CHILDERN. FAMILIES. COMMUNITIES.
We have a diverse staff of professional clinicians who are culturally-sensitive and client-focused. Our staff have been trained in social work, psychology, and other related fields. Collectively, we offer more than 50 years of clinical experience. Several of our staff members have extensive experience working with domestic violence clients and their families.
Brenda T. Thompson, President/CEO
Nikia Thompson, Executive Vice President
Jasmika R. Cook, Vice President of Operations
Eddie Mae Carter, Office Manager
Steven Thompson, Billing Manager
The Branch Family Institute is a leading family service agency that identifies, recognizes, and trains experienced and qualified practitioners to provide quality services to communities of color.
The Branch Family Institute, Inc. is a non-for-profit agency that
was established in 2001 by co-founders Nikia Thompson, Jasmika Crooks, and Brenda T. Thompson. BFI is a subsidiary of its parent for profit organization E.M. Branch & Associates, Inc. (www.embranch.org). The practice was established in order to provide culturally relevant services to individuals, families and communities impacted by the injustices of poverty and racism. BFI's program uses a strength based approach to empower individuals and communities to overcome oppression. The agency believed in a systematic approach to address client concerns.
Our mission is to strengthen families and communities by providing quality, culturally-relevant services to underserved populations.
E.M. Branch & Associates was changed from an individual private practice to a group practice in October 2000 in honor of Ms. Branch-Carter who dedicates her life to those who are less fortunate. We are proud to fulfill her life's mission of helping those who are in desperate need of assistance. In order to fulfill this mission E.M. Branch & Associates developed a strategic plan in 2001 to form a non-profit organization to serve economically disadvantaged families. With the encouragement of our funders, the Branch Family Institute was founded..
The Branch Family Institute's volunteer Board of Directors comes from a variety of industries and communities impacting our client population.
Genivee Chapman, CPA
Roseland Hospital Chairman
Barbara Norris, Board President, CPA
Village of Park Forest
Frances Gatherings LCSW, Board Vice-President
Metropolitan Family Services
Peggy Neal, Board Treasurer
Beacon Therapeutic and Diagnostic Center
Patricia Eggleston, Attorney at Law
Beverly Price, Publicist, Chief Executive Officer
The Beverly Price Company
Sarah Hawkins, Esq.
Cook County Public Guardian
Nikia Thompson Director
City of Chicago Family Support Services
Ieisha Taylor, Ph.D.
Financial and Credit Consultant
Graduate Student, DePaul University
Brenda T. Thompson
Nikia S. Thompson
Sarah Hawkins, Esq.
Dr. Ieisha Taylor, PhD.