Special to Iredell Free News

SCAN of Iredell has impacted parents and caregivers in our community by teaching and modeling positive parenting skills since 1987, serving as a catalyst for change in homes that have often dealt with abuse and neglect for generations.

The SCAN staff has gone far beyond the role of educator, offering support and encouragement to their clients, help with community resources, counseling, and more.

The nonprofit will continue to be a beacon of light for this community and beyond, but will do so with a new name and updated branding that aligns with the changing needs of this community.

SCAN of Iredell is now Pharos Parenting.

“This new name, Pharos, from Greek meaning lighthouse, shows the community that we are available and accessible to anyone who needs or wants to improve parenting skills, while still working toward our vision to end child abuse,” said Tonya Fowler, interim executive director. “Our services have not changed.

“We still offer parenting classes and parent aides to support caregivers of children from birth to teens. We also offer foster/adoptive support groups and supervised visitation. With our new name and branding, we hope to increase our visibility in the community and become the premiere resource for positive parenting solutions.”


Pharos Parenting invites you to join in their mission, whether by donating your dollars, time or talents, or even participating in the impactful parenting classes and workshops. Parenting classes are every Tuesday night at 6 pm and open to the public. For more information, contact Pharos Parenting at 704-878-2227, www.pharosparenting.org, or visit us at 1602 Davie Avenue, Statesville.