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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 discernible 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.

Affinity Health Care
Alston Wilkes Society
Architectural Concept Stone
Care Health
Catawba Mental Health
Chester County Inter Agency
Chester Probation, Pardon & Parole
Chester School District
Children's Attention Home
Christian Services
City of Lancaster
Community Powerhouse
Counseling Services of Lancaster
David Stand AME Church
Department of Juvenile Justice
Duke's Eye Care
Duracell, Gillette
Faith, Hope and Victory Church
First Washington Baptist Church
Gilliam Family Dentistry
Great Falls Ministerial Alliance
Great Falls Town Council
Hazel Pittman Center
Hope on the Hill
Housing Authority of Lancaster
J. Marion Sims Foundation
Keystone Detox
Lancaster County Adult Education
Lancaster County Department of Social Services
Lancaster County Detention Center
Lancaster County Family Court
Lancaster County First Steps
Lancaster County Partners for Youth
Lancaster County Probation, Pardon and Parole
Lancaster County School District
Life Skills Opportunity Corporation
Mackey Family Practice
Moriah Baptist Association
Mt. Zion AME Zion Church
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Nutramax Laboratories
Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church
SC Employment Security Commission
SC Vocational Rehabilitation
Southside Family Literacy Project
Springs Close Foundation
Springs Memorial Hospital
Turning Point
Tyson Foods
United Way of Lancaster County
University of South Carolina at Lancaster

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