March 8, 2019

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families releases 2018 impact report

In 2018, more than 3,200 participants enrolled in South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families fatherhood programs designed to help them be responsible dads. These same programs positively impacted the lives of 7,374 children in South Carolina. The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families released these numbers and other outcomes in a recent press conference at the South Carolina State House.

The impact report shows some of the positive effects the center had in 2018, which include:

  • Helped 3,245 South Carolina fathers become better dads.
  • The Jobs Not Jail program helps fathers stay out of jail when they are unable to make child support payments. By connecting them to a fatherhood program, the center saved $9.65 million in taxpayer incarceration costs.
  • Fathers in the program successfully paid $1.86 million in child support to better provide for their families.

At the press conference, Board Chair Tim Arnold, president and CEO of Colonial Life, and Board Member Frank Martin, head coach of USC Men’s Basketball joined the center’s president, Pat Littlejohn, to share significant outcomes and accomplishments and address the importance of fatherhood programs that help men become engaged and supportive dads for their children.

The press conference received media coverage on ABC Columbia and in Midlands Biz. Read the full report here.

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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