Midlands Fatherhood Coalition help bring local families together - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Midlands Fatherhood Coalition helps bring local families together

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) -

A new program in Aiken is working with the Family Court System and the Department of Social Services to help bring families together.

The Midlands Fatherhood Coalition is new in town. Darrell Payne said their goal is to help fix a problem that plagues many homes.

"We all know the statistics of children who do not have their fathers in their home or in their lives," Payne said. "We actually came to Aiken recently per the judges and also DSS child support enforcement."

We reached out to Aiken's Family Court and Child Support. They said in a statement to us the coalition is beneficial to the entire community. It will save taxpayers dollars, reduce overcrowding in county detention centers, and help strengthen families. Payne said an active father can make a huge difference.

"If they just had their fathers in their lives, a lot of times the teen pregnancy rate goes down, the likelihood of a child using drugs actually goes down," Payne said.

Non-custodial fathers enter the program either by court order or voluntarily...they get assistance with child support, visitation, and even help with employment.

"Looking at the whole picture, overall,  with a father being involved in the life of their children it that makes the whole family that much better and that much stronger."

Payne said knowing that they're influencing the lives of children, through their fathers, is rewarding.

For more on the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, click here.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

    US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

    Monday, July 16 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-07-16 20:09:37 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:46:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.

    Federal authorities have arrested a Russian woman accused of conspiring to infiltrate American political organizations at the direction of a senior Kremlin official.

    More >>

    Federal authorities have arrested a Russian woman accused of conspiring to infiltrate American political organizations at the direction of a senior Kremlin official.

    More >>
  • Genesis Church in Martinez set to move to Grovetown

    Genesis Church in Martinez set to move to Grovetown

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:29:59 GMT

    Genesis Church in Martinez will soon be moving to Grovetown. After spending around $600,000 renting a building for almost ten years, Genesis church will finally have a new home.   

    More >>

    Genesis Church in Martinez will soon be moving to Grovetown. After spending around $600,000 renting a building for almost ten years, Genesis church will finally have a new home.   

    More >>
  • Tudor Branch community construction for new entrance causes mixed emotions for residents

    Tudor Branch community construction for new entrance causes mixed emotions for residents

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:17:39 GMT

    A community in Columbia County is getting a new entrance that some residents have been waiting several years for. Some residents of the Tudor Branch community are excited about gaining a new entrance.  With only one way in and out of the community, some residents say it takes longer for them to get to and from home. 

    More >>

    A community in Columbia County is getting a new entrance that some residents have been waiting several years for. Some residents of the Tudor Branch community are excited about gaining a new entrance.  With only one way in and out of the community, some residents say it takes longer for them to get to and from home. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly