Entries by Yoon Jeong Cho

Keeping Everyone Informed

At Dublin Simon Community, we have been closely following all recommendations and updates from the HSE in relation to Covid-19. Our top priority at the moment is to protect our clients, staff, volunteers and the wider community and to do our part to #flattenthecurve. We are responding to this crisis in real-time alongside the latest […]

Food For Simon

At Dublin Simon Community, we provide approximately 1,000 meals a day to vulnerable people staying in our emergency accommodation, supported housing, treatment and outreach services. We don’t know what the next few weeks and months will bring and we want to make sure we are prepared, please donate what you can. We need your help. […]

Inside Dublin Simon Community’s Emergency Accommodation

By Claire McSweeney, Senior Manager for Emergency Services at Dublin Simon Community Dublin Simon Community runs four emergency accommodation facilities in Dublin on behalf of the DRHE. All four of these fall within the “STA” category or “supported temporary accommodation”, with “support” being the key focus in our day-to-day operation of these services. Our STAs […]

Dublin Simon Community disappointed by rise in numbers experiencing homelessness this January

7,278 people recorded in emergency accommodation in Dublin in January 2020 Dublin, 27th February 2020: Dublin Simon Community this evening expressed disappointment with a rise in the number of people experiencing homelessness in Dublin shown in the publication of the January 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. […]

POUND THE PAVEMENTS AT THE SIMON HOME RUN

Join thousands of people in the Phoenix Park and support Dublin Simon Community Dublin, 10 February 2020: Join Dublin Simon Community in the Phoenix Park for their Annual 5 Mile (8K) Home Run on Saturday 7th of March and support people who are facing homelessness. The race is now in its 37th year, making it […]

Simon and Tom’s Social Experiment

What do you think it would be like if you couldn’t close your own front door? Imagine the sense of vulnerability you would feel. Broadcaster Tom Dunne recently accepted an invitation from the Simon Communities to take part in a social experiment where he agreed to leave the front door of his family home open overnight. The […]

Dublin Simon Community’s Recommendations for New Government.

The new Government must address the key issues of housing and homelessness as a matter of urgency. Dublin Simon Community recommends a strong and clear “Programme of Government” that includes: Tackling the shortage of homes and stabilising the housing market by building more social and affordable housing, especially one and two-bedroom units; Keep singles and […]

The sun has risen on the #LongestDay

Take the time to support Dublin Simon Community on Friday 21st June Dublin Simon Community’s annual Longest Day campaign takes place today (21 June) and the homeless and housing charity are calling on the public to take the time to support people experiencing homelessness. The #LongestDay campaign is a day of action. Many supporters of […]