According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.4 million children, 1 in 4,
live without a biological, step, or adoptive father in the home.
Research shows that a father's absence affects children in numerous unfortunate ways,
while a father's presence makes a positive difference in the lives of both children and mothers.
*U.S. Census Bureau. (2022).
Fathers are not supported and undervalued in our community due to lack of education around their roles and limited resources to meet their needs, leaving fathers, children, and families susceptible to negative outcomes.
Problem Statement From
The Community's Perspective:
Man in Me worked to develop a survey to ask their community if the problem was in fact the problem they were facing. The survey revealed that 83% of respondents believed fathers are not being valued and supported.