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Fatherhood Initiative
Palmetto Healthy Start's Fatherhood Initiative serves expecting fathers. Using a holistic approach, the program offers parenting classes that emphasize the importance of a father's role in his child's life. Fathers play a vital role in the development of children. Children gain social, cognitive and physical development from their fathers. The Fatherhood Initiative offers support to participants who may be dealing with serious issues. The group provides a safe, positive atmosphere that promotes self-sufficiency and confidence.

Parenting Support Group
Becoming a parent is one of the richest, most satisfying experiences in life. It is the most important job you will ever have and, like most jobs, it requires a lot of on-the-job training. Never-the-less, you also have to find time for yourself. 

Major changes in our lives can be hard to handle—especially if we feel alone and confused. Dealing with life's responsibilities, relationships and maybe even a child can be difficult. You may receive conflicting information about how you should manage yourself and your child. Sometimes you don't know where to turn for answers to your questions. You feel alone and overwhelmed. If you find yourself in this situation then the Parenting Support Group program can help. The group meets once a month in Richland and Fairfield Counties in a confidential, casual setting to discuss amongst peers topics such as building self-esteem, goal setting and healthy relationships and is facilitated by Palmetto Healthy Start. 

Please contact Palmetto Healthy Start at (803) 296-3780 for more information.