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.
The Marriage Alliance of Central Virginia
21129 Timberlake Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
MACV is an independent, faith-based nonprofit organization that provides resources and training for building healthy marriages and families. Services include marriage workshops and retreats, premarital preparation, and relationship skills training for youth and adults. We also assist faith organizations, schools, counselors, public and nonprofit agencies and businesses to develop marriage and family-friendly programs and ministries.
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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