Father to Father has a long history of serving fathers and focusing on improving their lives and the lives of their children. We begin 2018 with a renewed focus on reaching more fathers and impacting more childrenâs lives. Father to Father will be expanding our services into a new program site in Walterboro and adding peer support sessions and program services to our existing sites.
Fatherlessness impacts our communities in so many ways. As a society, we are now into our fourth generation of families that have never had a father in the home. As a result, our high school dropout rates have climbed, teen pregnancy and juvenile delinquency rates have soared. Our mission remains strong â to re-engage fathers in the lives of their children and educate them on how to be a good parent.
Children have never needed their fathers more. In a world of uncertainty and an intense need for stability, our goal is that fathers become that stabilizing force. Parenting is never easy especially when you donât see a path to follow. Father to Father is here to help fathers find and forge their own paths â learn parenting skills, obtain employment, support their children and become a resource to their families.
An old story tells the tale of a young child on the beach at a time when thousands of starfish had washed ashore. The child deliberately and for hours picked up individual starfish and threw them back in the water for a second chance. An older man came along and mockingly said â you know you canât help all of them, donât you? The child reached down, picked another up and tossed it back into the ocean and responded â I just helped that one, didnât I? We are here to help one father at a time. Come join us.