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

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

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

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

Father God, in the name of Jesus, we bless Your wonderful name. We magnify You because of who You are - Sovereign Ruler, Master, Lord, and King. You reign supreme and we reverence and honor You as the One and only true and living God. You are God alone and we desire You alone to rule on the throne of our hearts. Have your way in our lives, God, have your way.

Father, during this season of Thanksgiving, help us to remember that in all things we ought to give thanks. So today, we thank You for Your faithfulness all the days of our lives. We thank You for the victories You have given us as we overcome struggles and challenges. We thank You for Your steadfast and unconditional love that bids us to come when fear whispers for us to shrink back. We thank You that nothing can separate us from Your love. We thank You that You call us Your very own. Our hearts rejoice to call You ours, our good, loving, and merciful God.

Thank You for F.O.C.U.S.E.D., Lord! Here You are through this ministry extending Your grace, mercy, and love. Here You are placing hope, peace, and joy in the hearts of young ladies who need to know Your presence and Your power. Demonstrate Your glory through this ministry, Father, so that Your precious daughters will taste and see that You are indeed good. Move mightily, we pray, through this ministry to transform lives for Your glory. We pray that You will multiply the seeds sown into the lives of each young lady so that others will experience Your very real and personal care for Your children. God, we expect You to do great things through this ministry that You have ordained. We expect that as the vision has been written and made plain, You will cause it to unfold and come to pass when and how You desire as hearts surrender to Your voice, call, and instructions. Speak Lord and give all of those connected to and called to F.O.C.U.S.E.D. to listen and obey. May each person carry his or her own load. I pray that all team members will do, with all of their might, whatever their hands find to do (that You direct them to do) regarding this ministry. In Jesus' name, Lord, help us do the work for faith without works is dead. Help us, Lord, to be fully committed and engaged to and in the work. Help us to be F.O.C.U.S.E.D. on and in the work.
In Jesus' name, Amen.

Offered by Mrs. A. Renee Brown
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Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen (Matthew 6:9-13 KJV).

Father, today I wanted to pause and pray like You taught Your disciples. We know You have the best for us and that we are in Your will so, today we check our alignment. Let us be in place. Let us not be like Adam but like Jesus. I ask blessings upon FOCUSED. We praise You for what we have and what is to come. Bless Dr. Baker. May she be consumed with Your promises. Let us live like we already have what we are believing You for and praise You in advance. I ask in Jesus name, Amen.

Offered by Bishop Derrick Thomas, Executive Advisor
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Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Psalm 73:25-26 NIV).

Our hope, our life, our strength is in You, Lord. Our times are in Your hands (Psalm 31:15)! Who do we have but You?

Father, this morning, we come to You with so much going on in the world much of which cannot be explained. The one thing we can depend on is You. Your love, Your mercy, and Your grace towards all of us is immeasurable, unexplainable, and undeniable. You still provide for us. You still bless us. You still desire our fellowship - even though we DO NOT deserve it. You still keep us when danger that lurks around unbeknownst to us. God, there is so much that You do for us that we just do not even know about.

For those who don’t really believe in You, You LOVE them still. For those who try to straddle the fence - between the church and the world - You have mercy on them for not understanding or believing in Your holiness and the standard by which You have set for Your people to live by.

Father, this day, we turn our thoughts and praise to You. The mission and vision of FOCUSED Ministries is still alive and well. Thank You for the recent strategic planning meeting. Lord, You gave the vision. You gave us - the board, the executive director, and me - the charge to bring this vision to pass. Lord, we need Your strength and courage to do just that. You said that the vision I yet for an appointed time, though it tarry, wait for it, for it will surely come (Habakkuk 2:3 KJV). Lord, we’ve talked, strategized, and made plans. We ask you now, Lord, to help us move. For those who doubt, help our unbelief. Increase our faith. Give us wisdom. You’ve already commanded us to be strong in You and in the power of Your might! Help us to believe this and more in Your word and move!

Bless the girls and their parents today! Keep them ever in Your care! This is our prayer, in Jesus’ name, Amen!!

Offered by Dr. Trisha J. Baker
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