We provide FREE exciting and enjoyable relationship and financial education workshops, one-on-one family support and resources to strengthen families. A happy and healthy relationship is in your reach!
Relationship Enrichment Groups (REG): Small groups of individuals (singles and those in a relationship) meet to discuss topics and learn tools to help develop healthy relationships. Some of the topics discussed include communication danger signs, the seven principles of smart love, a look at past and present relationships and what makes up a good relationship.
Marriage Enrichment Groups (MEG): A group of five to 10 couples meet to focus time and attention on their relationships. Some of the topics explored include keys to good communication, hidden issues – the big 10, keeping the fun alive, sharing expectations and showing your love and commitment.
These groups are led by trained facilitators who provide proven tools to strengthen relationships.
Family Support Specialist: The Marriage for Keeps family support specialists provide resources and referrals to assist couples and individuals with identified needs.
Support Services: To provide, as needed, continuing education, employment, parenting and financial resources for participants in the Marriage for Keeps program.
Employment Specialist: To provide, as needed, education and employment resources for Marriage for Keeps participants who are unemployed or underemployed.
In October 2011, Catholic Charities of Kansas received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance to expand our offerings of relationship education and marriage enrichment workshops across Kansas. This grant also included a statewide public awareness campaign promoting healthy relationships – Love Letters from Kansas. More than 3,000 people have participated in the Marriage for Keeps program since 2006.
To learn more about relationship education resources in your area please visit the following links:
Wichita/Southeast Kansas - http://catholicdioceseofwichita.org/family-strengthening/marriage-for-keeps
Southwest Kansas - http://catholicsocialservice.org/services/relationship-a-marriage
Northern Kansas - http://www.ccnks.org/services.php#relationships
Northeast Kansas - http://www.catholiccharitiesks.org/page.aspx?pid=549