History / Mission / Values


The University of Central Florida Marriage and Family Research Institute was created in 2003 to support and strengthen healthy relationships for individuals, couples and families.

Our Commitment

We are committed to conducting and disseminating rigorous research that contributes to the understanding of relationships and provides useful clinical applications. We are invested in collaborating with our community partners to enrich the lives of individuals, couples and families. It is our goal to make our services inclusive and accessible to the widest reach of people across race, ethnicity, ability, religion, class, culture, and sexual orientation. We are also committed to the continuous care, development and support of our Institute team, as we know that passion and compassion must begin with ourselves.

Our Goals

  1. To secure external funding for inquiry and evaluation to better understand and support individuals, couples and families.
  2. To generate pioneering knowledge and skills to inform evidenced based practice related to individuals, couples and families.
  3. To disseminate impactful scholarship and sustain a vibrant learning organization.
  4. To build and maintain strong community engaged partnerships that support the greater Orlando community.
  5. To promote diversity and provide accessible and inclusive services to all individuals, couples and families.

Our Values

  1. Excellence through Teamwork
  2. Driven by Quality Service & Performance
  3. Focus on Honesty & Respect
  4. Passion for Community
  5. Commitment to Personal & Professional Growth
  6. Dedication to Diversity

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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Sign up for the Jingle Run 5k December 14th at the RDV Sportsplex to support an awesome cause. All the money raised at this event goes back to helping kids in the Eatonville Club. Your donation helps give a young person a brighter future!
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Make it a date night! There are still spots left for our FREE Couples’ Workshop. You don’t want to miss out! To sign up call (407) 823 – 1728

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The start of the next Individuals’ Workshop is coming up! Call (407) 823 – 1748 today to reserve your spot. This workshop teaches techniques on how to improve your daily life, relationships, and much more.