*In 2010, 27% of all births in Dakota County, Minnesota were to single mothers. In Scott County, it was 20%.
*In Minnesota, 30% of single mothers live in poverty and over 50% of single mothers are classified as working poor (2000 Minnesota Census, www.kidscount.org)
*According to the US Census Bureau, one out of every two youth today will live in a single parent home at some point before reaching age 18.*
*Children of single parent families are 4 times more likely to experience learning problems, and emotional and behavioral problems.*
*Children of single parent homes are twice as likely to use drugs and alcohol, have law enforcement contact, commit suicide and become a teen parent."
*Children's Health Encyclopedia)