qualified professional volunteer Christian women offer activities to help build confidence and skills for these young ladies. Through our GirlsFOCUSED program, young ladies increase in their knowledge of God, develop marketable vocational skills, improve social and decision-making skills, and decrease self-destructive behavioral patterns.

In order to do this, we NEED your support. I want to personally invite you to attend our 2nd Annual Celebration & Benefit “For Our Girls!” On August 20, 2017, at 4PM at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., Evanston, IL, you can help us help our girls (doors open at 3pm). This event will help us raise funds to further our mission and vision – to help our girls stay FOCUSED. Be the first to get your tickets now available at Brown Paper Tickets

We are looking to grow our program into a full-residential program and we need the support of generous donors like you to make this possible. Consider becoming a “Friend of FOCUSED Ministries” with a monthly or annual donation to help us help our girls discover who they are in Christ. Become a Friend of FOCUSED today!

See you August 20th!
Dr. Baker
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