By Sharing the Love of Christ

You Can Inspire Change

About Us

Fellowship of Orthodox Christians united to Serve

We are the local Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS) community in Southern California. We exist to bring the mission and vision of FOCUS North America to action here in our local region.

We envision a world where everyone experiences and shares the transformative love of Christ. We strive to approach everything we do through the context of God’s Kingdom, which allows us to understand service not as a “project” but as a way for us to live the Gospel of Christ.


What People Are saying about us

Kathy Bastas

Donor & Volunteer

As a recently retired individual, I am able to happily expand my involvement with Southern California FOCUS not only as a donor, but as a weekly volunteer.  I witness the effects that come from dedicated staff working directly with outstanding community partners to feed the hungry.  A day does not go by without a heartfelt Thank You and God Bless You.

Debbie Zonos


What inspired us to volunteer with FOCUS is that we could have been one of those families affected by COVID. People were losing their jobs, losing family members, and life as they once knew it. So many people were needing assistance and FOCUS provided us the opportunity to be able to help. By the grace of God we were spared from having to suffer any financial loss or the loss of a loved one. Volunteering with FOCUS made us as a family appreciate what we have.

Dena Mavritsakis


Wow, the cars were lined up for hours to pick up food. It was one of the most humbling experiences I have ever had. All the volunteers from so many different walks of life and we were working together to help people in need. I was hooked. I continued coming to the food drives just about every Saturday after that.

Pam Kouri


We began volunteering to distribute food with Focus. It was a great way to provide for those that were struggling during a difficult time in our world. Each time we served we began to have a better understanding of the struggles of others. People had lost jobs, businesses were closing, but families needed to be fed. All of us who served began to realize the people in need could be us at any time.

Our Mission

Engaging people in Christ's Call to Serve

FOCUS exists to provide service opportunities that reveal Christ in our neighbor and serve community needs within the five ministry areas of:






Our Community

Together we can make a difference

Our Partners in Mission


Our Community Impact


Opportunities to Serve

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Our News

Here's what’s happening

FOCUS SoCal News for September 8, 2021 Food Distribution Volunteer Opportunities

FOCUS SoCal News September 8, 2021

Did you know FOCUS Southern California has been distributing food boxes weekly feeding over 1,000 people throughout Orange County since February 2021? Sadly, the food boxes have become extremely difficult to obtain due to a Food Bank shortage. For many of our...

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Newsletter: AUGUST 17TH, 2021

Saying Goodbye and Good Luck to Our Wonderful Interns! FOCUS Southern California was blessed to have had four exceptional interns from St. Innocent Service Works & Projects serve with us as volunteers in Southern California for 10 weeks this summer....

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Newsletter: AUGUST 10TH, 2021

Our Communities Come Together When We Do God’s Work! FOCUS National Programs Director John Moxen recently asked if I would pick up 88 backpacks that were donated and packed with school supplies by the wonderful parishioners at Holy Transfiguration American...

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