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
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
November 22, 2021
The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, which works to create stronger, more successful families by helping fathers build the skills they need to be responsible and engaged, recently announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees. Joining the board are: Dezmond Bernard Sumter, MD, family medicine specialist; Belinda Cook, assistant vice president of human resources, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company; and, Julian A. Ratterree Jr. (Jay), senior vice president, United Bank.
October 29, 2021
Russell Knight came to the fatherhood program at Father to Father, Inc. feeling frustrated. He felt he was doing everything within his power to overcome his past. Through the fatherhood program, Russell has improved his mindset, communication skills and parenting skills. He has gained a new perspective on his world and does everything he can to share with others the motivation and kindness he has found in the fatherhood program with others. Father to Father, Inc. is a program of the the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families.
October 6, 2021
A Community Thrives, a grantmaking and crowd-funding program from the USA Today Network and a part of the Gannett Foundation, announced that the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families (SCCFF) is the recipient of a $25,000 A Community Thrives grant. SCCFF will receive $25,000 for expanding marketing efforts to promote its program called Reality Check, a course for young men ages 16-21.
September 9, 2021
The Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina) recently spotlighted Father to Father, Inc. and the life-changing work for fathers and their families the fatherhood program is making happen every