Formed in 1969 to focus on the needs of the community, Focus On Renewal (FOR) has been the place to turn for healthcare, economic and social service needs in the Sto-Rox community for more than 40 years. Started as a small storefront anti-poverty program, FOR has grown in size and service capabilities and stature in the community and is today a comprehensive community social service organization that helps more than 15,000 economically disadvantaged individuals and families annually. We invite you to learn more about our outreach efforts, explore ways you can get involved to make a difference in the lives of other and to strengthen our mission.
Mark Your Calendars! Support FOR at one of our upcoming fundraisers.
Artini, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, February 27 at the Father Ryan Arts Center
Enjoy an evening of art, appetizers and cocktails for $20.00. Features a series of hands-on art stations and signature cocktails from area bartenders.
Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, 9 a.m. Saturday, May 16 at Stage AE on the North Shore
Bring your family and friends to this free event, which features a 5k walk and 1-mile fun walk. Highmark Health provides refreshments, games, live entertainment and raffles. If your schedule puts you elsewhere, consider as donation to support a team!
Three Great Ways to Support FOR
GIVE to grow Fr. Regis Ryan's amazing legacy of serving the Sto-Rox community.
When you support the life-changing work of FOR, more Sto-Rox residents will receive the help they need. Make a new or increased gift during our holiday campaign and have your gift matched! Thanks to the generous support of Peter and Alice Leone, we've received a $5,000 match challenge. Donate now or by mail to: Focus on Renewal, 701 Chartiers Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
DONATE food to help a neighbor in need.
We welcome individuals and groups to collect non-perishable food for Focus on Renewal's hunger programs. Items can be dropped off at the FOR Community Center at 701 Chartiers Avenue in McKees Rocks during regular hours: Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Larry Rodgers at (412)331-1685 x 212 or email Larry now
VOLUNTEER your time in one of Focus on Renewal's programs.
Make a difference in the lives of others by giving an hour of your time at FOR's Community Center, FOR Sto-Rox Library, Father Ryan Arts Center or Family Foundations/Early Head Start. Contact Sr. sarah Crotty at (412)331-1685 x 230 or email Sr. Sarah now
Looking for quality childcare?
||FOR recommends Brightside Academy, an early education & childcare center located on the third floor of the Father Ryan Arts Center. "When we looked for a childcare organization to partner with, Father Ryan said, we wanted to bring the very best to our community. Brightside was our choice." For more information call: 412-331-2247