September 24, 2020

You are cordially invited to join us for Sentiments and Songs of Gratitude

We invite supporters of all our ministries to join us for a celebration of your generous partnership in the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. In appreciation of your generous support, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the leadership of the Sisters of Charity Health System and our ministries cordially invite you to join us for Sentiments and Songs of Gratitude. This is a livestreamed program on Sunday, September 27, at 7 p.m. that includes a mini-concert celebrating the generosity of friends like you. The program features the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra String Quartet and Country Music Recording Artists Phillip Lammonds and Lainey Wilson. [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]
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 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]
April 23, 2020

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families stays connected to the fathers it serves

Being a parent isn’t easy. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, for many parents – and that includes fathers - this job has gotten harder. Fathers are faced, once again, with higher threats of unemployment and the frustration of not being able to provide for their families. Despite these trying times, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families and its six fatherhood organizations across the state haven’t stopped programs and services. The center is using technology, creative solutions and old-fashion one-on-one outreach to keep fathers connected to their families, the support and guidance of staff and to other fathers in the center's programs. [More]
April 16, 2020

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families releases 2019 impact report

The mission of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is to provide the means for fathers to become great dads. Learn more about how the center is changing the lives of fathers and families across the state in its The State of Fatherhood 2019 Impact Report.
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January 2, 2020

Fatherhood program helps father recover from life-changing injury, avoid jail time and get on track to earn GED

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families supports six fatherhood programs in 12 communities across the state to strengthen families through fatherhood engagement. Its mission continues to change lives for fathers and families, which is evident in the help one father has received from the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition to recover from a life-changing injury, focus on earning his GED and building a better relationship with his children. WIS-TV recently reported on his journey. [More]

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