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The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

History

In 1999, a group of concerned citizens in Marlboro County convened to address one of the most pressing issues of our time: father absence. After they assessed the needs of low-income fathers and developed a holistic plan to addresses them, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina approved the group's request for funding, and Man 2 Man was begun in 2000 under the umbrella of the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. From 2002-2003 the program operated under the umbrella of Chesterfield Marlboro EEOC. By 2004, the project was flourishing and growing and eventually established a standalone 501c3. Today, Man 2 Man is one of a network of six fatherhood programs reaching across the state to help reconnect fathers and their children. The SC Center for Fathers and Families helps to coordinate this statewide initiative.