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.

Testimonials

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

Volunteer

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

Volunteer

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

Volunteer

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:

Food

OCCUPATION

CLOTHING

UNDERSTANDING

SHELTER

Our Community

Together we can make a difference

Our Partners in Mission

FOCUS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Our Community Impact

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN 2020

Opportunities to Serve

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Our News

Here's what’s happening

Gabriel Fahling on his summer of service for FOCUS SoCal

Reflections on a Summer of Service by Gabriel Fahling

  FOCUS Southern California Guest Blog Reflections From Our Intern Gabe This summer I was blessed to be an intern with FOCUS Southern California, along with three other interns. Whereas, in my last article, I spoke about our experiences working...

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October 4 FOCUS Community News Photo of Volunteers Packing Food Boxes

FOCUS SoCal News October 4, 2021

  FOCUS Southern California Volunteer News COVID Relief Plan We wanted to share the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program covers 100% of unpaid rent and utilities as well as future rent payments for income-eligible renters and their landlords who have...

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FOCUS SoCal Community News September

FOCUS SoCal News September 28, 2021

  FOCUS Southern California Volunteer News Sadly, the pandemic has caused many people to either lose their jobs or have their hours significantly reduced. Paying for rent, food and basic essentials has become very difficult for many of our neighbors....

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