Founded in 1976, Family Focus is a nonprofit charitable organization that offers a range of innovative, community-based programs for children and parents. It provides various parenting education, child development, after-school, mentoring, advocacy, and information and referrals services through nearly seven centers throughout Chicago. The organization maintains the Midwest Learning Center, which provides customized training and staff development, funding opportunities and family support assistance for agencies and communities. Family Focus administers the Hug-a-Book initiative that promotes literacy, provides consulting services and organizes teacher and parent workshops. The organization maintains a presence in Chicago.