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the problem

-Absence in Fatherhood-

There is a crisis in America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in America—one out of three—live without their biological dad in the home.

Consequently, there is a “father factor” in nearly all of the societal issues facing America today. We must realize there is a father absence crisis in america and begin to raise more involved, responsible, and committed fathers.

Research shows when a child grows up in a father-absent home, he or she is...
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Tonight, about 40 percent of American children will go to sleep in homes in which fathers do not live. Before they reach the age of eighteen, more than half of our nation’s children are likely to spend at least a significant portion of their childhoods living apart from their fathers. Never before in this country have so many children been voluntarily abandoned by their fathers. Never before have so many children grown up without knowing what it means to have a father. It is also the engine driving our most urgent social problems . . . if this trend continues; fatherlessness is likely to change the shape of our society.  - David Blankenhorn, Fatherless America 

“Internalization is kind of just a survival tactic.  This stuff hurts…This past week, this is the most I’ve talked about it, ever."

25yr old son

Our fight

Fight Absence - Choose Presence - Engage Restoration

We are on a mission to fight absence in fatherhood by providing opportunity for intentional presence to restore the family line. We do this by crafting facilitated wilderness experiences, group curriculum, and workshops that specifically target the three significant areas of absence in fatherhood [physical, emotional, and spiritual absence].

Our impact

-Present Fathers-


Of increased impact in the last two years 

20,000 hours

Of intentional presence facilitated between a father and child


Facilitators in 4 different countries, leading fathers and children through our curriculum

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