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Elected Leaders Breakfasts Held Statewide

October 30, 2019

Since mid-September, the Center and all affiliated fatherhood organizations across the state have hosted one or more Elected Leaders Breakfasts to thank city, county and state elected officials for their sustaining support of fathers and fatherhood programs.

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Pat&Kiki Group Shot

Littlejohn and Dean Receive Service Awards

October 30, 2019

President Pat Littlejohn and Director of Operations Kiki Dean were recognized for their service and dedication to our mission.

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Agencies work “Better Together” to Promote Father Inclusion

October 29, 2019

On Friday, October 4th, representatives from more than a dozen state agencies and public service institutions met for the third time to investigate ways to collaboratively develop and sustain policies, programs and practices that promote father inclusion. Under the banner “Better Together,” this series of meetings was funded by a mini planning grant from the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network and administered by the SC Center for Fathers and Families. Photo: Andrea Heyward (L), Arnold School of Public Health at USC, Community Health Worker Institute and Lamikka Purvis, Family Solutions of the Low Country – Family Services of the Lowcountry

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Charles Perritte

Father Focus: Charles Perritte

August 29, 2019

Charles Perritte enrolled in Father to Father with a strong desire to be a better parent to his children. At the time, he had no contact with them or their mother, nor did he have a driver’s license to make the three-hour drive to visit them.

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Fathers To Work

Putting SC Fathers to Work

January 25, 2019

One of the biggest obstacles that keeps South Carolina fathers from building relationships with their children is a lack of employment. Fathers need steady employment to stay on top of child support payments and provide financially for their children.

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