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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.

Trident Technical College, Educational Opportunity Center
Alternative Staffing
Bakker Family Foundation
Berkeley County One Stop Career Center
Berkeley County Department of Social Services
Berkeley County Family Court
Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Counties Council of Governments
Burger King Corporation
Charleston Area Community Development Corporation
Charleston Center Substance Abuse Education
Charleston County Clerk of Court
Charleston County Department of Social Services
Charleston County Detention Center
Charleston County Family Court
Charleston County Human Services, Inc.
Charleston County Public Defender’s Office
Charleston County School District, Parent Advocate
Charleston Place Hotel
City of Charleston
City of North Charleston
City of North Charleston Police Department
Coastal Community Foundation
Coastal Pre-Release Center
Condustrial, Inc.
Counseling Center of Charleston
Days Inn Hotels
Detyens Shipyard
Dorchester County Department of Social Services
Dorchester County Family Court
Dr. Berry Anderson Medical University of South Carolina
East Cooper BNI
Embassy Suites Hotels
Express Personnel
Family Services, Inc.
First Federal, Financial Management Education
Goodpeople Staffing
Goodwill Industries
Hi-Trek Industries
Holiday Inn
Increasing H.O.P.E. Financial Training Center
InterTech Group
Joanna Foundation
Labor Finders
Labor Ready
McDonalds Corporation
Mrs. Yolanda Long (HIV/AIDs Educator)
MUSC Black Nurses Association
New Leaf Landscaping
Nucor Steel
Palmetto Steel
Parents Anonymous
Post and Courier, Reporter
Pro Bono Legal Services
Professional Catering
Rotary Club of North Charleston
Royal Baptist Church
SC Parenting Opportunity Program
SC Employment Security Commission
SC Vocational Rehabilitation
St. Peters AME Church
Trident Literacy Association
Venturi Staffing
Verizon Wireless
Waffle House
Wendy's Corporation
WJNI Radio Station

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