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This list of programs for families and couples is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all healthy marriage programs in the US or your area, and listing does not imply endorsement. If you do not see a program listed near you, search the web for healthy marriage programs, classes, or workshops in your area.

Alabama

Alabama Community Healthy Marriage Initiative
SAFE (Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement) – Participating Family Resource Center with ACHMI
ACHMI provides resources and educational programs for youth and adults in the community so they may acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for building healthy and stable relationships. ACHMI believes that healthy marriages/relationships benefit everyone. Adults, children and communities alike reap the rewards when marriages are stable and children thrive. www.safefamilyservicescenter.com

78 Betsy Ross Lane
Sylacauga, Alabama 35150
256-245-4343
Linda Dickson, Healthy Marriage Coordinator
dicksonl@safesylacauga.com

Auburn University
The Alabama Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Initiative (AHMREI) is a large-scale partnership among Auburn University’s Center for Children, Youth and Families (within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies), 10 Family Resource Centers around the state, the Alabama Department of Children Affairs, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and corresponding local partners that include domestic violence prevention, school systems, child support agencies, Children’s Policy Councils and Head Start Centers. http://www.alabamamarriage.org/

Family Connections in Alabama
Family Connection is a non-profit child and family services agency providing services for Shelby County, Alabama and the Greater Birmingham Metropolitan area. Through a variety of crisis prevention and intervention programs, Family Connection is dedicated to building positive futures for the community’s most vulnerable children, teens and families. http://www.familyconnection-inc.org/

2 Walker Run
Alabaster, AL 35007
205-663-6301
Executive Director, Susan Johnston
susan@familyconnection-inc.org

Healthy You, Inc.
Just the Facts is an organization which holds workshops throughout Alabama to stress the importance of a healthy marriage, the positive impact that an intact family has on children, and the importance of fathers in the home. The programs offer a valuable opportunity for participants to learn practical skills for overcoming issues and connecting with each other.  The mission of Just the Facts, a subsidiary of Healthy You, Inc., is to teach the importance of a healthy marriage and the positive impact an intact family has on children. http://www.jtfstraighttalk.com/

Relationships that Matter | IMPACT Family Counseling
Impact’s Relationships that Mater program consists of seven different seminar courses designed to build strong relations. Each of these evidence based courses is 6 weeks in duration, highly interactive, and serves a variety of target populations. www.impactAL.org

1000 24th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205

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Alaska

Chugachmiut
Chugachmiut is the Tribal consortium created to promote self-determination to the seven Native communities of the Chugach Region. We provide health and social services, education and training, and technical assistance to the Chugach Native people in a way which is acceptable to Native cultural values and tradition in order to enhance the well-being of our people by continuing to strengthen the tribes and increase self-determination opportunities for community-operated tribal programs. http://www.chugachmiut.org/

1840 Bragaw Street, Suite 110
Anchorage, AK 99508-3463
907-562-4155
Info@Chugachmiut.org

The Couples Center of Alaska
Provides counseling   for all couples.  Education Programs for couples to strengthen their relationships and training opportunities for professionals and students to learn how to best serve couples.  http://www.thecouplescenteralaska.org

907-222-3699 

Mount Sanford Tribal Consortium | ANA Healthy Relationships Program
The purpose of the Healthy Relationships Program is to develop and pilot a culturally appropriate, healthy relationships component for our Wellness program in the villages. Our project activities include: reaffirming traditional Athabascan family values, raising awareness of village residents on the benefits of healthy relationships and marriage for children, families and communities, providing healthy relationships skill-building activities for adults and abstinence education with risk eliminations and healthy relationships training for youth. http://www.mstc.org/

P.O. Box 357
Gakona, AK 99586
907-822-5399

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American Samoa

Office of Samoan Affairs of California
The Office of Samoan Affairs is a nonprofit, community-centered organization, with offices in Northern and Southern California, serving the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) community in the area of family and children’s services for over 35 years. OSA’s culturally/linguistically-specific programs address multiple issues related to healthy marriage promotion, including employment, housing, health care access, education, family preservation and reunification, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency and eldercare.
http://officeofsamoanaffairs.org/healthy-marriage/

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Arizona

Arizona Youth Partnership
Arizona Youth Partnership (AzYP), based in Tucson, Arizona, works with youth and families across the state to bring resources to under-served communities. Since 1990, Arizona Youth Partnership has made strides in reaching Arizona’s children, youth and families in 29 communities in 9 counties.  This past year, Arizona Youth Partnership served 38,492 youth and families. AzYP seeks to keep youth in school, off of drugs and alcohol, reduce pregnancies, teen births, sexually transmitted diseases, and create safe, drug free communities, and healthy environments for children, youth and families in communities and Native American Reservation across Arizona. http://www.azyp.org/

"The Making of a Marriage"  | ANASAZI Foundation
Recognized internationally for its caring and effective approach, ANASAZI Foundation is a non-profit (501c3) intervention resource that helps to restore and strengthen parent-child relationships.  http://www.anasazi.org/

1424 South Stapley Drive
Mesa, AZ 85204
480-892-7403
800-678-3445
info@anasazi.org

Creciendo Unidos
Creciendo Unidos is a Phoenix grassroots community-based 2006 DHHS Healthy Marriage Demonstration grantee. The organization was founded in 1997 to provide the structure and curriculum for a basic family strengthening program. http://www.creciendounidosaz.org/

Fortified Marriages
A Christian marriage ministry dedicated to building relationships. They desire to see couples build close growing relationships with God and each other. We believe that once a couple knows who they are, discovers their purpose and mission in life and builds foundational skills for marriage, they will better be able to meet the challenges of life as a team.  http://www.fortifiedmarriages.com/

P.O. Box 7385
Chandler, AZ 85246
866-263-5638
info@fortifiedmarriages.com/

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Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas Healthy Marriage Initiative
NWA Healthy Marriages is a community service of the Center for Relationship Enrichment  at John Brown University. Our mission is to equip married and unmarried couples, single adults and teens with the knowledge and skills necessary to have a healthy, satisfying and lifelong marriage that will have a positive effect on their families for generations. Project offerings include one-day and multi-week workshops and classes that teach communication skills, conflict management skills, and the importance of safe and healthy relationships. www.nwamarriages.com

Center for Relationship Enrichment
John Brown University
2000 W. University St
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
479-524-7444
info@nwamarriages.com

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California

Amore Retreat Idyllwild
Reflect ~ Renew ~ Reconnect
Couples... Grow closer than ever imagined through our Couples' Renewal Intensive; along with personalized seminars, retreats and counseling. www.Amore-Retreat.com

PO Box 2070
Idyllwild, CA 92549
951-659-5458
M.P. Wylie, PhD, Founding Director
drmpwylie@aol.com

Better Marriages California
Better Marriages California is a chapter of Better Marriages, an international, nonprofit, non-sectarian organization whose purpose is to promote better marriages by providing enrichment opportunities and resources that strengthen couple relationships, increase intimacy and enhance personal growth, mutual fulfillment and family wellness. Better Marriage is a network of couples and professionals in the field of marriage education and enrichment dedicated to enriching their own marriages and other marriages in their communities. Trained lay-couples facilitate various types of events in the San Jose area.

800-634-8325
acme@bettermarriages.org

Healthy Relationships California

Healthy Relationships California is a non-profit organization that provides skills-based Relationship and Marriage Education programs; conducts Relationship Education instructor trainings; conducts outcome research on the impact of Relationship Education; creates innovative public awareness campaigns and marketing materials to increase public awareness about and access to Relationship Education programs. HRC currently targets seven West Coast metropolitan areas in California, Washington, and Oregon, with comprehensive programs and services designed to strengthen positive father-child engagement, improve employment and economic mobility, and healthy couple/co-parenting relationships.

Additionally, through Healthy Relationships International, the organization provides a variety of Relationship Education training and consulting services to local, state, and federal social services agencies as well as other RE service providers throughout the country and around the world.

 
Coming From Your Heart – A Weekend Couples Workshop | The Couples Institute

This amazing weekend workshop teaches secrets of building and sustaining a flourishing relationship. Among other things, you will learn how to:

  • Successfully handle your differences and disagreements, actually growing closer from them;
  • Set goals and build the foundation for all future changes with your partner;
  • Negotiate strategies that build trust and respect;
  • Reduce stress and tension in your relationship; and,
  • Apply these valuable skills to other areas of your life.

445 Burgess Drive, Suite 150
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-327-5915
877-327-5915

Couples Communication Enrichment Program | PSYCHWEST, Clinical and Forensic Psychology
Program provides excellent services for couples wishing to increase their communication skills and intimacy within their relationship or marriage. By pinpointing specific areas of strengths and weaknesses in their verbal, nonverbal and listening communication, it allows for enhanced understanding of communication patterns so that they may advance their relationship with each other. Additionally, it offers training and certification to professionals in the Couples Communication Enrichment Program using CCES and Intimate Communication Model to aid in their work with couples, helping to improve communication patterns and satisfaction with one another. www.psychwest.com

1445 Butte House Road, Suite F
Yuba City, CA 95993
916-788-1060
ccep@psychwest.com

FuturoNow The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU)
FuturoNow exists to stand in the gap for faith and community based organizations that do not have the access to the large amount of resources provided through state and federal funding streams. FuturoNow acts as a bridge to these funding streams by applying for funds so that Latino based organizations can replicate evidence based programs or bring capacity-building activities to their communities. The FuturoNow growing network is providing opportunities to partner and provide these services to the communities in which they have long-standing trusted relationships. The success has been astounding by training over 400 facilitators who have provided relationship enhancement classes to 22,000 people and provided training and technical assistance to over 200 organizations.  www.futuronow.org

5400 W. Olympic Boulevard, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90022
323-721-1655
Jose Villalobos
jvillalobos@TELAU.com

The Dibble Fund for Marriage Education
The Dibble Institute for Marriage Education, a nonprofit organization, helps young people learn how to create healthy romantic relationships now and in the future. We offer tools for teaching the practical skills essential for enhancing friendships, dating and love. Just as important, we assist teens in creating the personal vision that keeps them on a positive path. www.buildingrelationshipskills.org

P.O. Box 7881
Berkeley, CA 94707
800-695-7975
relationshipskills@dibbleinstitute.org

Healthy Marriage Program | Catholic Charities of Orange County, Inc.
The Counseling Center provides professional individual and group counseling services, parent education services, and family enrichment programs. Professional counseling services are provided by licensed therapists and supervised pre-licensed therapists. Areas of specialization are personal empowerment, domestic violence, anger management and bereavement counseling. www.ccoc.org

1800 East 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA  92705
714-347-9674
Heather Love, heatherlove@ccoc.org

Hendricks Institute, Inc and Foundation for Conscious Living
We are an International Learning Center that teaches core skills for conscious living. Our work over the past three decades has been to assist people in opening to more creativity, love, and vitality -- through the power of conscious relationship and whole-person learning.  www.hendricks.com

226 W. Ojai Avenue
Suite 101, PMB 505
Ojai, CA 93023
800-688-0772
info@hendricks.com

Keeping Love Alive | The AngerCoach™ — Dr. Fiore & Associates
Dr. Fiore & Associates, LLC, is a company with a mission to provide anger and stress management solutions for individuals, couples, companies, facilities, agencies, and EAPs. Dr. Fiore is a certified Anger Management Provider by the National Anger Management Association. In addition to providing services directly to clients, his company, in partnership with Century Anger Management, provides Certification anger management training for mental health professionals, substance abuse professionals, law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, and pastoral professionals.  www.angercoach.com

381 S. Carole Lane
Orange, CA 92869
714-745-1393
drtony@angercoach.com

Life-Changing Couples Retreats
The Center for Conscious Relationships offers several different workshops, specifically targeted toward Couples, Individuals and Parents, and available at our home base in the Ojai - Santa Barbara and Central California areas. We also offer workshops at other locations around Southern California, including the Los Angeles and San Diego areas and Northern California, including San Jose, Marin and Mendocino Counties. www.relationship-coaches.com

323 East Matilija Street #158
Ojai, CA 93023
805-667-7789
Janis E. McCann, Ph.D. & David R. McCann, Ph.D.
relationshipcoacheswestcoast@gmail.com

LifePartners®
www.lifepartners.com

6770 Eagle Ridge Road
Penngrove, CA 94951-9728
800-DREAM-4-2
info@lifepartners.com

Marriage Enrichment Program | Cambodian Association of America
CAA recognizes that serious pressures, socio-economic hardship, cultural norms that undervalue women and defined gender roles, faced by Asian Pacific Islander and Hispanic immigrants and families, can lead to depression, divorce and a breakdown in family functioning. www.cambodianusa.com/marriage-enrichment-program.html

2390 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
562-988-1863

Marriage PREP 101
We will help you focus on the strengths of your relationship, and learn positive communication, conflict resolution and intimacy enhancement skills. Marriage Prep 101 has been described as informative, proactive, practical and fun! Our Marriage Prep Class is open to couples who are seriously dating, engaged or newlywed. www.marriageprep101.com

417 Spruce Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-905-8830
drmichellegannon@gmail.com or drpatrickgannon@gmail.com

Office of Samoan Affairs of California
The Office of Samoan Affairs is a nonprofit, community-centered organization, with offices in Northern and Southern California, serving the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) community in the area of family and children’s services for over 35 years. OSA’s culturally/linguistically-specific programs address multiple issues related to healthy marriage promotion, including employment, housing, health care access, education, family preservation and reunification, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency and eldercare. http://officeofsamoanaffairs.org/healthy-marriage/

Secrets of Married Men
Scott Haltzman, M.D., is the founder and editor of SecretsofMarriedMen.com, HappilyMarriedWomen.com and 365Reasons.com and author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men and The Secrets of Happily Married Women. www.secretsofmarriedmen.com

989 Market Street, Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-782-3213
Samantha Rubenstein
DrHaltzman@secretsofmarriedmen.com

Taller San Jose 
Taller San Jose walks undereducated, unskilled and unemployed youth out of poverty by way of a strategically designed job training program. Taller San Jose acts as a powerful broker in the community – recruiting youth who are least likely to return to education or training and providing them a support system that mentors them into productive adulthood. Prospective students can choose from one of three 16-week paid training programs that focus on key industry sectors Medical Careers Academy, Office Careers Academy or the Taller Tech Construction Academy. www.tallersanjose.org

801 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-543-5105
David Saldana
dsaldana@tallersanjose.org

Thriving Marriage
Don and Doris Flor strengthening marriages by teaching marriage education skills combined with peer counseling. The reason peer counseling works is because one way that we humans learn is through socializing. We pick up on good habits, learn from others past bad habits; and learn new skills and exchange ideas throughout  social networks.

We believe that love and marriage are skill-based propositions; couples can learn how to increase the behaviors that make a marriage successful and decrease those associated with marital distress and divorce. Research finds that we are different about the marriages that make it – that go the distance and stay happy – are behaviors and skills. www.thrivingmarriage.org

376 Center Street #314
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619-365-4740
Doris Flor
doris@thrivingmarriage.org

Ultimate Relationships
Our vision is to develop the field of Strategic Intervention integrating elements from a variety of social science, business and political perspectives, in order to form a unified field of strategic practice. www.robbinsmadanes.com

1295 Prospect Street, Ste 201
La Jolla, CA 92037
800-537-0820

United American Indian Involvement | Develop and Implement Strengthening American Indian Families
United American Indian Involvement provides education in youth organizations and community centers on the value of healthy relationship skills including conflict resolution, communication, commitment, marriage education, marriage skills, parenting skills, and relationship skills. www.uaii.org

1125 W. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-202-3970

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Colorado

The Center for Relationship Education
The Colorado Healthy Marriage Project (CHMP) provides services, resources, and support for 6-8 hour workshops designed to promote healthy marriages and relationships throughout the Denver and Colorado Springs communities. These workshops are implemented at the community level through partner organizations already providing other services such as job readiness training, housing assistance, education, financial literacy, and other support services. CHMP hosts workshops at these partner locations and provides these organizations with training, materials, resources to reduce barriers to participation, and support to expand their job readiness training and financial literacy programs. In addition, the CHMP hosts marriage and relationship workshops that are open to the general public hosted at other community organizations, nonprofits, military installations, and school districts. http://www.myrelationshipcenter.org/home/marriage-project/

Colorado Marriage Refresh Christian-based marriage retreats and counseling. For more information call Wyatt Fisher, Psy.D., 303-596-6836 or visit: http://www.christiancrush.com/relationships/couples-retreat-denver-co-colorado-springs-co.html
 
Couple Communication I Interpersonal Communication Programs, Inc. (ICP) This award-winning program helps you understand yourself and connect with your partner better. You learn 11 skills and other processes to communicate effectively about day-to-day events and important issues. www.couplecommunication.com

30772 Southview Drive, #200
Evergreen, CO 80439
800-328-5099

Divorce Busting | The Divorce Busting® Center
We specialize in helping people get their marriages back on track. Even if everyone is telling you to move on, don't be discouraged. We can help. Don't wait another minute to get the support you need. Speak to an experienced Divorce Busting® Coach who will help you solve your marriage problems now. Call us, we'll help you find your way. www.divorcebusting.com

P.O. Box 271
Boulder, CO 80306
800-664-2435

The Power of Two
The Power of Two is a unique online program that:

  • Teaches you how to stop fighting.
  • Improves communication, builds trust and enhances intimacy.
  • Includes videos, podcasts, worksheets, and interactive exercises.
  • Works on your own schedule, alone or with your partner.
  • Is for couples at all stages — dating, engaged or married for years.

The program has been scientifically proven to enrich intimate relationships. It's an excellent substitute or supplement to marriage counseling-online.  http://poweroftwomarriage.com/
The Power of Two
c/o Torque Interactive Media
1410 Grant Street, Suite c106
Denver, CO 80203
877-411-4948
info@poweroftwomarriage.com 

PREP: The Prevention and Relationship Education Program
PREP (Prevention and Relationship Education Program) is one of the most comprehensive and well respected divorce-prevention/marriage enhancing programs in the world. PREP is a skills and principles-building curriculum designed to help partners say what they need to say, get to the heart of problems, and increase their connection with each other. www.prepinc.com

P.O. Box 4793
Greenwood Village, CO 80155-4793
800-366-0166

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Connecticut

There are currently no programs listed.

 

Delaware

Promoting Healthy Marriages | Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families
We are a faith-based health advocacy, education and services organization. We engage, support and assist congregations, groups and individuals of the faith communities in meaningful programs to improve the health, safety and wellness of Delaware children, elderly and families. www.deccf.org

240 North James Street, Suite B1B
Wilmington, DE 19804
302-225-1040.

 

District of Columbia

Diamond Girl and Best Men Leadership Healthy Relationship/Healthy Marriage Program | Best Friends Foundation
Through a developmentally sound and scientifically researched curriculum, the Best Friends Foundation provides a positive peer group for high school Diamond Girl and Best Men Leadership students which raises aspirations, promotes academic achievement, enhances character development and encourages participants to reject risk behaviors that are destructive to positive relationships. The following curriculum topics are taught:  Healthy Relationships; Marriage, The Best Choice for the Best Future; HIV/AIDS and STDs; Substance Abuse; Dating Violence; and Financial Planning for the Future. In an effort to promote the importance of healthy relationships the Foundation hosts a two-day Healthy Marriage Youth Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. www.bestfriendsfoundation.org

5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 440
Washington, DC 20015
202-478-9677
Elayne Bennett, President and Founder, ebennett@bestfriendsfoundation.org

Wedded Bliss Foundation
Wedded Bliss is a community-based organization dedicated to helping families develop healthy relationships and healthy marriages to improve their lives, better the outcomes for children and create stronger communities. We accomplish this in many different ways. Our signature program is Black Marriage Day, the fourth Sunday in March every year. Wedded Bliss Foundation has programs for singles, couples and teens using a series of curricula developed by Nisa Muhammad and Dr. Rozario Slack called Basic Training. It includes Basic Training for Couples, Basic Training for Singles, Basic Training for Men and Basic Training for Women. www.weddedblissinc.com

236 Massachusetts Ave NE, Suite 610
Washington, DC 20002
202-544-1936
info@weddedblissinc.com

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Florida

Adventures in Marriage | Live the Life
Adventures in Marriage I and II or “AIM I and AIM II”, bring your marriage back into focus and make it a priority. These workshops are Marriage Education programs that incorporate 40 years of research and are designed to strengthen any relationship. Each course re-establishes healthy communication and reconnects married couples by teaching fun and practical skills that show tangible results. www.livethelife.org

2252 Killearn Center Blvd, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32309
850-668-3700
Darin Saley
darin@livethelife.org

Adventure in Intimacy | Hedy & Yumi Schleifer
We offer workshops and private intensive sessions for couples, and trainings for therapists and coaches, in Washington, DC, Miami, Florida and Monterey, California. We are also available to present our workshops and trainings in other states and countries. We both love to travel, and we lead programs in English, French, German and Hebrew. www.hedyyumi.com

407 Lincoln Rd, Suite 4-D
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-604-0010

Better Marriages Florida
Better Marriages Florida is a chapter of Better Marriages, an international, nonprofit, non-sectarian organization whose purpose is to promote better marriages by providing enrichment opportunities and resources that strengthen couple relationships, increase intimacy and enhance personal growth, mutual fulfillment and family wellness. Better Marriage is a network of couples and professionals in the field of marriage education and enrichment dedicated to enriching their own marriages and other marriages in their communities. Trained lay-couples facilitate various types of events throughout Florida and neighboring states. www.bettermarriagesfl.org

800-634-8325 acme@bettermarriages.org

Children’s Home Society of Florida
CHS delivers a unique spectrum of social services designed to protect children at risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment; to strengthen and stabilize families; to help young people break the cycle of abuse and neglect; and to find safe, loving homes for children. Every year, CHS helps to improve the lives of about 100,000 children and family members. www.chsfl.org

1485 S. Semoran Boulevard, Suite 1448
Winter Park, FL 32792
321-397-3000
info@chsfl.org

Community Healthy Marriage Initiative | Live the Life
Live the Life is a state-wide, faith-based non-profit organization with offices in Tallahassee and Lakeland, Florida. Our mission is to strengthen marriages and families by providing classes and events to help build the foundation for a healthy marriage and provide resolutions to relationship conflicts. www.livethelife.org

2252 Killearn Center Boulevard, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32309
850-668-3700

Family Resources, Inc.
Family Resources, a private not-for-profit organization, provides a vital continuum of services to children, youth and families. Our goal is to support the family as a whole and keep the family together. When keeping the family together is not a safe option, Family Resources offers community-based programs that teach young people effective coping skills as they transition into adulthood and other safe living arrangements.  www.family-resources.org

5180 62nd Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Florida Premarital Course (Online course)
Couples that take a premarital course are offered a $32.50 discount off their Florida marriage license. Follow this link for a list of approved counties: http://flpremaritalcourse.com

Florida State University
The FSU Family Institute is a multidisciplinary unit established to bring together faculty, students, government, and community resources to provide a centralized source of information, research capacity, and critical thinking related to families. http://www.chs.fsu.edu/fi

242 Sandels Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1490
850-644-5054

Healthy Families Healthy Children | Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Sarasota-Manatee
Healthy Families/Healthy Children offers new and expectant parents (infants up to three months of age) group classes to build relationships. How partners treat each other can create a chain reaction of positive or negative behavior with their child. Learning how to promote a positive chain reaction is an important part of parenting. http://www.jfcs-cares.org/resettlement.html

2688 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL 34237
941-366-2224

The MArriage and PArenting Program ("MA & PA") | Center for Growth and Development, Inc.
The MArriage and PArenting Program is a 10-week group-based curriculum for couples (married or unmarried) to develop a shared blueprint for parenting together, and strengthen their couple relationship. The weekly meetings are 2 hours each. Particular emphasis is on Self-Nurturing, Teamwork, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Feelings, Relationships without Violence or Fear, Discipline, Balance in Family Life, etc. The program uses a male and female team as facilitators. No special training is required, but the program author can provide training to enhance program implementation, facilitation, and community collaboration. Special certification training is also available. www.MArriageandPArenting.com

3277 D Fruitville Road, Suite 1
Sarasota, FL 34237
888-390-1119
941-953-9556
941-922-6961
Mark Perlman, MA
info@MArriageandPArenting.com

The Nurturing Fathers Program | Center for Growth and Development, Inc.
The Nurturing Fathers Program is an evidence-based, 13-week training course designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. Each 2 ½ hour class provides proven, effective skills for healthy family relationships and child development. NFP has been successfully implemented in Schools, Head Start, Churches, State DSS, Prisons, Halfway Houses, Prevent Child Abuse, Parenting and Counseling Centers, Military, Community Action Agencies and many others. Available in Spanish  www.nurturingfathers.com

3277 D Fruitville Road, Suite 1
Sarasota, FL 34237
888-390-1119
Mark Perlman, MA

PAIRS Relationship Skills for Strong South Florida Families | PAIRS Foundation, Inc.
PAIRS mission is to teach those attitudes, emotional understandings, and behaviors that nurture and sustain healthy relationships and to make this knowledge broadly available on behalf of a safer, saner, more loving world. www.pairs.com

1675 Market Street, Suite 207
Weston, FL 33326
877-PAIRS-4U
info@pairs.com

Project S.O.S. Strengthens Relationship 
Project SOS is proud to offer a primary service to the community. It is our mission to strengthen families by empowering parents and educating teens to make healthy life choices. We do this by providing services to students, parents and couples. www.projectsos.com

9550 Regency Square Boulevard, Suite 808
Jacksonville, FL 32225
904-722-1434
whyknot@projectsos.com

ReCapturing the Vision
Recapturing the Vision (RTV) is committed to breaking generational cycles of at-risk behavior among youth through a comprehensive array of services impacting youth on every frontier of their existence, namely School/Learning Environment, Home, and Community. RTV’s Program Model provides a flexible, proven framework for parents, educators, church, and community leaders seeking to empower at-risk youth with the skills they need to be successful in today’s global society. rtv.org

9780 E. Indigo Street, Suite 302
Miami, FL 33157
305-232-6003

University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida Marriage & Family Research Institute (MFRI) was created in 2003 to facilitate the development of research and clinical initiatives to better support couples, marriages and families.  The Institute conducts research and facilitates and supports scholarly activity of faculty and graduate students interested in marriage, family, and child issues. http://mfri.ucf.edu/

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Georgia

Better Marriages Georgia
Better Marriages Georgia is a chapter of Better Marriages, an international, nonprofit, non-sectarian organization whose purpose is to promote better marriages by providing enrichment opportunities and resources that strengthen couple relationships, increase intimacy and enhance personal growth, mutual fulfillment and family wellness. Better Marriage is a network of couples and professionals in the field of marriage education and enrichment dedicated to enriching their own marriages and other marriages in their communities. Trained lay-couples facilitate various types of events throughout Georgia and neighboring states. www.bettermarriagesga.org

800-634-8325 acme@bettermarriages.org

Bethany Christian Services of Georgia, Inc.
Bethany Christian Services is a national organization with chapters in various states.  The Georgia chapter has experience in providing services related to healthy relationships, child well-being as well as other services needed by the community. http://www.bethany.org/atlanta

Building Strong Families, Inc.
Building Strong Families, Inc. is an in-home program for couples who want their relationship to last. Using John Gottman’s Loving Couples, Loving Children curriculum, we provide couples with the skills and tools to obtain and sustain a healthy and happy relationship. www.buildingstrongfamiliesinc.com

Decatur, GA 30034
Akila Thomas, Executive Director
404-462-3094
akilahthomas2010@yahoo.com

Future Foundation, Inc.
Future Foundation, Inc. is one of the fastest growing youth development agencies in the nation - offering a safe haven to thousands of youth at risk in grades 5-12, and providing innovative programs for long-term empowerment.  At the heart of Future Foundation’s mission is to level the playing field for Metro Atlanta youth by providing quality educational, health, and life skills programs.  Their five agency programs provide an extensive community-engaged, education-based module to support the academic, social and physical development of youth. http://future-foundation.com/

Gifted Counseling | Atlanta
Gifted Counseling is a private practice which specializes in providing support to couples. This is done in two ways; through teaching, and counseling. Couples, individual, and group counseling is provided. Monthly couples’s seminar topics include Conflict Resolution, Communication, Intimacy, and Infidelity.  www.giftedcounseling.com

(404) 496-8070 | drlouis@giftedcounseling.com

HEARTS for Families
HEARTS strengthens families by providing evidence-based parenting programs and workshops, and we build the capacity for community change by providing facilitator trainings to community leaders. We have programs designed for families with children of all age-groups, as well as a scripture-based program called Nurturing God’s Way. www.heartsforfamilies.org

P.O. Box 385
Snellville, GA 30078
770-972-3664
Mollie Melvin
molliem@heartsforfamilies.org

More Than Conquerors, Inc.

More than Conquerors, Incorporated has demonstrated a commitment to the healthy marriage movement by partnering with school and community organizations to provide skills based marriage and relationship education, domestic violence training, and comprehensive case management services to at risk teens. http://mtciga.org/

Relational Cares Intensives | Center for Relational Care
Intensives provide a safe environment for people to experience biblical principles for healing and growth, replacing unhealthy patterns, and bringing hope and healing to broken relationships, wounded hearts, and damaged lives. www.relationalcare.org

515 E. Crossville Road, Suite 220
Roswell, GA 30075
877-567-5656
Joyce Walker
joyce.walker@relationalcare.org

Right from the Start | The Pastoral Institute
Right from the Start is a community based marriage and family initiative dedicated to building strong marriages and families. The goals for RFTS are to lower the divorce rate, and the rate of out-of-wedlock pregnancies, and to increase father involvement in the lives of children in Muscogee County. We do this through media messaging and education. www.rightfromthestart.org

2022 Fifteenth Avenue
Columbus, GA 31909
706-649-6500 ext 1210

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Hawaii

Ho’ohiki Pilina Project – To Maintain Commitment | Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers
Provides healthy marriage workshops utilizing the Loving Couples, Loving Children curriculum to couples on the islands of Maui and Oahu. The project will develop a public awareness campaign on Healthy Marriages. www.koka.org/healthymarriages

3097 Kalihi Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
808-843-2502

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Idaho

We do not currently have information about healthy marriage or family-related programs or organizations in this State.

Illinois

90 Day Couples Synergy Program
The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center, located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, is the premiere Center of its kind in the Midwest offering a unique combination of traditional, holistic and integrative therapies to treat the everyday emotional, physical and mental struggles we all endure in life. It is our belief that overall wellness is achieved by attending to the many facets of a person’s life, and that our emotions can be a guide throughout this process of change, leading to greater happiness and better relationships. www.lighthouseofillinois.com

121 S. Wilke Road, Suite 500
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-253-9769

Adoptive Families Together
The Adoptive Families Together program welcomes couples who have adopted or are considering adoption. This program is also available to couples who have become guardians of a child through the child welfare system. Children’s Home + Aid recognizes that the adoption or guardianship of a child can place added stress on a couple’s relationship and offers the Adoptive Families Together program to strengthen and support those relationships.  www.childrenshomeandaid.org

125 South Wacker Drive, 14th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
312-424-0200
contact@childrenshomeandaid.org

Artemis Counseling
Artemis Counseling currently offers:
  • Dating Support 
  • Premarital Counseling and Premarital Coaching
  • Couples Counseling
  • Sex Therapy
  • Online Couples Coaching
1925 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60647
773-599-2117
 

Chicago: Workshops for Couples

If you and your partner want to experience more loving in your life together, or even if you're madly in love but afraid to commit because you've seen the failure of so many other relationships, you are not alone. Hundreds of couples have come to us over the years with wants and fears such as these. Creating a loving, enduring, and committed partnership/marriage will be the most exciting, though challenging, journey you face in your life. It is our passion and commitment to help couples restore open communication and experience a renewal of affection in their relationship lives. It would be our privilege to walk that path with you. www.imagocounseling.com

250 Park Avenue
Wheeling, IL 60090
847-537-1404
lpdhont@yahoo.com

Family Bridges | Meier Clinics
Family Bridges promotes thriving communities by delivering services to strengthen family relationships, while embracing their cultural and spiritual values. www.familybridgeschicago.org | meierclinics.com

2100 Manchester Road, Ste. 1510
Wheaton, IL 60187
1-877-412-7434
Omaira Gonzalez
ogonzalez@meierclinics.com

Family Smart | SGA Youth & Family Services
SGA's programs address the emotional, behavioral, and environmental issues that negatively impact students' growth, development, and academic performance. Services include counseling, case management, mentoring, after school programming, teen parenting education, relationship coaching for couples and substance abuse education. SGA is a proven leader in building community partnerships and spearheading collaborations that result in enhanced services for underserved youths. www.sga-youth.org

11 E. Adams, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60603
312-663-0305
Admin@SGA-Youth.org

Growthtrac Ministries
As God works through us, to inform and equip married men and women, and those preparing for marriage, with products, content and services revealing the transforming power of the Gospel. www.growthtrac.com

2413 W. Algonquin Road #213
Algonquin, IL 60102-9402
877-458-6266
contact@growthtrac.com

The Marriage First Project of Illinois | Rockford MELD
Rockford MELD’s Mission is “guiding young parents to build a strong family and lead a responsible life by providing shelter, education and life skills training.” Through our programs and services MELD offers support and resources, life and job skills training, parenting information, emergency shelter and housing. MELD provides programs for young moms, young dads and their children. www.rockfordmeld.org

3703 N. Main Street #107
Rockford, IL 61103
815-633-6353
meld@rockfordmeld.org

Relationship Central: The Marriage Course; The Marriage Preparation Course; The Parenting Children Course, The Parenting Teens Course | Alpha USA
We offer easy-to-use DVD based courses in Marriage Prep, Marriage and Parenting Children and Teen. The courses are between 5 and 7 sessions in length and are for anyone interested in strengthening their marriage and family life. Although based on Christian principles, anyone, regardless of their faith, will benefit from these easy to apply tools. Each session last 2 hours and revolves around teaching and private couple interaction.  www.relationshipcentral.org

2275 Half Day Road, Suite 185
Bannockburn, IL 60015
800-DO-ALPHA
Rev Derek and Cathy Rust
derekrust@alphausa.org

TW’s Ministry
We develop, design and deploy faith-based initiatives and innovations for Inmate Development, ReEntry Development, Better Healthy Father, Beautiful Healthy Mother, Children and Youth Behavior, Marriage Building Blocks and Parent Family DNA. www.twministry.webs.com

PO Box 82
Plano, IL 60545
708-269-1368
twministry2@comcast.net

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Indiana

The African American Marriage Enrichment Program | Indiana University
The African American Family Life Education Institute, LLC (AAFLE) is comprised of several primary components each designed to fulfill an educational void.  www.aafle.org

902 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46262
317-274-6713
Lorraine C. Blackman, Ph.D., Director
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Community Marriage Builders
CMB was founded in 1998 after a United Way Needs Assessment revealed that the number one problem facing our community was the break-down of the traditional two-parent family.  In response, a dedicated group of church and community leaders formed CMB, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, to work within the community to build and strengthen marriages. communitymarriagebuilders.com

Fathers and Families Resource/Research Center, Inc
The mission of the Indiana Healthy Marriage & Family Coalition is to identify and promote the value of healthy marriages and vibrant families. The vision of the Indiana Healthy Marriage & Family Coalition is to encourage and support healthy marriages and families.  
http://ihmfc.org/

2835 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317-927-9558
info@ihmfc.org

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Iowa

We do not currently have information about healthy marriage or family-related programs or organizations in this State.

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Kansas

The Family Conservancy | Early Head Start & Head Start (Family Child Care, Home-Based & Centers)

We are a community-based organization that helps families prepare their children for a lifetime of success. We provide a diverse population with EHS/HS services as well as clinical services, resources and referrals, translation services, accreditation for child care, parent trainings, Ways to Work and Family Asset Program.  www.TheFamilyConservancy.org

444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 200
Kansas City, KS 66101
913-342-1110
Eugene Battle
ebattle@thefamilyconservancy.org

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Kentucky

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc
Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. believes that communities must work together - in partnership - to enable all persons to live with dignity, responsibility and opportunity. To support this vision, KRFDC offers a myriad of services that promote stability and independence throughout the life cycle. These services begin with Head Start, continue through skills training programs and culminate with adult day services for the frail and elderly. In between, staff provides family preservation counseling, operate senior citizens centers, promote volunteer service, provide nutrition education, build houses for first time homeowners and help families in financial crisis. KRFDC has initiated many programs that have been proven effective in changing the lives of disadvantaged households. The following services assist people in owning a stake in their communities. http://foothillscap.org/Services/HealthyMarriage.html

309 Spangler Drive
Richmond, KY 40475
859-624-2046

Mastering the Mysteries of Love | IDEALS of Kentucky

IDEALS of Kentucky is a division of IDEALS, Inc, founded on the work of Bernard and Louise Guerney who sought to “give psychology away” by teaching interpersonal skills. Its mission is to “teach people methods of communicating with others, of dealing with emotions, and of solving problems.”   Because we want to make skills available to everyone, we are creative in finding ways to make our training and therapy affordable to everyone, including sliding fee scales, groups, shared training, and use of contracts, scholarships, and grants.  http://idealscounseling.org/

813 Hillwood Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-227-0055

Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency (MPCAA) 
MPCAA provides Love S.M.A.R.T. (Strengthening Marriages And Relationships Today) a program that offers free classes to individuals and couples interested in strengthening relationship skills, making wise intimate partner choices and sustaining healthy marriages. mpcaa.org/LoveSmart

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Louisiana

We do not currently have information about healthy marriage or family-related programs or organizations in this State.

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Maine

We do not currently have information about healthy marriage or family-related programs or organizations in this State.

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Maryland

Bliss Marriage and Parenting Program | Aish Seminars
Built on principle, that a great parent is also a great spouse, this innovative, non-denominational seminar demonstrates keys skills and simple techniques that transform any relationship.
Loving relationships are a product of loving people, and once the participants master the skills, their parenting and spousal roles improve tremendously. Couples learn the art of communication to produce a more successful, satisfying and nurturing marriage or relationship. www.getbliss.com

Holy Cross Resource Center
805 Dameron Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902
301-215-7123
Rabbi Stephen Baars
info@getbliss.com

Compassion Workshops: Anger & Violence Regulation | CompassionPower
The first of the CompassionPower programs to reduce anger, violence, and resentment began in 1988, to treat violent and angry persons convicted of abuse in the home. Using a new technology of emotional transformation, Dr. Steven Stosny demonstrated success in greatly improving the personal and community behavior of court-ordered offenders. Emotional transformation skill allows subjects to replace focus on injury, which stimulates revenge motives, with instant focus on healing and improving. The various programs for anger, violence, and resentment teach emotional transformation like an exercise that leads to habituation. The result is a much stronger individual who can hold onto the empowered sense of self that comes from relating compassionately to others. CompassionPower programs, translated into several languages, promote emotional intelligence and self-empowerment throughout the world. http://compassionpower.com/

20139 Laurel Hill Way
Germantown, MD 20874
CompassionPower@CompassionPower.Com

CoupleBiz
As the only husband-wife psychologist team consulting to business couples, the Drs. Robison are dynamic presenters who offer practical, research-driven, and concrete solutions to the special challenges of couples who are partners in both work and love. Phil and Susan provide individual consultations, talks/seminars, and learning resources such as tapes, articles, manuals and a website. Their seminars and consultations combine their research on Extraordinary Marriages with humorous examples and practical advice to show couples how to work better together. Through practical accountability tools from their CoupleBiz Life Management System such as the Marital Sit-down and the Task Tracking System, clients learn to manage conflict and to clarify role expectations.  http://www.couplebiz.com/

9005 Chevrolet Drive, Suite D
Ellicott City, MD 20143
410-461-1382

The Marriage Restoration Project
The Marriage Restoration Project is a Global Initiative to help Keep Couples Together and Happy. Through our free marriage counseling materials, marriage retreats, local/online marriage counseling sessions, and online marriage courses, we walk you through learning those much needed skills and actually internalizing them, so your relationships forever become healthy ones. It starts with reading our free book: http://themarriagerestorationproject.com/free-chapters-and-video/
 
Because Keeping couples together and happy is what we do best
1310 Bedford Avenue, Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21208
 
Marriage Works of Harford County


Marriage Works of Harford County is a faith-based coalition made of leaders from business, government and faith-based and civic organizations. Our purpose is to strengthen marriages and keep families together. We strive to prepare youth and singles for healthy relationships and marriage.  www.marriageworksmd.org 

MESLD™ Healthy Marriage
MESLD's Vision-and-Mission is to create a Movement in the City of Baltimore, wherein learning about, building, and keeping a healthy marriage moves from being a rarity to being what most people strive for and accomplish.  http://www.mesld.org/

4499 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-323-4660
info@mesld.org

Marriage Savers and Community Marriage Policies | Marriage Savers, Inc.
Marriage Savers is a Proven Way to Increase the Success of Marriage, Reduce Divorce Rates, and Provide a Better Environment for Children to Thrive. http://www.marriagesavers.org 

9311 Harrington Drive
Potomac, MD 20854
301-469-5873

Relationship Enhancement (RE) Programs
The mission of NIRE is: To contribute to the advancement of honesty, compassion, and understanding in relationships by developing, teaching, and disseminating relationship enhancement skills for the benefit of the individual, the family, the community, and the workplace. www.nire.org

4400 East-West Hwy., Suite 28
Bethesda, MD 20814-4501
800-4-FAMILIES 

The "Y" Workshop by XY Outlook, Inc
Marriage and family are the most important relationships in our lives. Problems, stresses and strains in these relationships are as natural to life as breathing. Often, it takes guidance to heal or perfect these relationships, or to prevent issues before they occur. Creating functional, long-term, happy relationships are possible. There are immediate techniques that can create change today. http://xyoutlook.com/personalrelations.html

14 Timber Run Court
Baltimore, MD 21136
443-956-4292

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Massachusetts

Being Together: Couples Retreats in beautiful settings
Our workshops, courses, and retreats for couples are all entitled, Being Together, because they offer an opportunity to enter deeply into this experience of being present with each other. This experience enables us to reconnect, to open our hearts, and to transform whatever hurts, disappointments, resentments and fears we have accumulated into a deeper, more passionate, and lasting connection. This is how love and relationships heal. http://www.beingtogether.com/

86 Washington Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-661-7890

Relational Life Institute
REAL Relational Solutions (RRS) teaches people how to make their relationships work. RRS leverages the work of best-selling author and renowned therapist Terry Real to advance the concept of Relational Life™ in order to help people address relational and psychological health in three relationship areas: parenting, coupling, and workforce effectiveness. http://relationallife.com/

754 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
877-REAL-414

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Michigan

Celebrate! | Celebrate! Ministries
After working for 15 years in Youth For Christ, and seeing the great need to strengthen marriages and families, Jay and Laura founded Celebrate! Ministries in 1995. That year Jay began an itinerant speaking ministry to youth and adults alike and together. Jay and Laura launched their first Celebrate Your Marriage Conference®. 100 couples came to that first conference and since then, Celebrate Your Marriage has touched literally thousands of couples across the nation. http://www.jayandlaura.com/ 

P.O. Box 93
119 West Superior Street, Suite 101
Alma, MI 48801
800-669-4122
info@jayandlaura.com

Marriage Matters Jackson
Marriage Matters Jackson provides resources, education, and events which promote, prepare and preserve healthy marriages. We offer public and private workshops for dating, engaged and married people, as well community Date-Your-Mate events throughout the year. www.marriagemattersjackson.com

536 N. Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201
517-796-5116
Jaci Marken
jaci@marriagemattersjackson.com

Together We Can – Creating a Healthy Future for Our Family | Michigan State University Extension
Improve co-parenting relationships of single parents! Lessons in this six-module curriculum include: positive co-parenting relationships, stress and conflict management strategies, ongoing involvement of both parents, money management/child-support payment, and healthy decisions about romantic and couple relationships.  http://www.togetherwecan.fcs.msue.msu.edu/

160 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-3886
Dawn Contreras, PhD
contrer7@msu.edu

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Minnesota

Big Picture Partnering
Dr. Jan Hoistad has helped thousands of people create healthy, vibrant relationships through partnering. Her unique, results-oriented approach combines coaching, counseling, and action steps. In June 2004, Twofold Publications published Dr. Jan's book, Big Picture Partnering: 16 Weeks to a Rock-Solid Relationship. This volume helps couples to clarify their values, dream together, turn those dreams into reality, and synchronize themselves into a true partnership - without giving away any of their essential individuality or autonomy. http://www.drjanhoistad.com/

3601 Park Center Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-922-9430
Dr. Jan Hoistad
janhoistad@drjanhoistad.com

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Mississippi

Starkville School District
Starkville School District is located in Oktibbeha County but serves the surrounding area counties through its Department of Family Centered Programs (FCP).  The Starkville School District established the FCP in 1994 in an effort to strengthen families of the students served by the District.  FCP’s mission is to provide services to strengthen families and improve their well-being leading to stronger schools as well as the community.   

FCP provides marriage education, enrichment, mentoring and support services to promote healthy marriages and relationships in Oktibbeha, Choctaw, and Winston counties.  In addition, job and career advancement activities will also be incorporated into the project to promote economic stability and self- sufficiency, some of the employment opportunities will be subsidized through a contractual arrangement with employers. http://starkville.ms.schoolwebpages.com/education/components/scrapbook

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Missouri

Better Family Life Healthy Marriage Initiative | Better Family Life, Inc.
Better Family Life, Inc. (BFL), a Missouri non-profit corporation, with 287 years of experience providing the St. Louis metropolitan area with family and social service programs, has formed a partnership which joins faith-based and community-based organizations, the TANF system schools, local government, and families, to provide a Healthy Marriage Initiative (project) to the metropolitan area of St. Louis, Missouri. The objective of the project is to assist individuals and couples in developing the skills and knowledge to form and sustain healthy relationships and marriages. In addition to assisting individuals and couples, the initiative has implement St. Louis metropolitan area public and private schools to encourage the message of healthy, sustainable relationships. The overall goal is to promote a culturally competent strategy for fostering healthy marriage, responsible fatherhood, improving child well-being and strengthening families throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. www.betterfamilylife.org

5261 Delmar Avenue, Suite 301
St. Louis, MO 63108
Robin Ingram, Project Director
ringram@betterfamilylife.org

Better Marriages St. Louis
Better Marriages St. Louis is a chapter of Better Marriages, an international, nonprofit, non-sectarian organization whose purpose is to promote better marriages by providing enrichment opportunities and resources that strengthen couple relationships, increase intimacy and enhance personal growth, mutual fulfillment and family wellness. Better Marriage is a network of couples and professionals in the field of marriage education and enrichment dedicated to enriching their own marriages and other marriages in their communities. Trained lay-couples facilitate various types of events in the St. Louis area. Visit the website for the most current event schedule: http://www.bettermarriagesstl.org/  Also Twitter: @BetterMarriage2 and Facebook

800-634-8325  |  acme@bettermarriages.org

The Cana Institute
The Cana Institute was founded to provide the kind of care and support needed by married couples, families and single adults living in today's complex society. The approach used is a unique blending of practical relational skills and personal spiritual values. http://www.canainstitute.org/

5937 Keith Place
St. Louis, MO 63109
314-977-7318

Healthy Marriage Initiative | Douglass Community Services, Inc.
We serve families with a child or children 0-5 years of age that are eligible for Head Start of Early Head Start. We teach relationship, parenting, communication, financial literacy, parent/child bonding, feeding the children/family nutrition classes. We focus on strengthening couples by teaching communication and relationship skills. www.douglassonline.org

711 Grand Avenue
Hannibal, MO 63401
573-221-3890 ext. 256
Bonnie Garkie
bonnieg@douglassonline.org

Operation US | Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Operation US provides skills-based relationship education focused on building communication skills, resolving conflict safely, and understanding the importance of commitment. Federally funded, Operation US serves 29 counties in southwest Missouri providing programs to teens, single adults, engaged and seriously dating couples, unwed expectant parents, married couples and couples at risk for divorce. Mission is to improve outcomes for children by helping the adults in their lives develop the skills to form and maintain healthy relationships. www.operationus.org

2885 W. Battlefield Road
Springfield, MO 65807
417-823-3469
Dr. Jennifer Baker
jbaker@forest.edu

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Montana

Marriage Works! Learning Center
Marriage Works! offers relationship skills education for all couples, combining PREP, Gottman research, and the neurobiology of attachment and connection. We also offer training and consulting in relationship skills education for early intervention and public school staff throughout Western Montana. Classes in Missoula are offered through MCPS Adult Education Center. http://www.mtcouples.com/

415 N. Higgins
Missoula, MT 59802
406-543-9491

 

Nationwide

Active Relationships Programs
Authored in 2003, Active Relationships is a state-of-the-art series and is a compilation of healthy marriages and relationships best practices, with available programs such as Active Communication, Active Money Personalities, Active Romance, Active Traditions, Active Adults (for singles), Active Relationships for Young Adults (for youth), Active Military Life and Resiliency Skills (for single or married military personnel), and Active Families (for whole families). http://www.activerelationships.com/

25 Highland Park Village, Suite 100-734
Dallas, TX 75205
877-724-7789
Kelly Simpson M.A. Psyc., LMFT, CSC

Connected Marriage

On online program to equip pastors, marriage mentors and counselors to work with couples in need of relationship help. Connected Marriage combines interactive online education with surveys and assessments to provide practical tools that will help you with your couples. The program is biblically-based, psychologically sound, practical and effective.

As the couple works through the material, they answer questions about their own relationship. The system combines those answers and creates a report for the mentor to use directly with the couple. There are over 100 pages of insight, exercises and devotions that are provided.

Program Length: 6 to 12 hours | Language: English | Published: October, 2015 | By: Phil Carlson | 952-892-0072 | info@connectedmarrige.org | www.connectedmarriage.org
 
Couple Communication I Interpersonal Communication Programs, Inc. (ICP)

This award-winning program helps you understand yourself and connect with your partner better. You learn 11 skills and other processes to communicate effectively about day-to-day events and important issues. www.couplecommunication.com

30772 Southview Drive, #200
Evergreen, CO 80439
800-328-5099

The MArriage and PArenting Program ("MA & PA") | Center for Growth and Development, Inc.
The MArriage and PArenting Program is a 10-week group-based curriculum for couples (married or unmarried) to develop a shared blueprint for parenting together, and strengthen their couple relationship. The weekly meetings are 2 hours each. Particular emphasis is on Self-Nurturing, Teamwork, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Feelings, Relationships without Violence or Fear, Discipline, Balance in Family Life, etc. The program uses a male and female team as facilitators. No special training is required, but the program author can provide training to enhance program implementation, facilitation, and community collaboration. Special certification training is also available.
www.MArriageandPArenting.com

3277 D Fruitville Road, Suite 1
Sarasota, FL 34237
888-390-1119
941-953-9556
941-922-6961
Mark Perlman, MA
info@MArriageandPArenting.com

 

Marriage Alive | 10 Great Dates

Remember back to your dating days—the excitement you felt? Now you can reclaim that same spark, connection, and creativity in your marriage through ten intentional, memory-making dates. This proven approach to relationship growth is low-key, purposeful, effective, easy, and fun , and will help you

  • Communicate better
  • Put the sizzle back in sex
  • Process anger and resolve conflicts
  • Develop spiritual intimacy
  • Appreciate your differences
  • Balance busy lifestyles

And much more! http://www.marriagealive.com

Marriage Team
Marriage Team provides marriage coaching services via skype or in home. The typical program is an 8-12 week program (depending on each couple’s need), 2-3 hours per week working alongside trained coach couples. There are 9-total modules.For more information visit MarriageTeam.org or call 866-831-4201

National Marriage Encounter
A Marriage Encounter weekend is a process that married couples experience in the course of two or three days. This weekend gives spouses an opportunity to grow in their marriage through open and honest communication, face-to-face sharing, and heart to heart encounter in a comfortable, relaxed setting.

The Power of Two
The Power of Two is a unique online program that:

  • Teaches you how to stop fighting.
  • Improves communication, builds trust and enhances intimacy.
  • Includes videos, podcasts, worksheets, and interactive exercises.
  • Works on your own schedule, alone or with your partner.
  • Is for couples at all stages — dating, engaged or married for years.

The program has been scientifically proven to enrich intimate relationships. It's an excellent substitute or supplement to marriage counseling-online.  http://poweroftwomarriage.com/ 

The Power of Two
c/o Torque Interactive Media
1410 Grant Street, Suite c106
Denver, CO 80203
877-411-4948
info@poweroftwomarriage.com 

PAIRS Relationship Skills for Strong South Florida Families | PAIRS Foundation, Inc.
PAIRS mission is to teach those attitudes, emotional understandings, and behaviors that nurture and sustain healthy relationships and to make this knowledge broadly available on behalf of a safer, saner, more loving world. www.pairs.com

1675 Market Street, Suite 207
Weston, FL 33326
877-PAIRS-4U
info@pairs.com

PREP 
PREP, Inc creates practical materials that help facilitators (made up of volunteers, teachers, mental health professionals, clergy, and more) to modify or enhance those dimensions of relationships that research and theory have linked to effective marital functioning. Using techniques of cognitive-behavioral marital therapy and communication-oriented marital enhancement programs, PREP aims to help couples maintain high levels of functioning and prevent marital problems from developing.  Topics covered include communication, conflict management, commitment, friendship, sensuality, problem-solving, and emotional supportiveness, among others. PREP curriculums generally contain anywhere from 8 to 14 hours of relationship education content and are usually conducted in a group workshop format. More info. and a calendar of workshops is available here: https://www.prepinc.com

PREPARE/ENRICH
For over thirty years, PREPARE/ENRICH has helped couples explore and strengthen their relationships. The main component of the program is an online survey you each complete in about 30-45 minutes. PREPARE/ENRICH is not just any survey. The items you respond to are based on research and are intended to help you identify the unique strengths and potential growth areas of your premarital or married relationship. You'll meet with a facilitator trained to provide feedback by helping you understand your results and learn important relationship skills. Over 100,000 clergy members, professional counselors, marriage mentors and educators have been trained in PREPARE/ENRICH.

http://www.prepare-enrich.com

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Nebraska

We do not currently have information about healthy marriage or family-related programs or organizations in this State.

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

The Healthy Marriages Program of El Centro | Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton, NJ
We are a faith-inspired social services organization, founded in 1913 with a mission to alleviate human suffering. Annually, our staff provides more than 100,000 people in Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties with support related to housing, food, mental health, specialized children’s’ services, addiction treatment and domestic violence services. A private nonprofit recognized by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as one of the most fiscally efficient in the country, our organization uses less than 10 percent of our revenue for administrative costs. We comprise the 10th largest nonprofit in New Jersey and recently received recognition from NJBIZ magazine as an innovative nonprofit with respect to our demonstrated track record of financial stewardship and sustainability. Catholic Charities is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for staff as well as for people seeking assistance. http://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/ 

800-360-7711

The Relationship Center
The Relationship Center provides strategies for singles and couples to improve the quality of their most important relationships. http://www.relationshipsfirst.com/ 

41 Reckless Place
Red Bank, NJ 07701
866-745-7700

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New Mexico

Navajo Healthy Marriage Opportunities Project  | First Nations Community Health Source 

First Nations Community HealthSource is a private, non-profit, American Indian/Alaska Native community based health and human services organization located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. http://www.fnch.org/

5608 Zuni Road SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-262-2481

Healthy Relationships 101 
Healthy Relationships 101 provides private or class mentoring programs for dating, engaged and/or married couples. They offer a 6 week Couple Checkup program that helps couples explore and analyze:  Effective Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution Strategies, Managing Finances, Healthy Intimacy and Managing Stress.  www.HealthyRelationships101.com

Contact: Mary L. Pepper, MA
Parent Educator
Relationships Skills Educator
Marriage Mentor
505-417-7586 HealthyRelationships101LLC@gmail.com

Samaritan Counseling Center of Albuquerque
The Samaritan Counseling Center helps people in New Mexico find wholeness and healing through professional psychological services and education. The Center’s work integrates medical, spiritual and community resources. http://www.samaritancc.com/ 

Samaritan Counseling Center
1101 Medical Arts Avenue, SE, Bldg 3
Albuquerque, NM 87102

New Mexico Marriages First Project | The Family Lifeline, Inc.
New Mexico Marriages First’s aim is to promote healthy and sustainable marriages by providing premarital and marital education to couples throughout Bernalillo and Sandoval counties. Our programs teach the skills that couples need to communicate, resolve conflict and build stronger relationships. http://www.themarriagelifeline.com/

1207 Golf Course Road, Suite A
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
505-891-1846.

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New York

Family Works | Osborne Association
Comprehensive parenting, healthy relationships and healing relationship classes for men incarcerated in NYS prisons and their partners. Includes individual and couples counseling and visit coaching as requested.  www.osborneny.org

809 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
845-440-7924
Randi Blumenthal-Guigui
rguigui@osborneny.org

Healthy Partnering
Kathryn Adorney, Ph.D., and Neil Rindlaub, LMSW, created Healthy Partnering to help families resolve conflict and build loving connections. With over 35 years of combined experience helping couples, families, and children they will help you understand the causes of your difficulties, and help you create solutions for them. www.healthypartnering.com

31 Pure Honey Lane
Gardiner, NY 12525
845-304-1573 
neil@healthypartnering.com

Judith Johnsen: New York
My Goal Is to Help You:

  • Cope more effectively.
  • Become more aware of possibilities.
  • Become less frustrated with stress.
  • Decrease obstacles and maximize personal power.
  • Have better self-esteem.
  • Create a more balanced life.
  • Discover your strengths and build on them.

There are ways to work through most personal crises. You don't have to walk alone. You can set the pace. I will use what I have learned to help you get there. http://www.sayvillecounseling.com/

153 Main Street, Suite 9
Sayville, New York 11782
631-563-5069.

Marriage & Family Savers Institute
Marriage & Family Savers Institute is dedicated to the preservation of the institution of marriage through marriage seminars, marriage counseling, pre-marriage preparation, marriage mentor training, development of community marriage initiatives and promoting pro-marriage and pro-family public policy. www.marriageandfamily.org

229 Robinson Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550
845-561-9498 or 877-MSAVERS
Rev. Bill Banuchi
bill@marriageandfamily.org

Marriage Success Training: premarital education seminars
Marriage Preparation Seminar - Class for Engaged Couples and Newlyweds (and for couples deciding whether to become engaged) – Start Your Marriage on the Right Path http://stayhitched.com

Kuhlman / MST
191 Saint Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
646-484-9741
mst@stayhitched.com 

Phoenix House of New York
Phoenix House serves couples and individuals who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction.  Participants learn skills needed to form and sustain healthy marriages and relationships as well as increase levels of economic self-sufficiency.  Additionally, services are provided to distressed couples to teach skills to avoid separation or divorce, which includes couples counseling and peer support groups.  www.phoenixhouse.org

The Relationship Suite | Rachel Moheban, LSCW
Coaching and Individual and Couples Therapy
www.relationshipsuite.com | The Ultimate Relationship Resolution Program

88 University Place, Suite 4F
New York, NY 10003
PHONE: 917.273.8836
rachel@therelationshipsuite.com

Shalom Workshop | Shalom Task Force
Shalom Task Force offers relationship skills education for engaged and married couples in the Orthodox Jewish community through SHALOM Workshop. Shalom Task Force also offers relationship skills education workshops in high schools and colleges for Orthodox Jewish youth. www.shalomtaskforce.org

P.O. Box 137
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-1037
212-742-1478
Daniel Schonbuch, Executive Director
info@shalomtaskforce.org

The Third Option
The Third Option is an on-going group program to build better marriages. It is designed for all married couples and can be used both as marriage enrichment or crisis intervention. For hurting couples, who see only two options (painful endurance or divorce) the third option means reconciliation. For ordinary couples, the program teaches them the skills they need to have happier, healthier marriages. http://www.thethirdoption.com/ 

University Behavioral Associates
UBA provides marriage and relationship education workshops designed to improve communication, conflict resolution skills, improve parenting skills, improve economic self-sufficiency and increase collaboration between UBA and various partnering organizations. http://ubacares.org/index.php/supporting-healthy-relationships

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North Carolina

The Family Resource Center - Raleigh
The Family Resource Center teaches marriage and relationship education to individuals, couples and youth; job and career services and financial management; communication skills; emotion management; making budgets; wise choices in friendship and dating; recognizing personal strengths and future planning.  http://frcofraleigh.org

The National Christian Family Resources Council (NCFRC)
Our ministry is based on the belief that healthy marriages help to make healthy families; healthy families, in turn, help to create healthy churches and communities and ultimately a more healthy country. Our entire team is committed to meeting the enrichment and developmental needs of married couples and the members of their families. http://www.ncfrcministry.org/default.html

P.O. Box 102
Hickory, NC 28603
828-324-1690

Soul Healing Love Retreats | Rogers Christian Counseling
Bev & Tom Rodgers founded Rodgers Christian Counseling and work with individuals, couples and families in Charlotte, NC. Both are members of the American Association of Christian Counselors and Certified Imago Relationship Therapists, skilled in Harville Hendrix's work in his books Getting the Love you Want and Keeping the Love You Find. http://rodgerscc.com/

1206 Jules Court
Charlotte, NC 28226
704-364-9176

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North Dakota

We do not currently have information about healthy marriage or family-related programs or organizations in this State.

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Ohio

Beech Acres Parenting Center
Beech Acres Parenting Center provides services that increase awareness of the value of marriage and provide meaningful and effective opportunities for person who choose marriage or committed cohabitation to strengthen their relationships. http://beechacres.org/

Cleveland Family Therapy LLC
Relationship Therapist, Melissa Coan PC-CR, LICDC provides counseling and the Prepare/Enrich Relationship Enhancement Program.
440-210-4763 or mec147@gmail.com for more information

Couples Connection | Huber Heights and Relationship Center
This center provides education for developing healthy relationships and sound marriages. We teach couple to couple education with experienced educators/counselors. Individual or group settings are available. We also provide counseling for a variety of life issues. (Affairs, reconciliation, premarital, marital drift, etc.)  If life coaching is what you need we can provide you with support. www.hhmrc.org

7211 Taylorsville Road
Huber Heights, OH 45424
Loretta and Steve Worley
Loretta.worley@hhmrc.org or Steveworley@hhmrc.org
937-757-1303 or 937-985-3713

Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute
The Mission of the Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute is to empower couples, families and individuals by utilizing innovative educational techniques based on universal spiritual principles to support the progressive development of healthy marriages and communities. http://dasiziyadfamilyinstitute.org/

3320 Beechwood Avenue
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
216-321-0930

Marriage Resource Center of Miami Valley | Marriage Savers of Clark County, Inc.
Marriage Resource Center of Miami Valley is located in Springfield OH and provides accessible and affordable marriage education and mentoring for couples and relationship education for individuals. Our website is filled with practical tips and skills for building healthy relationships. Online registration for classes is quick, easy and secure. http://www.marriageresourcecenter.org/

616 N. Limestone Street
Springfield, OH 45503
937-324-3604
info@marriageresourcecenter.org

Marriage Transformation Project
The Marriage Transformation Project is a global social and economic development project committed to marriage education and marriage skill building for people at all stages of relationships. A key focus of the project is developing materials that assist people before marriage to know one another's characters and couples after marriage to encourage development of their character qualities. http://www.marriagetransformation.com/

25241 Chatworth Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44123
800-501-6682

Marriage Works! Ohio
Marriage Works! Ohio is a collaborative effort of diverse organizations united to help build healthy families and healthy communities throughout the Miami Valley of Ohio by providing marriage and relationship education for couples. We offer a variety of classes and workshops for couples at every stage in their relationships, whether dating, considering marriage, or married. www.TrustMarriage.com

2201 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH 45405
866-Live As 1
Greg Schutte, MSW, LISW Director of Marriage Works! Ohio
gschutte@elizabethnewlife.org

Operation Keepsake
Operation Keepsake provides skills based marriage and relationship education to high school students throughout Ohio’s Cuyahoga and Mahoning counties. http://www.operationkeepsake.com/

10568 Ravenna Road, Suite #9
Twinsburg, OH 44087
330-486-0602
ok@operationkeepsake.com

Toledo Area Ministries
Toledo Area Ministries (TAM) helps individuals and couples of all ages with communication skills, awareness of the components of healthy relationships, empathy and emotional understanding, conflict resolution, problem solving skills, knowledge of the benefits of marriage, affection and intimacy, expression and discussion of negotiation skills, self-esteem building and assertiveness, financial management, stress and anger management and parenting skills. www.tamohio.org/j25/

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Oklahoma

Family Expectations | Public Strategies
Family Expectations provides intensive skills based marriage and relationship education,  financial management, and job and career advancement services for low-income, unmarried and married, expectant and new parents. http://www.familiesok.org    |   http://publicstrategies.com

Project Relate

In 2014, Project Relate was launched as an umbrella brand of the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI), encompassing the array of services offered to couples, individuals, fathers, families and divorcing couples. These services are designed to create and nurture healthy, satisfying and long-lasting marriages and relationships. Relationship strengthening skills provided at points throughout the life cycle of a relationship provide necessary opportunities for couples and individuals to learn healthy behaviors that positively impact their lives and the lives of their families and communities. Since 2001, OMI has led the nation in providing a free, statewide marriage education system that has reached over 370,000 Oklahomans with the skills and knowledge necessary for relationship resiliency and satisfaction. http://www.projectrelate.com/ http://publicstrategies.com

Youth and Family Services, Inc.

Youth & Family Services' Safe and Loving Relationship Program promotes and supports healthy marriage and relationships. Participants are provided a series of training modules including communication skills, emotional understanding, and conflict resolution and stress and anger management. Classes are ongoing. Call (405) 262-6555 to enroll. http://www.yfsok.org/heathly-teen-relationships

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Oregon

Friends of the Family Ministries
We provide educational and counseling services to the mid-Willamette Valley. Educational materials used are based on the PREP® and CPEP® models. Programs offered include Tools for Two workshops for couples, and Healthy Relationships presentations for middle and high school students. http://fofm.org/

505 NW Harrison Boulevard
Corvallis, OR 97330
541-757-1761
Ken Himes
friends@fofm.org

Hope Family Services Marriage & Family Learning Center
The Hope Family Services Marriage & Family Center's mission is to promote the common good and general welfare of the people of the community. This is accomplished by providing Counseling and Educational Programs that are needed to enhance the individual's quality of life, prepare couples for marriage, to strengthen families & marriages and to save troubled marriages. http://www.hopefamilyservice.org

2710 SE 182nd Ave
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: 503-667-1435
counselor@hopefamilyservices.org

Northwest Family Services | www.nwfs.org

6200 SE King Road
Portland, OR 97222
503-546-6377
 
NWFS supports family stability and child well-being through a range of English and Spanish language programs including employment service, parent education, Prepare-Enrich, professional counseling, youth mentoring, an array of youth programs including healthy relationship and prevention of child sex trafficking as well as numerous navigation and resource support for families.
 
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYF)

NAYA Family Center strives to fulfill its mission: "to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education." As an urban Indian agency, NAYA Family Center serves over 1,400 youth and their families from over 380 tribal backgrounds annually. http://www.nayapdx.org/

5135 NE Columbia Boulevard
Portland, OR 97218
503-288-8177

Native Wellness Institute
The Native Wellness Institute exists to promote the well-being of Native people through programs and trainings that embrace the teachings and traditions of our ancestors. http://www.nativewellness.com/healthy-relationships

2830 SE Cleveland Drive
Gresham, OR 97080

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Pennsylvania

CADCOM Fatherhood Initiative | Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission
The CADCOM Fatherhood Initiative strives to strengthen families by educating and empowering the men and fathers that should lead them. This is done through group and individual sessions. The idea is to build the understanding in men of how to develop and maintain healthy relationships with their friends and loved ones. www.cadcom.org

113 E. Main Street
Norristown, PA 19401
610-277-6363 ext. 133
Marty Eggleston

Center of Relationship Enhancement (CORE)
At CORE, we believe that:

  • Developing secure, trusting and satisfying relationships will improve your life.
  • You can learn the skills you need to develop and sustain these important relationships.
  • You can learn to better appreciate those who are already in your life.
  • You can look forward to creating new relationships that will enhance your life.

http://relationshipenhancement.com/ 

70 West Oakland Street, Suite 205
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-348-2424

Community Prevention Partnership of Berks County
The Community-Centered Healthy Marriage and Relationship Project provides a broad array of services designed to promote healthy marriage and relationships to low-income families. The project provides comprehensive services in addressing family needs, including both services designed to improve marriage and relationship skills, as well as job and career advancement activities to promote economic stability and self-sufficiency as part of an overall strategy to promote healthy marriage. http://www.communitypreventionpartnership.org/programs/cchmr

Healthy Marriage Program | Children’s Aid Society Program
The Healthy Marriage Program offers positive relationship workshops for married couples. Couples can also attend support groups and money management classes. Free child care and meals are offered. www.childaid.org

1008 South Second Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
814-765-2686
Julie Kennedy
juliek@childaid.org

Relationship Education at Council for Relationships
Council for Relationships, a preeminent non-profit counseling, education and research center, was founded in 1932 as Marriage Council of Philadelphia, and remains the oldest relationship counseling and training center in the country. We provide services for individuals, couples, children and families at fourteen locations throughout the Delaware Valley. http://www.councilforrelationships.org/ 

4025 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-382-6680

Rita DeMaria -Marriage Doctor : Philadelphia 
Established by Rita DeMaria, Ph.D., Marriage Doctor is dedicated to helping you strengthen and revitalize your relationship and keep it healthy and pleasurable, regardless of your age or stage of life. http://www.marriagedoctor.com/ 

921A Bethlehem Pike, Suite 205
Spring House, PA 19477
215-628-2450

Skillful Couples Vibrant Marriages
To provide services that transform families into ones which are: Spiritually alive: each person has a growing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ that impacts every aspect of their lives. Relationally strong: parents and children experience empowering and satisfying relationships where each person and relationship is accepted and valued as a gift from God. Emotionally healthy: Each person sees themselves and their unique journey as God sees them, resulting in the experience of abiding peace. Developmentally successful: The marriage, family experience and each child successfully accomplishes stage/age appropriate, developmental tasks that produce a growing marriage and mature adults who can reproduce these goals in their own families. http://www.skillfulcouplesvibrantmarriages.com/

2034 Worcester Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
412-257-0520

TWOgether Pittsburgh
Marriage and Relationship Education classes for married couples, engaged couples, distressed couples, and single adults. All programs vary in length from one day to 6 weeks. www.twogetherpgh.org

307 Duff Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
412-741-8550
Kenneth I. MacLeod
kmacleod@familyguidance.net

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

We do not currently have information about healthy marriage or family-related programs or organizations in this State.

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South Dakota

Fatherhood and Families: Inside and Out | Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
We offer educational courses and case management to incarcerated dads and their families while they are in prison and following their release back into their communities. We strive to promote healthy relationships and encourage dads to be a positive and active role model in their children’s lives. http://www.lsssd.org/family_services/fatherhood/

705 W. 41st Street, Suite 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
605-444-7500
Sara Miller
info@lsssd.org

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Tennessee

Family Dynamics Institute
Family Dynamics is a nonprofit marriage and family ministry headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee (just outside of Nashville). We help churches and organizations take proactive steps to prevent marriages from reaching a state of distress and to revive those that are already in distress. By being trained to lead our Dynamic Marriage course, you can transform bad marriages, increase intimacy in good ones, save the future of children involved in hurting homes, and bring new families into your church. For couples in troubled marriages, we provide a very successful turn-around seminar that saves marriages. http://www.familydynamics.net/

P.O. Box 682549
Franklin, TN 37068-2549
800-650-9995

First Things First, Inc.
FTF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families in Hamilton County, Tennessee through education, collaboration and mobilization. FTF is a community resource that collaborates with and is supported by a broad cross-section of community organizations, groups and individuals. http://firstthings.org/

620 Lindsay Street, Suite 100
Chattanooga, TN 37403
423-267-5383

Marriage Helper (formerly LovePath International)
Marriage Helper was founded by internationally-recognized marriage expert Joe Beam. Marriage Helper's focus is on helping marriages develop life-long love. The intensive Marriage Helper 911 workshop, conducted by Joe Beam, helps marriages that are in danger of separation or divorce. www.MarriageHelper.com 

1559 West Harpeth Rd. Suite 2
Franklin, TN 37064
866-903-0990 or 615-472-1161

The Relationship Rx Program
Cherokee Health Systems and the University of Tennessee have teamed up to provide a FREE service called the Relationship Check-up. The Relationship Rx program strives to connect couples to community resources; to improve couples’ relationship health; and to help couples feel more positive about seeking help for their relationships. http://relationshiprx.utk.edu

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Texas

Active Relationships Programs
Authored in 2003, Active Relationships is a state-of-the-art series and is a compilation of healthy marriages and relationships best practices, with available programs such as Active Communication, Active Money Personalities, Active Romance, Active Traditions, Active Adults (for singles), Active Relationships for Young Adults (for youth), Active Military Life and Resiliency Skills (for single or married military personnel), and Active Families (for whole families). http://www.activerelationships.com/

25 Highland Park Village, Suite 100-734
Dallas, TX 75205
877-724-7789
Kelly Simpson M.A. Psyc., LMFT, CSC

Affair Recovery Center & Emergency Marriage Seminar | Crossroads Counseling Associates
The Affair Recovery Center is a partnership of counseling professionals dedicated to the restoration of marriages crippled by infidelity. Our community includes numerous couples who have experienced the abundant blessings of reconciliation and renewal.
We offer:

  • A Community of Hope, made up of couples who have been where you are
  • Individual counseling is available through Crossroads Counseling & Associates at 512-346-9299
  • Affair recovery groups for couples and individuals
  • Free resources and links on our website
  • Seminars for organizations, ministries and churches
  • Subscription-only services for in-depth resources and ongoing support

http://www.affairrecovery.com/

4131 Spicewood Springs, Suite K-1
Austin, TX 78759
888-5ARC-EMS

Anthem Strong Families
ANTHEM (Alliance for North Texas Healthy Effective Marriages) educates, equips and empowers men, women and youth to Be the Champion for their life, their marriage, their children and their family. http://www.bethechampion.org

Better Marriages Texas
Better Marriages Texas is a chapter of Better Marriages, an international, nonprofit, non-sectarian organization whose purpose is to promote better marriages by providing enrichment opportunities and resources that strengthen couple relationships, increase intimacy and enhance personal growth, mutual fulfillment and family wellness. Better Marriage is a network of couples and professionals in the field of marriage education and enrichment dedicated to enriching their own marriages and other marriages in their communities. Trained lay-couples facilitate various types of events throughout Texas and neighboring states. http://www.bettermarriagestx.org/ 

800-634-8325
acme@bettermarriages.org

The Family Enrichment Program (Houston)
The Family Enrichment Clinic offers a wide range of psychological services as treatment to individuals, families, and couples. All of our therapists have graduate degrees, are licensed, and are culturally sensitive to clients of all ethnicities, socio-economic statuses, and age groups. We are specialized in providing counseling services in American and English Sign Languages, Cambodian, Chinese, English, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Taiwanese, Urdu and Vietnamese. http://familyenrichmentclinic.com/
713-780-2833

For Better and For Ever - Marriage Preparation
In 1975, For Better and For Ever was designed to help local churches provide quality Christian marriage preparation for engaged couple. Since 1996, Marriage Preparation Resources has been an on-line resource for dating/engaged couples and churches. What do we do? We teach what Christian marriage is and the skills needed for it. Whom do we assist? We assist couples considering Christian marriage and Covenant marriage. We also assist clergy, marriage educators and "sponsor/mentor couples" who help couples prepare for Christian marriage and Covenant marriage. http://www.marriagepreparation.com/

1617 Iowa Street
San Antonio, TX 78203
250-534-1129

Home Encouragement

2910 Commercial Center Blvd.
Suite 103-211
Katy, TX 77494
281-347-LIFE
Home Encouragement exists to help build healthy marriages through authentic and intentional encouragement
 
Hope Family Healthy Center

We provide help with: stress management, anxiety, depression, adjustment, behavioral, anger, self-esteem and marital issues. www.hopefamilyhealthcenter.org

2332 Jordan Road
McAllen, TX 78503
956-949-3319
Christopher Cantu or Nancy Saenz

Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT)
The Institute for Life Coach Training, (formerly Therapist University), is the first-of-its-kind training institute that specializes in training psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors and helping professionals in building a successful coaching practice. http://lifecoachtraining.com/index.php/homepage/

Plano, Texas
888-267-1206

The Parenting Center (Tarrant County)
The Parenting Center's Empowering Families Project (EFP) combines marriage and relationship skills training with a robust effort to address marriage and relationship skills and the economic needs of participants, including employment services for those who demonstrate economic need or lack employment. http://theparentingcenter.org/empowering-families

Pat Love & Associates: Become a Certified Love Educator™!
Distinguished professor, Certified Love Educator, Pat Love, Ed.D., is known for warmth, humor and commitment to learning. For more than twenty-five years, she has contributed to relationship education and personal development through her books, articles, training programs, speaking and media appearances.  Dr. Love has published several professional articles, been featured in many professional books and developed relationships education media and materials being used nationally and internationally.  http://www.patlove.com/ 

4509 Foster Ranch Road
Austin, Texas 78735
512-892-5474

Relational Cares Intensives | Center for Relational Care
Intensives provide a safe environment for people to experience biblical principles for healing and growth, replacing unhealthy patterns, and bringing hope and healing to broken relationships, wounded hearts, and damaged lives. www.relationalcare.org

11615 Angus Road, Suite 218
Austin, TX 78759
877-567-5656
Joyce Walker
joyce.walker@relationalcare.org

Strengthening Families | Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc.
Family Service provides Healthy Relationship programming in combination with parenting education and fatherhood education throughout Texas.  http://twogetherintexas.com/UI/HomePage.aspx 

702 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
210-299-2423
Richard Davidson
rdavidson@family-service.org

Strong Families Dallas | Alliance for North Texas Healthy Effective Marriages (ANTHEM)
Anthem Strong Families provides education and skills that teach individuals how to be the Champion for families and children. http://www.anthemnorthtexas.org/

12800 Hillcrest Road, Suite #A124
Dallas, TX 75230
214-426-0900

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Utah

Healthy Relationships Utah 
How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk or Jerk-ette Classes in 
Cache, Davis, Juab, Salt Lake East, Salt Lake West, Tooele, Utah, Washington & Weber Counties. http://healthyrelationshipsutah.org

UT Healthy Marriage Initiative
Providing relationship skills, resources and education statewide. A program of the Utah Department of Workforce Services. www.strongermarriage.org

P.O. Box 140608
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0608
801-468-0043
Melanie Reese, Coordinator
mreese@utah.gov

Utah State University
Utah State University (USU) offers community-centered monthly relationship and marriage education classes, Healthy Marriage Handbooks for high school juniors and seniors as well as persons applying for a marriage license in the state and referral to other community based services as needed. http://extension.usu.edu

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Vermont

We do not currently have information about healthy marriage or family-related programs or organizations in this State.

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Virginia

A Center For Relationships
The Center offers seminars, workshops and classes on relationship skills, personality styles, emotional healing, as well as individual, couples, family, stepfamily and child therapy. http://ac4r.com/

316 Commerce Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-549-9554

Compass Marriage & Relationship Services

Compass is an independent, faith-based nonprofit organization that provides resources and training for building healthy marriages and families. Services include marriage workshops and retreats, premarital preparation, and relationship skills training for youth and adults. We also assist faith organizations, schools, counselors, public and nonprofit agencies and businesses to develop marriage and family-friendly programs and ministries. http://betterlove.org/

21129 Timberlake Road

Lynchburg, VA 24502

434-455-2117

Larry Compter, M.A., C.F.L.E., Executive Director

Larry@betterlove.org

First Things First of Greater Richmond

First Things First is a community non-profit dedicated to strengthening families for a better community. We offer research proven programs like: PREPARE-ENRICH certification and mentor training, PREP, Christian-PREP, Boot Camp for New Dads, Within My Reach, Relationship Smarts, Choose Respect, Safe Dates, Boot Camp for New Dads, 24/7 Dad, Inside-Out Dad, When Baby Makes Three and more. We collaborate extensively and have a broad Marriage Coalition of fait based, government and business partners. www.firstthingsrichmond.org

2101 Maywill Street
Richmond, VA 23220
804-288-3431
Bob Ruthazer, CFLE
info@firstthingsrichmond.org

Granato Counseling Services, Inc.
FIT Relationships is a program that provides several workshops that teach communication, parenting and financial literacy education in a format that is informative, practical and enjoyable!
http://www.fitrelationship.com

Hope Couples Project
This project offers free/low cost couples counseling using the Hope-focused strategic approach to couples counseling. The intervention can be religious if desired. Community speakers, outreach events, marriage seminars and certification/continuing education in the Hope approach for counselors and ministers are also available to the Hampton Roads community. The Hope approach has over a decade of University-based empirical outcome research supporting its efficacy and has been independently evaluated as one of four empirically-supported approaches to couples enrichment. Most couples would be accepted in the project with special current research involving military marriages, Hope for parents, couples with mild domestic violence and African-American couples. www.hopecouples.com

Regent University
1000 Regent U Drive, CRB 161
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
757-352-4896

Marriage & Relationship Coaching Center
Marriage & Relationship Coaching Center is a community resource for Marriage and Family Coaching and Education.  Our Founders and Directors are Dianne & Bob Ruthazer, CFLE  are widely recognized as the “Marriage Experts” in Central Virginia and Bob is a Certified Family Life Educator by the National Council on Family Relations.  Bob is also part time staff at St Giles Presbyterian Church and he is Founder of First Things First of Greater Richmond, a non-profit dedicated to strengthening families where he still serves part time.  They provide expert Marriage Coaching/Education to couples at all stages (in person and by SKYPE) and training of clergy & counselors in Prepare-Enrich and FOCCUS.   They  are the areas most experienced Marriage & Relationship Educators in proven national  programs like: PREP and Christian-PREP, PAIRS, PICK-A-Partner, Within My/Our Reach, Relationship Smarts, and When Baby Makes Three.  We serve individuals from all walks of life, Churches, Faith based & Community non-profit and Government agencies.
 
Marriage & Relationship Coaching Center
5200 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23226
Bob Ruthazer, CFLE
804-402-8004
 
PAIRS Pre-Marital Workshop

 

For over 25 years, this internationally acclaimed program has taught those really important skills we never learned in school: how to create and sustain happy, passionate, long-lasting marriages. PAIRS’ classroom approach includes dynamic, humorous, eye-opening interactive exercises and interesting concepts. Participants are enthused and enjoy workshops that provide them effective skills they can use daily with all their close relationships. PAIRS’ learning-by-doing approach accelerates positive change. http://www.pairsvirginia.com/

Reston, VA
703-476-5644

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Washington

MarriageTeam
MarriageTeam saves and strengthens marriages and families for a better future. It trains Christian couples to be marriage coaches and then places couples for coaching with the trained coaches. It monitors the process and evaluates the results. Distressed couples who compel the program report a 180% improvement in their relationship. www.marriageteam.org

1499 NE 135th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
360-450-6042
Alan Ray
al@marriageteam.org

Northwest Marriage Institute
The Northwest Marriage Institute was born of necessity to help address one of the greatest problems in our society - marriages that are falling apart. The statistics are staggering: Half of all first marriages will end in divorce, 75% of all second marriages will end in divorce, and one-third of all third marriages will end in divorce. This means, when you spend thousands of dollars to see your child walk down the aisle during a marital ceremony, you may actually be sending them towards THE most stressful event in life - divorce. The problem is great, but solutions are few. Some churches have marriage and family experts on staff and provide marriage workshops of their own. But here's the real problem - 65% of all who live in Oregon and 67% of all who live in Washington have no connection to any church. The great need, then, was to take marriage education and marriage counseling to the communities. With this in mind, the Northwest Marriage Institute was loosely organized in June of 2004. http://www.northwestmarriage.org/contact.html

12011 NE 99th Street, Suite #1580
Vancouver, WA 98682
Phone: 360-260-1100

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West Virginia

Mission West Virginia
The Mission West Virginia – Healthy Marriage Project seeks to bolster and stabilize marriage in the Appalachian region of WV by providing relationship and marriage education and job and career advancement services to single individuals (parent or legal guardian) and high school youth. http://missionwv.org/think

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Wisconsin

Center for Self-Sufficiency, Inc.
Center for Self-Sufficiency Inc. (CFSS) Vow to Succeed program provides relationship education using the evidence-based curriculum Love U2: Relationship Smarts PLUS to high school youth; marriage and relationship education to individuals and couples using the PREP-Within My Reach curriculum, PREP-Walking the Line; marriage and relationship education for married couples using PREP-Within Our Reach; marriage mentoring for married couples using The Third Option. http://www.vowtosucceed.org

Infinite Relationships, LLC
The center offers education and therapy for couples through seminars, weekend workshops, groups plus evaluation and therapy. Weekend workshops include The Couples Workshop (couples communications), The Beginning: Preparing for Marriage (a pre-marital workshop), Recreating Your Relationship (mind-body and creative approaches to relationships), and Recovering from Infidelity. We also offer the Bringing Baby Home™ program developed by Dr. John Gottman. All programs are taught in small groups, by local presenters, in their areas of expertise. www.inrelationships.com

951 Kimball Lane, Suite 206
Verona, WI  53516
608-848 - 8000
Don Ferguson, Ph.D.

Parents Plus
Parents Plus provides home-based education for families with young children, relationship building for new and expectant parents, and programs that foster parental involvement in schools for improved student achievement. They also offer professional development and support to professionals in the fields of early childhood, education and family services. Through grants, they provide funding to community organization across the state. http://www.parentspluswi.org/index.php

660 E. Main Street, Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-755-8700

Smart Relationships 
The mission of our organization is to uphold the value of marriage, and to promote the skills that create healthy relationships, families and communities. We seek to teach all people what a healthy relationship is, to prevent bad marriages before they begin, and to quip good marriages with the tools they need to last a lifetime. We offer this in a variety of ways including workshops, retreats, eGuides, Webinars, Coaching and free online resources/research.
http://www.smartrelationships.org

1496 Bellevue Street, Suite 502
Green Bay, WI  54311
(920) 430-7300

9218 W Howard Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53228
(414) 405-1682

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Wyoming

Community Centered Healthy Relationship Project
The Community Centered Healthy Relationship Project’s objective is to help teen parents and/or single parents to increase their knowledge and skills, to improve the likelihood that they will form and sustain healthy relationships, co-parent effectively and develop self-sufficiency. http://cchrwy.org

Strong Families Strong Wyoming
High Country Consulting is a marriage enrichment program that targets stepfamilies and couples in second marriages. They provide marriage preparation, enrichment and divorce reduction services through both community-based and faith-based organizations. http://wyofams.org/

P.O. Box 1682
Cheyenne, WY 82003
307- 514-0678
866-WYO-FAMS

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