Homeless and Runaway Youth
Adolescents in Substance Abuse Centers
High School Dropouts
Being Fatherless can pertain to a person whose father is absent physically. It also can pertain to one who may be “present” but detached from a child emotionally.
A father is called to Lead, protect, love, and teach their children right from wrong. Studies have shown that children who have had healthy relationships with their fathers have less emotional and behavioral difficulties, perform better in school, and grow up to have healthy marriages. This in turn would create a positive trickling effect for the generations to come.
The presence of a father, or what it means to be a positive male figure at all, is quickly diminishing in the world we currently live in. In today's culture, money, violence, drugs, and promiscuity are used to define the authenticity of a man. The simple act of loving your neighbor as you love yourself has become ludicrous. More and more young men are turning to the streets for “wisdom”. They are learning “to do life” the wrong way.