To assist families in identifying their strengths and developing attainable and manageable goals that will guide them toward maximum independence; stable, long-term housing; personal well-being; and successful management of their own lives.
“Mentors are ordinary people, doing ordinary things with extraordinary results” – Kinship Partners
About Friends in Action
Founded by Interfaith Works in 1986, Friends In Action – Amigos En Accion (FIA) provides mentoring and case management services to needy families in Montgomery County. FIA recruits and trains a group of people from all faiths and ethnic backgrounds whose common interest is to provide caring outreach. A group of people are formed to make up a volunteer mentoring team, who are linked for one year in a supportive relationship to a needy family in their community. FIA provides a comprehensive approach to erasing poverty one family at a time.
The FIA commitment is a commitment to caring. Our success comes primarily from the relationships forged between families, youth, and mentoring teams. FIA mentors empower families and youth to identify solutions to housing, health care, childcare, employment, parenting and self-esteem issues.
Friends In Action began in 1986 with the help of Carolyn Parker, a resident of Montgomery County. After an unexpected encounter with a homeless person in 1983, Carolyn began pursuing experiences that would help her understand the plight of the poor and homeless families.
Contact Friends In Action
114 West Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850