IN THIS MONTH'S FAMILY MATTERS ...
“Our goal will be to address the pain and trauma that has led to this destructive interpersonal violence, all in the context of keeping the victims safe.”
- Metropolitan COO Theresa Nihill introduces a new Metropolitan initiative
at a press conference highlighting the importance of addressing gender-based violence
Happy Women's History Month!
We’re recognizing the Mpowering women of the Metropolitan Family Services family! During Women's History Month and throughout the year, we celebrate the rich diversity of cultures and experiences each of our women colleagues brings to our families and communities.
METROPOLITAN IN THE MEDIA
* Ric Estrada: Representation Matters
Latino News Network
Metropolitan CEO Ric Estrada joined journalist Hugo Balta on Latino News Network's "3 Questions With..." podcast, speaking on the importance of Latinx representation and how Metropolitan empowers marginalized communities.
* Lightfoot Highlights Post-Pandemic Surge in Domestic Violence, City’s Commitment to Stop It
* Interview: Rhonda Freeman
Metropolitan COO Theresa Nihill joined city leaders and domestic violence advocates to shine a light on the importance of addressing gender-based violence; Theresa highlighted a new Metropolitan initiative which brings trauma-informed services to persons who cause harm in intimate relationships.
Rhonda Freeman, Early Learning Manager, spoke about "normalizing" the extensive holistic support our programs provide for children and their families, and the resilience she sees in our kids.
||Client Spotlight: Lure
Lure is a single mom who needed to start a new career in order to support her daughter. First, she needed to earn a new skill, and our North Center’s Workforce Investment Opportunity Act program was there to help.
While still working at her full-time job as a Document Control Administrator, Lure completed a Patient Care Technician training program, passed the national exam, and gained employment.
READ LURE'S STORY
Celebrating Black History Month
Across Metropolitan, our Centers organized a full slate of celebrations and activities to recognize Black History Month, including book clubs, peace circles and discussions, and highlighted important figures both historical and current.
Our Calumet Center's Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Team encouraged staff to wear clothing and accessories to reflect all their various cultures and ethnicities!
||Protecting what matters most
As you spend time with the important people in your life, consider one way you can protect them forever. By creating your estate plans, you ensure their futures are protected and get peace of mind about what’s ahead. Get started on your free will here.