First Things First of Greater Richmond
5200 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
Tania Peterson or Bob Ruthazer, CFLE
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.
Hope Couples Project
1000 Regent U Drive, CRB 161
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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.
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
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