GirlsFOCUSED Conference 2018
GirlsFOCUSED Conference 2018


To empower young girls through The Word of God to live out their God-given purpose in the earth

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.

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January 2021

~See what YOU helped us accomplish in 2020~

Dear FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. recipients and donors:

It goes without saying, 2020 was a year like none other! Life as we knew it was flipped upside down and still today, it persists! In spite of all that we saw and experienced, God did not change! He still desires all people to be blessed and to know Him!

As FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. reflects on 2020, we have highlights to share. Backed by our committed Governing Board of Directors, we started the year with great expectations as each new year brings.

June 8, 2019 2nd Annual GirlsFOCUSED Conference - Vision

Girls Focused 2019

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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

"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

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!


Trish, Executive Director

GirlsFOCUSED 2018 Conference

Dr. Lewis - Guest Presenter
Stress Management
Ms. Vaniece Catron - Guest Presenter
Ms. Jocelyn Mallard - Guest Presenter
Healthy Relationships
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Ms. Jocelyn Mallard
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Dr. Diona Lewis
Ms. Catron
Ms. Ricki Parker - Volunteer
Nicole English & Larry Waites
Board Members
Mrs. Baker, Dr. Baker
& London Jones
Ms. Margo McCoy - Board Member
Mrs. Shirlene Baker, Board President
& Ms. Catron
GirlsFOCUSED Conference 2018
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Dr. Baker - Opening Session
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Father God, we give You the praise and all the glory for another chance to just say thank You for this ministry You placed on the heart of one of Your vessels. We praise You, oh God, for being the only one who touches the hearts and minds of people to have compassion for others. Lord, we thank You for all You have done for this ministry and all You have in store for us. We thank You for every young girl who You have sent their way and all those who are scheduled to come in the future. We thank You for all the parents of these and especially of the counselors and prayer warriors who continue to support this ministry.

Father God, we ask You to continue to provide the strength, the determination, and the motivation the administrators and leaders need to face each challenge each day. Oh God, keep the fire of the Holy Ghost burning in the bellies of each teacher and girl that is a part of FOCUSED. A good foundation is our goal for these You gave us. Your word tells us in Isaiah 28:16, Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Lord, we pray today that we convey with clarity that YOU are this precious stone and the only foundation that will stand. A sure foundation, God, that will carry these out into life with the confidence they need to be strong.

Dear Lord, Your word tells us in 2 Corinthians 9:8, And God is able to make all grace abound toward you always having all sufficiency in all things may have an abundance for every good work. We stand on Your word, Father God, for it alone will not fail. Philippians 4:19 provide us with the assurance that, My God shall supply all Your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Oh God, we love You and praise You always for Your loving kindness and Your tender mercy. Thank You for Your hand of protection from the enemy who tries to discourage and derail us from time to time. Thank You for the hedge of protection around all involved in FOCUSED Ministries. Rekindle the fire of enthusiasm in those who become weary. These and other blessings we ask in the name of Jesus. We seal this prayer prayed in the name of Jesus Christ...AMEN
Offered by Ms. Nell Thomas
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weekly prayer...

O Almighty God and Father,

You are strong and You want us to be strong. Thank You for providing us with well-made weapons of the very best materials. Help us to remember to put them to use so that we will be able to stand up to everything the devil throws our way.

We are in a lifelong war, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the devil and all his angels. Help us to be prepared for spiritual battle. We are up against far more than we can handle on our own. Thank You for every weapon You have issued: truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Teach us how to apply them and thank You for Your Word, which is an indispensable weapon.

We pray for everyone in, at, and around FOCUSED Ministries. Help us to keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out. Help each one of us to know what to say and grant us the courage to say it at the right time as we share the mystery of Your love and salvation to one and all.

Love mixed with faith be to all who read and pray this prayer from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Pure grace and nothing but grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray,

Ephesians 6:10-24 (The Message)
Offered by Mrs. Catherine Milici
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