Fatherhood

The strength to raise children comes from learning to lift them up.

Children with engaged fathers are four times less likely to live in poverty.

Fatherhood

A father's commitment becomes a child's courage to brave the world.

When fathers are present, children are more likely to avoid promiscuous behavior.

Fatherhood

Tough job. Long hours. Big Investment. Huge benefits.

Children with supportive fathers are 40% less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.

Fatherhood

Supporting a family starts with building a solid foundation.

The presence of a supportive father makes children 80% less likely to spend time in jail.

Fatherhood

Do you sometimes feel you are traveling with no roadmap?

Children with involved fathers have higher self-esteem and show fewer signs of depression.

The Father Factor

To your kids, you’re a provider, a protector and a role model. You’re the support they need to thrive.

Some days, you have it handled. Others, you may feel like you’re traveling alone without a map.

We understand. And we can help.

Working together, we can draw the map that gets you where you want to be. Being a great father. Being your best. Every day.

Fatherhood Programs

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is a hub for 17 fatherhood program centers across the state.

Every year, we help thousands of dads regain or remain a positive presence in their kids’ lives.

We can help you set goals and create a personal plan to overcome obstacles in the way of being the dad you want to be.

We Focus On
  • Parenting and Co-Parenting

  • Job Readiness and Employment

  • Economic Stability

  • Child Support and Visitation

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Personal Development

Our programs are offered free of charge. All you need is the commitment.

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Why It Matters

A father's presence encourages independence, confidence and achievement.

When both parents are closely involved, babies and toddlers are better able to grasp the skills they need to learn and grow.

Decades of research have proven that when a father is engaged, he directly contributes to the success of his children.

Get The Facts

23% of children live in father-absent homes (More than 17 million children in America)

When Fathers Are Absent

71%of all high school dropouts come from father-absent homes

90% of all homeless/runaway children

63% of all youth suicides

71% experience early parenthood/teen pregnancy

When Fathers Are Involved

60% less likely to be expelled from school

2x's more likely to go to college

75% less likely to experience teen pregnancy

80% less likely to spend time in jail

Your past doesn't have to be their future. Or yours.

sources
US Census Bureau
American Institutes For Research

Perspectives

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