What is FOCUS West Central PA

Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS) West Central PA is a ministry of FOCUS North America, a national movement of Orthodox Christians united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America — providing employment, housing, healthcare and educational services, and feeding programs, to the homeless and working poor.

Why We Are Here

Through the provision of social and human development services, FOCUS West Central PA helps the poor and needy in our local community. We bring communities, parishes, and partners together in hands-on activities – uniting giver and the under-served — to help transform all of our lives and break the cycle of poverty that afflicts so many in our society. Our programs are impact- and metric-driven, designed to sustainably transform the lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

FOCUS West Central PA ministers to the communities in West Central Pennsylvania north of Pittsburgh in Beaver and Lawrence counties (e.g. Beaver Falls, Aliquippa, Midland, Ambridge). FOCUS West Central PA provides services without discrimination of any kind. We do not require any faith commitment from anyone we help. We exist solely to transform the lives of the homeless and poor, moving them from dependency to self-sufficiency, by providing food, occupation, clothing, understanding and shelter.

FOCUS NA is a registered Better Business Bureau (BBB) charity and is one of the few organizations nationwide to have earned their National Charity Seal. All donations to our organization are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law [per section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code].


How You Can Help

  1. Volunteer your timesign up online or contact us directly!
  2. Spread the word – Share our website on social media. Word of mouth also helps immensely!
  3. Pray – Pray daily for this ministry and those we serve.
  4. Donate – Help support us with a monetary or material donation.
  5. Fund Raise – Help with current fundraisers, or start up a fundraiser of your own. If you would like to host a fundraiser, please submit a contact form.