Helping Families Thrive

The Relationship Skills Center works to build a better community by strengthening peoples’ relationship skills. Relationship skills are the building blocks needed for strong families, the backbone of strong communities. 

Through classroom training and community outreach, we teach communication skills, conflict management, problem-solving, and more to parents and youth. Couples and single parents learn the skills necessary to make healthy choices for themselves and their children, married couples gain the tools to build a strong and lasting foundation, and teens learn the skills needed for healthy relationship behaviors like managing uncomfortable emotions and treating others with respect. 

Two graduates of our Flourishing Families program

 Since opening its doors in 2005, we’ve helped more than 3,000 modest-income families enjoy happier, more rewarding lives. Our goal is to see that every child is nurtured by adults who are equipped with the skills necessary to cope with life’s challenges, and who love their children unconditionally. For teens, we support learning relationship skills early so they develop a realistic understanding of relationships beginning with their own self awareness. 

We work in partnership with dozens of community agencies, nonprofit groups, schools, colleges and faith-based organizations. They refer parents and couples to us and incorporate our youth program into their own activities because they recognize the benefit of building strong families and healthy relationships. 


RSC office and program staff, May 2014










At the Relationship Skills Center, we know our programs work. Read the results of a comprehensive, independent five-year study of program outcomes HERE.

News & Upcoming Events

  • Our next Volunteer Work Day will take place from 9am – 12pm on Saturday, November 8thWanna join the fun? Give us a call at 916.362.1900 or shoot us an email at to get details.
  • One of our awesome volunteers masters the fine art of paper cutting at our last Volunteer Work Day

    One of our awesome volunteers masters the fine art of paper cutting at our last Volunteer Work Day

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest Wedding Marathon news, and find out how you can get involved by clicking HERE.
  • Our Annual Wedding Marathon is scheduled for November 22, 2014! Click HERE to sponsor a couple or give at your own discretion.


  • September 26th is National Love Note Day! Channel your inner Shakespeare with tips from our Executive Director HERE.Envelope-Heart-Applique-5x7-Inch