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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"My daughter had a wonderful time yesterday."

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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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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!</br >
God Bless You!


Executive Director

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Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrew 11:1, KJV).
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see (Hebrew 11:1, NLT).

When we say, “Well, all we can do is hope for the best,” do we really hope for the best? Most times when we say that, what we really mean is, “Well, if it happens great but if it doesn’t, oh well!” This is NOT the way those who hope in the Lord should live. We need to live in expectancy that God is true to His promise and that He will fulfill His will in our lives and in the earth.

Further, in Hebrews 11, verse 13 it says, These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth (Hebrews 11:13).” The “these” mentioned in this passage were referring to Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, and Sarah. All of these had hope in God’s promises even though they did not SEE His promises fulfilled while they lived! The verse goes on to stress that they lived convinced that God would fulfill His promises! How are you living?

January 2019 - let’s extend our faith this year towards our young people. Let’s believe by FAITH that God will deliver, will raise up, will anoint, and will use our young ladies in a mighty way to bring change - change that only a willing vessel placed in God's able hands can bring - lasting, life-changing, life-altering change!

Father, increase our faith! Help us to trust You more. Give us a hunger for Your word for it is by hearing Your word that faith comes (Romans 10:17)! Thank You for the opportunity You’ve given us through FOCUSED Ministries to reach this generation. Thank You for open doors; thank You for increase.

Bless those today, Father, who need victory over social anxiety and mental health issues! Help us, Lord, to know who we are in You, in Jesus name I pray. Thank You for Your presence even now filling the room with Your peace and comfort. Father, we are victorious in You!

Keep our young ladies in the center of Your will, we pray and thank You for it now, in Jesus name, Amen!

Be blessed!!
Dr. Baker
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The Time for New Beginnings

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV).

We have bathed all aspects of FOCUSED Ministries in fasting and prayer weekly since April 2013. We thank God for the progress we’ve made to this day and the successes we’ve seen through our faith in the mission and vision He has given. Now, it is time for change. For 2019, we’re going to switch up our weekly prayer format. This year, you will receive a prayer twice a month along with a word of exhortation. Fasting and prayer will always be a part of what we do because we believe God answers prayer. I believe God is doing a new thing in and with FOCUSED Ministries and it will come through our fervent prayer and work for our youth.

Father, thank You for 2019. Thank You for the faithfulness You’ve shown to us through all the joys and all the unexpected events that happened in our lives in 2018. You said in Your word that our times are in Your hands (Psalms 31:15), so our trust continues to be in You as we move through the coming days.

This evening, Father, I pray for our girls. Father, You gave us the vision to reach out to girls. We know that You have a message to share with them. We know that You want to use FOCUSED Ministries as a conduit to deliver that message to the girls of this generation. The message of Your love for them. The message that they were fearfully and wonderfully made. The message that You sent Jesus into the world to die so that they would have life. The message that You have a unique plan and purpose for them. And there is so much more to share. Help us, Father, to stay FOCUSED on You as we make our plans for 2019. Give us more opportunity to share this message and we thank You for the opportunity to do so.

Thank You for our Governing Board of Directors who have committed themselves to the fulfillment of the mission and vision of the ministry. Thank You for our Executive Director who also has committed herself to the fulfillment of the mission and vision of the ministry. Thank You for all of those who support us in prayer. Thank You for increase in all aspects of the ministry as we continue moving forward towards the fulfillment of the mission and vision. Thank You for the parents who have entrusted us with their precious daughters. I pray blessings upon them, in Jesus' name.

We praise You, Lord, for who You are, for what You’ve done, and for what You’re going to do, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

As we focus our prayer time on our youth, pls feel free to send us your prayer requests for any and all young ladies in your circles. We will pray and believe God with you.

Thanking God for another year!
Dr. Baker
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