A Little Bit About Us


All requests for service must be submitted by a community professional (referral resource) working with a student / child / family. Click on the link below to access a simple form. 
We look forward to working with you!

Our friends at Tompkins Bank of Castile are hosting a Community Minute Challenge - please visit the website and VOTE and Share the video for Focus on the Children: Check out this LINK 

Serving Children in Livingston County Since 1993

Focus on the Children was founded in 1993 by Robert B  Jones, former CEO of Jones Chemicals, Inc. with the assistance of Merl Galusha, then Pastor of the United Presbyterian Stone Church of Caledonia.

The agency follows the same mission today as set forth by Mr. Jones in 1993:

"...to serve the needs of children in Livingston County, NY that cannot be met by any other agency or program. "

Nestled in the midst of the beautiful rural landscape of Livingston County, our work stretches far and wide throughout the farming communities from Caledonia (Mumford and Wheatland) to the southern most tip of the County in Wayland (Cohocton).
Feel free to contact us (585-538-4366 / fotc1993@gmail.com) if your group is interested in having a member of 
Focus on the Children present to your members about ways we can partner to serve families in your community.


Board Member Updates:

As she leaves the BOD, FOTC would like to extend our appreciation to EA (Beth) Sears for her many years of contribution to the agency. Her professional leadership, combined with her compassion for area children, helped us to continue to serve the needs of our young neighbors.

We welcome Sarah Pieri and Tom Wiggins to the BOD. Please follow this link to learn more: WELCOME SARAH AND TOM!
December 2016:
Interested in making a donation or providing in-kind contributions? Check out our 
Many Thanks to our sponsors for a VERY successful 2016 Christmas Program 340 children received gifts!
November 26:
Nearly 900 shoppers visited the 2016 Holiday Craft Show! Thanks to ALL!!!
August 13:
Cal-Mum Council of Churches hosted 5th Annual Duck Derby benefiting FOTC
May 18:
FOTC received $4000 from Excellus BCBS Community Health Awards. Funds will be used to purchase new beds and cribs for children in Livingston County.
Click HERE to view more.
May 17:
Students from Cal-Mum Schools arrived to work on a little curb appeal on our offices. Thanks to United Way Day of Caring!