Our Belief

Fatherlessness is THE Epidemic that our country and almost all industrialized countries face, leading to negative impacts on health and socioeconomic characteristics such as the following (but not limited to):

~ 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes– 5 times the average. 

~ 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes 

~ 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes 

~ 80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes 

~ 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes 

~ Father Factor in Drug and Alcohol Abuse – Research found that children living in two-parent household with a poor relationship with their father are 68% more likely to smoke, drink, or use drugs compared to all teens in two-parent households. 

~ 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. 

Our Vision

To introduce Fatherless youth to Christ through the avenues God has called us to use and to see the body of Christ rise up and do the same!

Our Goal 

We at IAM hope to alleviate the growing fatherless epidemic in our country through our Sons Without Fathers program. SWOF is a faith-based program where we invite at-risk fatherless youth to attend sporting and outdoor events like, fishing/hunting retreats and nights of worship, multiple times a month at the IAM Ranch in Lake Wales, FL and partner properties through out Central FL and Western, Ky(Paducah). Our programs go beyond a one-time camp and involve post retreat follow up. IAM Youth are not treated as a number but as a young person to work alongside mentors to learn how to cope with struggles in their lives and celebrate victories.


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Contact Us

The Libertore Fund For Children
P.O. Box 5415
Lakeland, FL 33807


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