Strengthening The Family
The Northwest Marriage Institute is a non-profit community service organization, located in Vancouver, WA, to serve the needs of the communities of the Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA metropolitan area. Our goals are to promote HEALTHY FAMILIES, HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS, and HEALTHY PARENTING.
Healthy Families also include blended or step families with your/mine/our children. Healthy Families also include extended family members raising children, like grandparents, uncles, brothers or cousins. Healthy Families come in all shapes and sizes. We are here to help support them all.
OUR PURPOSE IS TO . . .
help fathers become better fathers,
couples become better partners,
and to strengthen family relationships
How can we help you?
- Free Workshops: As part of a federal grant we are able to offer, at no charge to couples or single fathers, a free 10-hour program called Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood.
The 10 hours include 2 hours of private coaching in the areas of Workforce Advancement and Financial Stability. It also includes an 8-hour weekend workshop in which participants will learn more about healthy relationships, healthy fatherhood, and be introduced to the highly successful Parenting with Love & LogicŪ. A free box lunch will be provided to Saturday workshop participants.
- Incentives-to-Participate: Upon completion of the 10-hour program, each family unit (a couple or a single father) will receive a gift card. Another gift card will be given to each family unit upon completion of the three-month follow-up survey.
- Reduced fees for private counseling: We have several counselors who have agreed to reduce their usual fees for our program participants. Let us help you find a counselor for your particular needs: marriage, pre-marriage, family, anger, depression, children's issues, etc.
- Special classes and workshops for your church or community organization: Our presenters would be more than willing to come to your organization and present a specialized workshop for your group. Based on your need and your budget, we can design a class or workshop in healthy marriage, Parenting with Love & LogicŪ , fiscal responsibility and getting out of debt, Restored and Remarried, etc.