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.
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.
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.
SOUTH CAROLINA CENTER FOR FATHERS AND FAMILIES
Karriem joined the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families as President in the summer of 2022. Previously, Karriem held the position of Vice President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County in Florida. He is a philanthropic leader with more than 20 years of proven success in program development, training, management, and fundraising. Karriem has an enthusiasm and drive to carry his nonprofit experiences to the realm of fatherhood programs and engagement. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University and the Social Enterprise Institute at Harvard Business School. Read More »
Recent Blog Posts
August 22, 2023
South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families hosts quarterly collaboration conferences with SC Department of Social Services
The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families hosted four regional meetings with the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) in July and August. The purpose of these conferences was to facilitate more open dialogue between two partner organizations that seek to serve fathers in the state. Representatives from DSS, both regional and state officials, joined staff from the center along with staff from the center's local fatherhood organizations in each region.
July 6, 2023
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster recently announced that appropriations sponsored by members of the legislature will benefit Man 2 Man with a $284,000 grant. Man 2 Man is one of six fatherhood organizations working together in a coalition with the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families to help fathers become better dads across the state.
June 22, 2023
Elevating Fatherhood: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families highlights accomplishments in 2022 impact report
The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families works to help dads overcome obstacles to being responsible and nurturing role models for their kids, which it highlights in its recently released 2022 impact report. The center served 1,348 participants with 3,054 children positively impacted in 2022. The report highlights more impacts, the story of one father's journey to transform his life and the lives of his children, and more.
February 8, 2023
Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, has partnered with Morris College to provide more than 1,300 men and women in South Carolina with professional development opportunities. This groundbreaking partnership will provide participants of Midlands Fatherhood Coalition (MFC) the opportunities to earn industry certifications in over 1,000 virtual courses such as cybersecurity, logistics and supply chain management, esports gaming and more, provided by Aperion Global Institutes and Blaze Fire Games.