As a police officer I have gone into thousands of mansions, buildings, apartments, alleys, shelters, cars, etc., from the richest to the poorest. Places where people eat and sleep every day, but unfortunately not places that are called home. Over the years as I’ve watched, observed, and listened to people share their problems and stories, many have a common theme: fatherlessness. Too many youths are growing up with single mothers (if that) who are working several jobs just to make ends meet. This creates physical absence at all hours of the day and night where children are left to guide themselves on various levels---who to hang out with, what to spend their time doing. Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of high school, end up in jail, and abuse alcohol. They are also 4x as likely to have emotional or behavioral problems.