We believe our services should be available to all regardless of ability to pay.
If couples and individuals have the skills and knowledge to build and sustain strong, fulfilling relationships, they will be happier, their children will have a better hope of a stable family life, and society will be stronger. Studies have even shown a benefit of £11.50 for every £1 spent on an inventory-style preparation programme such as FOCCUS (Department of Education, 2014).
But often financial difficulties put a strain on relationships and people need help when they can least afford it. That’s why we offer our counselling services at no fixed charge. We do ask for a contribution, bearing in mind our costs, but we never turn anyone away because they can’t give very much. That’s why we have been very effective at reaching the least-well off in society and also why we need to continually fundraise to enable us to continue to provide both marriage preparation and relationship counselling. Can you help?
You can donate to support healthy relationships.
A little can go a very long way
- £2,500 sponsors training for a counsellor
- £1,500 runs a training day for marriage preparation specialists
- £500 provides on-going training for a counsellor for a year
- £50 covers a counsellor’s monthly supervision session
- £20 contributes towards the cost of a counselling session
We are grateful for all donations, large and small. The above are examples; any amount you can give, no matter how small, is very welcome. Please consider becoming a regular donor by direct debit. This helps us to plan ahead and save administration costs. If you are a UK tax payer, you can also Gift Aid your donation which helps Marriage Care even more.
Leave a Legacy
You can also make a difference to relationships now and in the future by leaving a legacy to Marriage Care in your will. We are proud members of Your Catholic Legacy.