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The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

Partners and Funders

Our program's effectiveness rests heavily on the experience, expertise and collaboration of our funders and partners. We have a strong support network of health and human service agencies that support our efforts by accepting referrals, conducting workshops or lending their know-how when called upon.

Many local businesses are willing to give fathers a second chance in the workplace, even when their past has a spotty work history. Provision of much-needed services is fueled by philanthropic gifts and grants and bridges the gap between delivery costs and discernable positive impacts for sincere, yet, struggling fathers.

Thanks to our partners and funders, low-income fathers have a place to grow, learn, and change and to end a vicious cycle of father absence. We invite you to become our partner and to financially invest in this community program that changes lives today and potentially generations to come.

3D Metal Works

15th Judicial Circuit Family Court Judges 

Andrews Church of God

Bethel AME

Bethlehem #1 Missionary Baptist Church

Black River United Way

Bojangles, Loris, SC

Brookgreen Gardens

Bunelle Foundation

Captain D's

Care Team

Carolina Human Reinvestment

CCR Roofing

Cedar Branch Children's Center

Children's Trust of SC

Christ Community Church

Citizens Against Spousal Abuse (CASA)

City of Conway

City of Myrtle Beach

City of Myrtle Beach Human Resources

City of Myrtle Beach Police Department

Coastal Carolina University Volunteer Services

Conway Chamber of Commerce

Conway Ministerial Alliance

Conway National Bank

Darkness to Light

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Conway Alumnae Chapter

Domestic Abuse Center

Dr. Stu Strothers 

Family Justice Center

Family Outreach of Horry County

First United Methodist Church Myrtle Beach

Florence Region Child Support Enforcement

Georgetown County Parks and Recreation

Georgetown County Solicitors Office

Georgetown Ministerial Alliance  

Gloria Robinson-Cooper 

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center

Head Start (Longs & Waccamaw)

Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church

Hopewell AME

House of God Church

Housing Authority of Conway

Horry County Clerk of Courts

Horry County Community Development Block Grant

Horry County Department of Health & Environmental Control

Horry County Department of Social Services

Horry County Family School Facilitators

Horry County Probation/Parole

Horry County Schools/Adult Education

Horry County Sheriff's Office 

Horry County United Way

Horry Georgetown Technical College

J. Reuben Long Detention Center


Joseph B. Bethea United Methodist Church

Kenneth Generette

KRA Corporation

Kiwanis Club of Pawleys Island

L. Mae Boutique

Life Recovery Solutions 

Lighthouse Care Center

Lisa Rahiem

Little River United Methodist Church

Marion County Healthcare Foundation

Maryland Fried Chicken

McDonalds, Andrews, SC

Myrtle Beach Lions Club

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

Myrtle Beach Housing Authority /Alliance Inn 

Nurse Family Partnership

One Stop

Palmetto Project

Patrick Wayne Mumford Attorney at Law


PNC Foundation

Political Connections

Pre-Trial Intervention 

Russell Hall Attorney at Law

SC Legal Services 

SC Probation & Parole Association

SC Vocational Rehabilitation

Shoreline Behavioral Health 

Small Minds Learning Center

Smoke Free Horry 

Solicitor's Office 

South Beach Resorts

South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development

South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

St. Anne's Episcopal Church

St. Mark AME

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Conway

St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church

Steak n Shake, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Still Learning, Inc.

Street Reach Outreach Ministries (homeless shelter) 

The Services Company

United States Marine Corps

Unity Group

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7735

Waccamaw Community Foundation

Waccamaw Sertoma Club

Waccamaw Mental Health 

Wells Fargo

Wendy's, Conway, SC


Value of workforce development and fatherhood program partnerships

Low-income fathers are often viewed as a high risk investment when it comes to job training and hiring. Yet, with supportive services and coaching provided by a fatherhood program, a father's likelihood of success substantially increases. What makes a father in a local fatherhood program more likely to succeed:

  • Fathers are motivated
  • Voluntary
  • Court-ordered
  • Self-aware/mature

Fathers are supported

  • One Man Plan
  • Case management to address barriers to getting and keeping a job
  • Assistance navigating systems such as child support, workforce development, healthcare and family
  • Taught connection between employment and parental responsibility
  • Peer support promotes and teaches good decision making Fathers are more likely to succeed in Workforce Development
  • Receive Work Keys courseware
  • Receive transportation to job training
  • Receive individualized attention to develop a workforce preparation and employment plan
  • Track attendance at training.

Fathers are more likely to get and keep a job

  • Fatherhood job recruiter works with employers while the father is in training
  • Job recruiter helps educate fathers about government assistance such as tax credits, bonding, etc.
  • Receive job readiness, soft skills
  • Develop reputation of being good employees
  • Receive on-going case management and coaching after becoming employed
  • Receive transportation assistance
  • Stabilize life-style
  • Resolve child support issues that complicate employment

Benefits of Working with Fatherhood Programs

  • Low-income non-custodial parents and ex-offenders often seek trusting environment of a fatherhood program vs. governmental services
  • Fatherhood program staff can share case management
  • Produce value-added services that help access funding and improve outcomes for fathers
  • More than 10 years of experience in working with hard to employ fathers