The social, emotional and economic costs of diminished lives caused by fatherlessness, unwed pregnancy and divorce are devastating and their costs to government are not sustainable. Children in father-absent homes are two to three times more likely to:
- Be victims of child and sexual abuses
- Do drugs
- Experience educational, health, emotional and behavior problems
- Become teen parents
- Engage in criminal behavior
Do you know?
Children in father-absent homes are twice as likely to end up in jail. Sixty-three percent of youth who commit suicide come from father-absent homes.
Seventy-one percent of high school dropouts come from father-absent homes.
Nearly 75 percent of children raised in homes without fathers will experience poverty before the age of 11, compared to 20 percent of those raised in two-parent homes.
This is not a partisan issue!
By working together, we can actually implement solutions that work. Restore California is a project of the The Four Institutions, a registered 501 (c) 3, and patterned after a successful program in Chattanooga, Tennessee called First Things First.
Help reduce fatherlessness, unwed pregnancy and divorce by 30 percent within 10 years, and without government assistance.