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
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
September 3, 2021
Upstate Fatherhood Coalition one of only 10 organizations in South Carolina to receive grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for workforce development
The Upstate Fatherhood Coalition, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, is one of only 10 organizations in South Carolina to receive a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for building and enhancing strategic engineering initiatives that will help grow the energy industry’s workforce of tomorrow. The grants are designed to strengthen programs that serve underrepresented audiences, including minorities and military veterans.
August 24, 2021
The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families (SCCFF) recently launched its fourth-annual Reel Connection campaign to support the center’s fatherhood programs and celebrate the importance of fathers spending quality time with their children. The highlight of the campaign is a chance to win a unique day-long father-child fishing trip with Bassmaster Davy Hite.
August 3, 2021
Coming home from prison last year meant change for Scotty Miles, father of two. “I went to the DSS office, and they said they cannot do anything because they were not involved anymore and sent me to A Father’s Way. I started doing the classes and it just really helped me a lot.” A Father's Way is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. It supports six fatherhood programs in communities across the state to strengthen families through fatherhood engagement.