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.
2711 MIDDLEBURG DRIVE, SUITE 111
COLUMBIA, SC 29204
P: 803 227 8800
SOUTH CAROLINA CENTER FOR FATHERS AND FAMILIES
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 »
Recent Blog Posts
February 8, 2023
Midlands Fatherhood Coalition enters historic partnership with Morris College
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.
January 10, 2023
News19 spotlights new Dad's Den at Midland's Fatherhood Coalition
The Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, has completed renovations on a "Dad's Den" room at its Sumter, South Carolina, location. The coalition is currently fundraising to furnish the room, which will provide a safe space for men to bond with their children. News19 in Columbia recently spotlighted the program's work to complete the Dad's Den.
November 21, 2022
A Father's Place unveils new mural that represents ministry's work around fatherhood
A Father's Place, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, recently held a ribbon cutting for a new mural on the exterior of its facility. The mural represents the work of the program, which serves as a resource center to help fathers learn how to become responsible fathers and co-parents. The mural includes a girl and a boy with a tree blooming out of the boy’s backpack and a sprout in the girl’s hands.
August 12, 2022
South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families receives grants from The Leon Levine Foundation and DreamBee Foundation
The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families recently received two grants, one for $75,000 from The Leon Levine Foundation, which will further the benchmark work of the center with fathers and families across South Carolina, and one for $10,000 from the DreamBee Foundation.