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 […]

World Hepatitis Day 2021

World Hepatitis Day 2021 The door is open to Hepatitis treatment Highly effective treatments are available which eliminate 95% of infections. On World Hepatitis Day we wanted to share with you some information on our Blood Borne Virus (BBV) unit. Dublin Simon Community’s BBV Unit Linking and re-engaging clients with their respective disease clinic for […]

Food for Simon & Food Safety

Food for Simon programme provides 360,000 meals a year It delivers over 2,200 food parcels as part of our Outreach service Food safety is paramount for our programme Food for Simon was established in 2009 to create a reliable supply of essential food items to Dublin Simon Community’s services, and to reduce the costs of […]

67% of Single Adults Spending More Than Six Months in Emergency Accommodation

Dublin Simon Community welcomes the drop in Dublin emergency accommodation but highlights the continuing lack of move-on options for single adults in emergency accommodation   As the Government releases the May 2021 Homeless Report, homeless and housing charity Dublin Simon is sounding the alarm on the duration of time spent by single adults in emergency accommodation, with figures showing that […]

#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 […]