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More than Meals: Summer Feeding 2017

Beck and Keaton, two high school students from Columbus, Ohio, had no idea how their lives would transform when they signed up to volunteer with FOCUS North America’s Summer Feeding …

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Press Release: FOCUS North America Announces New Executive Director

Carnegie, PA (June 23, 2017) — FOCUS North America announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Seraphim Danckaert the organization’s next Executive Director. Danckaert, who previously served as …

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FOCUS’ Jonah House featured in the Word Magazine

Nicholas Chakos, Executive Director of FOCUS North America, said, “ The Jonah House will be bringing a credible solution to a dire need in Columbus. While FOCUS provides infrastructure and …

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‘We showed that together we are great’: Reconnecting in one Pittsburgh neighborhood

“Staff from FOCUS Pittsburgh (Food, Opportunity, Clothing, Understanding and Shelter), a social service nonprofit in the Hill District, knew some residents there and believed they would successfully pioneer a new …

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FOCUS West Central PA is raising money to feed needy children

Crowdfunding campaign raising money to feed needy children in Beaver Falls. Click HERE to read the full Times article about FOCUS West Central PA feeding

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Faces of the Nameless

He put a simple ad on a photography website that stated: “I had an idea for a socially orientated photography project, and I’m looking for someone who might have an …

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FOCUS serving others in “The Liturgy After the Liturgy” Featured in The Word Magazine

FOCUS’ own YES leader Kamal Hourani was featured in The Word Magazine’s March issue. Click on the image blow to read the story!  

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An Orthodox House of Rejuvenation

“I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, And He answered me.” —Jonah 2:2 “There simply aren’t enough places for sober living in our community,” said Nathan Smith, …

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The Liturgy After the Liturgy

By: Kamal Hourani For Orthodox Christians, the Divine Liturgy is the center of our life in Christ. We must be convinced that there is no greater beauty, no greater joy, …

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