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South Carolina 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. It works to help dads overcome obstacles to being responsible and nurturing role models for their kids.

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

ESTABLISHED 2002

The center and local affiliated programs have more than 20 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
WWW.SCFATHERSANDFAMILIES.COM

Karriem Edwards

Karriem Edwards

PRESIDENT,
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

December 27, 2023

Story about South Carolina dad and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families receives national attention

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has been helping fathers like Lorin Jackson for 25 years. By completing the center's program and getting help along the way, he was able to get the only gift he wanted this Christmas, legal shared custody of his son. WACH FOX57 in Columbia, South Carolina, ran a story about Jackson and his work with the center, with multiple NBC affiliates across the country picking up the story and running it on Christmas day.

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

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.

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

July 6, 2023

South Carolina Governor announces $284,000 grant for Man 2 Man fatherhood initiative

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.

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

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.

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach