Family Action Network Movement (FANM) was founded in 1991 by Marleine Bastien. At the time, FANM stood for "Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc" or "Haitian Women of Miami." FANM’s goal was to strenghten families through the empowerment of women.
Since its inception, FANM has advocated for lower income and marginalized residents and provided them with wrap-around services such as mental health, crisis and domestic violence intervention, counseling, health care access, job training, financial literacy, adult education and after school programs. FANM also advocates and organizes its members around issues of importance including affordable housing, comprehensive immigration reform, and climate gentrification and equity. Since FANM expanded its scope and services to include all immigrant groups and low to moderate income families, it made the decision in 2018 to rebrand as Family Action Network Movement.
Although FANM serves people of all races, genders and ethnicities, it remains a primarily female and minority run organization. FANM is a founding member of the Miami Climate Alliance, Catalyst Miami, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Haitian American Grassroots Coalition, Center for Haitian Studies, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center and many others. FANM is dedicated to the social, economic and political empowerment of low income families. It organizes locally, statewide, and nationally.