Healthy Relationships and Marriage Education
Too many children in South Carolina are born to unmarried mothers and into poverty that lasts a lifetime. In Why Marriage Matters, Thirty Conclusions from the Social Sciences, researchers have concluded that children who grow up in low-conflict families with married biological parents do better compared to children in any other family structure (summary). Children from divorced or never married parents have lower grades, are more likely to be held back a grade and drop out of high school compared to children from married low-income parents.
Heritage’s Healthy Family Formation goal is to lift South Carolina out of poverty by providing the necessary education and skills to form healthy relationships, prepare for and strengthen marriages so that their children are nurtured.
Heritage Keepers® Healthy Marriage and RelationshipEducation (HK®MRE) helps couples gain greater access to healthy marriage and relationship education services where they can acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to form and/or sustain a healthy marriage.
Read more from our Frequently Asked Questions on Healthy Marriage and our Building Real Solutions.
HK®MRE) can provide training and technical assistance to faith and community organizations, and corporate/businesses interested in education, mentoring, and coaching.
- Marriage Mentor Training is available to faith organizations for couples in long term successful marriages that want to help another couple prepare for or strengthen their marriage.
- Community activities focus on training and technical assistance for faith and community-based organizations, and businesses interested in strengthening their capacity to provide family formation and relationship/marriage education services.