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The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families


Deltavis Wallace, or "Tavis" as his friends call him, voluntarily enrolled in the Father to Father program in November 2005. At the time of his enrollment he was actively using drugs and alcohol. Although he came from a sound family background, he succumbed to the temptations of the streets and pursued a life of easy money and quick highs.

Tavis has a GED and is the father of five children by four different women. He does not work because of a physical disability. He came to the program simply to ask for help. He said that he realized the street life that he was living was not good for him or his children. He was simply "tired of living that life."

Tavis became actively involved in his church and the Father to Father program. The only time he missed a meeting was to attend a church function. He freely admits that he lived a life of drugs and alcohol, but with the help of Father to Father, Inc., and his decision to give his life to Jesus Christ, he has conquered all of those addictions, and now all of his focus is on being a better man, a better father and a better Christian.

When Tavis enrolled in the program, he scored 19 on the Barksdale Self-esteem Scale. A score of 50 or less indicates a "crippling lack of self-esteem." Prior to graduation from the program, Tavis took the Barksdale Test again and his score was 88.

Tavis truly is a changed man. He gives the credit to his relationship with Christ, and feels that God definitely touched him through Father to Father, Inc.