Entries by Saoirse Comerford

World Autism Day

On World Autism Day, we want to share the work and experiences of one of our clients, Dezi Jay M. Dezi is on the autism spectrum and overcame many difficult challenges as a boy growing up in the 60s. Dezi had a troubled home and school life and became homeless at a young age. He […]

#SimonSaysChallenge with sussed

This January, Dublin Simon Community is partnering with Irish food producer sussed to launch the #SimonSaysChallenge to raise €5,000 for people experiencing homelessness in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Meath, Louth, Cavan & Monaghan. The Simon Says Challenge will kick off on Monday, January 11th and will involve a series of fun daily wellness challenges suitable for all […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Since 1999, the United Nations has designated 25th November to highlight violence against women and girls (VAWG) and address the stigma and shame surrounding the issue. This International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Dublin Simon Community is aiming to raise awareness of the unique struggle and extreme vulnerability of women in homelessness. While […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Scrappy but Happy

This year, Dublin Simon Community is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its annual book of artwork & poetry, “Scrappy but Happy”. Every year, Scrappy but Happy features a selection of artwork and poetry created by clients of Dublin Simon’s Client Development service, which provides art classes and writing workshops for people experiencing homelessness and addiction. […]

‘Gift-Back’ to those who need it most this Christmas

Dublin Simon Community are delighted to have partnered with GiftBack.ie as an official Gift Back recipient this Christmas.  With many traditional office Christmas parties no longer going ahead due to Covid-19,  Marketing Network Group have launched GiftBack.ie to encourage Irish businesses to donate their unused Christmas party funds to charity this year.   An average of six households are becoming homeless each day in Dublin since the pandemic began and we at Dublin Simon have […]

Integrating Nursing Care and Social Care to provide Holistic Care to Clients accessing the Blood Borne Virus Unit, Treatment Services Ushers Island

Integrating Nursing Care and Social Care to provide Holistic Care to Clients accessing the Blood Borne Virus Unit, Treatment Services Ushers Island By Sebi Ugustin, Nurse & Lorna Crea, Social Care Worker & DCU Graduate Clients admitted to Dublin Simon Community Blood Borne Virus Unit (BBVU) have a blood borne virus, addiction issues and other […]

Article: Diet and Recovery from alcohol addiction

Diet and Recovery from alcohol addiction by Jubin Cherian, Staff Nurse, Respite/Detox Unit, Ushers Island   “Food is a crucial medicine in restoring the balance of health. The sooner a newly-sober person feels great, I’ve found, the sooner he or she will begin to accept a life free of crippling attachments to substances — the […]

Simon Home Run Early Bird Tickets

Due to demand, we have extended our Early Bird tickets for the Simon Home Run 2020, in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 7th March. We are calling on runners, joggers and walkers of all ages to join us in the Phoenix Park and support people who are facing homelessness. The Simon Home Run is now […]

Simon House of Light

The 8th annual Simon House of Light Show launched on Thursday 5th December, with the help of celebrity guest Cillian Murphy in a special commencement ceremony on the steps of Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, South William Street. The Peaky Blinders star joined CEO Sam McGuinness in switching on the lights, marking the beginning of the three-day […]