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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.

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Upcoming Events

Baby Boot Camp for New Dads (and Grand Dads Too) – 2nd Wednesdays at the Castleton Babies R Us. And the 4th Wednesdays at the Greenwood Babies R Us location.

Fatherhood Forum on Education
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 • 6:00-8:00 PM
Indianapolis Public Library East 38th Street Branch
5420 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218
For more info visit: www.ihmfc.org


The Strengthening Families program is a parent/caregiver, youth, and family centered skills-building class. The program is delivered with 7-sessions using realistic videos, role-playing, discussions, learning games, and family projects that are fun and engaging.


Fall Creek Academy (PEERS Project, Inc.)

Each Wednesday from 6:15-8:45 pm
Series runs Feb. 25 – April 15, 2015
(Excluding Wed., April 1st Spring Break)
FREE DINNER & CHILD CARE PROVIDED
2540 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Oasis of Hope Church
Strengthening Families Starts
Each Monday from 6:00-8:30 pm
Series starts March 2nd – April 13th
Booster Session April 27th
FREE DINNER & CHILD CARE PROVIDED
1701 E. 25th St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

The Living Word Baptist Church
Series runs March 10 – April 21, 2015
Booster Session May 5th
FREE DINNER & CHILD CARE PROVIDED
4934 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218


Inspirational Couple Nomination Form

Black Marriage Day Nomination Form

Youth Essay Contest Rules

Youth Essay Contest Form

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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