October 10, 2012

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families’ Dawn Pender wins Health Care Hero award

The Columbia Regional Business Report honored Dawn Pender, nurse practitioner for the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, with its Health Care Hero award for Nurses at an October 3 ceremony in Columbia, South Carolina. Dawn was one of 20 finalists recognized at the 2012 Heath Care Heroes awards in front of a crowd of more than 200 people. The awards recognize people in the Midlands health care industry who are making a difference and have a passion for helping others. Finalists were recognized in seven categories: community outreach, first responders, health care professional, health care researcher, nurse, physician and volunteer. The winner in each category received the most points from the judges, which Dawn did in the nurse category. Dawn provides health care services to fathers in three of the Center for Fathers and Families’ programs. She teaches fathers about men's health, substance abuse and many other health issues. She also performs health screenings and connects fathers in need with healthcare providers as part of the center’s access to healthcare component. The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
October 5, 2012

Touchdowns for Fatherhood: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families teams up with TD Bank

Football season is in full swing and the cries of "Go Gamecocks" resonate at Williams-Brice Stadium on the campus of the University of South Carolina. When the Gamecocks score, so does the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. TD Bank, in partnership with the Center for Fathers and Families, is making a donation to the center each time the Gamecocks score a touchdown. In addition to the touchdown donations, TD Bank has provided two tickets to every home game to a lucky fatherhood participant and his child. For a recent game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lionel Williams (middle) and his son Jered Williams (right) received the two tickets. Jawaan Etheridge (left), a close friend of Jered's was also able to accompany the two. Lionel, a student at the University of South Carolina from 1982-1986, has attended several games over his lifetime, but this game in particular was extra special. "My son is a senior in high school and very busy. So those moments when we have some quality time together are few and far between," Lionel said. "For TD Bank to allow me to have that moment where we could just hang out together was just unbelievable." Lionel has been a participant of the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition for nearly a year now. The Midlands Fatherhood Coalition is one of six fatherhood programs throughout the state supported by the Center. The programs help fathers reconnect with their children and help meet the material, emotional and spiritual needs of their children. "Plain and simple, I would just like to say thank you to TD Bank for the tickets and the opportunity to enjoy a game with my son and his friend. I don't think they (TD Bank) understand how much this opportunity means for fathers like me, who are just trying to do the right thing, by being able to spend time and take care of my son," Lionel said. "I don't know if Jered realized the magnitude of the situation, but for me it was a very, very special night.” The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
September 14, 2012

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families continues to make a difference in fathers’ lives

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has had a busy summer. Read the latest news about how the center is scoring for fatherhood at University of South Carolina Gamecocks football games, providing suits to unemployed men transitioning to the workforce and more. [More]
August 2, 2012

Editorial from The State: A decade of helping dads — and counting

The State newspaper published an editorial by Associate Editor Warren Bolton on August 2, the same day as the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families’ Decade of Dads celebration at The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium at the University of South Carolina in downtown Columbia, SC. [More]
July 3, 2012

SC Center for Fathers and Families and Men’s Wearhouse help local job seekers with National Suit Drive

This July, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse for the fifth annual National Suit Drive, the nation’s largest collection of gently used business attire for men. [More]
May 21, 2012

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families to celebrate 10th anniversary with event at Williams Brice Stadium

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families will celebrate its tenth anniversary at an August 2 event at The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium, featuring guest speaker for the event is Coach Sam Wyche. [More]
March 22, 2012

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families Launches New Website and New Logo

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families recently introduced a new logo, which embodies the universal Christian symbol of the cross. It serves as a reminder that the center and local fatherhood programs are a beacon of hope for fathers and their families. The logo is shared with all members of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Along with the new logo, the center launched a new website, plus new websites for each of the local fatherhood programs.             
June 17, 2011

Father’s Day celebrations planned by South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families programs

In celebration of Father’s Day, programs of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families are holding a series of family-friendly events, June 18.More...
May 31, 2011

Columbia Star Highlights Success of Fatherhood Initiatives in South Carolina

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families were featured in the following Columbia Star story for their work to enlighten the minds, encourage the hearts, and empower the spirits of men as fathers. More...
May 16, 2011

Letter to the Editor: Sisters Making South Carolina Better

In 2011, the three foundations of the Sisters of Charity Health System celebrate their 15th anniversary. In note of this milestone and all the work that came before it, Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, penned the following letter to The State, which published it on May 16, 2011. More...

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