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.

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
Ms. Jocelyn Mallard
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
Dr. Baker - Opening Session
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A psalm for giving grateful praise.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations (Psalm 100, KJV).

Today is April 1st, also known as April Fool’s Day. I remember growing up, MyMom would have devised some clever April Fool’s joke for MyBrother and me - she would get us every time! She is talented like that and in so, so many other ways! 🙂

This season we are in now, however, is no joke. This is certainly an uncertain time, but one thing remains the same, God is still God! It is so easy to get our eyes un-FOCUSED off of this reality but I want to encourage us to get re-FOCUSED back on God! Like the psalmist said, Know that the Lord is God. It is (He) who made us, and we are (His). I capitalize the pronouns because I believe He deserves capital recognition for He is more than able to deliver us. Let’s praise Him today because, in spite of all that is going on around us, He is worthy of our praise!

Father, thank You for another day. You have allowed us to see and be a part of this day for Your own purpose and by design. This is a day, a season we have not seen before. Help us, oh God, to re-focus our eyes on You, the only true and living God, who is able to keep us, heal us, and deliver us. I ask You, Father, to let Your peace rest upon those reading this today. Let Your praise be on our lips today. We pray for those who have lost loved ones. Comfort them today, Father. Those who are sick, Lord, we pray for healing. Those whom You have given the gift of helps and healing in the medical field, encourage their hearts today, protect them, and give them strength, we pray, and we thank You for what You are doing in our midst, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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Praise the Lord, for He is good! His Word is true and His promises are sure. As His children, we can pray for miraculous protection and seek refuge from the storm. We give thanks today and every day as we rest in the confidence of knowing that we belong to Him and therefore we are not alone. We have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ! Saints of God, let us take comfort together in the Psalms.

Psalms 91:1-4 ESV
"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!”
For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper
And from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with His pinions,
And under His wings you may seek refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark."

Heavenly Father, we come to You today in prayer, humble and with hearts full of thanksgiving and hope because we believe the Word. Oh, what a blessing to be Your child and be able to claim that You are our fortress and refuge. We thank and praise You for keeping us, even in times of uncertainty such as what we are currently facing as a world community. A few months ago, we could not have imagined that today we would be confined to our homes as sickness and death stalk our land, but oh what a privilege to know that You are still God and You are still in control. While those around us worry and fret, we are able to stand strong, sing hymns of praise, and seek Your face in prayer. Please, Lord, draw us close and help us to cast off the cares of the flesh, false wisdom, and all the burdens of this world. Instead, we ask that You would have mercy, fill us with Your Spirit, and strengthen our faith. As we pray for Your blessings for ourselves and our families, we also lift up in prayer for all those who are sick and suffering. We pray for those who are isolated and alone. We pray for those living in fear and those struggling with financial hardships. We pray for Your wisdom to guide our government and other leaders in the days ahead. Most importantly, we pray for the lost all over the world. We know that Jesus is the only answer. Help us to be the light of Jesus during these “dark” times, a reminder to the world that the gift of salvation is available to all. Thanks be to God that the worries of today will one day pass. We trust You and thank You for Your faithfulness. We thank You for Your covering. Thank you, Jesus, for your sacrifice at Calvary and making us joint heirs to the promises of the Father. Glory to Your precious name, Amen and amen.

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