Dads Make a Difference. And yet, too many dads today are not involved in their children's lives. Not because they do not want to be involved but things have simply gone wrong. Relationships with their children's mother have become strained, jobs have fail, and life has gotten complicated and disappointing. Too often, fathers missed the best instructor of all: their own fathers as a positive role model.
The Upstate Fatherhood Coalition is here to help because we care about fathers and their families. The Upstate Fatherhood Coalition is the only non-profit with more than ten years of experience in the Upstate whose sole mission is to help fathers overcome the barriers to being a responsible and involved father. We are located in Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina but we serve fathers from surrounding counties including, Oconee, Anderson, Pickens, Laurens, Union and Cherokee.
Our staff understands fathers and families and is among some of the most experienced and knowledgeable fatherhood practitioners in our state. We serve approximately 500 fathers each year and there is room for more.
In addition to supporting fathers and families, we are a resource to businesses seeking employees ready-to-work and community organizations who want to learn more about father absence and engaging fathers.
Our program is sustained through the generous support of community organizations and individuals and government partnerships. We are a part of a network of fatherhood programs reaching all across the state which is supported and coordinated by the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. Collectively The Upstate Fatherhood Coalition program and our peer fatherhood programs serve more than 1200 fathers annually.