South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

SC Center for Fathers and Families

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that supports a statewide infrastructure that reduces barriers and strengthens relationships between fathers and families throughout South Carolina.

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, the center:

  • Provides leadership, infrastructure and oversight for the statewide fatherhood Initiative
  • Promotes father-friendly policies while seeking to change adversarial policies that hinder men from re-engaging with their children
  • Provides wide-ranging programming support, evaluation and technical assistance for a well-coordinated initiative
  • Helps raise funds and provides financial resources to local fatherhood programs
  • Increases awareness about fatherhood in South Carolina and across the nation

The South Carolina Center for Father and Families is an outgrowth of the Fatherhood Engagement Initiative of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and was founded in 2002 through a partnership between the foundation and the state Department of Social Services.

Learn more about the center at www.scfathersandfamilies.com.


South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 111
Columbia, SC 29204

p: 803 227 8800

Established 2002

The center and local affiliated programs have more than 10 years of fatherhood programmatic operation experience making the programs the most seasoned veteran programs in the state.

The center has extensive experience with managing and monitoring federal and state governmental funding and private grants and donations.

The center and programs are accountable for program outcomes. Programs and the overall initiative are evaluated by the University of South Carolina's Institute for Families in Society.

Every program is built upon researched best practices, includes holistic services and comprehensive curriculum.

Pat Littlejohn

Executive Director,
South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

Pat Littlejohn

Patricia Littlejohn has served as the director for the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families since 2005. In addition, Mrs. Littlejohn is the assistant executive director of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. In this role, she is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of the foundation's statewide strategic grantmaking initiative, Reducing Poverty through Father Engagement, which began in 1997. Read More »

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families program receives Healthy Insights grant money

A Father's Place, which is part of a network of fatherhood programs reaching across South Carolina that is supported and coordinated by the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, received a check for $25,000 as part of a Healthy Insights Grant from the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development. The money will be used to improve economic conditions and health for low-wealth families.[More]

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families partners with Men's Wearhouse for suit drive

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families and Men's Wearhouse have again partnered to provide fathers in South Carolina with business attire donated through the National Suit Drive. Throughout July, the center is encouraging South Carolina residents to donate gently used professional attire at any Men’s Wearhouse location.[More]

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families to expand through strengthened partnership with Department of Social Services

The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) recently announced that it is expanding its partnership with the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping fathers become great dads through 15 fatherhood program centers across the state.[More]

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Giving Back: A Conversation with Pat Littlejohn from the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

Pat Littlejohn, executive director of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping fathers become great dads through 15 fatherhood program centers across the state, recently discussed the development of fatherhood programs in South Carolina with MidlandsBiz.[More]

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families launches annual “Celebrating Fathers” campaign

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping fathers become great dads through 15 fatherhood program centers across the state, has launched the 2016 Celebrating Fathers Campaign to educate the public on why and how “Dads Make a Difference” and to build awareness about the devastating impact of father absence on children and families.[More]

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