No longer is it enough for a dad to say he wants to be involved in his child’s life but we must want to stay involved throughout their whole life. Over twenty-five million American children (or 33.5 percent of children in the U.S.) live absent their biological father. (Krieder, 2005). No what status of life you may be in, join San Antonio Fatherhood Campaign and “I am a Be Involved-Stay Involved Dad!”. Click here for more Fatherhood resources.
What Every Dad Should Know
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: US Dept of Health and Human Services, Census Bureau)
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. (Source: National Principles Association Report on the state of High Schools)
75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes. (Source: Rainbow for all God's Children)
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes. (Source: US Dept of Health and Human Services, Census Bureau)
80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes.
70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes. (Source: US Dept of Justice, Special Report)
85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home.
71% of teenage pregnancies are to children of single parents. (Source: US Dept of Health and Human Services)
Dads Do Care
Fatherhood is not always easy or natural; yet, each father can be an effective, nurturing and caring force in the lives of his children.
No matter his age or station in life, nearly every man steps into his fatherhood role with the desire to give his best.
San Antonio Fatherhood Campaign has learned through its male development programs, that there is a need to positively affirm fathers in their familial roles.
Therefore, the San Antonio Fatherhood Campaign is dedicated to all fathers:
The father in a two-parent household who wants to do the best for his family,
The single father who is sometimes separated from his children,
The stepfather, who accepts and cares for children who were not his from birth,
The teen parent, an unexpected father, who longs to learn the ways of fatherhood,
The grandparent, who brings knowledge and wisdom to younger family members,
The foster or kinship father, who accepts the role of surrogate parent for children
whose biological father is absent.
The adoptive father, who accepts and cares for a child not biologically his, but
nurtures and loves as his own.