Vision
Citizens who are served by Focus on Renewal become
resilient, contributing members of our community.

Mission
Focus on Renewal aims to support the people in our community
through programs for all aimed toward the development and
sustainability of a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Values
Inclusion. Support. Partnership. Trust. Wellness.


ABOUT FOR... 

The Focus On Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corporation, or FOR for short, was founded in 1969. FOR founders led a group of mobilized citizens and community activists against corrupt local politicians to create an umbrella organization for much needed social services now ranging from food security, nutrition, early-childhood education, support groups and mental health to arts programs for ages and small business incubation.

FOR has now grown to house 30+ staff at 6 locations throughout McKees Rocks and Stowe Township. FOR aims to support the people in our community through programs for all ages aimed towards the development of healthy mind, body and spirit.  We work with a wide range of partners to  ensure high quality programming is accessible to all 13,000 residents of the Sto-Rox Community.  

Why does Sto-Rox need FOR's Support?

  • 24% of Sto-Rox Residents are under the age of 18.
  • Median household income is $24,534, less than half of the county value.
  • 100% of Sto-Rox students qualify for free lunches.
  • 80.3% of McKees Rocks households with children are single parent households.

These statistics, however, tell only part of the story.  Throughout FOR's long service to the community, the following conditions have been on the increase: drug and alcohol addiction, various degrees of untreated mental illness, criminal histories, poor nutrition and physical health ailments.

 

PROGRAMS INCLUDE

Check out the FOR Blog for great stories about all of our programs and how to get involved!

Check out the FOR Blog for great stories about all of our programs and how to get involved!

Check out what's happening at Focus on Renewal - scroll over a date (above) to see what events and services are planned!

Focus On Renewal's community food bank serves hundreds of families every month. With free groceries distributed twice a week to families in need and a daily free hot lunch served on weekdays.  We support Feeding America's goal to end hunger in our community by 2025.

Focus On Renewal's community food bank serves hundreds of families every month. With free groceries distributed twice a week to families in need and a daily free hot lunch served on weekdays.  We support Feeding America's goal to end hunger in our community by 2025.

Incredible things are happening here, and we want people to look forward to more. We will forge new partnerships and continue our work as an innovative community resource.
— Cynthia Haines - Executive Director