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Families of Children Under Stress
FOCUS understands and supports the unique needs of families with children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental or physical disabilities. FOCUS offers comfort, hope and information to parents; accessible recreational and social programs for children and teens; and fun, inclusive activities for the entire family. A nonprofit founded by parents in 1983, FOCUS continues to embrace and strengthen metro Atlanta families. After a child is diagnosed with a significant developmental or physical disability, parents begin a journey in a new world of medical specialists, frequent hospitalizations, and ongoing therapies. They might worry about managing financially, about giving siblings enough attention, about the future of their child. They need comfort, information and hope. FOCUS provides all three!! FOCUS offers parents support – a shoulder to cry on, an ear that understands the acronyms, a visit when a child is hospitalized; FOCUS offers information and resources in the community; we even offer specialized childcare so parents can take a break! FOCUS helps parents realize that they are not alone – others who have ‘been there’ can help!