Unique to the Pascale Sykes Foundation’s model of intervention is the concept that whole families, consisting of adults and children, should be working together to determine the goals and intended outcomes resulting from their engagement with a service agency. Eligible FIM families have two responsible, committed adults who serve as family leaders. Through FIM, these families receive in-home family coaching support from a FIM Family Development Coach, who serves as a resource to the families in achieving their SMART goals.
In line with the Pascale Sykes Foundation’s Whole Family Approach, FIM has identified one overarching goal with three core areas of focus and corresponding goals and outcomes to guide its work. FIM’s overarching goal is to provide families with the tools to develop self-sufficient and sustainable strategies to achieve their goals and become stronger members of their communities. The three core areas of focus are economic stability, healthy well-being, and civic engagement.