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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To promote a sustainable development of safe and stable families through relationship skills, training, marriage and education programs.

Programs: Flourishing families program. The relationship skills center provides relationship education to low income pregnant unwed couples or couples with an infant through the flourishing families program (ffp) supported by a federally sponsored health marriage demonstration grant. The program is offered in five strategically placed family resource centers around the greater sacramento area.

the relationship education action (react) is a collaboration between rotary clubs in rotary district 5180, the relationship skills center, and local schools and youth organizations. This program is aimed at reducing youth violence and increasing communication skills with research tested curricula in the effort to foster healthy relationships with future romantic partners, friends, employers and colleagues. The goals of the program are to reduce youth violence, provide evidence based and tested relationship educations to schools and community based organizations, inprove the health and quality of the life of young people.

community classes promote relashionship skills training and marriage education programs in the great sacramento area. Relationship skills center began efforts to raise community awareness about the importance of marriage education and relationship skills training to decrease the divorce rate and increase healthy, stable families. Relationship skills center continues to recruit and train program facilitators in faith based and community based organizations to lead research supported skill-centered programs that span a lifetime and encourage thriving relationships.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son got married in Sept. into a family who really honors marriage, everyone is married. Our family has lots of divorces!! Lots of single family members! You can really tell in the differences in the two families. As far as honoring the family. I'm sooooo exicted to volunteer for the Relationship Skill Center. To help families honor marriages and family life!!=)

Jena S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with the Relationship Skills Center for over a year now. Right now I am working with the Love Notes classes and am amazed by the amount of profound self realization that happens in just one class (2 hours). The instructors and hosts are welcoming and inviting and really create a safe family environment. Offering meals, child care, and gas cards or bus passes removes any boundaries for these families and they actually look forward to coming each week. THIS IS THE BEST AND MOST COMPREHENSIVE NONPROFIT I HAVE EVER WORKED FOR!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I graduated from CSU Sacramento with a degree in Family Studies. After my graduation, I wanted to get involved with some organizations I didn't have the time for while in school. I stumbled upon the Relationship Skill Center and since then I can't volunteer enough with, cannot speak more often about or speak more highly of this organization. The idea behind this organizaiton is so simple yet the impact is profound. Most of these individulas and families we are working with did not grow up with both parents around and did not grow up with a healthy example of what a relationshp should be. Simply being their advocates and arming them with knowledge allows them to then be that role model for their family and their children and break the cycle. Everyone should be required to take course such as thsese-- it is making Sacramento a better place-- and making its families healthier and happier! Thank goodness there are organizations like the Relationship Skills Center!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a student a sac city and my major is community studies, I come across alot of different non profit organization through my studies. The relationship skills building center is one I pick to use for myself, My boyfriend and I were having some issuses so we took the couples course and enjoyed every class. The teacher address real common issuse to individaul issuse after completing the course we still use the methods we learned and spread the news about this agency to all our friend. Currently we preparing to participate in the wedding marothon comming up in 7 days without the relationship skills building centers help and support we would not be having the wedding we always wanted from the bottom our are hearts we thank you. You guys have a great program

Megan N.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist trainee and I co-facilitate classes at the Relationship Skills Center with my husband. I cannot speak more highly of this organization and the difference I have seen it make in the lives of community families. I am so lucky to spend my weekends with the parents who attend these classes. As facilitators, we have a lot of information to share about healthy communication, relationships, and parenting--but I can truly say that we learn from our participants as well. Seeing parents make a commitment to their families inspires me to do the work that I do. We are so fortunate to have the Relationship Skills Center in the Sacramento community.

Angela40

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We Love this agency so much that we have supported them financially, taken their classes and taught their classes. They are a top-notch group who takes what they do seriously and spreads a passion for strong families.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Relationship Skills Center (RSC) is an invaluable resource in our community. I believe that the power of strong relationships is sometimes overlooked in our society, but helping reach out to this aspect of people's lives helps not only the adults we work with, but also their children, and thereby our community at large. The RSC reaches out to families in a very caring and effective way, but offering child care during classes, reimbursement for transportation, and classes in English and in Spanish. In addition to all that, they also provide an opportunity for developing therapists in our community. I volunteered for this organization while earning my Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and the formative experience I had working with the great couples in these classes will shape my practice for years to come. Thank you, RSC!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an absolutely incredible organization. I help them by coaching couples learning new ways to communicate with one another. Seeing relationships on the brink of falling apart come back to life is so rewarding. And I see it happening every time I come to help! I've seen couples resolve multi-year problems, develop new and lasting communication strategies, and create much healthier homes for their kids to grow up in. This is a truly transformative intervention. And I routinely feel myself challenged to grow as a counselor as I help couples with all sorts of different obstacles to communication. This organization creates an experience that benefits everyone!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, who volunteers as a couples coach in their Mastering the Mysteries of Love classes for couples. The information they share with couples is well researched, based on sound practices, that most of the couples I have coached seemed very supported by when practiced. The organization is encouraging for the families it serves providing resources, aside from the relationship skills that is the core focus. All of the couples coaches, facilitators and other peripheral staff were engaged in their roles and genuinely supportive of the couples they served. I also noticed that the classes are bilingual in Spanish, so overall the inclusiveness is exceptional at this organization, from top to bottom. Not only that, but this organization reached out to the University I attend to contract with them to allow MFT Trainees to receive volunteer hours at the Relationship Skills Center, which apply both to our BBS and University requirements. My mother in law once said, "Do you know why I like to go the extra mile? Because its never crowded on the extra mile." I think RSC has the same maxim for serving those they employ and serve as well. Jason Briggs, RSC Volunteer, MFT Trainee.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A GREAT service for the community. Helping low income families and single parents with communication and relationship skills to better service themselves and their families. Great incentives for completing these short programs and even help with transportation costs. Amazing work is done in these classrooms helping couples be closer, more loving individuals and teaching single mothers to have better self esteem.