The Fatherless Daughter Movement focuses on raising awareness and empowering fatherless daughters and the people who love them through: group work, one-on-one sessions, family reconciliations and a newly thriving mentorship program. Our goal is to help women deal with the hardships from their pasts in order to have a thriving future with purpose.

What is a Fatherless Daughter?

In our book, The Fatherless Daughter Project, we define a fatherless daughter as “a loss of the emotional bond between a daughter and her father from a range or combination of circumstances, including death, desertion, divorce, incarceration, abuse, addiction, and emotional absence.

50% of Women

We Surveyed From 15 to 80 Years Old Reported

They Felt Fatherless.

They Reported Becoming Fatherless From:

  • Parents’ Divorce / Separation 28% 28%
  • Complete Emotional Absence 26% 26%
  • Death 19% 19%
  • Desertion 15% 15%
  • Addiction 13% 13%
  • Abuse 12% 12%
  • Never Met Father 6% 6%
  • Incarceration 4% 4%

Fatherless Home Demographics in The US:

  • African American Families 67% 67%
  • American Indian Families 54% 54%
  • 43% Multiracial Families 43% 43%
  • Latino or Hispanic Families 42% 42%
  • White Families 25% 25%

Statistics That Might Relate To You

  • Runaway & Homeless Children That Are From Fatherless Homes *[US DHHS, Bureaus of the Census] 90% 90%
  • High School Drop Outs That Are Fatherless Adolescents *[National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools] 71% 71%
  • Youth Suicides That Are From Fatherless Homes *[US Dept. of Health/Census] 63% 63%
  • Children In The US Living Without Their Father *[US Department of Census]* 43% 43%
  • Estimate % Of Kids In Father Absent Homes That Haven’t Seen Their Father In Over A Year 40% 40%
  • Children That Experience The Death Of A Parent Before Age 18 3.5% 3.5%

Fatherless Daughters Are More Likely To:

  • Have A Baby Outside Of Marriage (164%) 164% 164%
  • To Get Divorced 92% 92%
  • To Marry As Teens 53% 53%

what makes you unique

You are an expert on self-survival. You are probably an overachiever. You are a caretaker and able to support others in crisis. You are a loyal friend. You developed leadership qualities at an early age. You have a resilient spirit. You give wonderful advice and are kick-ass at pep talks.