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More than Marriage Education: A Larger Perspective on Transforming Lives

By Patty Howell, Ed.M., A.G.C., President Marriage Education was the pulse of our organization from Day 1. In fact, when Healthy Relationships California was founded in 2005, the word marriage was part of our corporate name—California Healthy Marriages Coalition. Our organization has always believed in Marriage Education and we have amassed impressive evidence that shows we’re very good at Marriage Education. And, we know very clearly—from hundreds of research studies on key social factors associated […]
Posted: February 12, 2015

HRC Supports NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

For the second year in a row, HRC was proud to support the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Collegiate Bowl. This game brings together the best NFL draft prospects from around the country to show off their skills for scouts. It’s an awesome chance to see tomorrow’s stars before they make it big.  Each year, through a partnership with the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse and Fathers Incorporated, free tickets are available for fathers and families. If you […]
Posted: February 9, 2015

New Study Finds Prison Bars Are No Barrier to the Positive Benefits of Relationship Education

San Diego, CA—September 17, 2014—A new report finds that inmates who are taught communication and conflict-resolution skills believe these skills will improve the quality of their relationships, decrease their likelihood of re-offending, and increase their chances of finding employment post-release. Unshackled Potential: The Impact of Relationship Education on Incarcerated Populations is the most recent publication by Healthy Relationships California (HRC), the nation’s largest Relationship Education (RE) organization. The study’s findings are drawn from the responses […]
Posted: September 17, 2014

Celebrating HRC’s 9th Birthday

Today, Healthy Relationships California celebrates its ninth year of helping individuals, couples, and families.
Posted: May 13, 2014

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"...because of ME!" Public Service Announcement

Healthy Relationships California provides Relationship and Marriage Education to couples, parents, singles, and youth through its vast network of partnering organizations, specialized divisions, and special programs. Over 200,000 people have attended an HRC-sponsored class and experienced the many benefits that relationship skills can nurture at home and at work.


Healthy Relationships International allows HRC to expand our outreach to families and individuals in states outside of California and places around the world.

Healthy Relationships Orange County offers a wide variety of programs in English and Spanish. The Third Option is a featured program; call for more information and to learn about other program offerings.


Healthy Relationships Bay Area serves the Greater Bay Area with Relationship and Marriage education.


Relaciones de Familia Sacramento serves the Spanish-speaking community in the Sacramento area.


Dads and Kids

HRC’s Dads & Kids Initiative focuses on how important fathers are in the lives of their children. Our goal is to decrease fatherlessness in our communities and improve relationships between dads and their kids.


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The "...because of ME!" public awareness campaign has been used around California and the nation to share the importance and positive impact of Marriage and Relationship Education.


Raising Kids TwoGether

In partnership with First 5 LA, HRC created Raising Kids Twogether, a couple-centered, skills-based Parent Education program to help moms and dads simultaneously become better parents and partners.

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Partial funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: 90FE0104. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.