COLD WEATHER FEBRUARY 2021 UPDATE

With extreme weather conditions setting in across the country this week, we at Dublin Simon Community would like to assure our donors and stakeholders that we are doing all we can to support people weathering the storm in homelessness. Our team has more than 50 years’ experience supporting those sleeping rough on the streets of […]

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Homelessness & Mental Health

“The homeless population has always experienced difficulty accessing mainstream mental health services, partially due to many of them presenting with dual diagnosis: ie. a mental health condition together with an addiction problem which the Irish mental health system traditionally sees as two separate problems to be treated in two separate systems, either of which can […]

Nobody Should be on Our Streets for Christmas

Dublin Simon Community Responds to October 2020 Homeless Report Dublin Simon Community has responded to the October 2020 Homeless Report with a plea that nobody should be on our streets for Christmas. According to the report, released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, among those 6,367 people recorded in emergency accommodation […]

#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 […]

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. […]

Be a Star and Buy a Star

Lockdown has made Christmas shopping more challenging this year, but we are on hand to help you buy unique and meaningful gifts and Christmas cards this year with our online shop. Dublin Simon Community’s Christmas Card collection 2020 features artwork created by our very talented clients, who participate in regular art groups in our services. […]

‘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 […]

World Food Day

16th of October is World Food Day, and in an extremely difficult year we would like to thank all the generous donors to our Food for Simon programme for continuing to donate food to our frontline services. The challenges posed by Covid-19 have effected every aspect of how Dublin Simon Community responds to the ongoing […]

6,259 Men, Women & Children Enter Second Lockdown in Dublin Emergency Accommodation 

Dublin Simon Community has responded to the September 2020 Homeless Report with a stark reminder that most of the 6,259 people recorded as homeless in Dublin this September are in a second lockdown in emergency accommodation. According to the report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government, those recorded in emergency […]