May 8, 2017

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families Impact Report highlights program growth and milestones

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has grown to become the hub of a statewide network of program centers and satellite offices serving 33 counties. Its 2016 Impact Report illustrates this expansion of services and highlights the milestones that have enhanced the center’s mission.

For example, the number of participants served has grown significantly in the past few years, from 1,487 served in 2015 to 2,534 in 2016 (a 60 percent increase), as the number of counties served has grown from 14 in 2014 to 33 today. Of those fathers served, 789 received job readiness training and 1,819 gained or maintained employment. And, 5,970 children were positively impacted by their fathers participating in one of the center’s fatherhood programs.

Children who grow up without the presence of a supportive father are four times more likely to live in poverty. In 2002, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families was created to reduce child poverty through father engagement. Today, the center has grown to become the hub of a statewide network of program centers serving thousands of fathers and families each year. The programs help dads understand the responsibilities of fatherhood and set them on a path to be the provider and parent their children need.

Read the full report here.

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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