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A Sign of Relief, New Classes are Here!

February 7, 2012

We were holding our breath for a while, hoping we would receive another grant and I am proud to announce that Marriage Works! Ohio was awarded a new-three year federal grant in Oct. 2011! Since then we have reinforced our staff so that we will not only continue helping people improve their relationships and marriages, but we will also now expand our services even more. Due to our success under the last Healthy Marriage grant and our nationally-recognized services, we were awarded one of the four largest grants in the United States to provide marriage and relationship education.

Under this new grant, we are more than doubling our High School program and introducing the three new areas of service for Divorce Prevention, Work Skills Training and Parenting Skills Training. These three areas will be combined with curriculum to also help strengthen couples’ relationship skills. We believe the addition of these services will enhance our ability to help couples with their interpersonal needs and with other stressed areas of their relationships; especially in the face of such difficult economic times.

Under the last grant, we received confirmation through an independent research firm, that Marriage Works! Ohio was able to save taxpayers over $34 million over the 5 years of the grant! We are proud of the work we have done and the fact that we had such an astounding return on taxpayer investment. Even more so, our research indicated that we helped save at least 54 marriages that were on the brink of divorce and spared over 150 children the negative effects of experiencing a divorce.  Under this new grant we hope to greatly exceed those numbers and we invite you to join us in supporting and improving family life in the community around us. The world passes by way of the family, and so it is vital that we continue our mission to nurture and improve as many families as we can for the well-being of generations to come.


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  1. Dianne Lawson-Smith permalink
    February 20, 2012 10:10 pm

    So happy that you are back in business so to speak. Hope to hold more classes at our church and keep the work growing!

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