Active Relationships Center® develops training curricula that improve relationship wellness, enhance life skills and promote wise choices.

Active Relationships Center® (ARC) certifies leaders (facilitators) to present its proven curricula to singles, couples, youth and families in all walks of life. ARC conducts trainings and workshops worldwide, and has trained facilitators on every continent except Antarctica.


Who Uses ARC Curricula?

Our training and course materials are utilized internationally by organizations in the private and non-profit sector, and by the U.S. Armed Forces to build personal, family, and career strengths. Curricula are also utilized by federally and state funded agencies in faith-based and in secular arenas, including community-based initiatives.

Communities we serve include:

  • Military
  • School & Youth
  • Fatherhood
  • Christian
  • First Responders
  • Head Start
  • Spanish-Speaking
  • Incarcerated & Re-entry

How Can I Access ARC Training?

Local organizations can contact ARC to inquire about the availability of a certified ARC facilitator or professional to provide local or virtual training. ARC training for facilitators or professionals can be delivered virtually, or onsite at a venue of the organization’s choice. Professional training can even be facilitated one-to-one.

Organizations and individual facilitators discover that our courses are modular, and that subject matter/topics can be organized for one longer or for multiple shorter sessions. Professional trainings are tailored to the specific community we are serving and range from one to five days in length.

For more information about Courses, Certification, Training Materials and more, visit our FAQ page.


ARC is honored to work closely with the United States Armed Forces.

We initiated workshops and professional trainings for military members and their families in 2003. Since then ARC has conducted retreats and certification trainings for the Army, Air Force, Guard and Reserves. Our “Active Military Life and Resiliency Skills” and “Active Military Families” programs are approved curricula for the Army's Building Strong and Ready Teams (BSRT) and for the Air Force Strong Bonds mission.

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Active Relationships Center® History

A lengthy record of proven methods, great results, and lives changed.


ARC conducted virtual instructor certification training for US military professionals across the globe (including Kenya!) and began virtual training for the NEW Strong Bonds mission of the U.S. Air Force.


ARC's team began serving First Responders performing disaster relief during the Covid19 pandemic and distributing the A.R.R.I.V.E. program for use world-wide.


ARC introduced Active Romance for Lasting Love, a program for the Army National Guard and the Air Guard.


ARC added another state’s Department of Corrections, presenting professional training for caseworkers for all of the state’s women’s prisons.


ARC’s Kelly Simpson served for three months as military family life counselor on installation in Germany for US Air Force military members.


ARC trained US military leadership in South Korea, including members of the Army of the Republic of Korea.


ARC began programs for At-Risk-Youth through YOUTH BUILD and Teen Pregnancy Prevention organizations.


ARC began programs for the National Conference of the Catholic Diocese, and developed our first military Teen program.


ARC presented Resiliency outcomes and trained leadership at the national Department of Defense “Resiliency Conference” in Chicago, Illinois.


Active Families and Active Military Families debuted, along with programs specifically for fathers. Initiated programs for the YWCA.


ARC’s programs became part of the US Army’s Office of the Chief of Chaplain’s STRONG BONDS mission to offer resilience tools and skills for relationship wellness and mission success.


ARC initiated programs to serve incarcerated men and women through the Department of Corrections in three states.

2006 - 2011

ARC obtained a $2.5 million Hispanic Active Relationships Grant and served over 5,000 people in Cameron County Texas.

2006 - 2011

ARC served refugee communities across the U.S. through Hebrew Immigrant Aide Society’s (HIAS) Office of Refugee Resettlement federal award. ARC programs were translated into multiple languages.


Trained leaders on installations in the U.S. Air Force: US Air Force Europe (USAFE), Air Education Training Command (AETC), Air Combat Command (ACC) and, Air Mobility Command (AMC) and trained leaders and troops for the US Army in South Korea.


ARC began presenting courses for troops U.S. Army and training professionals to train troops.


After presenting at national military conferences, ARC was asked to develop curricula to serve military members.


Active Relationships began in 1997 as a counseling center for individuals, families and couples.