FATHERLESS HOMES ARE A SERIOUS PROBLEM.
24 million children (34 percent) live absent their biological fathers.
Nearly 20 million children (27 percent) live in single-parents homes.
1.35 million births (33 percent of all births) in 2000 occurred out of wedlock.
43 percent of first marriages dissolve within fifteen years; about 60 percent of divorcing couples have children; and approximately 1 million children each year experience the divorce of their parents.
Over 3.3 million children live with an unmarried parent and the parent’s cohabiting partner. The number of cohabiting couples with children has nearly doubled since 1990, from 891,000 to 1.7 million today.
Fathers who live with their families are more likely to have a close, enduring relationship with their children than those who do not.
CHILDREN OF FATHERLESS HOMES REPRESENT….
71% of pregnant teenagers
90% of all homeless and runaway children
63% of youth suicides
75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers
70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions
85% of all youth sitting in prison
85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders
71% of all high school dropouts (according to government statistical data).
FATHERS FACE BARRIERS.
37.9% of fathers have no access/visitation rights. (Census Bureau)
40% of mothers reported that they had interfered with the non-custodial father’s visitation on at least one occasion to punish the ex-spouse.
Overall, approximately 50% of mothers see no value in the fathers continued contact with his children. (Surviving the Break – Joan Kelly & Judith Walerstein)
FATHERS WHO CARE is a comprehensive, parental involvement, social service initiative, which provides a nurturing and educational environment for non-custodial and custodial fathers who are indigent, but are interested in building their parental involvement and social skills, while also maintaining a positive and successful relationship with their children.
Fathers Who Care
4540 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60624
Office: (773) 287-5821
Fax: (773) 287-5853
email: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com