Families in Motion

Overview

Families in Motion (FIM) is a family-strengthening collaborative lead by the Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey. It is supported by URC via its Center for Human Services (CHS) not-for-profit affiliate, along with the Latin American Economic Development Association and Inspira Medical Center. The program is built on three pillars: economic stability, healthy well-being, and civic engagement. It utilizes the two-generation model: adults and children working together to reach their family’s goals.

 

The Challenge

Support the collaborative by assisting low-income families with developing goals and identifying and utilizing community resources that can help achieve them. Because English is not the primary language for many families participating in the program, CHS provides intergenerational ESL family literacy classes.

 

Objectives

The core objective is to provide families with tools to become self-sufficient and develop sustainable strategies for achieving their goals and becoming more engaged community members. Families who learn and/or enhance their English language skills through family development coaching and intergenerational ESL family literacy classes can:

  • Better manage their financial affairs and leverage opportunities for increasing their income, thereby, increasing their economic stability
  • Improve their ability to make informed health decisions, thereby, maintaining or achieving a healthy well-being
  • Increase their involvement in activities that build community and participate in civic affairs and discourse, thus becoming more civically engaged

 

Resources

Families in Motion Overview

 

Families in Motion provides families with tools to become self-sufficient, develop sustainable strategies for achieving goals, and become more engaged community members.
Families in Motion provides families with tools to become self-sufficient, develop sustainable strategies for achieving goals, and become more engaged community members.
Duration
2017 to 2021
Funders 
The Pascale Sykes Foundation
Partners 
Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey
Regions/ Countries 
Geographic Scope 
Cumberland and Gloucester Counties, New Jersey