If you are homeless now, emergency assistance programs may help with health care, food, and temporary, transitional, or permanent housing.
There are lots of great organizations working to help prevent and end homelessness and hunger across the country.
Sleeping rough or at immediate risk of sleeping rough?
The Housing First programme is the dedicated, professional response to the needs of people sleeping rough in Dublin. If you are sleeping rough and need accommodation and support or if you are interested in referring to Housing First please telephone 086 813 9015 from 9am – 11pm, 7 days a week until 11pm.
Places to look for help
The Simon Communities support over 11,000 men, women and children each year. They are a network of independent Communities based in Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, the Midlands, the Mid West, the North West and the South East
Focus Ireland works with people who are homeless or are at risk of losing their homes across Ireland. They are driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong. Wrong because it is a failure of society that creates victims out of ordinary people and robs them of their potential. Wrong because it can be prevented, it can be solved but is allowed to continue and in doing so, undermines society.
Merchants Quay Ireland is an Irish homeless charity. They provide vital supports to people who are homeless, hungry and in addiction.
Peter McVerry Trust has been responding to the needs of people affected by homelessness since 1983. The charity has developed a range of services to tackle homelessness, drug misuse and social disadvantage.
Crosscare is the Social Support Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin and provides a range of social care, community and youth work services across the Dublin Archdiocese.
COPE Galway supports individuals and families affected by homelessness, women and children experiencing domestic abuse and older people in Galway.
Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of Addiction Treatment Services and Residential Rehabilitation. Treating alcohol, drug and gambling addictions.
Depaul is a cross-border charity supporting some of the most marginalised individuals, couples and families experiencing homelessness.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the largest, voluntary, charitable organisation in Ireland with over 11,500 volunteers active in every county in Ireland.
In Dublin, The Salvation Army operates four residential centres (Lifehouses) helping people of all ages overcome the challenges of homelessness. They also have two community churches, one in the north and one in the south side of the city.
Novas Initiatives is a voluntary agency that works with single people, families and children who are disadvantaged and socially excluded.
Over the past 2 decades Sophia has been quietly supporting people as they emerge from homelessness. Responding to the ever growing need in Ireland Sophia now directly houses 259 adults and 169 children with another 108 people supported in outreach programmes.
Sonas is the largest provider of frontline services to women and children experiencing domestic abuse in the greater Dublin region. They support women and children experiencing domestic abuse by providing effective, quality services. They advocate on women and children’s behalf with other services and on issues that impact on the safety, welfare and wellbeing of women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
Threshold was founded in 1978. They are a registered charity whose aim is to secure a right to housing, particularly for households experiencing the problems of poverty and exclusion.