Across every state there are efforts to help support the positive and engaged involvement of fathers in the lives of their children and families. Local schools, faith communities, and community organizations are among the groups providing support and services, as well as hosting family events throughout the year.
This section of Fatherhood.gov is not inclusive of all these efforts, but serves as a starting point to help connect fathers with programs and with each other. If you have a program, resource, or event that you would like us to consider for inclusion on this list, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about efforts in your state:
South Carolina State Profile (PDF 105 KB): These fact sheets highlight State programs and strategies to promote parenting and responsible fatherhood.
South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families: State-wide
The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families believes that children thrive when an engaged, responsible father is active in their lives. Yet, in South Carolina many children live in a father-absent home and the consequences are dire for these children. To address this growing problem, The Center supports six fatherhood programs in 11 communities across the state while promoting father-friendly policies and practices and helping to erase society's negative stereotypes of unwed, low-income dads.
Read about the experience of one father who participated at the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition Lexington site.
Responsible fatherhood programs exist all over the country. This section serves as a starting point for fathers looking to connect with programs that can help make them responsible and involved in their child’s life. Inclusion on this list is limited to State-operated and HHS-funded local programs, and DOES NOT constitute an endorsement of the program by the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse or the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families' Office of Family Assistance.
If you are looking for a program in your area but don’t see your city listed here, or are looking for assistance with a personal situation, contact us at 1-877-432-3411.
The Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, includes the broad range of federal programs that address the needs of children and families. These programs are at the heart of the federal effort to strengthen families and help all children succeed by bringing new ideas, insights, and leadership on issues that impact the lives of all Americans.
The Atlanta-based Region 4 office serves the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Learn more about ACF Region 4.
The NRFC Events Calendar lists events throughout the country that are broadly accessible and sponsored by federally funded or recognized and/or national or state-wide fatherhood or related organizations.
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