more about us.

In Focus operates two residential group homes, a transitional facility, and one independent living location. All locations are safe havens for youth who have been removed from their homes as a result of abuse, neglect, or severe conflict with family. Our Agency prides itself on providing a home-like atmosphere for the young men who reside within the In Focus homes.

In Focus operates under the review of a dedicated board of directors. Their names are below:


Margie Harris - President

Betty Mateen - Treasurer

Oleh Holowatyjsr - Secretary




In Focus of Cleveland, Inc. was founded in August 2000, by Russell White, Darlene White, and the late Bill Miles. Our Agency received its license from the state of Ohio in June 2001. The first resident was placed at the Nottingham House on August 8, 2001. He remained with the agency for one year and eleven months and then transitioned into an independent living program.




In Focus of Cleveland, Inc. has seen tremendous growth during this past decade. This agency employs a strong and qualified group of individuals. Our staff includes: a Chief Executive Officer, an Executive Director, a Director of Business Operations, a Program Director, a Case Management Coordinator, Three Shift Supervisors, 15+ Youth Leaders, a Cook, a Register Nurse, and a Licensed Independent Counselor.

Since opening its doors, In Focus has accepted over 1000 young men, with the average stay being 9 months. After leaving In Focus, many residents have been adopted or have reunited with their families. Others have graduated from local high schools, the Cleveland Job Corps and other alternative educational programs while many have gone off to pursue collegiate degrees or to serve in the armed forces.