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Many fathers are great fathers and spend multitudinous amounts of time with their children. However, children are in a vicious cycle of recidivism in high numbers of school dropout rates, drug use, mental health facilities, child protection agencies case and foster care. We as a community must implement programs that will encourage the continuous involvement of fathers in the children lives, in school, and their communities.
Fathers Rise Together will implement programming that will support the stability of fathers who have been incarcerated that is struggling with housing, job skills, and community involvement; also fathers who are single parent household in need of community resources.
- Transitional housing
- Economic Development Programs
- Support groups
- Chemical Dependency Support
Estimated number of fathers across the nation
Number of fathers who are part of married-couple families with their own children under the age of 18.
Number of single fathers, up from 400,000 in 1970. Currently, among single parents living with their children, 18 percent are men.
Among these fathers –
- 8 percent are raising three or more of their own children under 18 years old.
- 42 percent are divorced, 38 percent have never married, 16 percent are separated and 4 percent are widowed. (The percentages of those divorced and never married are not significantly different from one another.)
- 16 percent live in the home of a relative or a non-relative.
- 27 percent have an annual family income of $50,000 or more.
- 85 percent: Among the 30.2 million fathers living with children younger than 18,
- Studies on parent-child relationships and child wellbeing show that father love is an important factor in predicting the social, emotional, and cognitive development and functioning of children and young adults.
- 24 million children (34 percent) live absent their biological father.
- Nearly 20 million children (27 percent) live in single-parent homes.
- 43 percent of first marriages dissolve within fifteen years; about 60 percent of divorcing couples have children; and approximately one million children each year experience the divorce of their parents.
- Fathers who live with their children are more likely to have a close, enduring relationship with their children than those who do not.
- 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.
- 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average.
- 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
- 80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
- 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
Father Factor in Education –
- Children with Fathers who are involved are 40% less likely to repeat a grade in school.
- Children with Fathers who are involved are 70% less likely to drop out of school.
Case Workers maintain professional relationships with other support agencies within the community. Case Workers are on staff to help develop and implement individual action plans that allow participants to establish a source of income and secure housing. They assist residents in finding appropriate financial or legal counseling, provide mental and medical health referrals, and encourage participation in support groups, parenting classes, workshops, and rehabilitation programs.
Our individual and group counseling session will focus on but not limited to;
Conflict negotiation/problem solving
Individual interests and friendships
Substance Abuse Recovery
Individual counseling provides an opportunity for you to openly talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. Together, we can discuss your issues or concerns with:
Anxiety and depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Administrative Services 15% 15%
- Future Expansion 15% 15%
- Direct Services 70% 70%
Our organization will provide therapeutic services; our organization will provide volunteer parental and adolescent support groups; other supportive services collaboratively with other agencies and in the future our organization will provide transitional housing for fathers and their children.