FAITH IN ACTION NORTH LAKELAND, Inc.

Seniors Programs ~ Food ~ Transportation ~ Respite Care ~ Utility Assistance, Care Giving

Faith In Action North Lakeland, Inc, provides frail and chronically ill seniors with food, transportation, respite care, yard clean up, companion care, housekeeping and utility assistance.

Faith in Action is a national volunteer movement that brings together church congregations from many faiths, government agencies, and local community organizations to help senior citizens who are elderly or living with chronic health conditions maintain their self-esteem and independence by providing them service at no charge.

Faith In Action of North Lakeland Inc., Founder and Chief Executive Officer is Mildred McMillon.

Faith In Action North Lakeland, Inc.
https://www.facebook.com/faithInActionNL/  @faithInActionNL

Mildred McMillon

CEO/Founder

Seniors Services ...

What is Faith In Action

FAITH IN ACTION
Local volunteer caregiving programs bring volunteers of different faiths together to care for their homebound neighbors who may be isolated and living with chronic health conditions or disabilities.  These volunteers come from churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship, as well as from the community at large, and provide many forms of non-medical assistance, such as:
  • Transportation to medical and other appointments
  • Help with shopping, reading or bill-paying
  • Minor home repairs
  • Light housekeeping or meal preparation
  • Friendly visiting and telephone support
  • Respite care for family caregivers

What is MODEL PROGRAM - FAITH IN ACTION

Interfaith volunteer caregiving programs have been established according to a successful model:

What IS BLOCK 1 -INTERFAITH

BLOCK 1 - INTERFAITH
  • Involve houses of worship in the coalition that represent the diversity of the community including Buddhist, Eastern Orthodox, Islamic, Jewish, Protestant and other faiths
  • Engage a minimum of three different congregations in the coalition -- the more, the better
  • Build partnerships with congregations and social service, health, and civic organizations
  • Over time a coalition can grow

What is BLOCK 2 - VOLUNTEER

BLOCK 2 - VOLUNTEER
  • Use volunteers from the community and faith congregations
  • Support volunteers through training and screening
  • Do not use health professionals to provide formal medical services
  • Do not pay stipends to volunteers; reimbursement for expenses is allowed
  • A full-time, paid program director organizes, trains, and supervises volunteers

What is BLOCK 3 - CAREGIVING

BLOCK 3 – CAREGIVING
  • Focus on informal care and help with everyday activities...- transportation- shopping and other errands- friendly visiting- respite for caregiver- light housework- telephone reassurance
  • Build ongoing, one-to-one relationships
  • Do not focus on prevention, education, research, or professional health care
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What is BLOCK 4 – LONG-TERM ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

BLOCK 4 – LONG-TERM ILLNESS AND DISABILITY
  • Provide services for people of any age
  • A program's focus can be age or disability specific, but it is not required
  • Serve people with any type of long-term health need such as:- Alzheimer's- HIV/AIDS- arthritis- diabetes- cancer- mental Illness- frail/elderly

What is BLOCK 5 – HOME BASED

BLOCK 5 – HOME BASED
  • Provide care where people reside...- private home or apartment- nursing home- Hospice home- group home
  • Do not provide services at a day center or clinic. However, transportation to and from is appropriate
  • Serve the "community at large," not a restricted population

Providing frail and chronically ill seniors with food, transportation, respite care, and yard clean up...

Mildred McMillon

President/CEO

Clarissa Speed

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Cedric Cox

Board Chairman

Morris Chestang

Director

Imani Handcock

Director

Inez King

Director

Norris Riggs

Director

Harrison Ross

Director

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$25

Donation Amount

Food Distribution

Food Distribution

Faith In Action provides food weekly on Tuesdays at its location. If you hear people talking about…”They do a lot with a little”…just know they are referring to Faith In Action North Lakeland. Mrs. McMillon along with her crew and volunteers are up to their usual during the COVID-19 pandemic! For 17 years, FIA has served seniors, disabled and the homebound in the community and COVID-19 did’nt stop the show. In the midst of serving the community during this pandemic, Mrs. McMillon is preparing for the FIA annual fundraiser, which may or may not happen! If you would like to help the cause, please call today @ 863.686.0009 to make a donation of food or monetary. Thank you so much, and may God Bless you!

Senior Citizens Monthly Lunch and Learn. Open to all Senior Citizens!

Senior Citizens Monthly Lunch and Learn. Open to all Senior Citizens!

Faith In Action Seniors' complimentary Thursday Luncheons held at the Coleman-Bush Building, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland.

Faith In Action Annual Men That Cook Fundraiser

Faith In Action Annual Men That Cook Fundraiser

FIA annual Men That Cook Fundraiser

Faith In Action 19th Year Anniversary Labors of Love Celebration!

Faith In Action has served the Lakeland Community at large for 19 years. We want to show appreciation and commemorate this historic day on Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 2 -4:00 P.M., at the Coleman-Bush Building, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland 33805. Faith In Action North Lakeland, Inc. invites everyone to support its "Labors of Love Celebration!"


  • Date: 9/25/2022 04:00 PM
  • Location: 1104 Martin L King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL, USA (Map)
  • More Info: Coleman-Bush Building

Price: $25

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  • Faith In Action North Lakeland ~ 1123 Omohundra Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805
  • 863-686-0009

1123 Omohundro Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805