Family Harmony Institute's (FHI) mission is to transform devastating
family dynamics into a framework of functional families and communities.
FHI's program creates that roadmap which restores perspective and
replenishes hope that has been lost.
founder and director, Mark Libowitz, M.A., MSW began the pilot project
with mid-income, blue collar families and single mothers and fathers
in Ojai, California back in 1988. Since those formative days FHI
has been expanded to encompass the needs of wealthy intact families,
African American and Latino families as well as mothers and children
in family shelter situations.
FHI program is based on thirteen action-oriented, behavioral principles
which helps families who are committed to change get immediately
back on track and functioning.
Libowitz, a holistically
in Southern California and expanded to Sarasota, Florida,
Family Harmony Institute is bringing a new methodology of
healing to many
Libowitz, M.A., MSW
Harmony Institute supports participants in becoming the peace
they want to create, ie creating the qualities of the Peacemaker;
wisdom, compassion, joy, enthusiasm and servicein a healthy
Life Coach and community
social service developer for over thirty years has observed that
the seed of difficulties, whether with teens, youth, frail elderly,
homeless, mentally ill or struggling single parents, can trace self-defeating
life patterns to a difficult childhood within a dysfunctional, and
often abusive, family system.
The FHI program utilizes
such steps as cleaning/reorganizing the living area, eating well
orchestrated meals together and learning communication skills to
bring dramatic improvement into the lives of the families in their
The FHI model, used
successfully in many cities at all levels of society, changes lives
and brings hope to families in a powerful way. The vision is to
link with family oriented programs in other cultures; working towrds
a harmonious global family.
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