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
Parent Meeting
September 30, 2017,
North Shore Church
9779 Gross Point Rd., Skokie

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.


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

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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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You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. —Isaiah 26:3

Heavenly Father, thank You for another day and opportunity to serve You. We know that it was You who kept us as we slept last night and You who allowed us to awake to brand new mercies on this random Wednesday. Thank You! As we go through this day, we ask that You will grant us not just peace but Your perfect peace. The type of peace that can weather any and every worldly twist, turn, or storm. Your word is clear in Isaiah 26:3 - You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Help us to block out the irrelevant noise, distractions, and unholy thoughts that draw us from You, Your will, and Your perfect peace. We want to do Your will and be obedient servants, Father, but too often our emotions, our arrogance, and our impatience get in the way. We forget to trust You. We let our minds wander and when chaos ensues and we are a mess, You are not glorified. We hinder Your work and block blessings.

Help us, Lord! Help us in our personal lives. Help us in regards to our work for FOCUSED. Please help us to keep our eyes on You as we make decisions and formulate plans. Help us to trust You when doubts come and the road is not smooth. It is hard, Father, but we know all things are possible through Christ. So, we stand on Your promises today and thank You in advance for continuing to be with us every step of the way. Thank You for Your perfect peace! We love you! It is in the name of Jesus we offer this prayer, Amen.

Offered by Mrs. Tricia Murray, Executive Director
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This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed (Habakkuk 2:2-3).

Saints, no matter what you are going through, God is still in control! Please join me in prayer.

Lord, we thank You for this brand new day. We honor Your name. We lift up our hearts to You. We give You all the glory, all the honor, and all the praise. For You, oh Lord, are worthy to be praised! We bow down before You today, acknowledging that You are Lord of Lords, King of Kings, the Almighty God, our Master and Savior Who has created all things for Your divine purpose. We acknowledge that we are Your servants. We give You complete control of our lives, for You, alone, have the right to reign and rule over our lives. According to Your Word, You chose us and predestined us to do good works, to serve You, and to win souls for Your Kingdom. You have equipped us with specific talents, gifts, and abilities to help your daughters grow into willing, faithful, obedient, and godly women who will live for You and will change the world for Christ.

Father, You have commanded us to love one another, to do good, and to help those that are in need. May we be faithful to do those things that are well-pleasing to You all the days of our lives. We want the world to know that we truly are Christians by the love of Christ and the Holy Spirit dwelling in us. Father, while we wait for You to complete Your plan for FOCUSED Ministries, Inc., help us to be patient. Strengthen our spirits so that we won't grow weary or despair, or be tempted to give up until this generation sees Your glory fall. Give us the courage and the boldness to stand strong, decerning and rejecting the lies of the enemy who only wants to steal our joy and destroy Your plans. Most of all, Father, increase our faith to believe that the vision You have given Trisha, our leader, and those whom You've chosen to help her, will come to pass in Your appointed time. We know that all You have planned may not happen right away, but according to Your Word, though it may seem slow in coming, this vision will be fulfilled! You are the same God today that You were yesterday and You will be the same God forever! We are sincerely grateful for what You have already done and we expect You to hear and answer our earnest prayer. In Jesus' Mighty name, Amen!

May His grace be with you all.
Offered by Mrs. Shirlene Baker, President, Governing Board of Directors
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