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.

Highlights from the GirlsFOCUSED Conference 2018 - View Photos from the Conference
GirlsFOCUSED Conference 2018- Group Shot

"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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For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well (Psalm 139:13-14 KJV).

Thank You Lord for waking us this morning and giving us strength to get up and going. Thank You for all those small things we take for granted each day. We are grateful for the breath in our lungs and hearts that pump with no effort on our part. Thank You for limbs that allow us to move about, eyes that see, and ears that hear. Thank You Father, for our digestive system which allows us to receive life giving nourishment. We are complex beings wonderfully made by You of dust but brought to life by Your very own breath. Our being is just one testimony to Your awesomeness.

Shield us from worldly distractions so that we will not stray from You or Your will. Renew our desire to be in relationship with You, our maker. Help us to honor You with every action and word. By the power of the Holy Spirit, please help us to stay in Your presence as we move through this day, basking in Your light that we might be light to and for others. As we question, doubt, and fail because of our imperfections, help us to remember that because of who You are, we can still be a vehicle for Your wonderful works.

Please help us today and everyday to do the good work of our Father in every aspect of our life, including our work for FOCUSED. Use us Lord and we will be careful to give You all the glory, honor, and praise. Amen.

Offered by Mrs. Tricia L. Murray, Executive Director
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Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me (Philippians 3:12 NIV).

Almighty God, maker of heaven and earth, the giver of every good and perfect gift. The one who gives life and sustains it. The source of peace, joy, and happiness. You are Lord of Lords, Lord of every nation, Lord of all people, Lord of the whole world. You are the creator and we the created. You are mighty and we are weak. It is You who sees all and knows all and we are often blind and confused.

Knowing that You are God, we give You total and complete control over this ministry - control over hearts and mind, and control over our lives so that You can direct us in the way that You would have us to go. Keep us humble, faithful, honest, and focused on the race that You have given us to run and let us run the race with patience knowing that the victory has already been won.

We pray that Your Holy Spirit would dwell among us as we work in Your vineyard here on earth. That we may bring forth a harvest of souls which is Your desire and our only goal. Continue to bless all that are currently associated with this ministry and those that will be. It is my prayer that we stay in You, in Your Word, and gain the knowledge that only You can give for there is Life in the Word.

Humbly submitted,
Rev Michael Gibson, Governing Board of Directors
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