LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and it’s the perfect time to honor the work and sacrifices fathers put in for their children. The holiday also presents the time to think about the unique challenges that single dads face.

A recent report by LendingTree found that Kentucky ranks 10th among states with the most single dads.

The report indicates that in the state of Kentucky, there are over 25 thousand single fathers who live with their children. This statistic represents 5.5% of parent-child families.

Statistics collected by LendingTree also show that single fathers are at a disadvantage when it comes to financially providing for their households. The average income for single fathers in Kentucky is $53,939, approximately 33.7% less than families with two parents.

Financial hardships can only be the tip of the iceberg in some single-dad situations. A study by Healthline states that single dads are more prone to mental health issues than a father who is co-parenting with their spouse.

“Many single fathers bear the burden of not having the benefit of splitting parental responsibilities, housework, paying bills, etc.,” said Matt Grammer, founder, and CEO of Kentucky Counseling Center.

Luckily there are plenty of resources available for single fathers. The National Parent Hotline offers information for single dads and a program called Project Fatherhood connects fathers to support and education.