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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Fatherhood program helps father recover from life-changing injury, avoid jail time and get on track to earn GED

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families supports six fatherhood programs in 12 communities across the state to strengthen families through fatherhood engagement. Its mission continues to change lives for fathers and families, which is evident in the help one father has received from the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition to recover from a life-changing injury, focus on earning his GED and building a better relationship with his children. WIS-TV recently reported on his journey.[More]

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Children's Trust of South Carolina highlights South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families fatherhood program

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is a partner of the Children's Trust of South Carolina, which works with Fact Forward to develop programs and services that support pregnant women and young parents ages 15 to 24 across South Carolina. The center joined the partnership to address the fatherhood piece of the equation, and A Father’s Place is the local organization implementing this program in several South Carolina Counties. Children’s Trust recently spoke with staff members and participating fathers about the impact of the program on their lives.[More]

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Upstate Fatherhood Coalition hosts elected leaders

The Upstate Fatherhood Coalition, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, recently hosted elected leaders at its Spartanburg and Greenville offices to provide an overview of the coalition and educate them about the impact it makes in providing services and support for fathers and families in South Carolina’s Upstate region.[More]

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families program uses $35,000 grant to help put fathers to work

The Man 2 Man fatherhood program, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, received a $35,000 grant from the Perdue Foundation that has been helping put fathers to work in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. WBTW-TV aired a story about how the funding support's the program's Employability Bootcamp, which helps fathers gain employment.[More]

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families to benefit from Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is again partnering with Men's Wearhouse for the retailer's 12th annual National Suit Drive. The center is one of hundreds of nationwide nonprofit organizations to benefit from the campaign, which provides professional clothing for men re-entering the workforce. Throughout July, Men's Wearhouse will give customers 50 percent off the purchase of select items when they donate gently used suits or other professional attire during the campaign.[More]

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