Family Frameworks was started in 2004 by Kathy Schleier. Her mission was to create a Thriving Community through successful relationships. She understood that the community is better when the families are stronger, and that happens when marriages are healthy. Kathy has carried this organization for more than 15 years with one employee.
Since she started in 2004:
- Our divorce rate has decreased from #1 in the nation to #11.
- We have seen a decrease in teen pregnancy from 61.8 of 1,000 teens in Whitfield County to 17.1 per 1,000 teens.
- In Murray county, we have seen it decrease from 58.4 per 1,000 teens to 24.6 per 1,000 teens.
This decrease is much greater than our surrounding counties. Our mission is to engage the future generations of our community through relevant and thought-provoking discussions, centering on the importance of wise decision-making, intrinsic value, and the pursuit of healthy families and relationships as crucial for optimal quality of life and their success as working citizens in our community.
When Kathy started this, she was serving about 500 students and families with only herself and 6 volunteers. Now in 2019, Family Frameworks is serving over 3,000 community members a year with 30 volunteers and one paid employee. Of that 3,000, 2,600 of them were students in our high schools receiving our Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships program in their 9th grade health classes.
Please email us if you are interested in any of our programs.