Hobart City Mission
DIY Dads (Live-in parenting program)
DIY Dads is a live-in program that provides eight self-contained units for single dads with either full or part time care of their children, who have custody barriers due to a lack of appropriate accommodation.
The dads can be any age, and are able to stay at the DIY Dads program for up to two years. Each resident dad is taught skills that can assist them in living independently in the community.
In addition to accommodation, the program provides engagement, advocacy and self-guidance to help develop confident and capable single fathers, as well as building confidence in the child. The aim of the program is to transition into independent living in the community.
Please note that paticipants are required to pay rent for this accommodation with the exact amount determined by their income.
What the service can help with
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Housing and homelessness
Social and emotional development
How the service is delivered
Coordination of Services
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Services are available for
Parents and Carers
Age eligibility for children
0 - 17
To access the service, clients
Must be male
Cost of service
At cost to client
Fees charged according to client capacity to pay
Is a referral required?
No referral required
How do clients access the service?
Client responsible for transportation to service