2023 Fatherhood Conference April 27th – April 29th Get more information here.

Fatherhood Coalition

fatherhoodThe Definition of a Father:

“A Father is one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out.”

SCSHSA Fatherhood/Male Involvement Programs

Our Mission: To provide opportunity for fathers and significant males to enhance their relationship with their children and families through activities both within the Head Start Centers and their communities.

Objectives: To provide training and support to Head Start Fatherhood Coordinators in order for them to be able to be effective recruiters of fathers and significant others. To assist Head Start Fatherhood Coordinators from programs throughout the state, be effective mentors, advocates and leaders while dealing with male role models facing a variety of obstacles and challenges. Identify community programs for partnership and collaborations in an effort to provide the best resources to fathers and to use a variety of media resources to provide up-to-date recruitment and to showcase fatherhood related activities to increase community awareness and involvement.

For more information, please contact Jerome Thompson at 864-252-6425 (cell) or by e-mail at jthompson@sharesc.org.

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  • Darlington County CAA Head Start
  • Beaufort-Jasper EOC Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Charleston County School District Early Head Start
  • ISWA Development Corporation Catawba Indian Nation
  • GLEAMNS Head Start/Early Head Start
  • OCAB CAA Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Piedmont CAA Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Sumter County School District Early Head Start
  • Waccamaw EOC Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Wateree CAA Head Start/Early & Migrant Head Start
  • Low Country CAA Head Start
  • Pee Dee CAP Head Start/Early Head Start
  • SHARE Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Vital Connections of the Midlands
  • SCACAP EHS/CCP (South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships)