This paper profiles programs that are being funded thorough the federal Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative, an initiative designed to address the unique cultural, linguistic, demographic, and socioeconomic needs of Hispanic children and families in the United States. Statistics are provided that indicate the need for family strengthening supports, and the methodology that will be used to evaluate the implementation of the nine federally-funded healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood programs is explained. Information is then provided on the criteria that were used to select grantees, the criteria for grantee diversity, and the characteristics of the programs that were selected. The following nine programs are described: AVANCE in Houston, Texas; Creciendo Unidos, Phoenix, Arizona; Education Service Center 19, El Paso, Texas; Granato Group, Vienna, Virginia; Holyoke/Chicopee/Springfield Head Start, Springfield, Massachusetts; Meier Clinics, Chicago, Illinois; New Mexico State University's (NMSU) Strengthening Families Initiative; the Puerto Rican Family Institute, New York, New York; and The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) in Los Angeles, California. 3 exhibits.
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Providing Culturally Relevant Services: Programs in the Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative Implementation Evaluation.