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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From Our Facebook Page

Mark 11:24 "Therefore I say unto you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them."

Heavenly Father,

I come to You in the precious name of Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank You for the privilege of coming before You another time. Thank You for being our ‪Abba‬ Father. Thank You for being our ultimate High Priest and for making constant intercession for us. Sometimes Father, we don't even know how to adequately express ourselves to You but we know that You understand our thoughts and that Your ears are open to our cries. Thank You that we are not on this journey alone but that You are walking alongside us each and everyday. Father, You have promised never to leave or forsake us. Thank You that everyone of Your promises are true and that You are God and very God. You are everything You say You are and more to us.

Father, I am coming on behalf of FOCUSED Ministries, its leadership, the young ladies it hopes to serve, its finances and all its plans. I ask for wisdom in every aspect of the decision-making process and the patience to experience Your continued faithfulness in bringing this ministry to its full potential. I know You are able because Your Word declares that You Who have begun this good work in us will be faithful to complete it. We are trusting You, Lord, with unwavering faith that You who have called will be faithful to bring it to completion. You have done it so many times before and You can certainly do it again!

I ask for unity among all of us that have committed ourselves to this ministry. Help us, Father, not to take this assignment lightly knowing that many lives are dependent on what we do as we seek to obey and work for You. Help us to know that it is really not about Dr. Baker and those of us working alongside her, but that it is all about You and the lives that will be transformed for the Kingdom of God. We ask You to cover us all under Your precious blood and destroy every negative thought and spirit that would rise up to try to bring this ministry down. Set Your divine seal of approval upon everyone involved. Encourage Dr. Baker as she allows You to lead, guide, and direct her every step and thought. Help her to lean constantly on You knowing that You are the anchor of all our souls and everything she needs for the task of leadership is in You. Bless her and please continue to reveal Your will, plan, and purpose to her.

We ask that You would help us to see the urgency of the hour and that You would place within our hearts, our wills, and our spirits the zeal and motivation to rise up, trust You, and move towards the goal. Help us not to question so much, but like Abraham we would obey and trust You totally to take care of the needs of the ministry. You know the needs, Lord and You know US. We are believing You to take care of the needs of the ministry and for the many girls that will be rescued from lives of destruction, sin and, shame to ones of beauty, worth, and blessing.

Thank You in advance, Father, for all the good gifts we have received and will be receiving. Please open up the windows of heaven and pour us out spiritual, physical, and financial blessings that will enable us to do your will. In the meantime, Father, please help us to be mindful of the hour we are in not to be careless in our walk with You but to keep our eyes on the Eastern skies knowing that our redemption draws nigh----OUR ETERNAL HOPE. Thank You for hearing and answering because we ask in the Name above every other name, the healing name, the victorious name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, Amen!
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Pls take a moment to join us this evening for a time of prayer for our girls...

God is self-sufficient. All things are God's to give, and all that is given is given by Him. He can receive nothing that He has not already given (Acts 17:24-28).

Father, we thank You for the girls that You have given us to help them to be the godly women You created them to be.
We thank You for preparing their hearts and minds to be open and willing to receive our love at Your appointed time.

Lord, while we patiently wait for You to show us what to do next, we pray that our girls will be motivated to do their best in school, obey their parents, and respect those that are in authority. Father, keep them safe physically. We pray that they will be protected from the evil one. Deliver them from negative and unhealthy attitudes. Lord, help them to choose friends who will help them grow strong and confident. Speak to their hearts. Help them to see themselves through Your eyes.

We pray that they will know, according to Your Word, that they are so precious to You and that You love them with a love that will last forever. Father, You see exactly what they are going through at this very moment. Nothing is hidden from You. May they sense Your presence even now. May they feel Your loving arms around them.

Thank You for giving each one of them hope for a brighter future. Father, we know that no one can come to You except You draw them (John 6:44), so we pray that they will develop a hunger for Your Word, a desire to do what is right, and a joy that is unexplainable even in the midst of trouble. Lord, You have given them to us to share Christ's love and the hope that is within us. May we be faithful to obey Your voice as well. We thank You for the privilege of serving You. Bless us all and give us the strength and courage to see Your assignment to the end. We ask this in the wonderful name of Jesus, Amen!

Offered by Mrs. Shirlene Baker, President, Governing Board of Directors
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