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Welcome to the official website of the Indiana Healthy Marriage and Family Coalition, Inc.

Mission

The mission of the Indiana Healthy Marriage & Family Coalition is to identify and promote the value of healthy marriages and vibrant families.

Vision

The vision of the Indiana Healthy Marriage & Family Coalition is to encourage and support healthy marriages and families.

History

Someone once proposed that it is not until one becomes angry enough, that real change takes place. Outraged over the murder of their Soror by her estranged husband, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter, led out by calling the community together to rally around healthy marriages and families. Dr. Ruth L. Lambert, as the Chair of the Family Life Education Committee, started exploring “best practices” nationwide and serendipitously connected with the Healthy Marriage Initiative. The outgrowth of this connection was the Indiana African American Healthy Marriage and Family Coalition and the umbrella organization the Indiana Community Healthy Marriage and Family Coalition and over 200 community partners.

Family Fact:
For adults, a stable, happy marriage is the best protector against illness and premature death, and for children, such a marriage is the best source of emotional stability and good physical health. Decades of research have clearly established these links. Burman & Margolin, 1992; Dawson, 1991; Verbrugge, 1979


Upcoming Events and Registration


2014 Black Marriage Day Nomination Forms

Avondale Meadows YMCA, 3908 Meadows Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46205-  Fred Dorsey, (317) 549-8622. Class meets on Mondays, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31; 4/7, 4/14 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. final Booster Session  May 12th

Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 3419 E. 32nd St., Indianapolis, IN, (317).  Class meets on Wednesdays – 3/19, 3/26; 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 from 6:00pm-8:30pm. Final Booster Session Wednesday, May 28th

Crossroads Bible Church, 8615 E. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN, Ra’chelle Williams (317) 331.0709. Class meets on Mondays –3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31,  4/7, 4/14 -5:30 pm – 8:00 pm and Final Booster Session, Monday, April 21st

The House of God, Tammy Butler Robinson, Pastor, 3224 Schofield Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46218, (317)  925-5099- Church, Class meets on Thursdays, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24; 5/1, 5/ 8, 5/15 -6:00pm-8:30pm. Final Booster Session, Thursday, July 24th

Pathway Resource Center, Inc., 10119 John Marshall Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46235- Julia Bledsoe, Adm. Assist.  (317) 890-9817,  Class meets on Wednesdays3/26; 4/2 , 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30; 5/7- 4:30pm-7:00pm. Final Booster Session, Wednesday, June 4th

Francis Scott Key Elementary IPS School # 103, 3920 Baker Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46235,  Connie Chew, Parent Liaison, ChewC@myips.org,  (317) 226-4103, Class meets on Tuesdays, 4/8, 4/15,  4/22, 4/29; 5/6, 5/20, 5/27 – 5:30pm-8pm. Final Booster Session, Tuesday, June 10th

Ivy Tech Community College (Main Campus), 50 W. Fall Creek Pkwy. North  Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46208,  LaMarcus J. Hall, Assist. Director, Student Life & Development, Class meets on Tuesdays - 3/18, 2/25; 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 – 5pm-7:30pm. Final Booster Session, Tuesday, May 3rd