Life is not easy for single fathers, and a new project in Rome gives recently separated dads a place to stay until they get back on their feet.
Newly single dads are at a high risk of poverty, says Rome superintendent of social services Sveva Belviso. ‘Separations among couples with children not only cause emotional trauma but also financial trauma because it translates in an immediate increase in child support payments,' she adds.
For just 200 euro a month, 20 newly separated fathers will be given an apartment in a renovated complex. They can stay there up to 12 months until they find a permanent home.
The apartments are loaded with amenities: kitchens, bedrooms, TV and a green recreational space where kids can play.