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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]President, Pat Robitaille August has been a month of vacations and back to school for many.    Unfortunately, we are also seeing a rise in Covid infections and an impact on FOCUS.   Some of our agencies are having to cancel programs which have constrained our...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]President, Pat Robitaille Once again, we had an incredible month for FOCUS in July.  It is great to see so many of our members coming out to support the organization.   What a great year we are having. Highlights include: 4th of July Parade Orange Avenue...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]President, Pat Robitaille June was a very special month for FOCUS with two very special messages: One of the most successful Rummage Sales in FOCUS History Award of a Community Grant from the City of Coronado A special thank you to Roger Clapp and Sharyn Blongiewicz for...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A very special thank you to all who came out for our May Meeting and bingo at the Yatch Club. it was so great to be able to meet in person and enjoy the awesome events and prizes that Lisa Storey puts together for us. ...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629991344197{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] Military [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Deployments, medical discharges, changes of duty stations, and retirement all represent significant changes in life and possibly to child support obligations as well. Too many young military families in San Diego are finding themselves trapped in mountains of debt, not knowing where...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629991388038{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] Rehabilitation [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Many California inmates reoffend after they are released from prison. Specifically, about 46 percent were convicted of a subsequent crime within three years of release. The primary goal of rehabilitation programs is to reduce the level of recidivism and disrupt the cycles...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629991414326{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] Safe Housing [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Law enforcement has identified San Diego as an international gateway city for sex trafficking (the epidemic of demand is 80% domestic) and one of the 13 cities in the nation with the highest incidence of child prostitution.  110 gangs were identified...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629991443030{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] Health & Well-being [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] The health and well-being of children is associated with numerous outcomes on their physical, mental, social, and economic development.   Promoting well-being involves understanding and addressing child, youth, and caregiver functioning in physical, behavioural, social, and cognitive areas. A focus...

[vc_section][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629991466322{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] Literacy [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Nearly 85% of the juveniles who face trial in the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate, proving that there is a close relationship between illiteracy and crime. More than 60% of all inmates are functionally illiterate. Reading is a pathway to learning and...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629991498548{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] Schools [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] San Diego is home to special schools and programs that serve at risk youth with severe emotional disturbances and learning disabilities.   These schools and programs are underfunded and FOCUS helps fill the gap to ensure a transition to a successful future. When...