Our aim is to foster healthy, safe and stable homes where children thrive.

Children achieve optimal healthy development and well-being within supportive, safe, and stable family environments. However, too many of Georgia’s children are exposed to family fragmentation, poverty, and economic instability which puts them at elevated risk for abuse and neglect. The healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) project aims to:

Improve Healthy Couple Relationships

Healthy couple and co-parenting relationships enhance parenting quality, family functioning, and adult and child well-being. Participants receiving HMRE services will:

  • Express greater commitment to their relationship;
  • Show more caring behaviors and positive affection;
  • Share more nurturing and positive interactions;
  • More effectively manage stress and conflict;
  • Exhibit more cooperative co-parenting and parenting practices;
  • Feel more satisfied and stable in their relationship; and
  • Report lower psychological distress.

Enhance Economic Stability

Persistent poverty and unemployment constitute serious barriers to family stability and child well-being. Building financial capability – the capacity to build and manage financial resources effectively – can help families make progress toward lasting economic stability. Participants receiving HMRE services will:

  • Improve knowledge to manage financial resources effectively;
  • Develop skills to exercise behaviors that lead to financial health;
  • Increase accessibility to high-quality financial resources and services; and
  • Report decreases in financial distress.

Theory of Change

Our logic model summarizes what the HMRE project is and will do – how investments link to results. Learn more.