Started in 2000, MDCFT is a volunteer run service, set up in response to the growing issue of relationship breakdown across our society. Our aim is to strengthen family relationships and to help people through difficult times but we are not a crisis service. We offer marriage, parenting and family support through our courses and training programs.
MDCFT is a community based project, operating in Cullompton, Tiverton and the surrounding villages. We work in partnership with other organisations such as GP surgeries, schools and churches, in order to meet the needs of as many families as possible.
Initially, MDCFT offered only Marriage Preparation courses but has now grown to provide a wider range of services. Whilst delivering our first courses, we realised that some people could benefit from one to one relationship support. So, in 2010, Families Connecting was born – providing a place for individuals to come and talk with a trained volunteer.
Since the trust began, hundreds of people have accessed our services, resulting in improved relationships, stronger families, and many lives changed.