In 2015, 46% of Dallas children lived in single-parent homes.1
And whether a family is broken by divorce, an absentee father, parental incarceration, or one of the countless other causes, the effects can be detrimental.
Research has shown children of broken families are more likely to suffer depression, use drugs and alcohol, perform worse at school and have a far higher risk of living in relative income poverty. Parents often experience similar challenges, as the stress and strain of being the sole provider can lead to mental health issues like depression and low self-esteem, making it harder to manage the financial and emotional demands of parenting.2
That’s why Prime 5 is committed to connecting parents and children with organizations that will empower them to overcome the obstacles of poverty and live happy, healthy, and loving lives.
With the help of Stand Together, Prime 5 will support organizations who can offer children the academic, emotional, and social support they need to overcome trauma and restore stability and hope in their lives. Similarly, we will partner with organizations who can help parents find safe housing, develop practical life skills like financial planning, and even find the right resources to help mitigate the stress in their lives and be the best parents they can be.