Updates from Metropolitan Family Services

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“What I like most about being part of MPI is really my team. I work with a team of folks who are really committed to doing community work for the right reasons. We have a spirit of collaboration on our team, and we have a great camaraderie and culture on our team.”

- Vaughn Bryant, Executive Director of Metropolitan Peace Initiatives (MPI),
introduces himself on the new MPI website




Welcome to MetropolitanPeaceInitiatives.org

We're pleased to share a new website for Metropolitan Peace Initiatives! MPI, a division of Metropolitan Family Services, helps people heal from trauma by partnering with and offering support for community-based organizations in the Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P) violence prevention collaborative.

Our new website highlights the work of MPI and CP4P, the communities where we're active in reducing gun violence, and the people behind these crucial efforts.




What Works—and What Doesn’t—in the Push to Build Safer Neighborhoods: A.D. Q&A podcast
Crain's Chicago Business
Vaughn Bryant, Executive Director of Metropolitan Peace Initiatives, joins Crain's reporter A.D. Quig's podcast with Soledad McGrath of Northwestern University’s Neighborhood & Network Initiative to share community-level insights on violence prevention and outcomes.

* $1 Million Google Grant Supports Job Training on South and West Sides
Chicago Tribune 

The Community-Based Organization Collective, a collaborative of workforce development organizations including Metropolitan, announces new funding from Google to expand services in areas of highest unemployment and work toward shrinking the city's wealth gap.


Stories of Mpowerment: Behavioral Health

During the Legislative Roundtable, we were honored to share client perspectives! Watch our Behavioral Health highlight here
Metropolitan staff and clients are Mpowered to advocate, for themselves and for their communities!

At our first-ever Legislative Roundtable, we were pleased to offer an opportunity for our frontline behavioral health and domestic violence staff and program participants to meet with their elected officials, and advocate for specific policy goals in our agency’s legislative agenda.

This dynamic conversation with several legislators and their staffs, hosted by our Government Affairs team and agency-wide Advocacy Task Force, elevated our perspectives on issues important to our communities.


FEATURED CAREER OPPORTUNITIESMetropolitan Family Services Careers

Case Manager 1
Behavioral Health, Southeast Chicago Center

* Adoption Respite Community Support Worker
Behavioral Health, DuPage Center - Wheaton

* Social Worker II
Adult Mental Health, Southwest Chicago Center - Palos
$1,500 Signing Bonus for first-time employees with MFS!

* View all our open job listings:


Week of the Young Child

Happy Week of the Young Child!

From the rock stars in our DuPage Center communities (pictured above) and across all of our Early Learning programs, happy Week of the Young Child! Our staff developed a week of creative and fun activities to recognize the National Association for the Education of Young Children's celebration of young children, their teachers, families and communities. 

21st Annual DuPage Gala 


FreeWill Making a difference in your community

Life is constantly changing. As we continue to navigate our ever-changing world, ensure the families supported by Metropolitan Family Services are protected now, and in the future. Learn more about designating Metropolitan Family Services in your will or donating a gift of stock.


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