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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.

Area Rescue Mission
Caresouth Carolina
CDC
Child Support Enforcement Division
Clerk of Court
County Detention Center
Crossroads
Debbie's Staffing
DHEC
Diversified Staffing Agency
Domtar
Family Court Judges
Harbor Freights
House of Raeford
Lighthouse Ministries of Florence
Magic Johnson Community Empowerment
Marlboro Adult Education
Marlboro County Dept. of Social Services
Marlboro Interagency Council
Megaforce Staffing agency
Mohawk Industries
Mount Aire Farms
Northeastern Technical College
Olsten staffing agency
One Stop Employment
Palmetto Training inc
Pee Dee Coalition against Domestic Violence
Pee Dee Community Action Agency
Purdue Farms
Solid Rock Holiness Church
St. Michael UMC
Street Reach Ministries and Shelter of Myrtle Beach
Tri-Country Mental Health
Two-Hawk Employment agency
United Way of Marlboro Cty

Vocational Rehabilitation

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