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FATHER FOCUS STORY – SCOTTY MILES - A FATHER’S WAY

July 14, 2021

Coming home from prison last year meant change for Scotty Miles, father of two. “I went to the DSS office, and they said they cannot do anything because they were not involved anymore and sent me to A Father’s Way. I started doing the classes and it just really helped me a lot.”

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July 7, 2021

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Ready for Life: Spartanburg Football Team

July 7, 2021

The Upstate Fatherhood Coalition got news coverage at Spartanburg High School as they presented the “Ready4Life” (R4L) program to high school seniors.

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Thank You for Your Father's Day Appeal

July 7, 2021

Thank you to everyone who supported our 2021 Father’s Day Appeal thus far! We’ve heard from many friends that our appeal suffered some mail delays, and we are so grateful for all the generous donations still coming in. We are two-thirds of the way to our goal and your support makes all the difference.

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Father to Father, Inc. Awarded Facebook Grant

July 7, 2021

Congratulations to Father to Father Inc. for being awarded a $25,000 grant from Facebook for sustaining Black communities.

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Center Selected For 2021 Community Thrives Challenge

July 7, 2021

The Center has been selected for a second time to participate in this year's USA Today’s Community Thrives Challenge.

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Father Focus: Antonio Gaston/Father to Father, Inc.

June 18, 2021

A dependency on drugs was a major barrier for Antonio Gaston – one that nearly deprived him of everything he had and everyone he loved, including his six-year-old son Kamren. Not being married to his son’s mother, Gaston was denied visitation. He knew he had to refocus his life and find a job that would allow him to financially support his son and be the father he wanted to be. He knew that meant tackling his drug addiction.

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Men's Health Teleconference Will Focus on Mental Health

June 15, 2021

The second installment of HealthWise, a free men's health teleconference, will focus on the subject of mental health and how the pandemic has had an impact on well-being for fathers and their families.

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UFC Selects New Executive Director

April 30, 2021

Johnny M. Sellers has been selected as the new executive director to lead Upstate Fatherhood Coalition.

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Center Publishes Guide to Paying Child Support

April 30, 2021

With Support from the South Carolina Bar Foundation, the Center publishes a guide to help parents understand the new child support system.

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Fatherhood Featured on Growing Rural Podcast

April 30, 2021

The importance of fatherhood was the focus of a recent episode of the Growing Rural podcast hosted by Dr. Megan Weis of USC's Arnold School of Public Health.

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Center's Best Practices Reach a National Audience

April 30, 2021

In March, American Public Human Services Association asked the Center to present it's best practices to a national audience.

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