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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.

Adecco Temp Service
Adult Learning Center (Greenville)
Adult Learning Center (Spartanburg)
AIDS Upstate
Ambassador Personnel
Bi-Lo
Career Source (Spartanburg)
Child Support Enforcement
City of Greenville
City Recreational Department
Corporate Staffing
County Recreational Department
Cowart Awards
Department of Social Services
Diligent Hands/Gracious Hearts
Fiber Source, Inc.
First Steps Counseling Services
Gilreath Foundation
Goodwill Industries
Gordon Food Services
Greenville Community Foundation
Greenville Family Court
Greenville Technical College
Habitat for Humanity
Heritage Community Services
JAMZ (Cox Radio)
Julie Valentine Center
Kudzu Staffing
Latchkey, Inc.
Law offices of Maurice McNab
Marketplace staffing
McDonald's
Miracle Hill Men's Shelter
One Stop Employment Agency
Phillis Wheatley Association
Pickens County Family Court
Pinnacle staffing
Probation and Parole
Quaker Steak &Lube
Recruiting Solutions
Salvation Army
SC Centers For Equal Justice
SC Works Liberty
Second Presbyterian Church
Senior Solutions
SHARE
Snelling
Spartanburg Alcohol & Drug Abuse Commission
Spartanburg Family Court
Spartanburg Housing Authority
Spartanburg Public Safety
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare
Sphinx Corporation
Sun Staffing
Talent Management
The Haven
Total Ministries
United Ministries
United Way of Greenville
United Way of the Piedmont
Urban League of Upstate
University of South Carolina Upstate
Vocational Rehab
Welco staffing
Workforce Investment Act
YMCA

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