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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 […]

Will You Help People Like Mark?

Mark is the father of two little girls who was devastated by the recent death of his wife. Mark found that the grief he felt was compounded by the mounting stress of running a household on a single income. He’s doing all he can to cut costs. Buying the cheapest groceries he can, for example. […]

Dublin Simon Urges Public to be Mindful of People Sleeping Rough this St Patrick’s Day

As we all look forward to the return of the St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival, this year’s theme of “connection” is particularly poignant for the Dublin Simon Outreach team, who work on the streets of Dublin every day making connections with people who are isolated and sleeping rough. As thousands of people flock to […]

Sign Up for Dublin Simon’s Home Run this October

Dublin Simon community’s Home Run will be held on the 1st October 2022 in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. We are all so excited to deliver to you all the best Home Run to date! With many exciting ideas being brought to the table, we cannot wait to show you what we have in store. […]

World Mental Health Day and World Homeless Day 2021

World Mental Health Day and World Homeless Day both fall on the 10th of October. In 2020, Dublin Simon Community provided 3,115 Hours of 1:1 counselling for clients through Sure Steps Counselling. Common issues among the clients of the Simon Sure Steps service are addiction, depression, bereavement, self-harm, suicidal ideation or other psychiatric conditions. Dublin […]

Q & A with Manager of Dublin Simon’s Detox Unit

Orla Condren is Nurse Manager of Dublin Simon Community’s Detox Unit What is Dublin Simon’s Detox service?   Dublin Simon Community detox unit is an 11 bed, nurse led , residential unit for people living in homelessness and addiction.  We support clients through a medical detox for alcohol / benzodiazepines, and work with them during their […]

Numbers Tell a Story: Understanding ‘Housing for All’

Numbers tell a story. 4,922 people including 1,591 single adults were homeless in Dublin when the ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ housing plan was published in July 2016. By October 2019, homelessness had risen to an all-time high with numbers ballooning to 7,329 people and 3,093 single adults who identified as homeless in our city. Two years on […]

‘U Are Homeless, U Are Not Less’

Dublin Simon Community Launches New Client-Centered Communications Campaign in Partnership with Maser Dublin Simon Community has launched a new multi-channel communications campaign in partnership with Dublin artist Maser and creative agencies BBDO and Banjoman which aims to acknowledge the rich and challenging lives of those experiencing homelessness. The core message of the campaign “U Are […]

Front door of Chester House

Dublin Simon Community Shortlisted for Prestigious Community Housing Award

Dublin Simon Community is delighted to be shortlisted in the ICSH/Allianz Community Housing Awards 2021 for a recently opened 20-bed extension at Chester House. The new development is an extension of an existing 22-bed service, with an additional 20 en-suite units tucked away in a quiet location off Dublin’s North Circular Road.   The facility has been […]