South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

SC Center for Fathers and Families

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.

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

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.


South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 111
Columbia, SC 29204

p: 803 227 8800

Established 2002

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.

Pat Littlejohn

Executive Director,
South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

Pat Littlejohn

Patricia Littlejohn has served as the director for the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families since 2005. In addition, Mrs. Littlejohn is the assistant executive director of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. In this role, she is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of the foundation's statewide strategic grantmaking initiative, Reducing Poverty through Father Engagement, which began in 1997. Read More »

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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 center released these numbers and other outcomes in a recent press conference at the South Carolina State House.[More]

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Fatherhood program helps father of 3 get job training and reconnect with his children

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families supports six fatherhood programs in 12 communities across the state to strengthen families through fatherhood engagement. A father of three, Ron Pyett enrolled at one of those programs, Man 2 Man, and now has a new career, financial stability and a better relationship with his children.[More]

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families program working to stop violence in Columbia

WIS TV recently spoke to staff at the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition about how fatherhood programs can help combat increasing violence in Columbia, South Carolina’s 20203 area code. The coalition is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families.[More]

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Chamber of commerce welcomes A Father’s Place fatherhood program to Marion

The Marion Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newest location of A Father’s Place in Marion, South Carolina. A Father's Place is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families that works to help more fathers engage with their kids.[More]

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families hooks dads with Reel Connection campaign

To promote the importance of dads spending quality time with children, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families launched the Reel Connection campaign earlier this year. The prize was a once-in-a-lifetime fishing trip with former professional angler and board member Davy Hite, who is now a cohost and analyst for “Bassmaster LIVE” and “The Bassmasters” television show on ESPN2.
Bassmaster.com wrote about the contest winners and Hite’s experience with the center.[More]

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