When you have no home, every day feels like the longest day.
This June 20th is Ireland’s Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year. For many of us, the long, bright stretch in the evenings means having more time to do things.
For people living in homelessness, these extra hours of sunshine are just more time to fill until it gets dark enough to sleep. More time to worry, more time to feel sad, more time to feel alone.
At Dublin Simon Community, our frontline workers are safeguarding our clients through these especially long days. By providing supported accommodation, healthy food, key-working, counselling, medical treatment and physically distant social activities, they are making sure no one feels they are facing these challenging times on their own.
This longest day we are calling on you to “Stretch for Simon” to show your support.