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Focus on Renewal

 

The Focus On Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corporation, or FOR for short, was founded in 1969. FOR founders led a group of mobilized citizens and community activists against corrupt local politicians to create an umbrella organization for much needed social services now ranging from food security, nutrition, early-childhood education, support groups and mental health to arts programs for ages and small business incubation.

FOR has now grown to house 30+ staff at 6 locations throughout McKees Rocks and Stowe Township. FOR aims to support the people in our community through programs for all ages aimed towards the development of healthy mind, body and spirit.  We work with a wide range of partners to  ensure high quality programming is accessible to all 13,000 residents of the Sto-Rox Community

 Why does Sto-Rox  need FOR's Support?

  • 24% of Sto-Rox Residents are under the age of 18.
  • Median household income is $24,534, less than half of the county value.
  • 100% of Sto-Rox students qualify for free lunches.
  • 80.3% of McKees Rocks households with children are single parent households.

These statistics, however, tell only part of the story.  Throughout FOR's long service to the community, the following conditions have been on the increase: drug and alcohol addiction, various degrees of untreated mental illness, criminal histories, poor nutrition and physical health ailments. This is why FOR has undertaken major organizational transformation this past year to better serve our beloved Sto-Rox Community, visit www.forstorox.org to learn more.

PROGRAMS INCLUDE

FATHER RYAN ART CENTER

FOR COMMUNITY CENTER'S HUNGER PROGRAMS,

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT,

FOR STO-ROX LIBRARY,

POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM

FAMILY FOUNDATIONS EARLY HEAD START.

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