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When a Father is not in the Home, you jeopardize the whole Family.

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Men Who Care, Inc.  understands the danger and effects of a fatherless home.  The statistics below represent the true state of a fatherless home in the United States of America.         

Behavioral Disorders/ Runaways/ High School Dropouts/Substance Abusers


- The denial and avoidance  of feelings  associated  with the loss or lack of a father

 causes depression, and low self esteem.

- 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes (Source: Center For Disease Control)

- 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. D.H.H.S, U.S. Census Bureau)

- 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (Source: National Principal's Assoc. Report on State High Schools)

- 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes (Source: Rainbows for all God's Children)

- 56% of children with poor grades or below ability are from fatherless homes

- 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (Source:  U.S.D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census)

Juvenile Delinquency Crime/Gangs


- 80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes (Source: Criminal Justice & Behavior)

- 70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Report, Sept 1988)

-90% of all girls that commit suicide are from fatherless homes

- 85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home (Source: Fulton Co. Georgia jail populations, Texas Dept. of Corrections 1992)

- 43% of Aggression towards parents are children from a fatherless home

- California has the nation's highest juvenile incarceration rate and the nation's highest juvenile unemployment rate (Source: Executive Director Center of Juvenile and Criminal Justice

- Fatherless Juveniles have become the driving force behind the nation's alarming increases in violent crimes by 73%

 These statistics translate to mean that children from a fatherless home are:

  • 5 times more likely to commit suicide
  • 32 times more likely to run away
  • 20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders
  • 14 times more likely to commit rape
  • 9 times more likely to drop out of high school
  • 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances
  • 9 times more likely to end up in state operated institutions
  • 20 times more likely to end up in prison

When a father is not in the home, you jeopardize the whole family