FOCUS + Fragile Kids is here to help children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental and/or physical disabilities. We comfort with hospital visits and support groups, offer hope by information and education, provide fun activities for parents and kids and help to make equipment available to children in need.
FOCUS began in 1983 when two medically fragile children shared a hospital room. These children had no specific diagnosis, and the parents could not find a support group. They became friends after that hospitalization, and, in each other, found comfort, information, and hope. Together, they founded FOCUS to help families cope with the overwhelming struggles of parenting a child with special needs. Through the years, FOCUS has grown to offer comfort and hope to parents and fun programs for children with disabilities. FOCUS reaches almost 3,000 families in metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. (Read more about our history)
For over 25 years, the Fragile Kids Foundation has worked to enhance the quality of life and well being of children with support, supplies and prescribed medical equipment not covered by Georgia Medicaid or private insurance for Georgia’s medically fragile children living with chronic illnesses, genetic and traumatic disorders and orthopedic and neuromuscular challenges.
In 2017, FOCUS and Fragile Kids merged to allow us to offer a full range of services, including equipment our kids need for every day life.
FOCUS understands and supports the unique needs of families with children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental or physical disabilities. FOCUS offers support and information for parents; recreational and social activities for children and teens; fun outings for families; and grants for equipment needed for everyday life. Merging with Fragile Kids Foundation in 2017, FOCUS continues to embrace and strengthen metro Atlanta families.