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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DADS 2 GRADS event encourages South Carolina fathers to continue their education

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families hosted the second annual DADS 2 GRADS educational community summit in May. DADS 2 GRADS is a collaborative effort between the center and several community partners to connect fathers to resources to enable them to take their education to the next level and obtain better paying jobs.[More]

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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.[More]

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families producing young fatherhood documentary

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is partnering with SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to give audiences a first-hand look at the choices and challenges that young fathers face. The center is producing a documentary that will show three young fathers from its local fatherhood programs in their daily lives as they deal with the experiences associated with being an unwed father at an early age.[More]

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Fatherhood program featured in Fox Carolina 21 news segment

Television station Fox Carolina 21 in Greenville, South Carolina, recently featured the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families’ Upstate Fatherhood Coalition in a story about the fatherhood program’s work to support single fathers in becoming responsible fathers.[More]

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Health care and community leaders welcome new SCHS president & CEO at GCHI event

Cleveland and Northeast Ohio medical and community leaders recently gathered at the Global Center for Health Innovation to welcome Thomas J. Strauss as president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. More than 300 community and industry leaders gathered for the event, which featured a keynote from Tom, as well as remarks from Sister Judith Ann Karam CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine; Robert Spangler M.D., board chair of the Sisters of Charity Health System; and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. [More]

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