SMART Couples is a five-year (2015-2020), five million dollar federal grant project under the direction of Dr. Victor Harris in the University of Florida’s Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. The project’s goal is to strengthen marriages, relationships, and families among Florida residents across ethnicities and income levels. There are four focus areas:
The SMART Couples program is for all families and couples in Florida, with a special focus on:
SMART Couples is conducting in-person classes in five strategically selected Florida counties: Alachua, Duval, Palm Beach County , Manatee and Santa Rosa. However, our website and many materials are available to anyone.
If you have questions about the Strengthening Marriages and Relationship Training (SMART) Florida grant or the SMART Couples website, please contact us at:
Christina L. Collingwood
SMART Project/Research Coordinator
3028 McCarty Hall D
Gainesville, FL 32611-0310
Funding for this project is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant:#90FM0079. Program services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability or religion.
Read about the program's impact in the past year:
SMART Couples Impact Report 2018-2019