Improving the Relational Health of California since 2005


George Sheldon, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“… there is now a strong body of research that shows that the atmosphere between parents strongly contributes to their economic wellbeing. The preventive focus is more challenging to help families become more stable and secure…   (and important) to offer training on relationship skills to men in particular.”

Amy Solomon—Senior Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

“Your work (offering Relationship and Marriage Education) is so critically important to HHS, to the Justice Department and to the Obama Administration.”


Joshua Dubois—Special Assistant to President Obama and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

“The work you are doing (teach people to improve their relationships) cuts at the heart of what the President sees as the problems this nation is facing and how to turn things around.”



Dr. Earl Johnson—Director, Office of Family Assistance

“We cannot fail. We will fumble, and that’s okay, but then you have to pick yourself up and do what it takes to succeed, because we cannot fail. If we help families, we’re going to make the United States stronger.”


Barack Obama—President, U.S.A., Audacity of Hope, p. 334.

"Preliminary research shows that marriage education workshops can make a real difference in helping married couples stay together..."  

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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.