For 20 years, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has been on a mission to provide the means for fathers to be great dads. The center has released a report - "20 Years of Impact" - highlighting accomplishments, its statewide network of fatherhood programs and individual success stories since its founding in 2002.
Research shows that when fathers are absent, children are more likely to become young parents, dropouts, juvenile delinquents and grow up in poverty. But, when fathers are present, the result is healthy children, healthy families and healthy communities.
Board Chair Warren Bolton wrote an introduction letter in the report. In part of the letter, he wrote, "The work that has taken place over the years is amazing. The programs have grown immensely and now challenge men to focus on responsible fatherhood, job readiness and retention, soft-skills training, managing child-support obligations, financial management, parenting/co-parenting, healthy relationships, anger management and much more."
As noted in the report, the center's collective impact includes:
The full report is available here.
The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
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