A fatherless daughter is a girl whose father is absent, unattached, or unavailable. This could be due to loss of father from; death, divorce, abandonment, incarceration, deployment, addiction, terminal illness, abuse, geography, emotional absence.
“When there is an empty space where a father should be, sorrow often grows. The void creates in a child an injury that the child is often unable to articulate or even recognize and what children miss at home they often seek in the street to ill effect”
– Barack Obama
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults”.
– Frederick Douglas
“The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different – to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind, and spirit he or she possesses.”
– John Fischer
To support and mentor at-risk girls in Spartanburg who are without an active father