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Learn more about our fatherhood initiatives, the people we help, the changes we’re working to make and the organizations making it possible.

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Celebrating Freedom

July 3, 2023

Americans love to celebrate! And we as a people are all about celebrating those milestones in our nation’s history that have marked significant events in the life of our citizens. From the founding of our nation through declaration and revolution to the formation of our constitution, government, rights, and rulings that have shaped the landscape of our national influence around the world, Americans celebrate because of the confidence those events give to us throughout generations.

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SCCFF Celebrates A Father's Place Annual Building Futures Awards Gala

June 23, 2023

The 5th Annual Building Futures Awards were presented by A Father's Place (AFP), a fatherhood ministry headquartered in Conway, SC.

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Midlands Fatherhood Coalition's Daddy and Me 5K!

June 22, 2023

The Midlands Fatherhood Coalition's (MFC) Daddy & Me 5K, held last Saturday, was a resounding success in promoting father-child bonding during Father's Day weekend.

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Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Man 2 Man Fatherhood Grant

June 21, 2023

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced on Tuesday that appropriations sponsored by members of the legislature will benefit Man 2 Man, a fatherhood initiative serving Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, and Marlboro counties. Man 2 Man is one of six fatherhood organizations working together in a coalition with the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families in Columbia to help fathers become better dads across the state.

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How Fathers Clear the Hurdles to Finish Well for Their Children

June 20, 2023

The Post and Courier published an article on Father’s Day titled “Dads still give fewer hours at home than moms. But they also get less,” which describes national and state initiatives focused on helping dads become better fathers.

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Juneteenth: Celebrating a Hard-Won Freedom for Americans

June 19, 2023

Of the dozen federal holidays officially celebrated in America, June 19 is a remembrance for millions of citizens who know that their freedoms were hard-won and slow to enact. Thankfully, our nation now celebrates this special day to recognize the historic transformation of American society to one that honors all Americans.

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Celebrate Dads!

June 16, 2023

The 2022 Impact Report of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families celebrates how the dedicated work of the Center and the many statewide fatherhood organizations have engaged fathers in educational programs that provide opportunities and resources to help make each one the best father they can be with their children and families.

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Understanding the Fatherlessness Phenomenon

June 15, 2023

As many families celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, we are faced with the harsh reality that there are millions of children in the U.S. without a father in their home.

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SC Center for Fathers and Families Announces Ford, Carter in New MarComm Roles

June 13, 2023

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a nonprofit ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, has announced new roles in their marketing and communications department. Jai-Anna Carter has been promoted to Marketing and Communications Manager. Dr. Lawrence Ford has been appointed as the new Director of Marketing and Communications.

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BBQ & Bourbon WrapUp

September 1, 2022

More than $50,000 was raised to support SCCFF’s mission at our BBQ & Bourbon 20th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, August 11. More important, our party with a purpose raised awareness about how involved dads positively impact safety, economy and overall wellbeing for children and the community.

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DSS Offers New Text to Connect Feature

September 1, 2022

The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) has partnered with the United Way Association of South Carolina to launch a new texting feature that conveniently connects families and individuals to DSS resources through mobile devices.

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