Focusing on Families, Inc. was created by Rodney and Christel Brewer out of their desire to serve and strengthen families. 

Rodney grew up in the inner city and Christel grew up in the suburbs, both raised in single parent homes. Despite the stigmas and stereotypes associated with growing up under the various difficult circumstances they did, they both defeated the odds and were able to complete higher education because of the support of their families.

It is because of their experiences, they wanted to create an organization that offers quality and comprehensive programs designed to improve individual family members, as well as, strengthen family dynamics.