Resources for community empowerment, growth, and self-sufficiency in Essex County, New Jersey

Helping People Help Themselves

FOCUS will provide innovative quality services and programs employing state-of-the art technology for all constituencies.  We will strive to become financially independent as an agency and will collaborate with other organizations to strengthen existing synergies resulting in the best possible services for our clients. FOCUS will cultivate and nurture staff to ensure continued organizational growth and development.

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Provide community leadership by developing a variety of health and human development initiatives which advance the community toward self-sufficiency, growth, empowerment, and a better quality of life.


Seeks to empower the community to achieve its economic needs, oppose inequality, promote advancement, and change the perceptions of under-represented populations.


Committed to helping the community obtain resources and education, providing services with compassion, and empathy while earning the trust of those we serve and providing leadership and collaboration

Determined with a dedicated staff, and Board of Trustees to bring change to the community promoting perseverance and resilience

Dedicated to inspiring clients to accept responsibility for their growth while benefiting fully from the services provided and becoming a contributing member of society