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Client Development Activity Pack

We know that people in homeless services are feeling particularly isolated and anxious at this time. Our Client Development team have been working hard on alternative ways to facilitate activities for clients (and staff!) whilst maintaining social distancing. A daily activity pack is being emailed to clients and homeless services as a way to keep […]

A Few Words from the Frontline

  This week’s blog post is a video diary from Mark, a Support Worker in one of our emergency accommodation services, who gives us an update on how he, his colleagues and our residents are doing during the Covid-19 crisis.    

Simon Community Spirit Runs Through Phoenix Park Dublin, 7th March 2020

People of all ages gathered in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 7th March for the 37th annual Simon Home Run, which aims to raise vital funds for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan. It was an amazing event which was a reflection of the dedication […]

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 […]

Supporting Hospitals During Covid-19

Like everyone at the moment, Dublin Simon Community is flexing and adapting in response to the Covid-19 crisis to protect our clients, staff, volunteers and the wider community. While Ireland is already seeing exponential growth in the number of confirmed cases, we are very conscious that this is still the ‘calm before the storm’, as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]