We wanted to tell a story with Metro Family's 2016 Annual Report. A story of tenacity, resilience and of extraordinary times. Public funding for the state of Illinois ceased funding for 11 month, but Metro Family rose to the challenge as provided services for over 72,000 clients in 2016. That's about 4,000 more clients than in 2015. This annual report which features 99% non-stock images tells the stories of our employees, volunteers and clients. As a designer, I wanted to focus on those that are impacted by Metro Family. I incorporated large full spread photos with short stories (which then I directed them to the website for a larger story). If you're interested in reading about these amazing people, you can visit www.mpowernow.org/annualreport.