8th Annual Fatherhood/Male Involvement Coalition Conference

Building Strong Families and Communities

One Father at a time…

May 4-6, 2017

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
10000 Beach Club Dr. • Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

(843) 449-5000

Pre-conference Sessions:
May 4, 2017

Door Prizes • Opening Reception • Networking Breakfast

For more information contact:

Evelyn Patterson, President
epatterson@dccaa.net or epatterson@sc-headstart.org

Jerome Thompson, Male Involvement Coordinator, SCSHSA
Jerome@sc-headstart.org

Mary Lynne Diggs, Director, SCHS Collaboration Office
Mary.Diggs@dss.sc.gov

Shadie W. Hall, Conference Coordinator
mshall.associates@gmail.com

Fatherhood Statistics

64.3 million

Estimated number of fathers across the nation

2.5 million

Number of single fathers, up from 400,000 in 1970.

Among these fathers:

8 percent are raising three or more of their own children under 18 years old.

42 percent are divorced, 38 percent have never been married, 16 percent are separated, and 4 percent are widowed.