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 partners with Men's Wearhouse for suit drive

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is again partnering with Men's Wearhouse for the retailer's 11th annual National Suit Drive. The center is one of nearly 200 nationwide nonprofit organizations to benefit from the campaign, which provides professional clothing for men re-entering the workforce.[More]

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families Reel Connection campaign gets boost from professional angler

The annual Father’s Day appeal and Reel Connection campaign for the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families took on added excitement this year with board member and professional angler Davy Hite hosting a once-in a lifetime fishing trip for one father and child. The drawing was part of the Reel Connection campaign to promote the importance of dads spending quality time with children.[More]

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South Carolina fatherhood programs in the spotlight on Father’s Day

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has a mission to reduce child poverty through father engagement. It is the hub of a unique statewide network of program centers and satellite offices serving fathers and families in every county of the state. Several of its fatherhood programs received media coverage around Father’s Day and Tom Keith, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, wrote a guest column for The State about the importance of fathers. [More]

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South Carolina fatherhood program strengthening relationships between fathers and children

A Father’s Place, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, is working with a shelter in Myrtle Beach to help men served by the shelter reconnect with their children. WBTW News13 spotlighted the partnership with New Directions and the work A Father’s Place is doing in Myrtle Beach.[More]

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families highlights successes and outcomes in new 2017 impact report

Last year, 7,525 children were positively impacted by the fatherhood programs of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. The center has released its 2017 Impact Report, which highlights continued expansion of services and advancement of the center’s mission to provide the means for fathers to become great dads.[More]

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