MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston-based organization, Father to Father, Inc. has opened a new center in Moncks Corner.
The organization, which has been working to strengthen local families for nearly 18 years, currently serves Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. The program is a support system for dads, helping them became a stable part of their children's lives.
This no-cost program is all about helping fathers overcome barriers to become more involved in their kid's life.
The Director of the program says they've been looking to expand to reach out to more fathers.
They offer a six-month program involving support group meetings and one on ones. The program advises fathers about paying child support, economic stability, relationship building, and men's health. It also plans father child events bringing everyone together, and offers job coaching resources.
The gr ant funded program serves about 150 fathers a year, and group leaders say there's room for more.
"It teaches you how to be a better parent and how to understand that...these kids didn't ask to be here so you have to...come together and try to reach out to them," program participant, Scott Harrison said.
All participants in the program must be at least 18 years old with no violent crimes against children. They must also have at least one child below the age of 18. Women who are looking for assistance can get help from the organization, too.