May 8, 2020

Lancaster Fatherhood Project Changes Name

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For 20 years, Lancaster Fatherhood Project (LFP) has been a community cornerstone for father-focused programs and services that positively impact outcomes for children, families and communities. 

To create a new identity that is inclusive of all fathers and families living in the organization’s four-county service area of Chester, Lancaster, York and Union counties, the nonprofit has officially changed its name to A Father’s Way.

A History of Service

In 1999, a group of citizens in Lancaster County gathered to explore ways to better serve the needs of low-income fathers and their children. During this same period, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina had identified father absence as a direct link to child poverty in the state and had formulated what would become a statewide fatherhood initiative to provide funding to community organizations committed to serving and supporting men to be responsible fathers better able to meet the needs of their children.

With a grant from the foundation and a shared vision of improving the lives of children through father engagement, LFP began to flourish.

In 2002, LFP became part of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a mission established by the Sisters of Charity Foundation to guide development and support for the fatherhood initiative.

In 2015, generous community support, foundation grants and government funding provided the capacity for LFP to offer services to fathers in neighboring Chester, York and Union counties. Physical expansion of services came in 2017 with the opening of a fully staffed satellite office in Rock Hill, SC.

Looking Forward

A new name brings with it a renewed commitment to the life-changing programs and resources that have helped men in our communities meet their financial, emotional and spiritual needs. As it has for decades, our mission will continue to guide our efforts to strengthen fathers and families, improve the well-being of children and help communities grow strong.