BENEFITING: FOUR INSTITUTIONS
Restore California begins at home.
The goal is simple: reduce fatherlessness, unwed pregnancy and divorce by 30 percent within 10 years, and without government assistance!
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 that children in father-absent homes are twice as likely to end up in jail? Or that 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.
Let's work together to fix this now!
Restore California is patterned after a successful program in Chattanooga, Tennessee called First Things First.