For the protection of our employees and our community, all A Father’s Place offices will be closed to the public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 until further notice. A Father’s Place staff remains available by phone and email. Please contact us at (843) 488-2923. We understand that these are trying and difficult times. We ask our community to be patient and to continue to practice good hygiene and social distancing.

Program Services

What do fathers need to be successful parents and contributing family members? We’ve spent the last 20 years identifying ways to help.

 

The result is a one-stop center for fathers with staff and offices close to where dads work and live

We take a holistic approach to strengthening fathers and helping them overcome obstacles with a range of education, services and support that includes:

  • A comprehensive fatherhood program to teach the essentials of responsible fatherhood.
  • Employment coaching to help dads get jobs or find better paying jobs
  • Help navigating the child support system
  • Guidance on establishing paternity, visitation and other legal issues
  • Peer group sessions that provide fathers a safe space to talk and support each other.
  • Referrals for help with complex problems
  • Mediation with the child’s mother and other family members
  • Access to men’s healthcare education, screenings and referrals
  • Assistance with transportation
  • Ongoing connection with an experienced, supportive program staff
  • Unique programs like Jobs Not Jail, a way to catch up on child support obligations that is a successful alternative to incarceration

Many fathers face chronic health conditions and untreated problems, because they can’t afford treatment or don’t trust healthcare providers.

The A Father's Place has a nurse practitioner who provides:

  • health education
  • screenings
  • individualized treatment
  • referrals for specialized treatment from other local healthcare providers

 

The Process

This chart shows how a father typically moves through The Fatherhood Program.