January 25, 2018

Father Focus: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families helps young dad improve parenting skills and get a job

Eddie Anderson and the mother of his three children were working together to raise their kids. He voluntarily enrolled in the fatherhood program at A Father’s Place, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. He enrolled in the program to get help with securing employment, becoming a better parent and improving his relationship with his children’s mother. Since his release from prison, he had a difficult time finding a job.

During the first week of Employment Boot Camp, A Father's Place staff shared with him the educational opportunities that were available and he pursued a certification in plumbing at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Once he completed the certification program, the staff at A Father’s Place helped him secure a position with a plumbing company. 

Through parenting classes, Eddie learned effective parenting skills and improved his relationship with his children’s mother and applied the communication skills he learned through the Healthy Relationships curriculum.  

Eddie graduated from the program on December 1, 2017. His next goal is to become a master plumber and own his own business. 

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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