FIA Welcomes Associate Director

Our Families in Action Board of Directors and team is pleased to welcome Lillian Miranda in the role of Associate Director, Families in Action. Lillian brings a wealth of experience in mental wellness, community programming, and leadership. She is a certified WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Facilitator; and a certified Mediator with the State of […]

Families in Action Participants Stretch with Marcie and FIA Staff during Recent Zumbathon.

An Experience with Families in Action Community Health and Service Learning: A Volunteer Perspective

Families in Action has undoubtedly touched my life. Although my schedule has become exceedingly hectic with work and academics, I can truthfully say that my time volunteering has become the highlight of my week. It makes all the difference in my ability to reflect upon my week with a pure sense of joy and fulfillment. Each week, I […]

Methodist College Mobile Clinic Visits Families in Action Site

Families in Action was pleased to host Methodist College Mobile Clinic and nursing students last month at our 32 and K site.  The eight nursing students, accompanied by Nursing Professors, provided blood sugar screenings, height and weight measurements, bmi, and blood pressure checks.  FIA’s literacy students, along with our Families in Action participants and staff, […]

Congratulations to Virginia!!

Recently, Virginia D. McGill received the Tri-state area Lifetime Achievement Award for service to the Latino Community. This award recognizes a non Latino(a)/Hispanic individual or business who has exhibited outstanding leadership in improving the lives of Latinos/Hispanics in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. Congratulations and a huge Thank You to Virginia for her work in the […]

Families in Action Receives Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Grant

FIA is delighted to share that Families in Action via Interfaith Health Service received a grant again this year (2017-2018) to address Childhood Obesity with our partner, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. According to the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment, co-sponsored by Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, childhood obesity ranked as the number one concern […]

Families in Action Recognized Nationally

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognized Families in Action with a National Award for Innovation in Health Prevention and Promotion. Families in Action is honored to receive this award and inspired to continue working in the community.  

Latinas in Action Micro Business Begins!

Interfaith Health Services, through Latinas in Action, launched a hands-on micro-business and sewing program. It is rare that a project of this nature succeeds from the beginning, and we believe our demonstrated ability to listen to participants highlights the trust we have built up in the community over the years. Our track record demonstrates commitment […]

Fashion Show

FAMILIES IN ACTION AND LATINAS IN MICRO BUSINESS Presenta un Desfile de Modas Fashion Show Todo tipo de Vestidos, Novias, Quinceañeras, Damas, de Noche. Etc… Donde: 1326 S 26th St Omaha (entre la woolworth y Popleton) Cuando: Viernes, 30 de Julio Hora: 5pm a 7pm Para mayor información, llame a Gema: 616-4721 ó FIA 660-6689

Spotlight on Latinas in Action

Spotlight on a Participant This month marks the beginning of a semi-regular feature. FIA plans to try and interview an FIA participant each month. One of our program directors, instructors, youth club (Amigos in Action) participants or one of our regular educational participants will be featured with permission. Vanessa, one of our Amigos in Action youth group […]