Strong fathers create strong families, and strong families are the community's backbone.
Decades of national research along with data we’ve collected at the state and local level show fathers have the power to create a brighter future for their children—and for all of us. Fathers shape lives. Their presence is essential. Their love is irreplaceable. Our fatherhood programs give men the tools they need to take on the role of responsible fatherhood – capable and committed to providing the attention children need to prosper.
Dads are our state’s most underused resource. We’ve documented the difference they can make for their children.
Engaged fathers can lift their families out of poverty and set future generations up for success.
FOR OUR COMMUNITIES
When fathers are there for children, communities grow stronger—with less crime, better education and fewer families living in poverty.
FOR SOUTH CAROLINA
When policies and practices remove unnecessary barriers for fathers, every citizen benefits.
Our successes range from policy changes that support successful fatherhood statewide to individual stories of fathers and their children.