Dublin Simon Community Responds to October 2022 Homeless Report

The Homeless Report for October 2022 was released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Dublin Simon Community CEO, Catherine Kenny, has made the following statement regarding this report. “We are devastated to learn of the continued increase in the number of people presenting to Dublin emergency accommodation services. For the sixth […]

Dublin Simon Community Responds to September 2022 Homeless Report

Septembers Homeless Report has been released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. New CEO Catherine Kenny makes her first public statement in response to the report. “We are alarmed by the rise in the number of people presenting to Emergency Accommodation reported today by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. This comes […]

Can you help people like Liam this Christmas?

  Liam’s story is filled with pain, but it’s a story he wanted to share. The generosity of our supporters has allowed Liam to rebuild his life. ‘Once upon a time I had a happy life. When I was a small boy I lived with my Ma & Da and my big brother in Ringsend. […]

A word from Dublin Simon Community’s CEO Catherine Kenny

I’m honoured to announce that I will be assuming the role of CEO at Dublin Simon Community from today, October 1st. It feels fitting that my first day in should coincide with our 39th annual flagship fundraising event, the Dublin Simon Home Run. Every year in the Phoenix Park, I am struck by the extraordinary […]

Dublin Simon Community Responds to August 2022 Homeless Report

The August Homeless Report has been released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Figures show that 5,326 adults and 2,406 children in Dublin are in emergency accommodation at total of 7,732 in the capital out of a national total of 10,805.  These figures break previous record highs. Sam McGuinness, CEO of […]

Can you help women like Aoife?

When Aoife first met Daniel, she thought he was the answer to her prayers, referring to him as “the love of my life”. Everything started off great, and after a whirlwind romance which swept her off her feet, they quickly moved in together. Very soon, the darker side of Daniel’s character began to reveal itself. […]

Dublin Simon Community Releases 2021 Annual Review

“It’s All Waiting. Waiting, Waiting, Waiting Every Day. It Wears You Down” Dublin Simon Community releases 2021 Annual Review warning long waiting times in exiting homelessness & accessing treatment are having a deep and lasting impact on physical & mental health • Waiting times for mental health and detox services have increased by 68% and […]

Dublin Simon Community Responds to July 2022 Homeless Report

Statement from Caoimhe O’Connell, Spokesperson for Dublin Simon Community, in response to the July Homeless Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. We are extremely distressed by the ongoing rise in the number of people presenting in emergency accommodation. Last month, we broke a record we never wanted to reach […]

Dublin Simon Community Responds to June 2022 Homeless Report

Dublin Simon Community has responded to the release of the June 2022 Homeless Report by the Department of Housing Local Government & Heritage showing a total of 7,532 people in Dublin using emergency accommodation in that period, an increase of 100 over the previous month. Spokesperson for Dublin Simon, Caoimhe O’Connell, said: “It is beyond frustrating […]

CE Engagement participant Graham shares his experience

Dublin Simon Community’s CE Engagement scheme provides a part time structured employment and educational programme which consists of 1:1 support & guidance, training and variety of work placements. The scheme is designed for people coming out of homelessness to help them prepare for the workforce. CE Engagement participant Graham shares his experience on this week’s […]