September 25, 2020

Joseph's Journey: Joseph's Home works to overcome the identification crisis for people experiencing homelessness

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features an article about the identification crisis facing people experiencing homelessness, as well as information about Perseverance in Hope, the Joseph's Home virtual benefit luncheon happening October 28, a letter from Executive Director Beth Graham about creating change for a better world for all, news updates and more.

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September 18, 2020

Health system ministries in Stark County part of collaborative to help families at risk for infant mortality

Toward Health Resiliency for Infant Vitality & Equity (THRIVE) in Stark County, Ohio, works to determine the factors that lead to infant mortality in the Canton community and reduce the overall infant mortality rate as well as the disparity in birth outcomes relative to white and black infants. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a funder of the program and the Early Childhood Resource Center is a community partner/referring agency for the program. Radio station WKSU recently highlighted work of the THRIVE program. [More]
September 4, 2020

A Hope and a Future: Fatherhood program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families featured in Columbia Metropolitan Magazine

Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, a program of the the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, is featured in this month’s edition of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. The article, entitled “A Hope and a Future,” gives insight to the many layers of life that fatherhood programs can touch in helping dads, children, families and communities grow stronger. The article begins with the journey of Devin Bartos, a young father who managed to escape a destructive lifestyle and become the responsible, nurturing dad he had always want to be to his son. The feature also gives an overview of how the program works, especially in bettering outcomes for children. [More]
August 12, 2020

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families to launch statewide "dad facts" campaign

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is launching a statewide campaign designed to put the facts about what happens to children, families and communities when dads are absent and when they are present and engaged. The campaign, which will visually present bold, graphic messaging such as “Absent Dad = Child Poverty” on billboards, in social media and targeted digital ads, will drive people to a campaign page on the Center’s website with detailed information and calls to action to advocate, donate and volunteer. [More]
July 30, 2020

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families receives $1.3 million grant to serve young men

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has received a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs to promote optimum health among males ages 13-19 years of age. The center is partnering with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) on the three-year project to target young males who reside in DJJ’s long term facilities, are transitioning to the community or are under DJJ community supervision. [More]
July 21, 2020

Joseph's Home peer recovery specialist provides a look into the support residents and alumni receive

Joseph's Home Peer Recovery Specialist Jeffrey Saunders shares lived experiences to assist residents and alumni to help them overcome struggles with substance use, mental health or psychological trauma. Jeffrey is actively involved with assisting residents through their recovery by offering advice, showing support, connecting to community resources and much more. [More]
June 30, 2020

Multiple South Carolina media outlets cover how fatherhood programs continue to support fathers even during pandemic

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families supports six fatherhood programs in communities across the state to strengthen families through fatherhood engagement. Media outlets across South Carolina have recently covered the work several of the fatherhood programs are doing to continue helping fathers build the skills they need to be responsible and engaged, even during the pandemic. [More]
June 21, 2020

The State runs Father's Day column from South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families about the importance of fatherhood

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has a mission to reduce child poverty through father engagement, helping fathers become great dads. Warren Bolton, board secretary for the center, wrote a guest column for The State that appeared on Father’s Day about the importance of fathers. [More]
May 31, 2020

Statement from the Sisters of Charity Health System: A CALL FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others in similar circumstances remind us that racism continues to cast a long shadow across our nation. Structural racism is also manifesting significantly today through the disproportionate deaths of Black Americans and other people of color from COVID-19. We must respond in a renewed commitment to justice and peace. Let us work in solidarity to end the racism and violence that continues to devastate the health and well-being of too many. [More]
May 21, 2020

Fatherhood program helping father of two young daughters overcome barriers to being a better dad

A father of two young daughters, Thomas Mayfield had a laundry list of barriers when the Georgetown County Dept of Social Services (DSS) recommended that Thomas enroll at A Father’s Place (AFP), a program of the the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. Finding the resources at AFP has helped him gain temporary custody of his children and given Mayfield a new road map to follow. [More]

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