The Silent Crisis of Childhood Hunger in America

The Silent Crisis of Childhood Hunger in America

Since 2007, family homelessness in the United States has skyrocketed by 20%. According to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, lack of affordable housing is the most pressing concern for every city and county in America. A family earning the poverty threshold of $24,000 annually cannot afford even a one-bedroom apartment...

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Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve

Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve

  Inspired by FOCUS, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding missionary outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers Christian acts of almsgiving throughout North America, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church in responding to the missionary calling.  Please...

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Focusing on What Matters 

Focusing on What Matters 

Our primary goal at the  Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is to share the truth of Orthodoxy with the world. Our secondary goal is to generate fruitful conversations that strengthen us in our own faith and increase our ability to share it in meaningful ways with our fellow human beings. This is why...

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FOCUS Pittsburgh Community Trauma Initiative

FOCUS Pittsburgh Community Trauma Initiative

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” -Dorothy Day As I drive from my apartment in what they call Pittsburgh’s “Little Italy,” I pass by rows of early-to-mid 20th century single and split-family houses....

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FOCUS Helps Bring Calm to Ferguson, Missouri

FOCUS Helps Bring Calm to Ferguson, Missouri

In the two weeks since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, riots, arrests, and constant tension have been the order of the day for this troubled city. But peace is slowly being restored, and FOCUS North America is helping to bring this about. In this video, KMOV...

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FOCUS Opens Free Health Center in Pittsburgh, PA

FOCUS Opens Free Health Center in Pittsburgh, PA

(Antiochian.org) — The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS) recently opened the FOCUS + Pittsburgh Free Health Center. The Center provides free, quality physical and mental health care as well as pharmaceutical and laboratory services to uninsured individuals. Patients are seen by Orthodox physicians and health care providers...

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Food and the Holidays

Food and the Holidays

As we gather with our families to give thanks for God’s many blessings, we take a moment to remember those less fortunate than we are. Nick Chakos, Executive Director of FOCUS North America, and long-time board member Theodora Polamalu join Fr. Chris in discussing the urgent need in this country,...

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