Become a Partner

The Marriage and Family Research Institute engages in partnerships with a various service-oriented organizations, businesses, and individuals. Like us, our partners realize the importance of sharing resources, and investing in the wellness of local residents. Together, we are making our community stronger – by making individuals, couples, and families stronger. We offer several levels of partnerships. Based on your level of interest, each level offers different perks to show our appreciation of your commitment to furthering the mission of the MFRI.


Gold Level

At this level, a formal MOU or agreement is required. Partners at this level demonstrate a higher investment in the mission of the MFRI and play an integral role in service delivery with our participants. Partners at this level may offer an annual training to staff or be involved in leading a Community Connection series with the MFRI staff to share updates on their services with our team. In addition, partners offer active recruitment opportunities and send regular participant referrals for current projects.

Gold Level partners will have their logo and web link featured on our ‘Partners’ website page as well as regular sharing of their community events and other information (as appropriate) on our social media platforms. Agency contact information will be added to our participant resource booklet/handout. Family Case Managers distribute this handout to each participant at the Orientation session. Gold Level partners will also receive the ‘MFRI PH Gold Level Partner Award’, annually for their commitment and support.


Silver Level

At this level, no formal agreement is required. However, at this level, partners allow our staff to attend events and offer active recruitment opportunities (i.e. space for tabling or presentations to their staff). Partners may participant in a Community Connection series at the MFRI to share updates on their services with our team and or send participant referrals.

Silver Level partners will have their upcoming events shared on our website and/or Facebook page. Agency contact information will be added to our participant resource booklet/handout. Family Case Managers distribute this handout to each participant at the Orientation session. Silver Level partners will also receive the ‘MFRI PH Silver Level Partner Certificate’ annually for their commitment and support.


Bronze Level

At this level, no formal agreement is required. Partners provide materials from their agency to distribute to our participants and vice versa. Partners provide passive recruitment opportunities and may choose to participate in a Community Connection series at the MFRI to share updates on their services with our team.

Bronze Level partners will have their agency contact information added to our participant resource booklet/handout. Family Case Managers distribute this handout to each participant at the Orientation session.

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Administrative Contact Information:

Telephone: 407.823.1748 | Fax: 407.823.1749 | Email: mfri@ucf.edu

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If you are interested in receiving more information about Project Harmony, please fill out the inquiry form at this link and one of our team members will be happy to contact you: http://mfri.ucf.edu/contact-us/
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute4 days ago
Some times the little things go unnoticed. We would like to offer you a challenge for the next two weeks.

✨ Week One: Actively look for moments when you appreciate your partner. This can be a mental note or written it down. Recognize how you feel when you have a good laugh together. Find 3 things each day to appreciate about you partner.

✨ Week Two: Continue the steps above-- but instead verbalize it in the moment. That can look like-- "You know, I appreciate you for having breakfast with me this morning knowing you were busy-- the time we spent together meant a lot to me." or to start easy "I appreciate you grabbing the snacks for the movie".

Remember to practice this challenge in a positive light. The key is to make sure the appreciation is genuine. The goal is for you to notice the times your partner shows you love from day to day.
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 week ago
This book written by The Gottman Institute is a great read for all couples no matter how far you are in your relationship journey. This book covers ways to refresh your relationship, fantastic conversation ideas, and provides prompts to stay talking and curious about one another. Try checking if your local library has this book available. Learn new and fun ways to have conversations that range in topics from money, sex, and trust. Learning something new about your partner can happen at all stages in life. 💖
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 week ago
This interesting article provided by Psychology Today states that there is new research that shows an association between experiences of personal growth on a given day and the passion individuals felt in their relationship. The article goes on to talk about how both partners should engage in shared and individual development that helps us grow together. For full context please read the article linked below.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/202103/does-personal-growth-benefit-relationship