December 22, 2017

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families enables another fatherhood success story

David King didn’t know anyone when he moved to Georgetown, South Carolina. All he knew was that he wanted to be in daughter’s life even though things didn’t work out between him and his estranged wife. It was the support from A Father's Place, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, that helped him build a network and provided the resources he needed to be there for his daughter.

David King was living in Seattle when his estranged wife became pregnant and moved back to her hometown of Georgetown, South Carolina. David wanted to be involved in his child’s life, so he also moved to Georgetown, without family, friends or a job lined up. David came across contact information for A Father’s Place and enrolled in the fatherhood program.

Being new to the area, David wanted to find employment and establish a support network. The goals he outlined in his One Man Plan were to complete the Employability Development Boot Camp and to establish legal visitation after he and his wife decided they would permanently separate.

Through the tools he learned during one-on-one sessions with his intervention specialist, David was able to have an amicable divorce. He also received shared custody of his daughter. His relationship with his child’s mother improved and David was allowed to have more visitation than the established court order outlined.

Using the skills he learned in boot camp, David was able to land a job in Information Technology. He hopes to continue being a supportive dad to his daughter. His next goal is to purchase a house. David graduated from the program on December 1.

About the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families
The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, supports six fatherhood programs in 12 communities across the state while promoting father-friendly policies and practices, and helping to erase society's negative stereotype of unwed, low-income dads.

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