Friends in Action is a unique volunteer program serving family caregivers and the elders they care for.
Friends in Action volunteers lead nationally recognized, evidence-based education programs; provide caregiver respite; transport elders to medical appointments and shopping; offer companionship to homebound elders; provide minor home safety repairs; assist in planning the annual Family Caregiver Conference; and plan fundraising events. Every FIA service is designed to engage our community in service, sustain the efforts of family caregivers, and enhance independence of frail elders. Every caregiver and elder helped is an accomplishment of hope.
Since 2004 we have been making a difference in the lives of family caregivers and elders in the Treasure Valley. Our volunteers, partners and donors prove that by working together we can do more than we ever thought possible to improve the lives of our valued neighbors.
We invite you to learn more about Friends in Action. Learn about our classes for family caregivers. See how we make a difference in the lives of elders every day. Become a volunteer. Help us broaden our capacity to serve elders and their families, and promote participation, independence and dignity for all of our older neighbors. We welcome you to Friends in Action.
The Prom was a great night of dancing (thanks to the Blues Brothers Rock N' Soul Review), friendship and fun. Check out pictures here!
Friends in Action sends a HUGE THANK YOU to CAPITAL CITY FLORIST for donating gorgeous floral centerpieces for our fundraiser, The Prom! Capital City's flowers graced every table and made for lovely bouquets for guests at night's end. Thank you Ric Martindale and Capital City Florist! www.ccfboise.com.
The Blues Brothers' Ode to Friends in Action: "Life has a beginning and always an end. Along the way you may need a friend. Our mission, your peace and satisfaction. You can count on us. We're your Friends in Action!"
FIA's Director receives Leadership Award!
06 May 2013 - FIA's Director, Stephanie Bender-Kitz, was selected to receive the "Leadership Award" at the Business Woman of the Year Gala hosted by the Boise chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Stephanie was nominated by her peers... read more
FIA featured in Statesman's Business Insider magazine
19 Feb 2013 - "The number of employees caring for aging parents is rising in Idaho. People like Friends in Action's Stephanie Bender-Kitz say that's a problem for employers. Here's why." Read today's article in The Business Insider! read more
New Caregiver Support Group -- Caregiving and Changing Relationships
09 Feb 2013 - Announcing a new support group for family caregivers! The relationship between a family caregiver and the person they care for often changes due to illness, frailty, or loss of memory. This support group helps family caregivers understand and... read more
Les Bois Credit Union presents gift to FIA!
07 Feb 2013 - Les Bois Credit Union's Angie Nelson and Kasey Malm presented a check to Friends in Action's Advisory Board this week. Les Bois Credit Union held a branch-wide fundraiser that involved a Christmas tree decorating contest, FIA color fest, and... read more
Legacy Corps Volunteer featured in Statesman article!
22 Jan 2013 - Thank you to Sheila Chapdelaine, one of our amazing Legacy Corps volunteers, for her caring commitment to family caregivers! Read this Idaho Statesman article to learn about state and local efforts to help families who care for someone living with... read more